If you use more than one web based email account, it is likely that you have to visit a number of web sites to ensure that you have read all of your emails. While it is possible to configure some email accounts to forward messages to another address, or use one account to check messages sent to another, this can be something of a tricky process.
Similarly, it can be time consuming to set up a standard email client to deal with more than one email address, and even once it has been achieved, it usually means having to deal with multiple inboxes. This is where Inbox2 is different. It not only makes it possible to check several email account from a single program - including Yahoo, Hotmail, Google Mail, POP3/IMAP, and Exchange -all emails are delivered to a universal inbox to save having to keep switching between accounts.
This may initially seem counter-productive, as it may not be immediately clear how to determine to which email address a particular message has been sent. But Inbox2 automatically labelled incoming emails with an icon so you can tell at a glance which email account they relate to. Simple toggle icons can be used to show or hide emails from a particular account as well. Emails can also be labelled with pre-defined labels which can then be used to further filter the contents of your inbox when required. There are some limitations however, and it is not possible to apply automatic filters to incoming emails. Another nice touch is the way in which email attachments and images are automatically made available on separate tabs of the program without the need to track down the email they are associated with.
But Inbox2 has even more to offer. The program can also be used to access various social networks including Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. The benefits of having access to all of your email accounts and social networks in a single application are greater than they may first seem. You can save a great deal of time by not having to constantly switch between web pages or applications and Windows itself benefits from not having to run several applications when a single program will suffice.