Boxy: email client for "Inbox by Gmail"

Developer: Francesco Di Lorenzo

Current Version: 1.2.1

Last Updated: 8 months ago

Download Size: 3.3 MB - Download


Boxy is the best client for 'Inbox by Gmail' — featured on The Verge, The Next Web, Charged, LifeHacker, MacWorld, Netted by The Webbys, The Modern Desk and Gear Patrol.

It gives you all the power of ‘Inbox', with the convenience of a native client and unique features like Reader Mode, Themes and Markdown support.

Boxy works with any Gmail account. Visit ( to discover Inbox!

= What makes Boxy an amazing email client? =

* Modern, clean, responsive interface
* Multiple accounts and multiple windows support
* Reader Mode, for an awesome email reading experience
* Multiple Themes. Choose between Light, White, Dark and Black
* Native OS X notifications with avatars and Dock icon badge
* Markdown support in the email composer
* You can make it your default email client
* Full screen and split screen support
* Menubar icon, colored blue to indicate new unread emails
* VIM and OS X style shortcuts support
* Full screen email composer
* Hide attachments preview and email previews to make your Inbox cleaner
* Option for bigger/smaller font size
* Spell check while typing and emoji support
* Drafts sync, start writing on Boxy e continue on mobile or web
* Safe and super lightweight
* Retina ready and built for El Capitan
* Regular free updates

And of course we fully support all of 'Inbox by Gmail' amazing features, like:

* Snooze your emails
* Automatically suggested smart replies
* Add Reminders right in your inbox
* Bundles keep emails organized
* ‘Trips' smart bundle and previews
* Pin emails to keep them in your inbox
* Smart newsletters preview
* Google Calendar emails are automatically parsed
* ‘Saved' bundle for your saved links
* Full archive search with smart queries

And so much more!

For support please visit

Boxy is not affiliated with, associated to, nor endorsed by Google in any way. Gmail, Google, ‘Inbox by Gmail' and the Google Logo are trademarks of Google Inc.


Release Notes:

Hello friends,
while we are hard at work on Boxy 2.0 (more info at, this is a compatibility update for upcoming macOS releases which squashes most of the bugs.

Stay tuned for more (free) updates in the upcoming months.

By the way, App Store reviews are very helpful to us. If you like Boxy and want to support its development, would you mind taking a moment to write a nice review? We'd greatly appreciate it.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0.2
Review by nathanielperales

Boxy is the email app for Google Inbox on the Mac - Email is a huge problem. Luckily with the help of Boxy and Google Inbox, these two companies are alleviating the problem. If you don’t know the huge pluses to using Google Inbox, do yourself a favor and start using it on the iPhone. Then, when you’re sick of using the Mail app on the Mac because it doesn’t offer snoozing, buy Boxy and get going. It solves all the problems that Mailbox left me with when it abandoned me and all the issues of a “non-modern” email experience. At this point, snoozing and bundling are features I expect out of every email program. If they don’t offer these two features, there’s no reason to use their apps.

Found helpful by 10 out of 10 people
Version 1.2
Review by Stefanocipo

Notifications won’t work - Notifications don’t work for me on El Capitan 10.11.5 Please fix. Also UI is still a bit laggy

Found helpful by 4 out of 8 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.2.1
Review by nerdybear

So close, but actually pretty far... - I like the GUI and the Google Inbox support, some other nice features, and the skin selection is great. But, it doesn’t handle attachments well, nor Sharing from Safari, nor drag n drop onto icon for image attachments, etc. Really close to being a 5 star app, but I’m currently searching for something more functionally reliable. EDIT: I’ve tried the rest, this is the “best.” Disappointed, but this will do for now I guess. Why are there so few people wanting to make a good Mac Mail alternative?

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 1.2.1
Review by shanda madrid

UGH - Well it seemed like a great tool but now its a bit buggy, slow, cant open attatchements sometimes, when searching multiple screes are overlayed and you can't read the words, switching between inboxes causes errors. Oh well, just stick to the browser inbox for now.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 1.2.1
Review by Ryno6124

Absolutely fantastic - I’ve used just about every email app out there but as a google inbox user - I just can’t get into them. But Boxy is different. This app works so well. It feels like you are using google inbox natively, but over time you start to notice other features like the markdown editor and the handy shortcuts. It’s a great app. I’d recommend it to anyone.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 1.2.1
Review by Chris DaSilva

It’s ok, but nothing special - Started out great.. very fast, no freezing, etc. However, lately, it seems to freeze up (resulting in the need to Force Quit), and it has gotten VERY slow in it’s (young) age. Sometimes it’s frustrating enough to not use it, and just dedicate a single browser window to view Inbox. Being a premium (paid) app, I hope it gets improved. I definitely prefer a standalone app instead of using my already-overloaded browser for email. The attachment upload process is frustrating. Instead of browsing for a file, you are required to drag-and-drop the file into the email. Would be nice to have a normal file upload feature by now. Might be time to start searching for a Boxy replacement…

Found helpful by 13 out of 13 people
Version 1.2.1
Review by mercantilever

They Should Call The App “Bugsy" - …Because it’s buggy. Get it? Seriously, there’s nothing special about this app to begin with: it’s a 1:1 recap of Inbox’s web app, except it’s slower and more buggy. (running OSX Sierra on my 15” MBP 2016) So why should you pay money for this transparent cash grab? You shouldn’t. Buyer beware.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people