Try New Gmail Inbox Styles

Posted In Google - By NitiN Kumar Jain On Thursday, July 14th, 2011 With 2 Comments






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Google has released priority inbox for their Gmail services a year back which did not help many to manage their inbox properly. Now they have added multiple Inbox styles for the users to select the best one suiting their needs.

A new Inbox styles bar has been added to the Gmail UI.

Following options are available on the bar:

  • Classic

This is the default inbox style. All mails are displayed in the chronological order of their arrival i.e. most recent mails at the top of your inbox

  • Important first

All your important mails will be listed at the top. Importance in terms of people you are interacting with the most i.e. Top spot is given to mails from people you are communicating with.

  • Unread first

As the names goes, all your unread mails at the top and rest follow.

  • Starred first

As the name goes, all your starred mails at the top in chronological order and rest follow.

  • Priority Inbox

That’s the old style i.e. Unread, important and starred mails are displayed in order and then rest follow.

From last couple of months I was looking for Unread emails in my Gmail inbox but couldn’t find it and it was extremely painful to go to archives just to see what all are unread . But now this is extremely easy.

You can close the bar if you don’t like it or is annoying you.

You can also change the Inbox style using the down arrow button on right of the Inbox hyperlink as in the screenshot below:

Try them out!