JR Raphael in Android Intelligence:
Google is killing off Inbox, its experimental email app that’s lived alongside Gmail for the past four years. The service is set to shut down for good this coming March.
Good riddance. Inbox was a clumsy mess with a bunch of bolted on features that not enough people bothered to use. How anyone or any business can trust Google to keep apps going is beyond my comprehension.
Perhaps most useful of all, in addition to serving as a hub for regular reminders, Inbox allows you to attach reminders onto individual emails. That way, when you have a task related to a specific message, you can put a memo about it on top of that very email — where it belongs — and then snooze the whole thing away to an appropriate day and time.
Who among us doesn’t wish for something similar in Mail, but note how many other email applications do the same thing already. Spark and Airmail come to mind.