The Changes That Make Your Inbox Easier to Use
Four new features bring the Gmail inbox into 2018, and some of them answer years of our prayers:
A new, streamlined design: All of the clutter and annoyances that could once be found in your inbox have magically disappeared, and instead, you've got a sleek, sexy interface. Take, for example, attachments. No longer will they be in a separate, inexplicable box; they can now be found directly in the email itself.
Offline Mode: Gmail is finally available even when you don't have a WiFi connection — one of the few remaining features that Outlook continued to hold over Gmail's head. Now, you can look at your emails while you're on the go or out and about, and won't find yourself worrying about opening one specific email before your service is lost.
Side Panel: This one is truly something else (and again, check it off my wishlist, Google!) Calendar, Keep, and Tasks can now finally be accessed from within your inbox screen, and don't require you to open a separate tab or page. That's right! Never again will you find yourself clicking back and forth between calendar and email, desperately trying to get the info you're adding correct.
Snooze: The much-loved Boomerang/Inbox snooze function has once and for all been brought into your inbox. Just click the clock on any email, program in when you want to see it again, and poof! Out of sight, out of mind — until your chosen day rolls around, at which point you should probably just go ahead and respond.