Oct 23, 2014 10:06AM

Google Has Invented An Alternative To Email

If it ain't broke, fix it anyway!

Remember the days when you would turn on your modem, connect to dial-up, open Internet Explorer, type in http://www.hotmail.com, enter your email address (probably angelbaby69@hotmail.com) and password (probably a private joke with your BFF), and click into your emails one-by-one? It was a simpler time, the late 90s to mid-2000s. These days it's autocomplete this and drag-n-drop that. We're on our way to living in the type of futuristic wonderland imagined by 20th century sci-fi writers.

To bring us one step closer, Google has launched a new app that could potentially replace email altogether. It's called Inbox, it's totally separate to Gmail and it looks like a vaguely more intuitive version of apps you're already using, offering functions like Bundles, Highlights, Reminders, Assists, and Snooze. Soon computers will be fully sentient and capable of a wide range of human emotions.

Google says it's been "years in the making" and it's strictly VIP invite only affair, but if you email inbox@google.com and ask for an invite (not at all desperate) then you might get lucky. Or you can just CHILL and wait for Google to release it publicly.

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Emily Royal