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Published: 13th May 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th May 2015 04:33 AM   |  A+A-

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Read emails faster

A new mobile email application called Zero was launched recently to help users power through their inboxes on the go. Designed especially for heavy email users who receive a lot of inbound email, Zero promises to speed up email processing by 30 per cent or more. With an interface that’s akin to a social feed that users can scroll through, the app is designed in a way that lets you move through your inbox faster by turning emails into a feed that you can scroll through vertically, one by one, using swipe gestures. This is a radically different approach than most email apps today which present users with a birds-eye view of their inbox.

Zero presents the information in a card-style layout that allows you to preview email summaries as text-only for faster reading. As you swipe up on the message to move through your feed, the emails are automatically archived.

From this feed, users can also reply to an email, tap a star button to keep it in the inbox instead of having it archived, or move the email to a designated folder. Other buttons at the bottom of the app let you view your inboxes, your folders, or search across all your messages.

Price: Free

Available on: iOS


Get flight alerts

Get flight alerts.PNGSkyscanner, a global travel search engine, launches Skyscanner Now card for Google, which will allow android users around the world to get instant flight price alerts on their mobile device.Available globally in over 30 languages, the Skyscanner Now card will enable travellers to monitor flight prices as they rise and fall on a selected route, to help them make better decisions when booking their flight.

How it works

Download the Skyscanner flight app on your Android mobile or tablet device (available on Android 4.1+ devices). Select your preferred flight route or routes and set up a price alert. You can also set up flight prices alert through email, via the Skyscanner website. Follow the setup process for Google apps to start receiving the Price Alert Now card on your dashboard, or via email if preferred.

Available on: Google Play

Price: Free


Rail schedules on Google Maps

Google on Tuesday announced the addition of Indian Railways schedules as well as updated information about public transport in eight Indian cities to Google Transit.

This update will now allow people to access information about 12,000 trains, as well as updated details for bus and metro routes from Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi and Pune, a release said.

Google Transit is a feature in Google Maps which helps people plan public transport trips quickly and easily.  At present, Google Maps has public transportation schedules for more than one million transit stops worldwide in 2,800 cities, including New York, London, Tokyo and Sydney.


Gul’s fitness plan

Actress Gul Panag, who is also a fitness and technology enthusiast, has taken on the co-founder’s role for a mobile app start-up company MobieFit, which centers on health and fitness. “Technology has become such an integral part of our life. I’m a technology enthusiast and a keen watcher of the tech space. I use apps on my phone all the time, whether it is maps to find directions, edit a photo and so much more,” says Gul.

“Fitness is another big passion for me, and on social media, everyday, someone will write in and ask me about my take on fitness or to suggest a tip for them. And while an offhand tip can be helpful, to have a consistent app to guide you is so much more,” she adds.

MobieFit has been incubated by Prototyze.

Prototyze is currently working in stealth mode on building mobile technology centred businesses in multiple sectors such as financial services, health and fitness, and training.

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