Inbox by Google smart reply feature has been recently introduced. It allows you to reply to emails just with a single click.
The picture above is a screen shot of an email sent to me by an employee of the organisation, who wanted to inform me that he had forgotten to use the biometric machine for marking his attendance at work. I have not replied to the email yet, so Inbox by Google smart reply feature gives me an option to do so by clicking on template messages that appear in the place I am supposed to type. Here, I get options like approved, noted and ‘please do the needful at the earliest’. Of course, out of these three, ‘noted’ seems to be the most appropriate answer, so I would proceed to click on the button marked noted and it would automatically be typed.
But these are not the only template message options that come by; I have observed other suggestions like ‘Acknowledged’, ‘Thanks for letting me know’ and ‘I’d keep you posted on this’ also come by in course of work. In all cases, I could pick the best option and have the mail automatically replied to.
The suggestions for reply are chosen quite carefully. It seems like Google’s new messaging application is a smart one as it goes over the mail and understand’s the content, further giving the best possible suggestions for it.
Another thing that I personally like about Inbox is the way it smartly bundles emails. You can also visit the ‘bundle’ option and create a custom bundle, where the emails containing a specific word can be classified into a single bundle. the same can be done in case of mails from one recipient.
On the downside, I find it tough to paste excerpts from excel worksheets here – it does not work. for this, I click on the ‘Gmail’ option on the left side of the panel and it opens up the regular webmail in another tab of the current browser. I copy the selected excerpt from the excel sheet and pasted it on a word document. Finally, I paste that excerpt on the email body and it works, everytime, on webmail, but not on Inbox by Google.