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This article was published on May 21, 2009


Unique inbox organisation features coming to Gmail

Unique inbox organisation features coming to Gmail
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Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos, designing, listening to good music and making lurrrve.

Passionate Google news and tip blog, Google OS, have spotted an interesting bit of GMail code that suggests some unique organisation features are on the way.

gmail-icebox

Titled “Magic Inbox” or “Icebox Inbox”, the concept is reportedly based on a RarePlay report that explains the possibility of mapping out relationships between email parties and ordering them by priority based on incoming/outgoing email traffic, speed and frequency of replies.

More digging into GMail’s code suggests that we will soon be able to organise our inbox’s based on this level of priority.

gmail-sort-by-priority

As cool as this may sound, removing the “on behalf of” and ordering by date are more obvious priorities in my opinion. Whilst automatigically ordering by priority may be interesting to try out, manual organisation of my email so I know exactly where everything is at a given time, makes me sleep easier. Of course, I am likely to bite my tongue once the feature is released.