Monday, November 10th, 2014
From their innovative search engine to their web browser on down, the technicians at Google have shown again and again they have a knack for finding what we really want and making life easier. Maybe that’s why I’m so excited about one of their newest creations, Google Inbox.
If you’re like most of us, you’re probably inundated with messages, updates, and things to do. This is a problem so pervasive that we tend to take it for granted. But with the release of this new product – which you can learn more about here – Google is taking information and message overload head-on.
Although we’ll undoubtedly see more features rolled out over time, here are a few of the early highlights and features to be excited about:
An inbox that’s for more than just email. Although Google Inbox does technically handle your email, it’s much more than simply another way for receiving messages. By adding in things like reminders, to-do lists, and even social feeds, it’s more an all-in-one organizer than it is an inbox.
It lets you bundle messages and ideas. Wouldn’t it be great to have all of your details around an upcoming meeting in one place, or to have your inbox know to sort messages from a specific group (like your colleagues, or a book club) together for you? With bundles, you can group different notifications around topics, purchases, itineraries, and other logical categories.
Photos and social tie-ins could be powerful. It already seems as if Google is thinking ahead, making it easy for you to check on social streams, image uploads, and other things that used to require looking at dozens of sites or profiles in the past. While this might not seem like a huge deal now, imagine how many hours it could save the average Internet user every month.
It’s easy to get excited about anything Google releases, but I have to say I’m especially optimistic about Inbox. I can’t wait to start using it and see what kind of innovations it might bring for me and my clients in the near future!