Web/Android/iOS: Gmail has plenty of tools for categorising and managing your email, but that doesn’t mean Gmail users feel free of email anxiety. Inbox is a new tool from Google which provides a different way of managing your mail.
One of the core concepts in Inbox is Bundles: grouping together emails on similar topics. Hence all your receipts from online shopping purchases will be grouped into a Finance bundle. You can set Inbox to only show specific bundles once a day or once a week.
Inbox clearly draws some inspiration in this area from the revamp of the main Gmail inbox last year, which automatically sorts mail into five key groups. That update wasn’t popular with everyone, but the notion of automatically grouping emails based on their content can be useful (an approach also reflected in Gmail’s default conversation view for emails).
An Inbox feature called Highlights automatically extracts key details from email, so you can see them without opening the mail …