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Inbox by Gmail is Now Official, Invites on the Way [Update: APK Now Available]

October 22, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Just a few minutes ago we heard that Inbox from Google might be launching today, and voila here it is. Although it’s actually named Inbox by Gmail This is the next evolution in email, and it adds similar messages together, also allows you to add reminders straight from the email app. There’s a ton of other features as well.

Bundles: stay organized automatically
Inbox expands upon the categories we introduced in Gmail last year, making it easy to deal with similar types of mail all at once. For example, all your purchase receipts or bank statements are neatly grouped together so that you can quickly review and then swipe them out of the way. You can even teach Inbox to adapt to the way you work by choosing which emails you’d like to see grouped together.

Highlights: the important info at a glance
Inbox highlights the key information from important messages, such as flight itineraries, event information, and photos and documents emailed to you by friends and family. Inbox will even display useful information from the web that wasn’t in the original email, such as the real-time status of your flights and package deliveries. Highlights and Bundles work together to give you just the information you need at a glance.”

But more important than all of the features is the design. It’s material design, and it looks amazing. Google will be pushing out the first round of invites today, and more will be available in the coming weeks and months. Think of this as another Google test product. For those that were around when Gmail first launched, you’ll remember all the issues it had as well as all of the invites. Not to mention it was in beta for almost 8 years. Inbox for Google seems to be exactly that, a beta product. Hopefully we don’t have to wait 8 years though.

Download: Inbox for Gmail