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[dupe] Inbox by Gmail Shutting Down (google.com)
29 points by uptown 63 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 20 comments



Discussion from earlier today: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17971516



I usually hate remarks like these, but can't help but say "Another one bites the dust". The unreliability of Google Products makes it so much less appealing to buy into Google's ecosystem nowadays, then it was 5-10 years ago. I'm hesitant to adopt any new product/service from them, because there's a high likelihood that they'll shut it down.


5-10 years ago it was just as bad: https://www.wordstream.com/blog/ws/2013/06/27/discontinued-g... Though I admit, those products probably didn't have the number of users that Inbox has.


I gave up on using Inbox a few months ago as it was way too slow, and absolutely _love_ the refreshed Gmail and Calendar interfaces - I've literally been waiting for them for years.

However, I really hope that they fold the Reminders functionality from Keep into the new Gmail, as the reminders interoperability with Inbox/Keep/Cal was pretty much my only reason for using it for as long as I did. That new Tasks interface is pretty, and I get what it's doing by trying to be a bit more like Todoist, but I think bringing full-on Reminders to Gmail would make a lot of people miss Inbox a lot less, and probably get me to drop Todoist if I'm honest.


I really don’t understand why they are doing this. This is the app I use the most on mobile up there with the browser. If there is an area where it makes sense to experiment with multiple UIs is email.


I don't understand the title – the link just leads to google.com/inbox/. Is that service shutting down? It is not clear to me from the context of the website.


If you logout or load in Incognito mode it shows the message.



CNR on current Chrome incognito.


Does anyone know how I can have two different "Gmail" apps on an Android phone?

I like to keep my work and personal emails separate. So I use Inbox for business, and turn off notifications in the evenings & weekends.

When I go into my personal Gmail, I'm not tempted to check my work email.

Inbox had many great features, but the killer for me was that it was a separate icon!


The Gmail app lets you set widget shortcuts on your home screen, so that you can choose which account to open from the shortcut. That way, your icon is your account avatar.


I don't use Gmail but they seem offer regular IMAP, so you can install practically any IMAP email client and use that: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/7126229


I have my work account set up as a "work profile". Separate set of icons (with a small, red briefcase added to the normal logo).

Added advantages :

* I have it set up so my employer can only control the part of my phone that's in the work profile (e.g. remote wipe). (Could also be a disadvantage depending on your point of view.)

* You can turn the work profile off to avoid being interrupted in your free time (https://support.google.com/work/android/answer/7029561?hl=en)

I think this feature was created specifically for the use case you're describing.


I used the opposite, Inbox for personal and Gmail for work. Thank you Google, I managed to accept Google Reader's death but now this .. :'(



Seems like it doesn't work with any app heavily relying on Google Play Services.


Seems to be working with Google Docs, but not with GMail...interesting.


You can add multiple Google accounts and disable sync for one of them.


It may not be what you're looking for, but there's nothing stopping you using any IMAP client you like. I like K9 Mail myself.




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