All week last week I heard about Google’s new feature – Priority Inbox. I only heard good things about it, so I decided to try it out. What could it hurt, right?
So I went through Google’s process to get it set up, and let is run. What it does is set apart your regular emails from what Google determines to be your “priority” emails. They do this by factoring in how often you and the sender email back and forth.
It is kind of nice to have it pre-sorted when you first log in in the morning. You know that the ones on the top are the ones that need instant attention. You can also prompt Google to make others a priority by selecting a button on the bottom of your email box.
My only complaint is the random emails they put in there. Every morning I get two comics in the mail, I have for probably 5 years. I have never emailed them back, because it’s in a newsletter form, and I just get them daily, read them, and delete them. Gmail has decided that one of them is a priority, and the other is not. This is fine, as neither of them are really a priority at all.
Another comment that I have, that isn’t really a complaint, just a comment, is that I leave my email open all day in a tab at the top of my screen. Now that they have priority inbox, I can not longer see when I have new emails! The title is too long on the tab to tell me anymore. But, I shall survive.
So, if you are a fan of Gmail and have an email account through them (which, in my eyes, everyone should), go ahead and start up the priority inbox. It won’t bite!