Fabrizio, March 29, 2019
Unfortunately, the time has come: Inbox by Gmail is shutting down. This means that Boxy, our macOS client for Inbox, will stop working.
Inbox was a revolutionary service that reshaped how people think about email and gave us the idea and opportunity to start something together, and for that we will always be grateful. We sold Boxy to more than 40.000 people, and it was featured on The Verge, Lifehacker, The Next Web and more, which will never cease to amaze us.
So you can imagine how we feel today.
But the Inbox shutdown is also one of the reasons we decided to build Boxy Suite – our bundle of beautiful Mac apps for Gmail and Google Calendar – and then be able to quit our jobs and run a profitable business on our own.
We know that, for many people, switching back to Gmail is hard, but we truly believe that Google is showing a lot of commitment to make Gmail more enjoyable, and a lot of Inbox features are finding their way in Gmail. In fact we wrote about Gmail as an Inbox replacement and we've got tons of amazing responses.
Thanks for everything Inbox, we will miss you.