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Protect your focus.
Spend less time on your email.

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.

If you're a good fit, you'll reclaim about one hour every week.

Install on Google Chrome Add to Firefox

500+ five star reviews
on the Chrome Web Store

How it works

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

Protect your focus Hide your inbox by default

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

Resist temptationSchedule your inbox lockout

Set a lockout schedule to help establish your deep work routine. Then, batch process your inbox at optimal moments.

Find your rhythmSet a budget, and stick to it

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

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.
Spend less time on your email.

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.