Google announced today that they are sunsetting Inbox in favor of regular Gmail:
As Gmail continues to improve, we’re bringing the best features from Inbox. In the new Gmail, you’ll find workflows that are similar to your favorite ones in Inbox.
Support for Inbox will conclude in 2019.
On their support page, they include all the things that Gmail can do now that was borrowed from Inbox.
- Snooze emails
- Follow-ups (nudges)
- Hover actions: On your computer, you can point to emails in your inbox and quickly take action, like archiving or marking as read, without opening the email.
- Smart Reply: Quickly reply to an email using suggested phrases that appear based on the email you received.
I went ahead and started making the transition today and the iOS Gmail app feels pretty nice, but I’m not a big fan of Gmail in the desktop through the browser. It just doesn’t have the same modern feel as Inbox. Most of all, Gmail has entirely too much red and I find that annoying. The blue that Inbox used was so much nicer on the eyes.
I’m guessing it’s just one of those things that’ll take time to get used to and I’m hoping they keep porting all the features from Inbox. I guess we will all find out in 2019.