Boxy: email client for "Inbox by Gmail"

Developer: Francesco Di Lorenzo

Current Version: 2.0

Last Updated: 9 days ago

Download Size: 3.8 MB - Download


Boxy 2 is finally here. This is a minimal and powerful e-mail client you’ll fall in love with, and it’s been rebuilt from the ground up with new features and themes, a thoroughly refined interface and countless improvements.

Boxy is built for ‘Inbox by Gmail’, so it works with any Gmail account. Inbox by Gmail makes your inbox smarter and more powerful, with features like Trips, Highlights, Snooze and Quick Replies.

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- Modern, clean, responsive interface, completely refined in version 2
- Multiple accounts and multiple windows support
- Status bar menu with quick access to your accounts and their unread counts
- Full support to ‘Inbox by Gmail’ and its distinctive features. (Trips bundles, reservations previews, saved links and much more)
- Reader Mode, for an awesome email reading experience
- Saved Searches, for users who frequently need to search using the same queries
- Multiple Themes. Choose between Light, Dark, White, Black and Crimson
- Native macOS notifications with avatars and Dock icon badge
- Markdown support in the email composer
- VIM and OS X style shortcuts support
- Full screen email composer
- Smaller minimum window size compared to all other clients
- Granular interface settings to make it perfect for you
- All in sync, start writing on Boxy e continue on mobile or web
- 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 events parsing and invites shortcuts in the inbox
- ‘Saved' bundle for your saved links
- Full archive search with smart queries

And so much more!

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:

Our first major update is finally here! We’ve been working on it for a long time, thanks so much to all our beta tester for their precious feedback.


- Brand new Multi-Account system. Faster and more reliable.
- New Status Bar Menu to quickly see and access your accounts.
- Global Notifications. We completely revamped our notification system, you’ll be notified about new messages in all your accounts.
- Saved Searches. You can now save your most used searches, which can also be triggered via shortcuts — a big productivity boost for e-mail hardcore users.
- Completely rewritten styling and refined interface design, with much better information density.
- Brand-new “Crimson” Theme.
- Redesigned White Theme.
- New app icon, and custom icons for specific themes.
- Account name is now in the app’s Nav Bar.
- New bigger font size option.


- Core stability and performance improvements due to completely rewritten core logic.
- Reader Mode button is now in the messages list. (appears when hovering on a message)
- Boxy’s windows are now titled and recognized by the system according to the open account. This is especially handy if you time tracking apps like "Timing", which will not separate your accounts.
- Files can now be attached via a File Picker. (before it was only Drag & Drop)
- Better print support. Now printing attachments opens your default browser with the print dialog shown. Emails, instead, can be printed directly into Boxy.
- You can now hit Cmd + and Cmd - to change Boxy's UI font size.
- Shortcuts to change accounts have been changed to Cmd+1, 2, 3...
- You can now change theme from the View menu.
- Also, account shortcuts now brings the app back in foreground if it was hidden.
- You can now add a new account directly in a new window. (hold Alt)
- More granular, per-account settings.
- New Interface > Hide email counts setting. (for real minimalists)
- Avatars in notifications are now proper Google avatars.
- Improved support for multi-screen setups. Now Boxy remembers all your opened accounts and upon launch restores them even with multiple screens attached.
- Better font size consistency.
- Improved logic to reconnect when Mac is offline when Boxy launches.
- Obviously, tons of bug fixes. (Thanks for all the reports and feedback!)


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 2.0
Review by ThomasBurgess

Great, except for notifications - An Inbox client for Mac was exactly what I was looking for when I got this new computer. However, I have been disappointed with the way the notifications work. I wish there was a way to turn on notifications for the unsorted emails only. I get a lot of college emails that are auto-sorted into a “college” bundle (one of the key features of Inbox) but now I get notifications for every new college email, causing me to turn off notifications altogether.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 2.0
Review by Brandon Oxendine

Hope it gets better… I like the idea - Pros: — It has nice color themes. — It’s an app. — Inbox by Google is already very good. Cons: — Notification count isn’t accurate (so many apps get this wrong, I assume it’s just hard). — Animations are choppy. I’d expect a native reskin of an already slick web app to be even smother. — Generally, the app feels slow. — Surprised they didn’t redo the most frustrating thing about Inbox: when you’re writing a reply inline, close it, go back to complete it, and it pops up a window from the bottom. This app is truly just a reskin. — The last email you were looking at is always highted? I don’t get the point of this. — The account switcher is identical to Google’s. Seems like something they could have made much simpler and better. — Switching accounts is very slow. Seems like it should take no time, but it reloads the inbox each time you switch. — Clicking on “Contacts” just opens contacts in your browser. — When you click on a notification, it opens a separate app window. This may be just when you’re viewing one Inbox, and are clicking on a notification for another account. But still should open in the same main app window.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 2.0
Review by MelissaEC

Increased Information Density ≠ Better Experience - 1. I love this app — it’s so nice to be able to access my gmail without using a browser!!! And y’all do a nice job of integrating the features of inbox. Thank you for providing it! 2. The recent visual re-design that reduces margins and changes grid the text alignment has made the experience much less legible (and even a little stressful). The added value of putting one or two more lines of information on the screen isn’t worth it! The revised experience feels crammed and slightly stressful — the lost white space increases eye fatigue and confounds scanability b/c the IA is harder to see at a glance. I hope y’all will revert! The old grid worked well.

Found helpful by 2 out of 3 people
Version 2.0
Review by Crimson090

Memory issues prevent this from being a great app - Wonderful app, except for the fact that it appears each account you sign in with adds another ~300mb of memory. So for my three accounts, this app requires nearly 1GB of memory. For the first time ever I received an out of memory notice of my machine because of this. Great idea, but needs a better execution for handling multiple accounts.

Found helpful by 1 out of 2 people
Version 2.0
Review by jhsdjkfhdjhfjkds

Excellent - The latest version of this app fixes many of the bugs the last version suffered from. It now runs flawlessly. In fact, it even seems to run more smoothly than using Inbox in a browser, at least for me. The app is well worth purchasing for the convinence of having a shortcut in the dock alone, not to mention many of the features layered on top.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people