Inbox by Gmail

Inbox for Google Apps users. It’s one of the things we want most in the world. We heard some rumours last week that it’s coming sooner rather than later and some new information has appeared today, although it’s probably not quite what you wanted to hear.

The Google For Work blog says they intend to roll out Inbox for Google Apps accounts slowly over “the coming months” with an early access program slowly spreading across selected Google Apps accounts. Presumably Google wants to take the time to ensure companies get the most out of Inbox and see whether it’s working for them.

Google Apps Administrators can apply to be in this early access program by emailing [email protected] from their Administrator account. Google says not everyone who applies will be accepted straight away, but they’ll expand the program over time. Early access users should be willing to work with Google on user studies, too.

It’s implied that Google won’t be simply transitioning Inbox functionality to Apps users, but may be working on some different functions and capabilities for them. Hopefully some of those goodies will make their way back to standard personal Inbox users too.

Has your organisation applied for early access to Inbox for Work? What features would you like to see from the system? Tell us in the comments!

Source: Google for Work.
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    Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!
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