Take a Break From Email with Inbox Pause

In the 21st century, chances are you get a deluge of emails every day.  Important or not important, an active inbox can be a little bit distracting, especially during the work day.

Thankfully there is a neat function brought to us by the creators of previously mentioned Boomerang entitled "Inbox Pause" that gives Gmail users a button to pause their their inbox for however long they want.

You control the flow of messages in your Inbox by this little button:

No need to have your work flow interrupted by a hectic inbox.  Put your inbox on hold by clicking this button while you're working.


Your messages will be held under a special label until you're ready to take a look at them.  A banner will appear at the top of your inbox informing you that your inbox is indeed paused for the time being.

While you're paused, you can also choose to have Inbox Pause notify the people who email you that you will not receive their email immediately.

To turn it off, simply click "unpause" and all of the messages you received during your time away will be moved into your inbox, and messages will continue to arrive as they did before. Neat!

Gmail users can download Inbox Pause here.  Let us know how you enjoy your mini vacation away from your inbox!


Jason Finn

Founder & Chief Geek

Jason has nearly 20 years of consulting experience, predominantly in the technology space. Most recently he was the COO and Director of Technology for Rich Casto & Company, a national training and consulting organization in the real estate industry.
As a consultant for IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and Envision Consulting Group (now IMS Health), Jason has served clients of all sizes, including Big Pharma, Fortune 500, and Global 1000 companies:

  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • AOL (America Online)
  • Astellas Pharmaceuticals
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Ford Motor Credit
  • Wockhardt USA (formerly Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals)
  • Norwich Union
  • PNC Bank
  • Reynolds and Reynolds

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Creative Director

Sarunas is a web design and development expert with hundreds of successful projects in his portfolio. He is passionate about delivering extraordinary user experiences for every client and consistently goes above and beyond everyone’s expectations. As an SEO expert and strategist, he can optimize your website, or app, to get the most out of it, day in and day out. Sarunas holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Kaunas Technology University, in Lithuania. Sarunas now lives in Chicago, and calls it home.

Alexandra Olsavsky

Client Experience Specialist

Alex specializes in content generation and social media promotion for Geek | Chicago clients, helping to solidify their presence in the online community. This includes blog writing, graphic design, co-ordination and design of weekly newsletters, and active engagement on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn. Outside of Geek, Alex is a classically-trained soprano who professionally performs around the city of Chicago (most recently with the Chicago Baroque Band, and with the Rolling Stones for their "50 and Counting" tour).