Inbox by Google

Next generation inbox

#2 Product of the MonthOctober 2014


  • Pros: 

    Google product


    I'm not a fan of my email being categorized for me

    I pretty much like all things Google, but Inbox just isn't for me. I much prefer good old fashioned Gmail on my iPhone. The way Inbox sorts my emails doesn't always make sense to me, and I suppose I'd rather sort it myself. There are definitely better email apps out there. I know because I've tried a bunch of them.

  • Amrith Shanbhagmaking ideas happen at feathrd

    It simply works.


    It's not smart enough.

    With the rise of new and awesome email clients like Polymail or Superhuman, the bare basics sometimes works better for some people like me.


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Ken Norton@kennethn · Partner, Google Ventures
Can't remember ever being more excited to share a Google product with the world. Has completely changed how I use email.
Andrew Zusman@uxandrew · UX Designer
@kennethn better than Wave? I remember how excited I was when Wave came out :-)
Anuj Adhiya@anujadhiya · Engagement/Analytics at GrowthHackers
@UXAndrew Wave had so much potential
Bradley Mahler@bradmahler · Creative at Studio Tentpole
@AnujAdhiya @UXAndrew Agreed! I was surprised when it didn't find its way into G+. It could have been a great differentiator vs. Facebook. Every wall post could turn into a live group chat.
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
From what I've initially gathered, Google is centralizing the many inboxes we all have (email, to-dos, flight reservations, receipts, etc.). Here's a lovely GIF: Seems like something that should be a part of Google Now/Android notification tray.
o(^^Q)@niket · Time Travel Researcher
@rrhoover Invite on its way, bud.
Omar El Amri@oelamri
@rrhoover This seems to work like @paulg wants email to work:
Brett deMarrais@brettdem · Partner Ludlow Ventures
@niket @rrhoover would love an invite too!
Some Guy@ghobs91 · Head Of Winging It, Denarri
@BrettdeM @niket @rrhoover I'd appreciate an invite as well, my inbox is a zoo!
Chris McCann@mccannatron · Community at Greylock Partners
@ghobs91 @BrettdeM @niket @rrhoover same here, I want to check it out :)
Eric Posen@goeric · Co-Founder & VP of Product at Naritiv
@niket @rrhoover Would also love one! Thanks.
Mike Khristo@mikekhristo · Builder. Maker. Operator. Entrepreneur.
Honey Raj Varma@raj_ventures · Raj Ventures, R&Ds, Internetechs
@niket @rrhoover @eriktorenberg Invites woohoo :)
Chad Fullerton@chad_fullerton · Founder, FullertonMedia
@niket @rrhoover I'd love an invite! Inbox is exactly what I've been looking for to merge my todos and emails into one centralized spot. I use gmail like this currently with 'starred' items in a priority inbox layout. This takes it a step further. Love it!
Yvo Schaap@yvoschaap · CTO / Entrepreneur / Developer
@niket would love an invite:
Dharmesh Shah@dharmesh · Founder and CTO, HubSpot
@rrhoover Will add my request for an invite, if someone has them.
o(^^Q)@niket · Time Travel Researcher
1. Best product I've seen developed by a non-research team at Google in 3 years. 2. It's like Mailbox if Mailbox could do what Mailbox hoped to do. 3. Glad it's finally out for everyone to use.
Eric Metelka@eric3000 · Product Manager, PowerReviews
@niket From your comment in #2, was this a response to Mailbox? Also curious if anyone from the old Sparrow team worked on Inbox.
o(^^Q)@niket · Time Travel Researcher
@eric3000 Someone asked if this was like Mailbox, and my response is that I think both of these awesome teams are trying to help people communicate better and be more effective. I think in terms of execution Inbox is ahead of Mailbox thanks to integrations with Google's other services. I have a ton of respect for both teams and wish them well as we try to navigate digital communication.
Andrei M. Marinescu@malaparte · Partner, 500 Startups
@eric3000 @niket had the same thought RE: Sparrow team.
Chris Messina@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
@eric3000 Inbox was under development long before Mailbox sold to Dropbox.
Eric Metelka@eric3000 · Product Manager, PowerReviews
@niket Thanks for your insights.
Eric Metelka@eric3000 · Product Manager, PowerReviews
@malaparte @niket Can confirm this is what the Sparrow team has been working on:
Alex Manthei@xoalexo · Product Designer at Trainline
@niket except it's not out for everyone to use ;) as it's invite only at the moment, right?
Tracy Ingram@tracyingram · Founder Intention Technology
@niket yes if Mailbox was what mailbox was supposed to be... +1 invite
Eric Metelka@eric3000 · Product Manager, PowerReviews
So...who has invites?
Tony Sheng@tonysheng · Author and Creator
@eric3000 +1 the invite thirst is real
Andrew Zusman@uxandrew · UX Designer
@tonysheng @eric3000 Absolutely real...even *I* want one and I'm not a bandwagon jumper on stuff like this usually...
Nathan Sudds@nathansudds · Founder,ActiveLabs & Coach,
@UXAndrew @tonysheng @eric3000 If anyone is sharing invites, definitely interested too
Derek Shanahan@dshan · GM @ SuperRewards
@eric3000 Who's got the Invitez! is bouncing:)
Graham Earley@graham_earley · Android Developer
@eric3000 I'll throw my name in the invite hat!
Eric Wilson@ecwilson · Product Lead & Co-founder,
@NathanSudds Oh hey there Nathan :) Let me know if you stumble upon some invites!
Nathan Sudds@nathansudds · Founder,ActiveLabs & Coach,
@ecwilson @NathanSudds You know I wouldn't leave you hanging, and keep me in mind if you get some first!
Chad Fullerton@chad_fullerton · Founder, FullertonMedia
@eric3000 I'd love an invite if anyone has any!
Yvo Schaap@yvoschaap · CTO / Entrepreneur / Developer