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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by tomhill_007, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. tomhill_007

    tomhill_007 Guest
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    Hello,

    So I have received an invite for Inbox by Google and set it up etc; yay!

    From an Android point of view, I do not want to be using the Gmail app and the new Inbox app, therefore what is the best way to stop using the Gmail app? Is there a way to sign out of receiving email through the Gmail app?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     


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  2. Freebee271

    Freebee271 Newbie

    I would think uninstalling the Gmail app would be the way to go....If you get any extra invites, I would like make the switch as well.
     
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  3. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator
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    For now, at least, I just disabled Notifications within the Gmail app. I'll probably ultimately uninstall/disable Gmail once I get fully settled in with Inbox.
     
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  4. fdbryant3

    fdbryant3 Android Expert

    The best way not to use the Gmail app - just don't use the Gmail app. Like Codesplice turn off notifications if you using them and then I would just tuck it away.

    Personally, I'm not sure about Inbox and the way it presents email. I kind like the chronological view for Gmail - new stuff up top and search for everything else. But it my just be case of getting use to the new.
     
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  5. jaj324

    jaj324 Android Enthusiast

    I disabled the gmail app in settings.
     
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  6. tomhill_007

    tomhill_007 Guest
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    Thank you everyone for your replies.

    I feel along the same lines as fdbryant3; I like the UI however I feel that perhaps its trying to be too clever and I actually find it difficult to navigate and understand etc.

    Who knows; perhaps time will tell.
     
  7. jaj324

    jaj324 Android Enthusiast

    Inbox looks great but will probably take a while to get used to. I'm not sure about the "Done" feature.
     
  8. tomhill_007

    tomhill_007 Guest
    Thread Starter

    I agree about the done feature; it perhaps needs to be improved rather than removed. I wish you could mark an email as read before deleting, which I do in the Gmail app.
     
  9. noahj1102

    noahj1102 Well-Known Member

    Sorry, wrong thread
     
  10. Mr. Lucky

    Mr. Lucky Android Expert

    FYI: Disabling Gmail disables the Google Now "Note to self" function, even if you have another app that can handle the intent.
     
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  11. D1358531

    D1358531 Well-Known Member

    I uninstalled GMail and my Google Now is working fine. :thinking:
     
  12. Mr. Lucky

    Mr. Lucky Android Expert

    Yes, Google Now works… but does the "note to self" function work? We have three phones in this household - two on different dot releases of KK and one on JB where it stops working after disabling (or uninstalling) Gmail.
     
  13. D1358531

    D1358531 Well-Known Member

    I checked out note to self and was able to get to it, but when it says "Say something" I have to type out my message. Is that what you are talking about? I don't use this feature, so I don't know.
     
  14. Mr. Lucky

    Mr. Lucky Android Expert

    Not quite. You'd normally say (for example), "note to self, wash the car." Google Now would respond by saying "Saving note." If Gmail is the only app you have installed that can handle the "Note" intent, it will send you the note reminder as a Gmail message. However, Evernote and Notif Pro (and probably others) can also handle the intent… but only if Gmail is installed and running. I did a lot of head scratching before I figured this one out. I ended up using Notif Pro, but have Gmail installed with its icon hidden. In fact, I don't even have an email account configured - the app just has to be there is all. If not, Google Now responds with something to the effect, "no app able to send note."

    Just so that we stay on topic, I wonder if anyone with Inbox and Google Now installed can try disabling Gmail to see if "Note to self" still works?
     
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  15. D1358531

    D1358531 Well-Known Member

    I just tried it and was able to get the Note to Self to work. It said Note Saved, and when I selected View Notes, it took me right to Inbox.
     
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  16. Mr. Lucky

    Mr. Lucky Android Expert

    and Gmail is disabled or uninstalled?
    If so, then :party:
     
  17. D1358531

    D1358531 Well-Known Member

    uninstalled
     
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