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Google Launches Inbox To Make Email More Productive

Google wants to change email better once again and this time they will try and do it with Inbox.

Announced via blog post, Inbox builds upon Gmail’s relatively successful tabs, which introduced new buckets for Social updates and Promotions. The app features Bundles, which will group together similar kinds of messages, so things like bank statements and receipts are grouped together. Bundles will be user-customizable as well.

Google says Inbox was created by the Gmail team and was years in the making, but it’s not an update to Gmail. It’s a separate app that works with Gmail accounts, although Google says it’ll honor any mail forwarding or POP/IMAP settings you’ve set up in Gmail.

The app looks very Google Now like and works to make email better and easier. Google isn’t making this a public beta but an invite only program. You can ask to receive an invite by emailing [email protected] so you can download the app soon. Tell us in the comments below what you think about the new app and if you still actively use email.