How Google's New 'Inbox' Product for Gmail Could Change Email Forever

Google tries to re-imagine email with "Inbox" app.

ByABC News
October 23, 2014, 11:05 AM

— -- Google is rethinking email with "Inbox," a product that promises to keep users from drowning in an overflowing inbox.

Working as a complement to Gmail, the product is geared toward a mobile audience and is designed to bring peace and order back to clutter inboxes everywhere. However, it's not available to everyone just yet.

Google sent out its first round of invitations on Wednesday to users who will have the privilege of inviting their friends to download Inbox.

No hookup? No problem. Users can also email to join the wait list for when more invites become available.

Once you've scored a coveted invite, here's what to expect from Inbox.

PHOTO: Google is introducing Inbox by Gmail.
Google is introducing Inbox by Gmail.

Important Information at a GlanceInbox is so smart that it will even add real-time information from the Internet to your emails, such as letting you know if your flight is delayed.

Easy OrganizationSimilar emails, such as receipts or bank statements are grouped together, making it easier to find the information you need.

It's Easier to Step Away From EmailNeed an email detox? Inbox can take care of that. The app lets users hit snooze for away emails and reminders, allowing you to designate a time or specific location when you'd like them to come back.

RemindersNever forget a birthday or date ever again. Inbox also makes it incredibly easy by providing relevant phone numbers, maps and addresses, just like a good personal assistant.