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.
- Open links bug.
- New UI
Ratings and Reviews
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.
Inbox Became My Default Client
I started using inbox on my iphone and ipad. it took a little getting used to (switching back to old clients and browser-based gmail serches) because I felt like I was missing emails. I don’t think I was, and I’ve adjusted to that feeling that I wasn’t seeing everythign. I’m using inbox on my mac PC now and have some suggestions and feature recommendations.
NICE TO HAVE:
Perhaps allowing up to customize window colors. The only distinguishing visual cue seems to be a small icon/picture upload om upper right corner. Its a little difficult to distinguish between one email account and another when opening several.
TOTALLY FRUSTRATING AND MUST HAVE:
Allow users to set a default for opening links contained in my emails. They open in an Inbox window and I want them to open in a full functioning browser of my choice. Currently I have to right click/copy link and then past it into a browser. This is just bad user interface, why fool us with a limited app native browser, it is a waste of time and functionality.
Thank you for considering.
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.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.