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Inbox When Ready for Gmail™

Description from extension meta

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

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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

  • (2020-08-01) Siddish Reddy Iragamreddy: This is just awesome!
  • (2020-07-31) Ivana Kronďáková: Great tool!
  • (2020-07-30) Dave Barnow: It does its job and does it well. I haven't had any issues in the 2 years I've been using this.
  • (2020-07-30) Anton Makiievskyi: awesome
  • (2020-07-29) Ryan Barr: Best app. I accidentally installed boomerang when I got a new computer but had to come back to find this one. Much simpler and cleaner.
  • (2020-07-28) Grace Lemmon: Revitalized how I interact with my email. BRAVO.
  • (2020-07-23) Joan Gass: So helpful in helping me not constantly be distracted by email
  • (2020-07-19) Akshata Ravi: excellent tool. the truth is, you don't even know how much time you waste on mindless browsing until you really start to monitor it. This extension has saved me a lot of headspace and time and increased my productivity. I love it and highly recommend it
  • (2020-07-15) Brian LoBue: Simple, and does what you need to protect your focus. I like the scheduled lockout, but I wish there was a way to override the schedule without have to go into settings.
  • (2020-07-14) Seun Peters: very useful!
  • (2020-07-14) Eric West: In the past I relied on various hacks to search my Gmail archive and to compose new messages without diving into my inbox. This extension solves those problems and offers other useful functionality. I highly recommend it!
  • (2020-07-14) Zuzka Žilková: Great extension!
  • (2020-07-08) Ale Mdz: THIS IS AN AMAZING EXTENSION, I LOVE IT!
  • (2020-07-03) Ben Morris: More useful than I thought it would be. Simple and effective aid to my productivity.
  • (2020-07-02) Guillaume Soto: J'utilise tout le temps! Ca a changé ma vie. Je cherchais depuis longtemps une application qui me permette de faire cela. Cerise sur le gateau, c'est gratuit, sans pub, très discret.
  • (2020-06-23) Nick Geballe: This is a very useful extension.
  • (2020-06-23) Blake Robinson: This review works exactly as described. Everything in my experience was seemless.
  • (2020-06-23) Yaakov Frankiel: This is terrific. I love being able to turn things off when I need to focus. Thanks!
  • (2020-04-15) Alexa Eden Sokol: This is SO helpful! It helps me stay on track, and limits the amount of distractions I see. Thank you for this!
  • (2020-04-14) Onurhan Ba: Awesome extension. I just love using it! Works like former "inbox". Following Zero-Inbox Workflow it highly increased my productivity. Recommended!
  • (2020-04-08) Marc Nicholson: This is a good thing! It puts one layer of zen force between you and the endless inquiries for our conscious. Highly Recommend!
  • (2020-04-08) James Schwarz: Really, really good extension. Also, good support.
  • (2020-04-08) Michael Ball: I'm usually good about checking my email only twice a day. But, I still need to write emails or search for previous emails most days. You'd think it'd be an easy thing to just not look for new emails while doing so, but it's not - I just can't ignore the new email notification within Gmail... at least, not without Inbox When Ready. Such a small thing, taking away that one distraction, and yet, so INCREDIBLY VALUABLE.
  • (2020-04-06) Jake Barnes: Really helps me maintain focus and not get sucked into the inbox.
  • (2020-04-05) Alissa Oliver: I've been unknowingly waiting for this extension since the first time I opened an email inbox circa 1994, clueless as to how much time I would lose to distraction by unimportant messages. Google should buy this app from you for an insane price tag and make it standard. Thank you, Peter Hartree!

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) Phil 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


8,337 history
4.917 (1,241 votes)
Last update / version
2020-04-05 / 1.6.4
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