Google has today introduced an all new app called the Inbox. As the name suggests, the app is related to E-mail, but in the words of Sunder Pichai, it is designed by the Gmail team, but it is not meant to be Gmail.
As mentioned above, Inbox has been designed by the same team, that designed Gmail, but this app is not a substitute for your regular Gmail App. Inbox, which works with all other e-mail providers, just as same, as it works with Gmail, is aimed at giving you a more focused, and less-time consuming approach toward mail.
As per Sunder Pichai, SVP, Android, Chrome & Apps
We get more email now than ever, important information is buried inside messages, and our most important tasks can slip through the cracks—especially when we’re working on our phones. For many of us, dealing with email has become a daily chore that distracts from what we really need to do—rather than helping us get those things done.
If this all sounds familiar, then Inbox is for you. Or more accurately, Inbox works for you.
Inbox’s features are pretty similar to what Gmail’s app has to offer. For example, Inbox has Bundles (which categorises your e-mails, as per your need), Highlights (highlights the key information from important messages, such as flight itineraries, event information, and photos and documents) and your regular Reminders.
With those features, the app seems to be borrowed heavily from Google+ and of course, Gmail. Thus, it raises questions as to why would Google design an app, outside of Gmail, when it could have provided the same (most of it is already there) on Gmail. We’ll answer that question once we receive the app for review. Stay Tuned.