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Joe Stanganelli
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11/13/2014 | 7:42:42 PM
Re: Category tabs rule
@Angelfuego: The funny thing is that I have tons of emails from about 12 or 14 years ago that I'd really like to re-access, but that was when I was a stickler about deleting old emails.  Oh, well.
Angelfuego
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11/13/2014 | 11:11:24 AM
Re: Category tabs rule
@Joe Stanganelli, I wish I was more like you in that respect. I have a habit of not deleting everything I don't fell like reading. I always save it, because I always think I'll look at it later. Unfortunately, I have many, many emails that I saved for one good reason or another, as well as poor presumptions that I will come back to it later. I guess its a form of procrastination. I need to clean house, so to speak. I admire people who go into their email account and it says something like "3 messages" in the inbox and "0 messages" in the old mail section.
driverlesssam
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11/11/2014 | 2:17:35 PM
I don't want to think like Google people
The tools I am forced to use in my employment force me to think like the people who designed it.  I WANT TO THINK LIKE ME, NOT THEM.  I'm of the "Give me simple tools that work" ilk.  I don't want a fluffy screen with much wasted space - fill it up.  I'm smart enough to scan the whole screen rather than scrolling and paging. I have recently been forced to use gmail. Gmail is far from the worst tool I am forced to use, it has some useful little features.  But in general I have determined that the "g" in gmail stands for "goddamned".  
Joe Stanganelli
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11/11/2014 | 6:23:22 AM
Re: Category tabs rule
Even those tabs, I think, are too many.

Do I want to read it, or not?

That's all I care about.

And then, after that: Do I want to save it, or delete it?
Joe Stanganelli
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11/11/2014 | 6:21:47 AM
Re: Just give me an organized way to view mails
@zaious: My solution: Ditch the computer, ditch emails.  :)

That will be the solution I enact once I win the lottery,
Charlie Babcock
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11/10/2014 | 5:24:03 PM
Snoozing email and pinned email may not be enough for me
Labels, Snooze and Pinning, all good ways to handle email on am improved basis. Google has thought the problem through and this is a nice, common sense description of the results. But I'm afraid the only cure for what ails my email is to get less of it.
PedroGonzales
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11/10/2014 | 4:44:12 PM
Re: Google Inbox pins
I'm interested in managing the amount of email we get on a daily basis. I received tons of email and have a huge problem tracking all my daily emails.  I think google's idea about using images or the sender's initial to scan for a specific email does makes sense.
stevew928
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11/10/2014 | 1:28:06 PM
Re: More like a desktop client with a bit of 'to-do' functionality
Susan,

Yes, for people who use Google apps directly (ie: in the browser), any improvements would be welcomed, for sure.

I think you summed it up well in my experience with the, "not as smart as I would like it to be." If it's not smart enough to trust, then IMO, it's a bigger hassle than it's worth. That has been my experience so far, so I turned it off. I've *almost* done that with spam as well, but just decided to check it daily (that said, maybe once per week something important does go there).

Maybe it's my background. I was a Sr. data operations guy, so I have a big love/hate relationship with automation and 'intelligent' software... I have to rely somewhat on it, but I *NEVER* actually trust it. :)
stevew928
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11/10/2014 | 1:22:33 PM
Re: More like a desktop client with a bit of 'to-do' functionality
As Joe said below, my calendar and todo apps alert me, so I don't need an e-mail too. But, for folks actually using Gmail, Google Calendar, etc. directly, I suppose this is a nice addition. Any UI and workflow improvement would be nice in those apps, as IMO they are currently a bit too poor to be productive with.

If you folks use them, I'm curious if you have issues with Google Calendar as well. I started using a 3rd party client just to create a general overview of the day for each day of the week and keep my main calendar a bit more clean (and to kind of test Google Calendar). It's constantly having issues (appts moving around or getting lost). Is that normal, or probably an issue with the client app? The reason I ask is that I've heard people complain about Google Calendar in that way... not sure if these people use clients or directly.
Shane M. O'Neill
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11/10/2014 | 11:51:19 AM
Category tabs rule
I have a Google Inbox invite but have not sat down with the app yet.  I will say that the Gmail category tabs -- Primary, Social, Promotions, etc -- have been a savior. Glad to see Google Inbox builds on this premise. It's one of those features where you wonder how you got by without it. I would love to apply this concept to Outlook corporate email clients. Manually creating and managing email folders in Outlook is getting old.

 
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