We need a post-inbox era therapist
Tomer Ben David Sep 24
I'm devastated, i'm going to miss inbox so much.
Google inbox was my killer productivity tool, It was my twin task and time management brother.
I basically managed my life with it:
Reminders together with emails in same inbox.
Can change Reminders text.
Bundling, oh god this was sweet.
Repeating Snooze, yes, if something is important enough let it repeat.
Location Snooze (RIP), but it's memory is in my heart.
Google Keep Reminders.
Collecting interesting ideas like a snap in my inbox, snoozing thus keeping my inbox clean, the ability to update the text when needed.
At first I was confused what is Inbox, why is it better than gmail?
But then it took over my life.
Not sure how i'll manage my life back post March 2019. I think there is potential for a new consultancy role "post inbox therapist" consultant.
My inbox got clean aka zero inbox only since I started using inbox instead of gmail. Whenever I had an idea i just clicked "add reminder" and added it.
Every morning on train on my way to work I opened inbox and checked my new mail, dealt with it or snoozed to some better future time.
A coworker asked me for something, no problem, inbox my friend was reminding me of it, nothing was forgotten, no mail, no reminder, everything got handled.
An interesting website, just click share to inbox, and it appeared there nicely with website short description and image, sweet.
Registered to a cheap mobile plan that would expired in two years? quickly add with a snap reminder to 2 years - 1 month to change operator, it would then appear in my inbox together with my mail and all is fine.
Remember to deprecated a server in two weeks? Add a reminder, it would appear together with my mail.
Got an important mail to reply due in 3 days snooze, to evening then reply comfortably.
Did I miss anything today? Open inbox, all missed mails, snoozes from past, reminders, events are there, one app to rule them all.
Some old mails and tasks snoozed at me, I dealt with them with love.
So i started looking into apps, into gmail, into task management websites, and nothing compares to inbox, no one offers the real bundle, the repeating, the tasks, the emails, the snooze.
A short list of apps I looked at since and nothing supplied the functionality and smoothness i needed:
- Google Tasks
- Various IFTTT
But, I ended up using none, nothing does the trick, nothing beats inbox or even get's close.
So long google inbox, thanks for the time we had together, as it looks nothing compares to you, i'll always remember you.