Boxy transforms Google’s Inbox into a Mac app

Boxy transforms Google’s Inbox into a Mac app

Boxy transforms Google’s Inbox into a Mac app

Written by Staff Writer

20 Dec, 2015 | 8:57 am

Ever since the impending death of Mailbox was announced,many people were finding options replace it.  The one most people spend time now is Inbox, Google’s attempt at building a smarter interface for Gmail.

There’s a lot to like — and dislike — about Inbox, but one thing that’s stood out as a downside for me is the fact that Google is unlikely to ever turn it into a desktop app. Inbox will always be a web app first, so why would it bother?

Google may not ever get around to it, but someone else has. A pair of developers have put together an app called Boxy that turns Inbox into something that looks like a native Mac app.

Boxy is essentially identical to Inbox on the web: you get a single column list of emails, and clicking on an item will expand it inline, allowing you to quickly read and respond.

Related emails (like newsletters or promotions) will be grouped together into a single line to declutter your screen, and images, attachments, and event invitations will also appear on the main screen for quick access.

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