Boxy 2

The best Mac client for Inbox by Gmail

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#4 Product of the DaySeptember 05, 2017

Boxy 2 is
the first major update to the powerful and minimal email client for Mac, powered by ‘Inbox by Gmail’. It features a redesigned interface, revamped multi-account and notification system, new themes and features, and tons of improvements.

  • Pros: 

    Stand alone mail client for Gmail, manages different accounts, very intuitive and clean.



    Code is poetry.

  • Pros: 

    The best Gmail Inbox Client • Clean interface • Multiple separated accounts


    Slow performances when in front (75%-100%) • Takes a lot of memory (600mb minimum)

    I think i'l go back with Polymail because of the performances issues.

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Francesco Di Lorenzo
Francesco Di LorenzoMaker@frankdilo · Full-stack developer
Hi everybody! Francesco and Fabrizio here, we can’t quite believe we’re finally shipping the first major update to Boxy! It’s an email client powered by Inbox by Gmail, initially launched here on Product Hunt in late 2015. Me and @linuz90 have been working on it for quite a long time, and it features a completely redesigned interface, a revamped multi-account system with a new Status Bar menu, new features and themes, and lots and lots of improvements and fixes. On top of that, it’s a free update for exsisting users! 🙌 We’re so excited to finally put Boxy 2 out there, and we can’t wait to know what you think! Thanks @chrismessina for hunting us (again!) and thanks so much to our hundreds of beta testers for their invaluable help 🙏 And since we’re also really grateful to the Product Hunt community for an awesome initial launch in 2015, here are 10 coupon codes to download the app for free. 63FJWNW4TYP3 9KYT6HE3H6P4 PN4XHN7JXT9F AHYAKXMM77NW 3FEHA9LN4WMA 9XYA3T4YFEAP 3YFL79MWTA7J HTJJ9ALXLXME ARRA6EPR6LRL 4YRT6EYKPNN9 We’re also excited to launch Boxy for the first time on on Setapp, an innovative platform that applies the Netflix model to the app store. Enjoy the update!
Mike Acler
Mike Acler@agilek · Chief Prototyper,
@linuz90 @chrismessina @frankdilo I'll save you time – all codes are gone :)
andrew@andyblacko · Senior Product Manager at Signal AI
@linuz90 @chrismessina @frankdilo Any chance of a trial?
Andrew Brodsky
Andrew Brodsky@andrewjb44 · Digital Product Guru
@linuz90 @chrismessina @frankdilo @andyblacko I hate when I'm late to PH and miss codes.
Chase@billchase2 · Enabling Technologies Informationist
@linuz90 @chrismessina @frankdilo Well shucks, missed out on that one. Any trials available? I'd like to see how it compares to WMail.
Chris Messina
Chris MessinaHunter@chrismessina · Product designer & entrepreneur
Been waiting a long long time for v2 of this app! Super excited for it to finally launch — I use it every day!
Jakub Pomykała
Jakub Pomykała@jakub_pomykala ·
Is it still just a web browser like previous version?
Francesco Di Lorenzo
Francesco Di LorenzoMaker@frankdilo · Full-stack developer
@jakub_pomykala Yes it is! We're proud to have build a system that makes the webview become much more than that. Here the details for those interested
Steven Law
Steven Law@stevenlaw · Radio DJ, Web develop, Infosec Fan
Looks great guys, thanks for the find. Just a pity there aren't 10 grateful members on PH today who already redeemed the codes!
Vincent Giersch
Vincent Giersch@gierschv · CTO @
I'm not really convinced by this app (yet): the experience really feels like a regular webpage with not so much value & features on the top. The multi accounts is 2 windows or a single windows with Cmd+X, I was expecting some tabs with the number of unread emails or something similar, right now it's little cumbersome to use. To receive notifications, the app requests a full access to the GMail accounts, are the notifications handled by the app itself, or processed on server side?
Fabrizio Rinaldi
Fabrizio RinaldiMaker@linuz90 · filmmaker
@gierschv everything is handled locally, no server involved. @frankdilo can you give you more details on that. Also, our minimalistic approach doesn’t necessarily mean that the app is simple, quite the opposite since the technical side is getting more complex, while keeping the design essential and polished – an increasingly complex task given that the interface is styled through thousands of CSS rules now. That being said, we totally understand this app is not for everyone, and we’re still planning to add features that might accommodate more users. Thanks for your feedback!
Jerry Shan
Jerry Shan@shantianyun · iOS Developer
@gierschv Having the same concern here.