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Google Inbox update sorts annoying Trello, Github notifications and more

The latest version of Inbox by Gmail helps you reclaim your folders from Trello and Github notifications. It also contains a handful of small features users have been clamoring for.

Published onAugust 9, 2016

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Project management app Trello and the code collaboration platform Github can be pretty chatty with their notifications. That’s why Google has updated Inbox by Gmail so that the email app now groups together messages from these never-ending streams of notifications. The rest of your Inbox will thank you for the breathing room offered by this update, which also brings us some new features that are based on user feedback.

Even if you’ve already setup additional Gmail folders with filters meant to divert Trello or Github notifications away from your main inbox, you’ll want to take a look at this update. These changes sew together several notification emails from Trello or Github into a single email thread, which you can expand or collapse with the tap of a finger. It works just like Inbox’s original bundles: Social, Promotions, Purchases and so on.

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Furthermore, because the Inbox app was built with the goal of helping you keep your inbox clean, you can swipe bundled notifications to the right to mark the whole batch “Done” and archive them all.

This latest update for Inbox also bundles Google Alerts into what the Inbox team describes as a “newsletter” format. It uses the same expand, collapse, swipe formula to make Alerts more manageable. With an unobtrusive delivery system like this, you might be more likely to subscribe to them.

This latest update for Inbox also bundles Google Alerts into what the Inbox team describes as a 'newsletter' format.

The Inbox team also added Drive integration into the app. You can embed Drive links into your messages and adjust permissions. You can also drop email attachments directly into Drive. Also, it’s much easier to delete messages now.

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While we’re on the topic, he web version of Inbox received an exclusive update as well. You can now drag and drop your contacts between the To, CC and BCC fields. Not a major change, but once you start using it you’ll find it’s pretty intuitive.

This update is live now. If you gave up on the Inbox app early on, check out our earlier coverage of the app to find out about some of the developments you missed. As always, let us know what you think in the comments below.