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Inbox by Gmail: Evolving the inbox to save you time

Category: Gmail | Aug 9, 2016

Posted by Thijs van As, Product Manager

Staying on top of your to-do list can be a challenge. In order to get things done, you often need to hunt through your inbox to find what you’re looking for, whether it’s info about upcoming events, your next trip, or a news article you want to share with colleagues.

The team behind Inbox has made its mission to help you organize your email and save you time. Starting today, you’ll discover more integrations that make it easier to see what’s happening and then act with organized Trello and GitHub project updates and Google Alerts previews. You’ll also see updates based on your feedback, including Google Drive integration.

Get organized Trello and GitHub project updates
The Inbox team has worked with Trello, a project management application, and GitHub, a software collaboration platform, to improve email notifications. If you use Trello, you’ll get a summary of what’s new with your Trello projects, so you can stay up-to-date on the latest updates. And for those of you who use GitHub, you’ll get a summary of code changes and filed issues for each repository.

Stay on top of your Google Alerts
To help you stay in the know on topics you care about, you can scan through your Google Alerts just like a newsletter. New alerts are summarized right in the inbox. If one of them catches your eye, you can click to read more. If not, you can quickly mark it as done.

Enjoy other updates based on your feedback
You’ll also see a number of highly-requested features based on your feedback (thank you!):

  • If you use Google Drive, you can now insert Drive links into emails, check and fix permissions for those links, and save email attachments to Drive.
  • You can now drag-and-drop contacts between to, cc, and bcc in compose on web.
  • You can delete right from the inbox just as easily as you can mark as done.

What’s next?
If you’re a company that sends emails, and are excited about our Trello and GitHub updates and want to make your emails more useful, contact us here — we are excited to work with more email senders directly over the coming months.

This is just the beginning: The Gmail team will continue to improve the email experience so you can spend less time dealing with email and more time being productive.


From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OfficialGmailBlog/~3/woS9OHEcv-w/inbox-by-gmail-evolving-inbox-to-save.html

Inbox by Gmail: Evolving the inbox to save you time

Category: Gmail | Aug 9, 2016

Integrations in Inbox that make it easier to see what’s happening and then act, with organized Trello and GitHub project updates and Google Alerts previews.


From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OfficialGmailBlog/~3/B5jSsUkDzUk/

Inbox by Gmail: Evolving the inbox to save you time

Category: Gmail | Aug 9, 2016

Staying on top of your to-do list can be a challenge. In order to get things done, you often need to hunt through your inbox to find what you’re looking for, whether it’s info about upcoming events, your next trip, or a news article you want to share with colleagues.

The team behind Inbox has made its mission to help you organize your email and save you time. Starting today, you’ll discover more integrations that make it easier to see what’s happening and then act with organized Trello and GitHub project updates and Google Alerts previews. You’ll also see updates based on your feedback, including Google Drive integration.

Get organized Trello and GitHub project updates

The Inbox team has worked with Trello, a project management application, and GitHub, a software collaboration platform, to improve email notifications. If you use Trello, you’ll get a summary of what’s new with your Trello projects, so you can stay up-to-date on the latest updates. And for those of you who use GitHub, you’ll get a summary of code changes and filed issues for each repository.

Trello and GitHub GIF

Stay on top of your Google Alerts

To help you stay in the know on topics you care about, you can scan through your Google Alerts just like a newsletter. New alerts are summarized right in the inbox. If one of them catches your eye, you can click to read more. If not, you can quickly mark it as done.

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Enjoy other updates based on your feedback

You’ll also see a number of highly-requested features based on your feedback (thank you!):

  • If you use Google Drive, you can now insert Drive links into emails, check and fix permissions for those links, and save email attachments to Drive.
  • You can now drag-and-drop contacts between to, cc, and bcc in compose on web.
  • You can delete right from the inbox just as easily as you can mark as done.

What’s next?

If you’re a company that sends emails, and are excited about our Trello and GitHub updates and want to make your emails more useful, contact us here — we are excited to work with more email senders directly over the coming months.

This is just the beginning: The Gmail team will continue to improve the email experience so you can spend less time dealing with email and more time being productive.


From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OfficialGmailBlog/~3/ht_N7Yf5NHI/

Inbox by Gmail: Evolving the inbox to save you time

Category: Gmail | Aug 9, 2016

Staying on top of your to-do list can be a challenge. In order to get things done, you often need to hunt through your inbox to find what you’re looking for, whether it’s info about upcoming events, your next trip, or a news article you want to share with colleagues.

The team behind Inbox has made its mission to help you organize your email and save you time. Starting today, you’ll discover more integrations that make it easier to see what’s happening and then act with organized Trello and GitHub project updates and Google Alerts previews. You’ll also see updates based on your feedback, including Google Drive integration.

Get organized Trello and GitHub project updates

The Inbox team has worked with Trello, a project management application, and GitHub, a software collaboration platform, to improve email notifications. If you use Trello, you’ll get a summary of what’s new with your Trello projects, so you can stay up-to-date on the latest updates. And for those of you who use GitHub, you’ll get a summary of code changes and filed issues for each repository.

Trello and GitHub GIF

Stay on top of your Google Alerts

To help you stay in the know on topics you care about, you can scan through your Google Alerts just like a newsletter. New alerts are summarized right in the inbox. If one of them catches your eye, you can click to read more. If not, you can quickly mark it as done.

Google-Alerts-v2.gif

Enjoy other updates based on your feedback

You’ll also see a number of highly-requested features based on your feedback (thank you!):

  • If you use Google Drive, you can now insert Drive links into emails, check and fix permissions for those links, and save email attachments to Drive.
  • You can now drag-and-drop contacts between to, cc, and bcc in compose on web.
  • You can delete right from the inbox just as easily as you can mark as done.

What’s next?

If you’re a company that sends emails, and are excited about our Trello and GitHub updates and want to make your emails more useful, contact us here — we are excited to work with more email senders directly over the coming months.

This is just the beginning: The Gmail team will continue to improve the email experience so you can spend less time dealing with email and more time being productive.


From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OfficialGmailBlog/~3/GPQ0PVA5wB0/

Google Calendar for Android: Find a time for my meeting

Category: Gmail | Apr 27, 2016

Posted by Stella Schieffer, Product Manager

Smartphones have made productivity portable. You no longer have to be at your desk to catch up on meeting notes, dial into a conference call, or send an email. But scheduling meetings on the go is still difficult, as you have to open your laptop to check everyone’s calendar and find a time that works.

Starting today, if you use Google Apps for Work or Edu, you can schedule meetings from anywhere with “Find a time” in Google Calendar for Android.

With a single tap, “Find a time” helps you find meeting times that work for everyone—even if they’re in different time zones—based on their availability and the times they usually have meetings. If there are no times that work, Calendar will look at which conflicting meetings can most easily be rescheduled. Designed specifically for organizations where sharing your calendar with colleagues is the norm, here’s how it works:

“Find a time” makes suggestions, but you’re still in control. You can tap to see everyone’s schedule at a glance—perfect for making sure the timing works for all. And if you manage someone else’s calendar, you can use the feature to schedule meetings on their behalf as well.

Download Google Calendar for Android to get easy, on-the-go scheduling. And yes, we’re also working on bringing “Find a time” to iPhone, as well as easier ways to schedule on the web.


From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OfficialGmailBlog/~3/0S96HURqjCw/google-calendar-for-android-find-time.html

Inbox by Gmail: a better way to keep track of events, newsletters and links

Category: Gmail | Apr 20, 2016

Posted by Pras Sarkar, Software Engineer

Life can get really busy. Inboxes too. Just think about everything inside your own inbox, from personal messages and trip itineraries to promotional offers and yes, even bills. It’s all (mostly) important, but it can be overwhelming to stay on top of everything. And sometimes, you might miss something really important amidst all the rest.

Starting today, you’ll discover three new experiences in Inbox—streamlined events, glanceable newsletters and saved links—that help you better keep track of things that matter to you and feel more in control.

Keep up with Google Calendar events
Events can be hard to keep track of in your inbox because details—and people’s plans—may change. Inbox now gathers emails from a single event together and shows you what’s changed at a glance. When you tap on an event, you’ll see a comprehensive overview, all in one place.

Stay on top of your favorite email newsletters
Similarly, it’s now easier to preview the newsletters you read often and click through to the articles that interest you most. And once you’ve taken a look at the latest, newsletters will minimize to save space in the inbox.

Store links to remember with “Save to Inbox”
Lastly, your inbox is much more than just the emails sent to you. Chances are you’ve emailed yourself a link or two (or three)—to an article you want to read later or a recipe you want to try. Now instead of sending yourself a bunch of separate emails, try the new “Save to Inbox” feature to easily save links for later.

Simply share the link to Inbox on Android or iOS, or use the new Inbox by Gmail Chrome extension on web. When you check your email, you’ll see your saved links grouped together in one place.

With these updates, Inbox helps you organize and access the information that matters most, saving time and reducing email overload. Take these new features for a spin by sharing to Inbox on mobile, installing the Chrome extension, subscribing to an email newsletter or scheduling an event.


From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OfficialGmailBlog/~3/wgyWI30SRao/inbox-by-gmail-better-way-to-keep-track.html

Inbox by Gmail: a better way to keep track of events, newsletters and links

Category: Gmail | Apr 20, 2016

Life can get really busy. Inboxes too. Just think about everything inside your own inbox, from personal messages and trip itineraries to promotional offers and yes, even bills. It’s all (mostly) important, but it can be overwhelming to stay on top of everything. And sometimes, you might miss something really important amidst all the rest. 

Starting today, you’ll discover three new experiences in Inbox—streamlined events, glanceable newsletters and saved links—that help you better keep track of things that matter to you and feel more in control.

Keep up with Google Calendar events

Events can be hard to keep track of in your inbox because details—and people’s plans—may change. Inbox now gathers emails from a single event together and shows you what’s changed at a glance. When you tap on an event, you’ll see a comprehensive overview, all in one place.

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Stay on top of your favorite email newsletters

Similarly, it’s now easier to preview the newsletters you read often and click through to the articles that interest you most. And once you’ve taken a look at the latest, newsletters will minimize to save space in the inbox.

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Store links to remember with “Save to Inbox”

Lastly, your inbox is much more than just the emails sent to you. Chances are you’ve emailed yourself a link or two (or three)—to an article you want to read later or a recipe you want to try. Now instead of sending yourself a bunch of separate emails, try the new “Save to Inbox” feature to easily save links for later.

Simply share the link to Inbox on Android or iOS, or use the new Inbox by Gmail Chrome extension on web. When you check your email, you’ll see your saved links grouped together in one place.

With these updates, Inbox helps you organize and access the information that matters most, saving time and reducing email overload. Take these new features for a spin by sharing to Inbox on mobile, installing the Chrome extension, subscribing to an email newsletter or scheduling an event.


From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OfficialGmailBlog/~3/eQy_tB_fpHU/

Inbox by Gmail: a better way to keep track of events, newsletters and links

Category: Gmail | Apr 20, 2016

Life can get really busy. Inboxes too. Just think about everything inside your own inbox, from personal messages and trip itineraries to promotional offers and yes, even bills. It’s all (mostly) important, but it can be overwhelming to stay on top of everything. And sometimes, you might miss something really important amidst all the rest. 

Starting today, you’ll discover three new experiences in Inbox—streamlined events, glanceable newsletters and saved links—that help you better keep track of things that matter to you and feel more in control.

Keep up with Google Calendar events

Events can be hard to keep track of in your inbox because details—and people’s plans—may change. Inbox now gathers emails from a single event together and shows you what’s changed at a glance. When you tap on an event, you’ll see a comprehensive overview, all in one place.

1update.gif

2bowling.gif

Stay on top of your favorite email newsletters

Similarly, it’s now easier to preview the newsletters you read often and click through to the articles that interest you most. And once you’ve taken a look at the latest, newsletters will minimize to save space in the inbox.

3medium-newsletter.gif

Store links to remember with “Save to Inbox”

Lastly, your inbox is much more than just the emails sent to you. Chances are you’ve emailed yourself a link or two (or three)—to an article you want to read later or a recipe you want to try. Now instead of sending yourself a bunch of separate emails, try the new “Save to Inbox” feature to easily save links for later.

Simply share the link to Inbox on Android or iOS, or use the new Inbox by Gmail Chrome extension on web. When you check your email, you’ll see your saved links grouped together in one place.

With these updates, Inbox helps you organize and access the information that matters most, saving time and reducing email overload. Take these new features for a spin by sharing to Inbox on mobile, installing the Chrome extension, subscribing to an email newsletter or scheduling an event.


From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OfficialGmailBlog/~3/6mtnZWJUFo8/

Inbox by Gmail: a better way to keep track of events, newsletters and links

Category: Gmail | Apr 20, 2016

Three new experiences in Inbox—streamlined events, glanceable newsletters and saved links—that help you better keep track of things that matter to you and feel more in control.


From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OfficialGmailBlog/~3/aZ4mb5WB6iU/

Reminders come to Google Calendar on the web

Category: Gmail | Apr 5, 2016

Posted by Erick Johnson, Software Engineer

Starting this week, we’re bringing Reminders in Google Calendar to the web so you can keep track of your to-dos alongside your events.

Just like on Android and iPhone, you’ll get the following:

  • Reminders stick around – If a reminder isn’t completed, it will appear at the top of your calendar until you mark it done.
  • Reminders work across Google – Reminders you create in Inbox, Keep, and the Google app will also show in Google Calendar. 
  • Reminders sync with mobile – Reminders created in mobile show up on the web and vice versa. So you can stay on track from just about anywhere. 

With Reminders alongside your events on the web, Android and iPhone, you now have a single way to manage your day.


From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OfficialGmailBlog/~3/a6-A-6d1ZA0/reminders-come-to-google-calendar-on-the-web.html