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Boxy: email client for "Inbox by Gmail"

By Francesco Di Lorenzo

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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.

What's New in Version 1.2.1

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.


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Customer Reviews

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…

Well done!

I have been using Inbox for a while, and kinda hated not having a dedicated app. Tried all the free ones, and didn’t love any of them, until I finally decided to pay for Boxy. Money well spent. Well done, and easily lets me switch between multiple Inbox accounts. Everything that the actual web has from Google is here + actual icon badge and notifications that work in my desktop.

This would of received 5 stars if the compose email was a little better, especially when it comes to attaching files. Seems like they are trying to copy the web interface too much, and I don’t like it as much as other app based email solutions.

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?

Boxy: email client for "Inbox by Gmail"
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  • $5.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2.1
  • Size: 3.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor

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