Google already managed to have one of the most popular email clients with Gmail, but the tech giant decided not to stop there. Inbox is another email client that was also created by Google, and why these two apps have their similarities, they provide different things.
It is hard to say whether one is better than the other, but we can put them side by side and compare them.
One of Google’s strong points when it comes to email clients is the fact that it manages to organize the emails better than any email clients. Gmail will divide them and it has it’s the Primary and Promotions tabs, but you can also see the messages from all your accounts. Gmail works with many other addresses, including Exchange, Yahoo, Hotmail, and Outlook.
Meanwhile, Inbox treats your emails as if they are tasks on a do to lists. Inbox will sort our your emails in a certain category. For example, travel-related emails will go to a Trips bundle where you will be able to find them easily.
Interface and design
Inbox comes with a unique design that managed to look fresh and be useful at the same time. The emails are displayed chronologically, but they are also divided into smart bundles and promotions are separated from the rest. Calendar reminders will also show up between your messages. Inbox also comes with all the gestures that are available in Gmail.
Meanwhile, the Gmail interface is fairly simple, The hamburger menu will open all your inbox labels categories and labels, as well as other functions, You will be able to find categories, signature and sounds. If you long press on a certain message a list of options will show up, including archive, mute and trash.