Wow! Got an offer to use Google’s kind-of-new Inbox, whilst using Gmail iOS app. I feel so special 🙂
Inbox is a little weird. There’s a ‘7’ appearing on the app icon – presumably indicating that I’ve got 7 unread messages – yet in the app I cannot tell which emails are part of these 7.
Maybe the paradigm is different. Maybe it means it doesn’t matter that I can’t tell which ones are unread. Maybe Inbox will show me what is important without needing me to be aware which emails are unread.
I can see how this works if new emails come in, but I’m a bit jittery about forgetting emails that I’ve purposefully left unopened. Let’s see if this new paradigm changes my habits – hopefully for the better!