The new version of Gmail web
Google presents the new version of Gmail web with new security and intelligent features. Do more without leaving your inbox, with easy access to apps including Calendar, Tasks and Keep. Smart Reply helps you respond to messages faster.
Go into settings and select "Try new Gmail"
Integrated calendar widget is cool. Some nice features brought over from Google Inbox (hover buttons, open attachments from list view).Cons:
Does not look great on big monitors. Also, do I really want AI reading my email for "Smart" Replies? Why can't I turn that off?
Disappointed is how I'd describe my overall reaction to this "new Gmail." Lots of features borrowed from Google Inbox and some other competitors (Protonmail), but nothing resembling the reinvention of the "experience" of using email that I crave. "New Gmail" does not make actually dealing with email any more pleasant for me.
The most innovative thing about this is probably the "secure message" feature I saw promoted in the press release, but even that doesn't seem enabled yet on my account. But it's not something I would use more than a couple of times a year.
I still use Gmail for work, but have moved on to greener pastures with my personal email. The cost/benefit of Google invading my privacy no longer pans out.Eric Wilson has used this product for one day.
Instant access to calendar, smart replies and the new tasks app (although it's very limiting)Cons:
Incoherent design (different elements have either fully rounded or partially rounded edges), compose button, old settings interface
I don't know what to make of this new interface. There are few things to like - the integrated calendar, tasks, smart replies etc. but the overall design is extremely incoherent.
I'm not even sure how the compose button made it through all those reviews before production release. Some UI elements seem to have slightly rounded edges (search bar) while others have fully rounded corners (compose, active item in the left side menu).
This also doesn't appear to be a full redesign. There are remnants of the older UI throughout the product:
- The settings pages weren't updated. Why?
- The account dropdown on the top right still has elements of the old UI
- Hangouts hasn't changed much
I also don't like the fact that buttons that were super clear in the past are no longer easy to recognize - back, archive etc. They have all been replaced with icons that you need to get used to.Nagarjun Palavalli has used this product for one day.
Gmail with better design - was long overdue and is now again an option against inboxCons:
No Added Security, AI now searching my emails and doing idk what with my Data, Scary as fuck!
I use Gmail for over 15 years now - never thought the day comes I consider moving away from it but today is the day. Can't do anything about the data they already have but will definatly think about new Data they get.
AI without option to turn off, no encryption, no possibility to have private thoughts... Sorry google but what´s about the "do no evil" part you don't get? - You fail at that big time!Michael Klein has used this product for one year.
AI that tracks you and will probbably influence you in the future
Hey look at that > Google now has it´s own version of "Samaritan" (for the people who know the TV Show "Person of Interest".
So how long will it take till your political & private views will be influenced by the AI and what you can search and find?
Maybe Google will just leak some private or embarrassing information about you in the future so you definatly keep "wrong" opinions to yourself...
One plus of the AI, Google Staff will now be able to read only interesting emails from us users instead of having to sift through everything...Mister Q 🌀 has used this product for one year.
Clean and smooth. Didn't break plug-ins either, including our Salesflare sidebar. Loving it so far! 😍Cons:
Probably just need to get used a bit to the new look
Long awaited: a new interface to our beloved email program. Material design all the way.Jeroen Corthout ☕ has used this product for one day.
Keep FTW, Expiring Emails, Fast, UI/UX so much betterCons:
None so far
Loved the update of Gmail. Keep integration and the speed is so much better now. Can't wait to try it out for a while.Ahmad Awais ⚡ has used this product for one year.
It needs better internet connection
I love the AI assistant in Compose section.Sandipan Banerjee has used this product for one day.
Refreshing. Nice logo animation. AI.Cons:
Ugly Google Material Design. Isn't good for big screens. Incoherent design.
Google have big problems with Incoherent designs.Łukasz Marcinkowski has used this product for one week.
I like the new Material Design 2 style, it makes old good Gmail look fresh :)Cons:
Currently - none
Everything is intuitive and familiar but looks much betterAndrii Tynok has used this product for one week.
Better design UICons:
Poor features vs Inbox
I prefer Inbox by Gmail, is more flexible and provide more organization.Javier Diaz Chamorro has used this product for one year.
What's the point of "Inbox"?
I don't see a real interest in Gmail while Inbox exists, and has a really nice design!Thanaen has used this product for one day.
Cleaner look and UI that matches the Material ThemeCons:
Data is still not as easy to process as Inbox has been.
Prefer Inbox over the new Gmail.Ben Gummelt has used this product for one day.
The default view looks a little overcrowded
The hype was more but other than some intergrations (calendar etc) and some design changes don't see much of feature additionsSwati Raina has used this product for one day.