Very often, a real-world task involves a number of different email threads and, especially in the case of Google Inbox, reminders. In Google Inbox, items can be snoozed until a later date, at which they magically reappear in your inbox. If a snoozed email receives a response before the snooze date, it is unsnoozed. Unfortunately, the items that I snoozed with that email are not unsnoozed, so I kind of lose track of which items belong together. (As a workaround, note that Google Inbox offers to re-snooze an unsnoozed email to the original snooze date, which is displayed. So I then go to "Snoozed", scroll to that date, and manually unsnooze the items by pinning them. Not ideal, though.)

I am looking for a way to snooze items together (this works) and have them unsnoozed together.

I have tried bundles, but you cannot snooze a bundle.

What other ways are there to group items to have them unsnoozed together?

  • This may be a feature request. I personally group tasks into a single reminder--either tied to an email or not. Something like: Finish planning party: see emails with Jim and Mary. You could also create folders on the fly, i.e. Party Planning and put in the emails from Jim and Mary. And then create a reminder that says Finish "Party Planning". In your case, I suppose you could also add a reminder to every email related to party planning that says "Party Planning" and then you'll know to search for all other emails is:reminder "party planning".
    – JBallin
    Commented Feb 26, 2018 at 22:12
  • @JBallin Regarding the latter, I have tried that. For some reason, though, Google Inbox does not find (any? all?) email threads that contain your search phrase only in the reminder part, regardless of whether or not I am using is:reminder. I have yet to understand why that is the case, it would help a lot if it just did that.
    – bers
    Commented Feb 27, 2018 at 9:06
  • Agree there should be a way to search reminder text specifically but maybe you could make unique names such as ‘Party Planning 3.5.18’? As you probably know, is:reminder filters emails that only have a reminder attached to them
    – JBallin
    Commented Feb 27, 2018 at 17:05
  • @JBallin I think I did not express myself clearly enough. My concern is not that Inbox returns too many results because it includes emails with reminders whose email body matches (it does), and not just emails with reminders whose reminder matches. This is about Inbox returning too few results, by not returning emails with reminders where only the reminder matches. Try it: When I have an email in Google Inbox, and I add the reminder "xyz123abc" to it (or any word not in the email body), both the search for is:reminder xyz123abc and the search for xyz123abc return "No results".
    – bers
    Commented Feb 28, 2018 at 9:10
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    I'm voting to close this question because Inbox by Gmail was retired in April, 2019 and is no longer available.
    – ale
    Commented Jul 3, 2019 at 14:22


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