Google IO 2017 Coverage

Google integrates GitHub, Trello into Inbox, updates Alerts presentation

Google-Inbox

Google announced some new integrations for their Inbox email client today along with several improvements and enhancements, many of them in response to feedback received from users. Headlining the changes that are starting to roll out are integrations with Trello and GitHub.

Working with the developers on both the Trello and GitHub teams, Google’s Inbox developers added new integrations to give users a quick update on what is going on with their projects. For Trello users, they will receive a summary of what is going on with their projects to help them keep up with the latest updates. Meanwhile, GitHub users will receive summaries of code changes and filed issues for each repository.

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Another area in which the Google Inbox team made improvements was in Google Alerts. Within the Inbox app, alerts will now show up like a newsletter, summarized right in the inbox. This means users can drill down to read more or quickly mark them as done.

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Some of the other improvements include the ability to manage Google Drive attachments a little better by inserting Drive links directly into emails. Users can also check and fix permissions for links. If a user happens to be on the receiving end of a message with an attachment, they can now save the attachment to Drive. Google also made a change so that contacts can be dragged and dropped between the to, cc and bcc lines when composing a message on the web. They have also made it possible to delete from the inbox directly just like marking an email as done.

Google’s developers indicate they are interested in expanding their integrations for Inbox to more platforms, so they are actively soliciting interested parties.

source: Official Gmail Blog


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