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  1. jaj324

    jaj324 Android Enthusiast
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    It looks like Gmail 5.0 is live in the Play Store. So which will you be using Gmail or Inbox?

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  2. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    I'm using the new Gmail, mainly because I don't have an Inbox invite. Lol. But the new Gmail can handle different accounts anyway (I have my old hotmail account in there now).
  3. dibblebill

    dibblebill Android Expert

    I've got my POP account in GMail now. No inbox invite, not particularly worried about it, either.
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  4. nyydynasty

    nyydynasty Android Expert

    i really like Inbox and I dont see myself going back to Gmail but it can only handle gmail addresses at the moment so if anyone has additional email addresses, it may not work for those.
  5. jaj324

    jaj324 Android Enthusiast
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    I received an Inbox invite very early and have been using it ever since. I also sideloaded Gmail 5.0 early in order to try it out. I like them both but I think I'll settle on 5.0 now that it official. Inbox works well and look great but I'm more of a Gmail purist I guess. The one feature of Inbox that I don't care for is the "Done" folder. I prefer to I've emails to a folder or to the trash. The Done folder seems redundant.
  6. jackal424

    jackal424 Newbie

    The new Gmail does support other providers like Yahoo, but they wont allow conversation mode with this providers. So you see all emails one by one, kinda sucks.

    Besides the bundles, done, and scheduling...why the hell did google decide to create a whole new app to confuse the masses?

    Anyways, I'm going to stick with my third party email client, bluemail. It does all of the above, plus more. It only takes 2 clicks to delete email. I'm not promoting, but i'm sharing what app is better. Blue Mail

    Give them a shot, seriously you will love it. It'll be more useful for people who have email accounts with different providers and like to address emails at a later time.

    oh and one huge plus for bluemail, their freaky fast support. When was the last time you emailed google and got a response? Holy shit it's like a black hole. Just for grins, email bluemail (support@bluemailapp.com), and see how quickly you get a response. It's awesome. They actually fix bugs that I reported and sent me a private build to test out; now that's what I'm talking about.
  7. palmtree5

    palmtree5 Sunny Vacation Supporter!

    I'm personally using both at the moment (Inbox for my main Gmail account, Gmail for my Google Apps email).
  8. younger06

    younger06 Newbie

    I think Inbox is a little "fussy" there seems to be too much going on. I like my email clients to be clean and straight forward. I think I'll stick with Gmail 5.0
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  9. younger06

    younger06 Newbie

    I started using Blue Mail a couple of weeks ago for my Outlook account.......it's brilliant!!!
  10. WiggyFife

    WiggyFife Lurker

    in trying both, due to my OCD, I will be sticking with Gmail 5.0... I like the organization process better. Inbox does look promising though...
  11. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

    I'm giving 5 a whirl. I'm still on the fence.

  12. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    Okay, somebody please explain to me what the advantage is to using Inbox. I got an invite and tried it out on both of my gmail accounts, but I really couldn't find an advantage to using it over traditional Gmail. While it looked pretty, the new Gmail update looks just as nice, so I seriously can't figure out what the purpose of using it is, even with that little mini video Google put together.

    For those of you posting that you like Inbox over traditional Gmail, would you mind letting us know exactly what you do on Inbox or what it does for you that Gmail and/or the app don't already accomplish?
  13. jaj324

    jaj324 Android Enthusiast
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    I don't see an advantage now that 5.0 is live.
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  14. val88

    val88 Android Enthusiast

    Using both atm but pretty sure I'll eventually use inbox only. The way I use gmail is basically what inbox became. I have a lot of folders separating things and making messages as unread as reminders. It gets a little cumbersome. I love that on inbox I can just mark the message for reminder later. I also like how things are arranged with semi preview etc. But I can also see people who wants to know where every single message is would have an issue with inbox. You have to allow inbox more control over your mail and be confident that it will redisplay things later. Control freaks will hate it. People who hated gmails shift to threading mail will find this even more confusing while people who understands the theory behind it will embrace it quickly.
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  15. daisyboots

    daisyboots Lurker

    Love Inbox! Organizes a lot of email as it comes in (once you set the bundle filters) and displays it in "collapsed" groups (the bundles) which is already cleaner than a chronological list of messages. Very easy to sweep junk (or fluff you know you'll not get to) to "Done" (archived.) If it's come in as part of a bundle it's "done" within the bundle (nice & organized) if not, just in the big "Done" pile (it's OUT of your inbox, but still searchable.) You can also pretty quickly mass assign emails to a bundle, but it's SUPER quick to "sweep" a group of emails to "Done."
    Important messages requiring action you can snooze, or pin (with or without a reminder) until you've acted upon them, then swipe them to "Done" (within a bundle or not; up to you.)
    Essentially you have all of your email, but it comes in in a more organized/consolidated way (nice!) Action items stay on top,stuff you're done with (or know you won't/don't need to get to) you can swipe done (within a bundle if it's important enough that you'll want to find/read it later without searching.)
    I sent ALL my messages 4+ months old to done (remember, they're still available if I need them) and sorted the more recent either into appropriate bundles or to "done".
    Now my inbox has only action items and things that I honestly know I'll read.
    I have all my email, but only have to LOOK at the ones I need. And pinning/snoozing/reminders are great for action items (as opposed to setting a reminder in another app.)
    If that sounds like something you'd like, seriously give it a shot. I honestly will never go back (I'm a fairly heavy email user, & have loved gmail since 2007).
  16. jaj324

    jaj324 Android Enthusiast
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    That's far too complicated for email. I guess I'm old school. Email comes in. I open it and read. I then either move it to one of my many folders or to the trash. The end.
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  17. sloheim

    sloheim Well-Known Member

    Ironically, the release of GMAIL 5.0 and INBOX has pushed me over to BlueMail instead.

    My primary email is a Google Apps account, which, as we all know, doesn't work with Inbox yet. So I got an Inbox invite, and started playing with it with my alternate email address. I LOVE the "reminder" feature for emails, so I know to follow up on something later. Unfortunately, I can't use that with my primary email... SO, I went looking for an alternative. BlueMail does it.

    I'll go back to Inbox once they catch up... hopefully it won't be too long.
  18. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    ok, it makes sense why I didn't really care for it. I'm all about organizing emails myself and having control over that.

    But I can see how people would like it. Thanks for your input as to why it works for you. Helps me understand more what the purpose is.
  19. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    Yeah, that is exactly how I handle emails. It is rare that I let emails sit.
  20. zipred

    zipred Android Expert

    I have a very heavy flow of email and find Inbox ideal for me. It took less time than I anticipated to become acclimated, but then again I read through the tutorial and help files. I'm very good about keeping current, yet I do like the ability to snooze a message even if only for a short while. I also like the pin feature a lot. Overall for my needs Inbox is a welcome upgrade to gmail.

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