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2/23/2015
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Google Inbox Goes To Work

Google Apps for Work customers will soon be able to try Inbox by Gmail.

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vnewman2
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2/25/2015 | 1:21:15 PM
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It probably also depends on what kind of work you do - some people depend on organizing items by date so it would be extra work to sort them any other way. But nonetheless, this new interface is slick and intuitive - I think it will go over well - I guess time will tell.
SachinEE
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2/25/2015 | 12:33:14 AM
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"True for me as well, but I think it also depends what type of "thinker" you are - if you are more linear of a person, this new format would be highly irritating as you need to see things in chronological order."

I for one likes the "bundled" feature. It saves you time basically, otherwise you would have to scroll down to your desired email. It could have a customisable "Work" group as well.
vnewman2
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2/24/2015 | 12:53:45 PM
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True for me as well, but I think it also depends what type of "thinker" you are - if you are more linear of a person, this new format would be highly irritating as you need to see things in chronological order. That's my style, but I could see where others may love the new bundling feature. I do like the idea of seeing certain messages without having to constantly open them, like flight info.
ChrisMurphy
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2/24/2015 | 9:45:22 AM
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I hear you, I'm nervous that I would miss stuff in a new format, but I have that concern today. I's not yet 9 am and I've deleted 30 emails that came in today and have 19 in my inbox -- the status quo doesn't comfort me. I'm at the point with email though that I'm willing to try something new. 
progman2000
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2/24/2015 | 9:16:15 AM
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I agree with this.  I think most attempts to make these apps more 'readable' tend to make things go in the complete opposite direction.
Broadway0474
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2/23/2015 | 11:56:24 PM
Re: The Microsoft and IBM attempts to ease the email burden
Has anyone tried the MS or IBM tools? I second the concern that anything that is decluttering for me only makes me nervous. It's sort of like that big real email that ends up in the spam inbox and you don't find it until way too late.
Thomas Claburn
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2/23/2015 | 7:20:15 PM
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I have mixed feelings about Inbox. It's pleasant to look at, but it makes me feel like I'm missing something. I have an issue with programatic assumptions about what I want to see or not see.
D. Henschen
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2/23/2015 | 4:21:45 PM
The Microsoft and IBM attempts to ease the email burden
The other two efforts aimed at better email management are Microsoft Clutter and IBM Verse. These email-organization and decluttering tools were released last November, making Google's limited release described here sound a bit late to the market.
ChrisMurphy
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2/23/2015 | 4:05:47 PM
Broken
I'd be willing to try it. I'm increasingly feeling like email is broken -- that we're not seeing the messages we want to see, no sense of prioritizing one thing over another. Am I the only one? 
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