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GMail 5 Concept Design Sorts Emails Brilliantly

Authored by: Steven Blum — Apr 11, 2013
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© Paul Burke

If you're like me, you occasionally miss important emails because they get lost with the Amazon offers and spam and corporate newsletters you accidentally signed up to receive. While Gmail for PCs easily sorts emails based on importance, the same feature doesn't work so well on GMail for Android. 

This GMail concept design, by Googler Paul Burke, allows you to see the important stuff first. You can easily access attachments and calendar appointments without even opening up an email, collapse your inbox categories, and see tiny little images of the folks who are sending you stuff. 

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© Paul Burke

Google created a better GMail for iOS than for Android. Strange, I know. I'm split: I like this concept, but I like GMail for iOS as well, and I think it makes better use of the display's small space (here's a link so you can judge for yourself).Burke's concept only allows you to see four emails at a time, while GMail for Android and iOS allow you to see six. 

That said, I love the idea of being able to download attachements without opening emails.

What do you think about this GMail concept? Do you wish Google would create something more along these lines? Let us know in the comments below!

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.

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  • CJ Brown Apr 12, 2013 Link to comment

    Google has done a fantastic job with its apps, except for GMail (it needs an update as well as a re-design - which is something Yahoo Mail has already accomplished) and Chrome Browser needs to bring back support for Flash Animation / Flash Player (c;mon Google, suck up to Adobe already!) ...

  • Jon Garrett Apr 12, 2013 Link to comment

    Google sometimes pisses on our heads and tells us its raining.