- by they86, 2 years agoRated 3 out of 5It doesn't do it for me...
**Be warned**: the extension changes your "archive" button for an arrow that is generally associated to an "okay, well done!" button. There's also a double arrow that will archive your entire bundle (group of emails).
Not a word about this from the developer, no explanation on installing...
I archived several emails unintentionally before I finally understood
(and then discovered that gmail makes it particulary hard to recover archived emails if you don't know exactly what you're looking for).
Other than that:
- there's no menu to selectively turn functionality on or off
- the date headers as seen on the screenshots do not appear in my Gmail setup
- the 'bundles' only work in your inbox, not in your tag folders
- 'bundles' are slow to load: I need to refresh my entire page to group them together (not just refresh gmail)
A lot of potential, but also still a lot of work before it works well!
@developer: thanks for your reply.
Indeed, I never used "Google Inbox", so the icons are not familiar to me.
Indeed, date headers don't work because my Gmail is not set to English...
With the slow loading times I mean that when I add a new label to an email, I have to reload before the email is "snapped" into the bundle together with the other ones...
Adding bundles also in tag folders would be a great addition, looking forward to it.
Kind regards, Tim
Developer responseposted 2 years agoHi there, thanks for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear that the extension caused you to archive emails that you didn't intend to. I'll work on making it clearer that the checkmark buttons perform the archiving action.
(To give some background info, the archive icon was changed to a checkmark icon to match the checkmark used in Google Inbox. Google Inbox also had a similar feature for archiving all emails in a bundle. While former Inbox users are familiar with the icon, I recognize that it's not clear to everyone else.)
- I'm actively working on adding options to enable/disable individual bundles (more info at https://github.com/teresa-ou/inboxy/issues/17).
- I'll look into what may be causing the date headers not to appear for you. Note: if you're using Gmail in a non-English language, the date headers won't appear due to limitations with the date formatting.
- The bundles are intentionally limited to the inbox page; however, I might consider allowing them to appear on other pages (https://github.com/teresa-ou/inboxy/issues/32).
- When you first install the extension, you do need to reload the Gmail page, which may not be intuitive. This is also true for some other Gmail browser extensions. After the initial reload, no additional page reloads are needed, i.e. when you receive new emails, the extension will bundle them as they arrive.