Inbox from Google Better Manages Events and Links
Google today updated its Inbox service with features that should help people keep track of events, newsletters, and web links with less fuss. Google says Inbox will now cluster emails regarding a single event together and always display the most up-to-date information in an easy-to-glance format. Inbox has improved how it handles newsletters by prioritizing those most often read by the user. It will minimize newsletters once they're read to save space. The new "save to Inbox" tool is meant to help people save web links for later. The most recent version of Inbox for Android and iOS includes the link saving tool in the sharing menu and should negate the need for people to send themselves emails with web links. Inbox will group saved links together to make them easier to find. Inbox, an alternate email app for Gmail, is free to download from the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store.
Google Improves Inbox Search
Google today updated its Inbox application with new search tools that should make certain types of information easier to find. For example, when searching for a tracking number Inbox will automatically find tracking numbers buried within emails and show the numbers and the corresponding messages at the top of search results.
Gmail to Convert Numbers, Addresses, and Contacts to Clickable Links
Google today said its G Suite customers will soon be able to take advantage of active hyperlinks in Gmail and Inbox that simplify the process of sending emails or making calls. Both mobile apps will convert text, such as phone numbers, addresses, and email addresses, into interactive links.
Google Improves Inbox's Snoozing Behaviors
Google today made its Inbox application more flexible by adding several user-requested functions. First, the "snooze" tool now lets people snooze email until "later this week" and "this weekend" to give people more time to put a hold on incoming emails.
Google's Inbox Email App Can Suggest Responses
Google today said an update to its Inbox email application will make it possible to (almost) automatically respond to emails. A new feature called Smart Reply will suggest up to three responses to emails based on the content within.
Google's Inbox Now Able to Share Travel Details
Google today made it simpler for Inbox users to share the details of upcoming trips. The existing Trip Bundles feature, which packages together various facets of trips (flight details, car rentals, calendar appointments, etc.), can now be shared with others.