Google’s Gmail alternative, Inbox, is gaining some more features today, with Google adding a new ‘Save to Inbox’ feature and Chrome extension as well as new ‘events’ bundle and a quick view for links in newsletters.
First up, the Save to Inbox feature is a new way to save content to your email account. The fact is, we all do it, we send ourselves an email with a recipe, or a DIY project for viewing later, this new feature will let you share a link to Inbox – or you can always just email it from Gmail. Once you’ve shared the link to Inbox from Android (or iOS) you can then view all your saved links in a ‘Saved’ bundle similar to your Trips, Purchases, or Social bundles already in use in Inbox.
The Save to Inbox feature also comes to the desktop thanks to the new ‘Inbox by Gmail’ Chrome extension you can install from the Chrome Web Store. Once installed, you simply click on the extension logo – the familiar Inbox envelope – and choose ‘Save to Inbox’. As with the Android/iOS function, you can also choose to email the page as a link through Gmail.
If you like Inbox’s bundles, then this new Events feature will certainly float your boat. The new Events feature is more a summary screen than a bundle, grabbing all those individual details about an event, like invitations details including location, time, date and who’s invited, as well as who’s accepted the invitation and displays it in one neat, well presented screen.
Lastly, if you subscribe to newsletters in your email, you may find this feature handy as well. Inbox will now scan your newsletters and roll up the included links you may want to click into a neat summary you can view in a preview.