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new 'vip' feature in ios 6. does android have this too?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Stuart P, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. Stuart P

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  3. Stuart P

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    vip = select any number of contacts that have email addresses and add them to your vip list. open the mail client and there is a list of your email accounts and a vip label. go into the vip label and any emails on the vip list are there.
     
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    Correct. So basically when you'd add AndroidForums to your VIP list you would get the following:

    • Lockscreen would show a * next to the mails received from AndroidForums
    • Notificationcenter would show a * next to the mails received from AndroidForums
    • When viewing your normal standalone or combined inbox every mail would have a * next to it (note: =/= flag)
    • You can view your VIP inbox showing only mails from people added to your VIP list

    So yes, basically it does what priority inbox does but enhances it a little more towards the lockscreen/notificationcenter.

    As an answer to the OP: Yes, Android has such a function called Priority Inbox in GMail.
     
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    so the android version only works within gmail? and what if the email address i have is non gmail can i still use priority inbox?
     
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    The main difference I see is that VIP is more manual. So you manually add people to the VIP listing. In GMail, your contacts are added automatically based on a number of factors (including, I suspect, if you read the emails sent from them or just delete it, if you reply to them, etc).
     
  7. Stuart P

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    thanks. aslong as it is possible in a similar form that is good enough for me :)
     
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    This is like a copy of the Priority inbox in Gmail right? Basically setting all emails from a certain person to a certain label? Isn't this like have been a standard feature on email for years already? Or isthere a difference I don't see?
     
  9. Stuart P

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    ok so i've just got my nexus and am not quite sure how i setup/add a particular email address to 'priority inbox'.

    thanks for any help
     
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    Gmail Priority Inbox - YouTube

    On a desktop,(log into your google account or ) Gmail, then do the following
    1. Click the settings button
    2. click the settings button
    3. Click INBOX
    4. Click what type of inbox actions you want.
     
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  11. Ritsuke

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    No, it isn't. It's something alike but it's no copy. The VIP feature in Android uses all manual input as where the Priority Inbox automates the system.
     

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