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Inbox by Gmail

Goodbye Gmail, welcome Inbox by Gmail .

Inbox by Gmail is Google's brand new app for iOS and Android devices as well as a web page at

It is accessible by invitation only. If you want to use it send an email to and ask them to add you to the waiting list.

I sent my request on October 24th and received an invitation several minutes ago.

Your Personal Cross Platform Inbox

First you have to download, install and activate the app on a mobile device then you can also use it on the web. The interface is trying to be as similar as possible on all devices. Apart from cleaner interface you are awarded with new functionality like Reminders .

What's In Store?

Since I've only started using it minutes ago I can't tell you more about it. But I do hope that you are curious enough to try it for yourself. Are you?

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PS: Follow up article added on November 13th 2014.

Image Credit » Screen capture by Lemark

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MegL wrote on November 10, 2014, 3:23 PM

Hmm, I have Gmail, don't know that I need to update yet. Too many of the email programs have been messing about with how they look and it's most annoying to find your email not working the way you expect!

Lemark wrote on November 10, 2014, 4:28 PM

You don't need to migrate. I guess that Gmail itself will eventually migrate into Inbox.

I suppose that they realised that the Gmail app for devices is not good enough and rather than improving on it they started anew and created this Inbox thingy.

Feisty56 wrote on November 10, 2014, 7:25 PM

Thanks for sharing this info. I don't know that I'll use it myself, but I've shared to social media to help spread the word.

AliCanary wrote on November 10, 2014, 8:06 PM

Oh, that "invitation only" stuff is so lame. I remember when gmail was invitation-only, and so was G+. I wouldn't go to any trouble for this.

paperdaisyflower7 wrote on November 10, 2014, 9:38 PM

I don't use my phone much except for facebook and my gmail but I'm scared to download too many things

Lemark wrote on November 11, 2014, 2:32 AM

You are welcome and thank you very much. You are a dear.

In next days I will 'force' myself to use Inbox instead of Gmail so I can learn and see if the replacement is up to it.

Lemark wrote on November 11, 2014, 2:34 AM

:) You are right. It is their approach to make things 'hard to reach and more interesting'.

When starting with ages ago you had to be invited. Now you are weird if you don't have a Gmail account...

Lemark wrote on November 11, 2014, 2:35 AM

You are right not to put too much on the phone. I tried because Gmail app on phone really needed improvement.

paperdaisyflower7 wrote on November 11, 2014, 3:07 AM

Im afraid to virus on the phone laptops and computers ok because I have an antivirus norton

Lemark wrote on November 12, 2014, 4:43 AM

There are antivirus solutions for smartphones.

I am using Avast for all platforms.