Mail Inbox - for Google Inbox
By YUAN XIAOHONG
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Mail Inbox, the best unofficial client for Google Inbox , brings Google's idea of the future of email to the Mac.
Gomail key features:
* Sleek and responsive interface
* Multiple accounts support
* Works with any Gmail account (after free activation via the official mobile app)
* Native OS X notifications
* Dock icon badge
* Menubar icon, colored blue to indicate new unread emails
* OS X shortcuts support, like Cmd+N to compose new messages or Cmd+F to search
* Drafts sync, start writing on Gbox e continue on mobile or web
* Sleek Dark theme (enable it in Window → Dark Theme)
* Reader Mode, for an awesome reading experience
* Hide attachments preview to make your Inbox cleaner
* Bundles, Snooze, Reminders and all the other Inbox great features
* Secure, lightweight, Retina ready and built for El Capitan
* Regular free updates
Mail Inbox is not affiliated with, associated to, nor endorsed by Google in any way. Gmail, Google, Google Inbox and the Google Logo are trademarks of Google Inc.
What's New in Version 1.3
- Open links bug.
- New UI
Has Text Replacement Shortcuts
Update 5/19: Text replacement is available. May have always been. Two-finger tap inside the reply field, go to Substitutions, put check mark next to Text Replacement. Works like it would in all other apps. Am very happy to have this feature in my desktop email app, have been waiting for it for a while. Would still like the option to open links in Safari by default, but app is well worth 5 stars even without it.
Good app, nice to have Inbox on the desktop. Needs two things: support for Text Replacement Shortcuts, and the ability to select what browser to open links in. There is no preferences panel currently, to even offer this as an option. My preference would be for a preference panel.
I’ve only had the app for 5 minutes, but everything else looks pretty good. Have been using Kiwi for the last year or so, but it only supports the non-Inbox variant, so stars on my mac wouldn’t show up on my phone, and pins on my phone wouldn’t show up on my Mac. Looking forward to transcending that pickle. However, links not opening in Safari might prove a bigger issue, Kiwi could do that at least. Both lacked support for Text Replacement Shortcuts, which I think is critical for anyone using Apple products, when you take it out of one program that you type in it slows you down everywhere else.
Good and want more
Overall, this is a good email tool and I enjoy using it. It’s great when you are checking emails on multiple devices as I never run into any issues toggling between devices. My main complaint is that when I click on a link in an email, it opens the link inside the application in its own window, which I am assuming is a lite version of their chrome browser. Unfortunately, there are times that the lite version is not good enough. To avoid this, I manually copy the link and paste it in my browser.
It’s good… but...
As others have mentioned, it opens mail links in its own browser, which would be ok, but it of course doesn’t share any cookies with any other browsers on your system, so you’ll have to login to sites all over again.
It also doesn’t support browser extensions that either Safari or Chrome might support, so it’s fairly basic.
It would be nice to be able to select a preference to open in system-default browser.
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Mar 05, 2016
- Version: 1.3
- Size: 0.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: YUAN XIAOHONG
- © 2015 YXH Inc.
Compatibility: OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor