Silent Inbox is a bouncer inside your Gmail. It holds back emails that are not urgent and delivers them at the time you want.
The add-on automatically detects email newsletters and allows you to manually mute senders that distract you during work.
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Ihor Stefurak
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‌ 👋 Hello fellow makers, and thank you @chrismessina for the intro! 📝 200 lines of code Six months ago I sat down to write 200 lines of code in Apps Script for my Gmail. I was overwhelmed by unimportant emails during the day. It was hard to keep practicing inbox zero. I wanted to read newsletters. But they were hitting my inbox during the day, distracting me from support requests and messages from partners. Back to the code. I created two labels, one filter, and one trigger. The filter collects emails that contain selected terms like "unsubscribe" and "email preferences" (around 20 different terms by the moment). I needed two labels to mark emails properly. And the trigger was set to fire two times a day — at 9 am and 7 pm. 🚀 A Gmail add-on That's it. It keeps my inbox distraction-free and twice a day sends me my unimportant stuff. Today I'm launching that code (+2000 new lines of code) as a product. It's a Gmail add-on that collects not urgent emails and delivers them at the time you want them to read. If you are interested in my 0 to 1 journey, there is a thread on Twitter. 🙌 Basic vs Premium The Basic account allows you to schedule delivery for any time once a day. In addition to automatically detected email newsletters, you can add up to 10 other senders to the Muted List. With the Premium account, you can change the frequency from "once a day" to "twice a day" (more options coming in the next update). And your number of senders in the Muted List is unlimited. 🔥 The early bird price for a premium account is $12/year (until September 12). The basic account is free. 🔑 Install the add-on to calm down your inbox
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This is something I didn't know existed but definitely need in my life @ihorstefurak. Great work :) Especially the promo video - very simple and succinct. How did you shortlist keywords for classifying unimportant messages? Best of luck!
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Ihor Stefurak
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@rish154 thanks! The add-on automatically detects email newsletters (they contain words like "unsubscribe", "email preferences" (around 20 different terms by the moment). And you can also manually mute email addresses and domains.
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This a perfect fit for my email routine! Simple and efficient solution!
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Ihor Stefurak
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@pavlo_bondarenko so, two months ago you tweeted the problem and here you go, we are on Product Hunt with the solution!
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@ihorstefurak what a time to be alive!
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Dinakar SakthivelFounder/Director, The Netly
It's nice how you say, "Recieve unimportant emails". Emails are used for almost all formal communications and I, like other people, tend to check it often to see if I have got something new. Taking advantage of this habit most have, companies are spamming inboxes, I report spam and block and another company comes in! A bunch of "jump in for a quick call" and newletters that I didn't sign up to adds stress to my work day as I pick up my mobile to see what it "beeped" for and I see this! After using this add-on for quite some time now, I could see how I'm able to focus, and it's going good for me. But still couldn't stop myself from checking it manually, so better add a Gmail lock for me in your next update lol.
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Ihor Stefurak
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@dinakar here is the update you wanted! if (user === "dinakar") { Gmail.LOCK } Thanks for the support, Dinakar. I'm glad you are on board!
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Dinakar SakthivelFounder/Director, The Netly
@ihorstefurak that was quick, thank you!
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Ihor Stefurak
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@dinakar As a company of one we make decisions quickly!
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@ihorstefurak, thanks for the product! Installed in a few minutes ago and got my wow effect when newsletters disappeared to a separate folder :)
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Ihor Stefurak
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@roman_podenezhnyi I guess, we can call it an "aha moment"!
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