Although there are some positive notes about moving on to Inbox, a certain development by Google went on to overhaul its Gmail service. Well, if you are still confused which one wins, try to check the notes below.
Pros and Cons of Gmail
- Users Already Know How to Use It
Majority of email users in the U.S. are already engrained with the world of Gmail. In fact, it is common to have settings, labels, and strategies in one place that it would be difficult to move from one service format to another.
- Integration with Other Email Service
One of the significance of Gmail is that it is a mainstay. This means that you don’t have to visit another online email service just to check if there are notifications from Hotmail, Yahoo, and the like. For this reason, you get all the emails you need to a universal inbox.
- One Size Fits All Email Service
This service is one that you can say a one-size-fits-all type because it will allow you to customize everything from tabs to video chats, you can even make your own business account. These are just a few that you can do via Gmail.
- An Old Approach
Despite the tons of features, it might still lack some touches on the design. The interface is considered pretty straightforward and simple.
- Requires Some Effort
Although you can categorize your emails with Gmail, they can require fair amount of manual setup as well as maintenance. You might not get everything packed neatly like the ones offered by other email services.
Pros and Cons of Google Inbox
- Efficient Email Processing
Google Inbox is the one that can eliminate clusters of emails. This is because like-minded emails are classified automatically. In fact, you can teach Inbox to show categories only once a week or once a day. Likewise, you can remove them all at once. However, important ones will still be directed to your inbox.
- Unmatched Sorting Method
The Bundles is considered to be its best feature that automatically classifies your emails in accordance with Purchases, Forums, Trips, Low Priority, Social, Finance, and more. You can likewise turn it off as they are so easy to customize and manage.
- Takes Time for Learning
Inbox might require some time to be trained just like a good assistant. Overall, it is quite intuitive in the organization of emails into the correct bundles. However, it still can commit mistakes, particularly at first. It requires fine-tuning your Inbox so that the next time you move things around, it will remember your preferences.
- Only Works with Gmail
Of course, it is made by Google, but unlike Gmail, it doesn’t play well with other email providers. Hence, you will have to visit them or go back to Gmail. This might be an issue that could be fixed by Google in time.
For now, whoever wins between Gmail vs Inbox remains to be the decision of the users. Perhaps it is just a matter of time before people can decide which platform to choose, when all have been streamlined in accordance with the needs of the users.