Today, Google introduced a mobile app with the potential to completely change the way you read and process emails on your phone.
The app is called "Inbox" and, like any other brand new mobile app rollout, it's still invite only. However, you might be able to jump ahead in line by sending an email to email@example.com and pleading your case.
Whether you get an invite to download this week or sometime in November when it's freely availably, inevitably Inbox will make mobile email a whole lot easier for you to manage.
This builds upon the new categories introduced in Gmail last year, (i.e. Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates, Forums). Inbox groups all your purchase receipts or bank statements together so you can quickly review and swipe them out of the way. You can also teach Inbox to adapt to the way you work by choosing which emails you’d like to see grouped together.
Inbox highlights key information from important messages, such as flight itineraries, event information, and photos or documents. It'll also show you useful/relevant info from the Internet that wasn’t in the original email, such as the real-time status of your flights and package deliveries.
Reminders, Assists, and Snooze
You can add your own reminders for everything from picking up the dry cleaning to calling your parents. This could be the feature that eliminates your other task-related apps.