Boxy Suite - Product Stars
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Boxy Suite

Beautiful Mac clients for Gmail and Google Calendar.

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Vivek Sancheti
Is it kind of web view wrapper or its completely native?
Ryan Roberts
@evivz From the above message (in case you don't see it)… "These are not Electron apps. We've built them by choice with a custom stack based on Safari technologies; this presented us with many technical challenges but also allowed us to make the apps lightweight and performant."
Seb Jachec
@evivz @ryan_roberts1 It's the good kind of web view wrapper!
Ryan Roberts
I hope it's coming to Setapp ;)
Fabrizio Rinaldi
Maker
Hi there Product Hunt! ​👋​ ​​ ​​A few years ago me and @frankdilo created Boxy, the best Mac client for Inbox by Gmail, and we’ve been increasingly frustrated by the lack of great Gmail and Google Calendar clients on the Mac. That’s why we decided to start working on this product. ​👨‍💻​ ​​ ​​We’re super excited to finally introduce Boxy Suite, which brings our attention to design and our experience with macOS development to the greatest email and calendar services out there, to turn them into beautiful Mac apps. ​💻​ ​​ ​​The Suite includes Boxy for Gmail and Boxy for Calendar. These clients wrap the Gmail and Calendar web apps and completely restyle them to match macOS UI conventions and make them much more responsive and compact. The clients also add native features on top, such as account management, themes and further customization options. ️​🔥​ ​​ ​​Boxy Suite also includes a 100% native app called Dashboard, which gives an overview of all your emails and calendar events, lets you quickly access the other apps of the suite, and functions as a notifications hub. We’ve been using this for months and we just could’t live without it. ​🙌​ ​​ ​​These are not Electron apps. We've built them with a custom stack based on WKWebView. It’s been a tough choice that presented us with many technical challenges, but in the end it allowed us to make the apps much more lightweight and performant. ​⚡​️ ​​ ​​Boxy Suite is now finally available for $49.99 per year. We thought a lot about monetization and we believe this is a fair price for a bundle of 3 apps with this feature-set. ​🙏​ ​​ ​​To implement and test monetization Paddle gave us huge help, so shout-out to them for being really awesome! And huge thanks to our early users for their help in testing the apps until now. We couldn’t have done it without you! ​💪​ ​​ ​​So, that’s it! Enjoy a 25% lifetime discount for early adopters, automatically applied when you visit the website! ​💸​
Chris Frantz
@linuz90 I guess I have to ask, what happens when google kills inbox? Does boxy cease to exist? I manage 4 accounts in there on the minimal setting and going back to gmail feels like such a step back.
Fabrizio Rinaldi
Maker
@frantzlight I'm planning to create a Minimal theme for Boxy for Gmail, but right now we're focusing on core features and performance
Chris Frantz
@linuz90 Got it. Well, I'd pay $100/yr for Boxy to somehow continue living longer than Inbox but clearly Googs is going full Gmail right now, so maybe those Inbox features I love will eventually make their way into the product.
Ferruccio Balestreri
"Bellissimo"! Super nice product, looks amazing and it's not a heavy electron app 🚀 Also it's nice to finally see some Italian 🇮🇹 makers!
Jevon
Congrats, I have been a very happy user of Boxy Inbox for years now. The app feels very native and is extremely stable even through many Google Inbox updates and tweaks over that time.
Mentor Reka
Very nice ! Congrats guys
Jacob Leander-Olsson
Looks great and I was really looking forward to this product for last couple of weeks. As a heavy gmail user who never gotten stuck on various third party clients including mail.app, sparrow and such, I thought this had a lot of potential. Unfortunately, the high price tag and the fact that it is a subscription service is just way off for me. Regardless if it is a wrapper or not, it still serves the same function and will pass for now.
shawn roos
Huge fan of Boxy for Twitter and Boxy 2 and was happy to shill out for the suite too until I saw the sub. I'll pay for a wrapper gladly when it's so beautifully executed – and to be clear Boxy apps feel native-esque. But paying every month? I don't know…
Mike Garrett
Boxy does exactly what they advertise. It's a great native service for gmail and gcal. They even support multiple signed in accounts just like Google browser version. I cancelled my subscription because I need to consolidate my calendar and email into a single view. That's the only sticking point for me.
Dakota Younger
@linuz90 Firstly, great work. This looks really clean and sharp! I would pay for this IF it allowed me to use chrome/gmail extensions. That's THE number one thing that keeps me and most of the people I know from using native email apps. I don't know if it's technically feasible but I sent your link around the office, everyone oohed and ahhed...and then asked "yeah but does it work with my _____ extension".
Fabrizio Rinaldi
Maker
@dakotayounger that's definitely something we'd like to add in the future but it requires some extensive restructuring and work. Still we know how important it is and we're discussing it
Will Curran
Love the idea, can you do this for Windows as well?
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