Is there a way to manually format a section of my email in Google Inbox as a block quote? I don't see the option in the Inbox UI.
It would appear to be not possible with Inbox as it currently exists. Bold, italic, underline, bulleted list, numbered list, are your formatting options. Simply selecting text and then pressing some format button is not an option (although it is in Gmail proper).
It's possible that pasting from somewhere else might give you an indent that would be preserved, but I wouldn't count on it. Another option is likely to be Templates.
For what it's worth, the Gmail keyboard shortcuts for bold, italic, bullet list, etc., seem to work, but Ctrl+] doesn't indent in Inbox. (It doesn't seem to do anything.)
Since the product is still in preview mode, be sure to use the "Feedback" feature to let Google know that they're missing this feature.
I found a more practical hack to enable citation blocks in Inbox:
Inbox Settings:Templates, create a new template.
- In the window that appears, paste an empty citation block copied from a Gmail window.
- Save that under a convenient name such as "citation block".
Now, you can always insert a citation block in Inbox using this template. Look for the Templates icon and select "citation block".
Take a look at my example e-mail:
After all you can click on the add-on icon which makes the magic (you can also right click on text or even use default shortcut
It's obvious it would be easier to click
quote button like in Gmail interface, but with this add-on you can format e-mail better than Gmail itself.
When I run into this issue I compose my email message using the Gmail (not Inbox) user interface. Your partially composed but not-yet-sent messages will be in the Drafts folder (Gmail and Inbox - they are just two views of the same information).