WGmail Priority Inboxhat if your mail could predict what’s really important to you without you having to sort through everything one by one?

Google’s creative heads now has another innovation for many of us who are overwhelmed by too much email: Gmail Priority Inbox.

What is Gmail Priority Inbox?

You know how our inboxes are often flooded with messages daily? There’s mail our colleagues, from our subscriptions, from family and friends, and… SPAM. If you’re having trouble dealing with your mails daily, then this is the solution. It can be really time-consuming to figure out which mails need to be read and what needs a reply ASAP.

Wouldn’t it be great if you can easily identify top priority mails?

This is what Gmail’s Priority Inbox does. It’s a great new way to handle information overload in Gmail. It helps you focus on the messages that matter without requiring you to set up complex rules.

How it works

In the words of Google itself, “Priority Inbox splits your inbox into three sections: “Important and unread,” “Starred” and “Everything else”.

When you activate Gmail Priority Inbox, as your messages come in, Gmail automatically flags some of them as important. Amazingly, Gmail uses a variety of signals to predict:

  • Which messages are important, including the people you email most (if you email Joe a lot, a message from Joe is probably important); and
  • Which messages you open and reply to!

Your daily use of Gmail should “teach” it to categorize your messages for you! How cool is that?

Also, by clicking the plus or minus buttons at the top of the inbox to correctly mark a conversation as important or not important, you help Gmail learn your email reading and replying pattern! What’s more, you can:

  • set up filters to always mark certain things important or unimportant; or
  • rearrange and customize the three inbox sections!

The Gmail Priority Inbox is undoubtedly a great system, and easy way to quickly see what needs immediate responding and what can wait – great for your time management! Try it today and let me know what you think!

Are you currently using Gmail’s Priority Inbox? How do you find it so far? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below. If you enjoyed this post, don’t forget to share or bookmark! Thank you!

To Your Success,

Elmar Sandyck
Elmar Sandyck

6 thoughts on “Gmail Priority Inbox: Awesome Email Filtering And Time Management System

  1. Hi Elmar,

    Haha, I had it on my “To Do List” to write a blog post about this. You beat me to it. So much for procrastinating 😉

    Well, you did a fantastic job on this post. Probably much better than I ever could have done.

    Don’t quite know what to think about this service yet. I find myself “starring” a lot more messages these days just so I don’t loose them in the “system.” I guess it takes some time to get used to the new “Priority Mail” system. I know I have full control over what I mark important or unimportant. I just don’t like the fact that Google is doing this automatically.

    Have a great week!


  2. Hi Ilka!

    I didn’t know that, sorry! 🙂 Anyway, thanks for the compliment!
    Personally I have a double feeling with this new system too, when something changes we sometimes have a natural tendency to resist it isn’t it…? It’ll take some time to get used to these changes I guess.

    Have a great week too!


    When you’re looking for some great ideas on how to prevent procrastination… I wrote a good post on that subject several weeks ago : http://empoweredonlineentrepreneurs.com/entrepreneurial-mindset/5-ideas-on-how-to-stop-procrastination-the-most-dangerous-disease-in-business-2/ Enjoy it! 😉

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  4. Wow, what can’t Google do?
    It seems that this has to be so precise to ensure that emails don’t get miscategorized and missed. When will the roll-out of the final version of this be available to the average consumer?

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