Over the last few months, Google has rolled out its alternative Gmail interface, Inbox, in dribs and drabs. Perhaps you started out clamoring for an invite and got one, or perhaps you just forgot all about it. Google would like you not to forget all about it, of course, so today (which not coincidentally happens to be the launch of Microsoft’s Outlook for iOS), Google is offering 24 hours of guaranteed invites, beginning at 12pm Eastern.

Anyone who emails inbox@google.com from a personal Gmail account between 12 PM ET today and 12 PM ET tomorrow will receive an invite.

Google Inbox gives you a fancy new front end with reminders and snoozing and bundling tweets and suped-up labels. In theory it will help you get to the vaunted Inbox Zero state, but your mileage may vary.


  1. Jeff Taylor says:

    Uhhh…I already have Inbox, and I’ve ditched it.

    Here’s my take:

    Inbox is great for personal accounts, where you don’t have a lot of “file in a client’s folder” messages. It’s not so great when I have to manage particular tasks and events, or adequately respond to messages as some lawyers do.

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