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Inbox or Gmail 5.0 – Which One Is Better Than The Other?

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Many people are still sending emails, even if lately, messaging applications started to gain more popularity. However, email services are used mostly by companies, which need to keep in touch with their customers or partners and this way, they attach and send important files such as presentations, offers or images and their recipients. Google launched Gmail 11 years ago, while Inbox appeared in 2014 as a beta version and everyone who wanted to join, needed an invitation. In the end, Inbox became open in May 2015. Here’s a comparison between Google’s email services.

Gmail

Gmail 5.0 is the latest version of this application for Android and it’s available on the Google Play store. When you’ll sign up, you’ll get 15GB of free storage and this is more than enough to never be in the situation to delete old messages in order to make room for new ones. You won’t need to worry about being “assaulted” by spam messages, because they’ll be blocked before they reach your inbox and your account will be safe and more protected against viruses. In addition, you will be able to access non-Gmail addresses (Yahoo mail, Outlook.com, POP, IMAP), right inside this application, so you won’t need to open the browser and go to their websites and login from there).

Gmail will sort your social and promotional messages into categories, which means that you’ll identify easier messages from your friends and family, without having to individually check every unread message, received in chronological order. Besides, when you’ll want to delete messages, you’ll find the trash can icon front or center and with a swipe gesture, you’ll get rid of the message, instead of archiving it. This option isn’t available in Inbox yet.

Also, the Material Design was modified and you can receive messages instantly via push notifications and even if you’re offline, you will be able to respond to them, but they will be sent when you’ll be online again.

Inbox

The particularity of this email app is the option to snooze messages for a later time, and check them later. The reason why would want to do this is to not clog your inbox and when these messages are sent later, you will reply to them in the next second. If the messages are from companies that are trying to sell you their products, then you can send them to the archive.

To deal later with more emails from similar companies that have the same content, you will be able to bundle them together and delete all of them at once, not one by one, as usual. Another feature will allow you to sync Inbox with Google Now reminders, to turn your email into a to-do-list. This way, you will a record of your appointments or when you have your flight etc.

So, which email service are you using?