Inbox2 Beta: Access Facebook, Twitter and Gmail From The Same Window
By on December 14th, 2010

Inbox2 is a desktop client that brings the social networks and email accounts under one roof. The social networks you can connect are Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and email services like Gmail, AOL, Yahoo, Hotmail are also supported.  If you choose to use your custom mail server, go ahead and choose the option Other.

Download Inbox 2 and install it on your PC. You will need to provide your email address to download the tool. After installation is complete start the application. Choose the social network or email provider from the list and log into it. You can add as many services as you want.

Add Accounts

Once you have done that, press the button Next Step and proceed to the main window. You will be asked to enter your full name and the default account. Once selected, use the Get Started button to open the main window.

Add default account and full name

Here is how the main window looks like. All the emails as well as the updates from the social networks are shown in the right sidebar, while the content of the default account are shown in the middle section.

Inbox2 window

Techie Buzz Verdict:

The desktop app has a very impressive and nice looking interface which is easy-to-use and productive at the same time. Accessing all the social networks and email account is very easy. Although it lacks many features that other apps (read Digsby) of its kind offer. While using the tool (and  specially  after I added Facebook) it crashed several times which was quite frustrating. Although I loved the minimalist approach. The tool may not be a must-use tool now but its definitely a must-try one.

Techie-Buzz Rating: 3.5 / 5 (Very Good)

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