Google's Gmail is the next service from Mountain View to go through an overhaul, and today they're showing off what is rolling out across the desktop and to iOS. The aim; to give back control of your inbox to you.
In the desktop environment, all your mail will be organized into categories, all you need to do is dictate what they're going to be. At the top of your inbox, these categories will appear as tabs, with even the opportunity to drag and drop messages between them. On iOS you'll see your main, primary inbox when you fire up Gmail, but all the same categories will be accessible via the slide out menu.
For heavy Gmail users this is great news. We've had apps on iOS such as Mailbox that have come about to help you wrestle back control of your Gmail inbox, but the effort ultimately needed to come from Google. The iOS Gmail app is pretty good, but the desktop experience as it currently stands can be a chaotic environment, so any help is good help. The new inbox will roll out to everyone 'gradually', with an update to the iOS app due in the coming weeks. Is this likely to make you revert back to using Google's own apps to manage your Gmail?