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  1. anon(9057135)'s Avatar
    (For GMail Users)

    Which do you prefer?

    The Original GMail app, or Inbox (By Gmail)?

    Personally, I prefer Inbox. I hear some people abousetly hate it though. And others think it's a big improvement.

    So which side do you stand on?
    01-08-2016 05:35 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I tried Inbox for about 3 days and like you say, hated it. Went back to GMail in a jiffy. I don't know, I like the idea behind it, but I don't like that many features of GMail as an e-mail client didn't make it in. It felt like a half-baked product with a cool back-end idea at the time. I haven't tried it again, TBH.

    Why do you prefer Inbox?
    01-08-2016 05:44 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    I could never stand the Gmail app, so I kept trying different ones. One of the older Samsung Email apps was good for a while, then they "updated" it to uselessness. I'm using K9 now - it's the least bad one.
    01-08-2016 05:51 PM
  4. anon(9057135)'s Avatar
    I tried Inbox for about 3 days and like you say, hated it. Went back to GMail in a jiffy. I don't know, I like the idea behind it, but I don't like that many features of GMail as an e-mail client didn't make it in. It felt like a half-baked product with a cool back-end idea at the time. I haven't tried it again, TBH.

    Why do you prefer Inbox?
    I prefer Inbox because I LOVE the Organization without using Labels When I switched from Outlook, I found that Labels (why cool) aren't folders and that If I tagged an email as a label, that It wouldn't appear in my Inbox. Where as Inbox shows you all your emails are catogoized I also prefer Inbox due to how it handles purchases and profile pictures (I don't like the Letter Profile Pictures in Gmail)

    I also love how Inbox (On the web) is Material designed. It makes reading Email feel way better IMHO
    ecksmc likes this.
    01-08-2016 05:54 PM
  5. anon(9057135)'s Avatar
    I could never stand the Gmail app, so I kept trying different ones. One of the older Samsung Email apps was good for a while, then they "updated" it to uselessness. I'm using K9 now - it's the least bad one.
    I don't use K9 because I thought it's UI is outdated and design matters to me, But I do know that AA recommended it so I tried it and found that it doesn't work for me
    01-08-2016 05:56 PM
  6. LeoRex's Avatar
    Inbox.... All day.

    Gmail gets overwhelmed with the emails that come in. Inbox's ability to categorize is lightyears beyond gmail.

    If you only get a small amount of emails, gmail will probably do you well. But as that load increases, gmail falls flat on its face, even with labels.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-09-2016 11:11 AM
  7. ecksmc's Avatar
    Inbox is best, depends on what you use and how you prefer your inbox to look, inbox for me is best because I can work with labels and add new labels have each label alert me at right time and I like all my mail to be together in there labels in my inbox gmail app was messy for that and you could only manage labels on web gmail not via app
    01-09-2016 11:12 AM
  8. mumfoau's Avatar
    During the brief time that I played around with Inbox it was really nice. Ultimately I had to switch back to GMail because .edu addresses aren't supported by Inbox still
    01-09-2016 03:08 PM
  9. steelrain82's Avatar
    I have inbox. I like it.....on mobile. However, on the desktop I prefer gmail. Gmail seems easier to manage for me, inbox while simpler, at times feels crammed.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    SpookDroid and Joe Meinhart like this.
    01-09-2016 07:51 PM
  10. EricBrasuell's Avatar
    Gmail, all the way. I have always hated the stock android email app. It is ugly and doesnt always work.
    01-09-2016 08:42 PM
  11. Uncreative's Avatar
    Gmail.

    I tried Inbox when it was in beta and it was horrible..
    01-10-2016 12:58 AM
  12. LeoRex's Avatar
    I have inbox. I like it.....on mobile. However, on the desktop I prefer gmail.
    Yeah... If they ate going to replace gmail, they'll need to fix inbox web, enhance it. It doesn't have to be a carbon copy of the app like it is now. Gmail on both sides looks completely different.
    01-10-2016 08:34 AM
  13. Dreamio's Avatar
    Definitely Gmail.
    01-29-2016 07:02 PM
  14. stellarowl12's Avatar
    Gmail all the way, the regular inbox app doesn't have the same bundling that Gmail does. I deleted Inbox right after I left my company (they made me use that)
    01-30-2016 05:12 PM
  15. CCloth's Avatar
    I like inbox for personal useless stuff. Gmail is much more robust though.
    01-31-2016 10:30 AM
  16. vineydhiman's Avatar
    Inbox by Gmail is what I love to use on my Android phone
    02-06-2016 03:01 AM
  17. Roberto Gonzalez5's Avatar
    Tried inbox but I couldn't get used to it, it felt to busy for my taste. So I went back to the regular Gmail.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-13-2016 01:36 PM
  18. Michael Nana1's Avatar
    I like pretty apps so definitely I use inbox mainly now.
    02-16-2016 10:13 PM
  19. mj0's Avatar
    I've tried Inbox when it first came out and quickly deleted it again after only a few minutes of usage. The reason for this being that I somehow didn't get what it was doing to my perfectly organized inbox and how whatever it was that it was doing was supposed to be any better in organizing my stuff than I am myself. Then, after a couple of months I gave it another shot and once again, Inbox and terminated our relationship prematurely on a rather sad note with an important message disappearing for good (most likely a bug). Today, I have started my third and final attempt hoping that we'll get along this time now that Google has had enough time to iron out the most disturbing bugs and optimize and fine tune the gyst of Inbox.

    Bottom line is: I still don't get it, and I think I know why. Attempting to use Inbox with the set of experiences with and expectations from handling emails one has collected and nurtured for years and years will inevitably result in a horrible user experience. If I've learned anything at all during my two previous attempts it's that in order to use Inbox one has to rid oneself of decades of experience and start with a blank and unsoiled mindset.

    Even so it seems weird to me to organize messages in bundles, or to consider a message or conversation to be "done". Since I've never used Gmails archive-feature but rather kept my own set of folders (or rather labels, as they are called in Gmail) to prevent clutter I know I have to get used to it first. Bundles seem an odd yet faszinating way to organize messages and I'll definitely try to get used to them and make the most of it. Snoozing seems like an interesting idea but I very often keep messages in my inbox, usually starred, that I still need, such as flight or hotel bookings, correspondence with a person or group of people, etc. That won't work in Inbox anymore and I'm not sure how to work around this, or rather how to solve this. Maybe someone can give me an idea since this time I'm really keen on giving it an honest and lengthy shot. I'm currently on a RTW trip and have plenty of time to take it all in yet I highly depend on certain messages and the information stored therein, such as flight details, schedules, etc. I really hope I won't regret this experiment at some point ;-)
    02-17-2016 04:23 AM
  20. vahdyx's Avatar
    I used Inbox for a while, but the swiping gestures are a little choppy in regards to their animation. So I switched to Outlook for all my email accounts minus work. I use Cloud Magic for that.

    Since leaving Gmail and Inbox, I've been a happy camper.
    02-17-2016 02:41 PM
  21. shockreaction's Avatar
    I couldn't get used to how Inbox handled emails, so I went back to the Gmail app. I'll probably give it another shot later on, but I'm not too keen on it at the moment.
    02-22-2016 05:52 PM
  22. berggames's Avatar
    I like the inbox, it's simple for personal email.
    02-23-2016 07:43 AM
  23. stmax's Avatar
    I just wish I had Gmail with a snooze feature. I like that I can have a different mobile signature from my phone than from my desk top. Inbox won't let me do this. It adds my big *** signature to every email I zing from my phone. If I change it on the mobile side it changes it on the desk top side.

    I keep going back to Inbox though because I like the material design. I have decided to only use inbox from mobile and Gmail from desk top to get around my signature problem. The fact that GMail is very polished and powerful on desktop helps too.

    But again if gmail would simply let me snooze emails I would use it and it alone.
    02-23-2016 02:23 PM
  24. kobe008's Avatar
    I use Inbox and I turn off all of the categorizing that it does so all emails are shown to me on the main screen. Only thing I have a problem with is the mobile app will not download and save attachements. I long press the attachment and it does nothing.
    02-24-2016 09:49 AM
  25. jamari tyler's Avatar
    i really prefer Inbox by Gmail because it has a MUCH better interface than the Gmail app and like everyone said, the organisation.
    08-07-2016 05:24 PM
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