What is the difference between Inbox & Gmail? Which should I use?

What is Gmail?

  • Email service provided by Google
  • Part of the G Suite (that also includes Contacts and Calendar along with others like Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, etc.)

What is Inbox by Gmail?

  • Also Email service part of G Suite
  • Treats email like To Do List & allows you to group similar emails in Bundles
  • Has features like Pins, Snooze, Done check mark, Bundles, and More...

Which one is right for you?

Check out this great video from the Googlers themselves for a comparison of Gmail & Inbox: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKvDxzQRjDk

What's so great about Inbox?

Update emails are nicely grouped thematically to see the entire picture.

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What's so great about Gmail? 

It's easy to see every email that comes in.

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Help me make my final decision!

INBOX = Automation (machine learning bundles & smart responses) 

  • Inbox could help you if you like to attack emails by batch maybe 3 times a day rather than one by one as they come in. 
  • Bundles can be set up perfectly as you want but you will take time for inbox to learn your habits (machine learning = AWESOME!!!) and some customization for you (similar to filters). 
  • Here’s a great article about setting up the bundles: https://gsuite.google.com/learning-center/tips/inbox/#/show-tip/group-related-emails-with-bundles

GMAIL = Customizable the way you want it (themes & filters) 

  • If you are anxious about trying inbox, just stick to gmail, no worries…

USE BOTH = Not either or…you can choose what works best for the right situation

  • Use inbox on the phone & gmail on the desktop
  • Bounce between gmail when you need to access better search, labs, plug-ins then get back to inbox 
  • Try one method on your personal account and the other method for work to see which you like better

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