Email is a huge distraction from your real work

Ever had this happen?

You sit down to start your day and think "I'll just check my email before I get going." 💡

All of the sudden, it's three hours later and you can't even remember what you were planning to work on today. You've gotten totally derailed and now you have to catch up. 🤦

Makes you feel a little stressed out just thinking about it, doesn't it? I know it does me. I've done this so many times. 🙋

When you work in a creative field like software development or design, email isn't your real job, it's just a necessary evil. You need long periods of focused time to get things done. And switching between work and email throughout the day is horrible for that.

You're not alone, this is a super common problem. Work takes us up to 40% longer when you're fighting email interruptions (source: Fast Company). Any time you switch to your inbox, you're in danger of getting sidetracked. 🤯

You don't get paid to answer email, so why does it take up so much of your time?

It doesn't have to be this way

What if email only arrived when you wanted it?

Imagine the difference:

You sit down to start your day and think "I'll just check my email before I get going." 💡

And there's nothing there, just an empty inbox...

Best. Feeling. Ever. 🎉

You dive into your to-do list. When necessary, you switch to your email, fire a message off, and then go right back to the next item on your list. No interruptions or loss of momentum. 🚀

When it's time to "do email", all your messages show up at once. You knock them out one after the other instead of interrupting your flow throughout the day. 🤩

Take control of your inbox

Batch your email for maximum productivity

In The 4-Hour Workweek, Tim Ferriss famously wrote about checking email only twice a day because he wanted to get more done. According to him, "E-mail is the single largest interruption in modern life." (source: The Tim Ferriss Show)

You can use the same strategy:

  • Get new messages in batches, at times that you choose.
  • Send an email without getting distracted by other messages.
  • Carve out uninterrupted time for deep work.
  • Reduce your email stress.

Take control of your email and get more time back for your real work. 🎯

Sound interesting? 🤔

I'm looking for Gmail users who like trying new things. Free for 2 weeks and only $5 / month after that. No credit card required.

How does it work?

Set your schedule

Pick the days and times you want to get email.

Learn three simple buttons

Turn mail holding on, off, or deliver mail immediately.

So easy, right? 🤔

I'm looking for Gmail users who like trying new things. Free for 2 weeks and only $5 / month after that. No credit card required.

Who's behind this?

A very handsome man

I'm Ryan, a software engineer and reluctant emailer.

Just like you, I've been fighting the email battle for a long time. 😆

I consult for multiple clients and build products, plus I have personal email accounts. Gets to be a lot after a while and my email inbox is a consistent source of stress.

I built Snailbox primarily to solve my problems, but I'm hoping you'll find it really helpful as well.

If you have any questions or ideas, please come find me on Twitter or email me. I'd love to hear from you.

Ready to try it out? 🤔

I'm looking for Gmail users who like trying new things. Free for 2 weeks and only $5 / month after that. No credit card required.