Protect your focus.
Fix your inbox workflow.

This free 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

250+ five star reviews
on the Chrome Web Store

How it works

Inbox When Ready adjusts the Gmail user 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...

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David Peralta
Chrome Web Store

Fantastic. Can't tell you how many times I just wanted to do one thing in my email and got lost in my inbox. Wish I had had this years ago.

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Niall Fennell
Chrome Web Store

I am instantly less stressed! I've been waiting for this extension. Thank you!

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Stevie Clifton
Chrome Web Store

You won't believe how much not seeing your inbox will increase your productivity. I love this extension.

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Alex Warbasse
Chrome Web Store

I love that I can easily search for what I needed without getting sidetracked by reading new messages that pop up.

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Tim Knittel
Chrome Web Store

This has improved my productivity and focus enormously. Easy to use.

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Kevin DeLand
Chrome Web Store

So useful! I used to literally hold my hand up to cover my inbox...

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