I understand that Inbox will be discontinued sometime in March. Is there anything that is remotely close to replacing it as far as ease of use and features?

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9 responses to “Email”

  1. Paul Thurrott

    I am also looking. So far, the answer is no.

  2. rob_segal

    So far, I haven't any Windows email apps I like more than some of the ones on macOS. There are nice ones on that platform. I've tried Postbox, Mailbird, EM Client, Thunderbird, Outlook, the Windows 10 mail app. I don't like any of them. Still looking, too.

    • Paul Thurrott

      In reply to rob_segal:

      Yeah, there are definitely more and better choices on Mac. I use (and paid for) Boxy Mail and then, more recently, Boxy Suite.

      • rob_segal

        In reply to paul-thurrott:

        Boxy Suite looks nice. I wish we had more options like that on Windows.

      • Chris_Kez

        In reply to paul-thurrott:

        Isn't it interesting that there are these classes of apps that are just so deep on the Mac side, relative to the size of the platform? Talk to a few Mac users and they'll gush about all of their favorite Mac apps but I rarely hear Windows users do that. Hell, I'm not even a Mac user and I could probably name more than a dozen well-regarded Mac apps.

    • Vladimir Carli

      In reply to rob_segal:

      the lack of a decent mail app for windows is disheartening. I am thinking about switching back to MacOS for this reason. Maybe there are just a few oldies like us that use e-mail but it's at the core of my work and it's really a problem. When I switched to windows one year ago due to the terribleness of apple laptops I was prepared to give up some apps and niceties of macos. However I wouldn't ever imagine that the lack of an email client would be a problem. Even apple mail is way better that any existing mail client for windows... no words...


  3. dcdevito

    Nope. Google's going to have to rip it off my phone come March. My hope is that some indie Dev is cranking away at building one as we speak. One can hope.

  4. Minke

    Check out Edison Mail. It is similar to Inbox, but better in some ways. I tried it for awhile, but I found I could never trust either Inbox or Edison to be 100% accurate in categorizing emails so that in the end I spent more time searching through various categories to make sure that things were in their proper places, and there was always something that wasn't. I've gone back to plain old Gmail. Using labels, archiving, and search I find I can better categorize, delete, archive, etc. in less time than any AS (artificial stupidity).