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Protect your focus.
Fix your inbox workflow.

This Chrome extension will help you check your inbox with reasonable frequency, batch process your email on a regular schedule and minimise the total time you spend in your inbox.

Install on Google Chrome

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
300+ five star reviews
on the Chrome Web Store

How it works

Inbox When Ready makes some changes to the Gmail interface to help you cultivate a better email workflow.

🙈 Hide your inbox by default

Search your archives and compose new messages without getting distracted. See your inbox only when you deliberately choose to.

Set an inbox budget

Decide how many times you want to check your inbox and how much total time you want to spend on it. Then, get visual feedback on how you're doing versus your intention.

🔒 Schedule your inbox lockout

Define an inbox lockout schedule so you can focus on deep work and then batch process your mail at optimal moments.

What people are saying

Some of the 💖 from the Chrome Web Store...

User portrait David Peralta
Fantastic. Can't tell you how many times I just wanted to do one thing in my email and got lost in my inbox.
User portrait Niall Fennell
I am instantly less stressed! I've been waiting for this extension. Thank you!
User portrait Stevie Clifton
You won't believe how much not seeing your inbox will increase your productivity. I love this extension.
User portrait Alex Warbasse
I love that I can easily search for what I needed without getting sidetracked by reading new messages that pop up
User portrait Tim Knittel
This has improved my productivity and focus enormously. Easy to use.
User portrait Kevin DeLand
So useful! I used to literally hold my hand up to cover my inbox...

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Protect your focus.
Fix your inbox workflow.

Inbox When Ready is made by Peter Hartree in Reykjavík, Iceland.
The extension is free to use. You can support my work by upgrading to the PRO edition.