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Inbox When Ready for Gmail™

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Description from extension meta

Protect your focus... spend less time on your email.

Image from store Inbox When Ready for Gmail™
Description from store This Chrome extension will help you check your inbox with reasonable frequency, batch process your email on a regular schedule and minimise the total time you spend in your inbox. If you're a good fit, you'll reclaim about an hour from your inbox every week. ### How it works Inbox When Ready makes some changes to the Gmail interface to help you cultivate a better email workflow. - Hide your inbox by default Search your archives and compose new messages *without getting distracted*. See your inbox only when you deliberately choose to. - Set an inbox budget Decide how many times you want to check your inbox and how much total time you want to spend on it. Then, get visual feedback on how you're doing versus your intention. - Schedule your inbox lockout Define an inbox lockout schedule so you can focus on deep work and then batch process your mail at optimal moments. ### Free or PRO? The free edition of Inbox When Ready puts a small message in your email signature. You can upgrade to Inbox When Ready PRO to permanently disable the signature. All new users enjoy a 14 day free trial of Inbox When Ready PRO. More information here: https://inboxwhenready.org/pricing/ ### What about my privacy? The extension requests the minimum browser permissions that are required to make changes to the Gmail web interface. Inbox When Ready does not require API access to your Gmail account. This makes it much more secure than the vast majority of browser extensions for Gmail, and suitable for use with Google's Advanced Protection Programme. The full terms and privacy policy is here: https://inboxwhenready.org/terms-privacy.html ### Support, feature requests and contributions Please email [email protected]. ### How is this different from the Inbox Pause extension? The main difference: Inbox When Ready hides your entire inbox by default, while Inbox Pause by Boomerang only hides new incoming mail.

Latest reviews

  • (2024-05-06) Amin Alaui: Utilidad al máximo!
  • (2024-03-19) Mitra Martin: Helps me find Inbox zen
  • (2024-03-11) Josias RAZAFIMAMONJY: Efficace
  • (2024-03-07) Christopher Banks: Works very well if you use you task manager& you don't have to many extensions.
  • (2024-03-05) Barbara Logan: I love this - I still have access if I need it but don't get derailed by seeing something that distracts and diverts my attention.
  • (2024-03-01) Andrew Murray: Exactly what I needed. I love how this takes away the clutter and allows you to be more intention while still having access to your inbox. Everyone who uses Gmail, needs this. Works on Google Workspace domains, also. I will review this on my channel: https://www.youtube.com/andrewmurraytv
  • (2024-02-26) Jorge Martinez: Love it!
  • (2024-02-22) Yann Grosjean: Simple, rapide et efficace, j'adore !
  • (2024-02-21) Josh Lavine: Excellent
  • (2024-02-03) Anthony Yao: L'essayer c'est l'adopter !!
  • (2024-01-31) Jacqueline Pittenger: Love this tool! Cuts way down on compulsive inbox checking. Without interfering with having to get into your email for important things (searching for a message, sending a new one, etc.).
  • (2024-01-30) Eitan Gersh Kaplawi: Great app!
  • (2024-01-27) Sarah Silverman: Slows down incessant email checking. Great reminder of just how much I'm looking at email instead of being productive.
  • (2024-01-26) Bill Larsten: Very helpful - lets me control my email use so it does not distract me from the tasks that matter.
  • (2024-01-25) Kitch Mensah-Bonsu: Very helpful
  • (2024-01-23) Lisa Pelletier: It really does help me keep my focus when I need to open email to either look something up or sent a quick note. Thank you!!
  • (2024-01-18) Julia Paolillo: The best - saves me so much time and mental energy
  • (2024-01-18) Seb Robert: Awesome, have used it every day for about 3 years now
  • (2024-01-18) Yves Trocheris: Idéal pour rester focus
  • (2024-01-16) Lynn Graham: Fantastic extension. I would not have the discipline to stay out of my inbox without it. I am able to get more work done and I feel less stressed.
  • (2024-01-13) Justine Wu: This was easy to download and did what it promised. The only thing I wish for is the microsoft outlook version, as this is where 99% of my email time is spent for work. Gmail is my home/kids/social email so not the timesucker that Outlook is.
  • (2024-01-12) Caroline Fry: Helps protect focus - no frills, easy to use
  • (2024-01-12) Jeremie Werner: Parfait !
  • (2024-01-03) Reza Hosseini Ghomi: Security is better than boomerang, not needing to use the google API is a big plus. Customer service is impressively fast and helpful. The tool does what it says and really helps focus.
  • (2023-12-29) Lisa Smith: Works well. Has many features to choose from to help you be less distracted by your email. Simple to use.
  • (2023-12-29) Rina Liddle: This works, it's that simple.
  • (2023-12-28) Helena Åberg Östlund: Used it for a few years now. It's a habit and it works.
  • (2023-12-27) Beth Herzig: I'm using it get more focused. It's super helpful. I highly recommend trying it. It's been a game changer for me.
  • (2023-12-18) Sarah Ressler Wright: So helpful -I love that I can write an email without having to see my inbox and getting distracted -such a game changer!
  • (2023-12-18) Olivier Gagneau: Top appli pour rester concentré :-)
  • (2023-12-17) Juan Seguí Moreno: Una extensión fabulosa para proteger tu tiempo de concentración
  • (2023-12-11) Sigal Tifferet: Great for eliminating distractions
  • (2023-12-04) Julian Kleinknecht: very helpful
  • (2023-11-29) Ceci Hinojos: This plug in has been so useful in prioritizing my attention and time in sorting through emails and what I need to read and respond to.
  • (2023-11-28) Angela Dragon: This is a game changer! I learned about Inbox When Ready from my Digital Wellness Coach, Melissa "HoneyBee" Baker, and was delighted at how quickly it improved my relationship with my otherwise overwhelming inboxes.
  • (2023-11-24) Scott Walker: Wish I had found this about a decade ago!! EXACTLY what I needed - a way to CHOOSE when to look at my inbox, without being baited by that darned little number in parentheses. :-)
  • (2023-11-16) Evelyne Coillot: Very cool app!
  • (2023-11-15) Ruben Jeyasundaram: exceptional. thank you so much. it helps a lot!!
  • (2023-11-09) Linda Daniels-Cuevas: I have been using inbox when ready for years. I love it! When I need to send an email or respond to a chat, I don't risk get distracted by my box. I control when I look at it. I can't imagine what I'd do without it.
  • (2023-11-09) Nader Media: TOP TOP TOP !!! Super outil pour être Focus au quotidien.
  • (2023-11-09) Fabio Hallwyler: Very useful!!!
  • (2023-11-06) Craig Stern: fantastic improvement to my effectiveness. I'm constantly looking for these type of 1% tweaks that increase my productivity towards my goals.
  • (2023-11-03) Rahmi Ozcan: This is likely the first time I've left a review on the Chrome Web Store, despite using numerous extensions. I felt compelled to do so because this extension has proven to be quite effective, and a prominent notification in my Gmail brought it to my attention. Currently, I use Google Workspace, and this extension has been beneficial, having been recommended to me by a successful entrepreneur.
  • (2023-11-02) Wendon: This is awesome! Saved me a lot of time
  • (2023-11-02) Craig Maron: Love this app. There is a knee jerk reaction to check email throughout the day. This app requires one more click before getting distracted by the inbox. It is effective and allows me to not get sucked in while I am working on other priolrities.
  • (2023-10-31) Luca Nicotra: Love it. Also not invasive and just does the job. Also tested Boomerang and I must say I found this better.
  • (2023-10-29) Daniel Restrepo Linarez: Love how it helps me shape a better me.
  • (2023-10-28) Soundarya Balasubramani: Love opening my Inbox and not being bombarded with emails!
  • (2023-10-27) Daniel Webb: More productivity coach than policeman, you should definitely try this extension just to experience the weird feeling you experience when your inbox is silent - an alien mixture of FOMO and tranquility. Excellent!
  • (2023-10-24) jaime castillo: Simplemente maravillosa, deja de perder el tiempo hoy mismo! 6 estrellas a esta extensión.

Latest issues

  • (2016-10-09, v:1.1.29) William Carr: Chrome
    Installed Chrome browser a year ago. Should I install the new one and delete the old one?
  • (2016-10-03, v:1.1.29) Doesn't work the Preview Pane views
    I usually use "preview pane" labs plug in, but in that view the Hide Inbox button doesn't work. Thanks!
  • (2016-09-13, v:1.1.29) Chris Bailey: Enterprise Support
    I am just curious - is there a way that settings can be configured and deployed to an enterprise via the Google Admin Console? (E.g. configuration file)
  • (2016-08-30, v:1.1.21) Philip Dunn: minimalist gmail
    I installed the extension, but I don't see a button that allows me to show the inbox in Gmail. Could this be a conflict with Minimalist Gmail extension? Thanks.
  • (2016-06-26, v:1.1.9) Mohsin Amarjee: Bug
    The header and footer disappears instead of emails, when I click "Hide Inbox"
  • (2015-11-01, v:1.0.2) Joshua Oliver: Inbox by Google Support
    How much would you charge to make this support Inbox by Google as well? Thanks


10,000 history
4.9346 (2,004 votes)
Last update / version
2024-06-13 / 2.0.6
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