Save 3 hours a week in Gmail

Sort your inbox into bundles. No more context switching.

Start flying through your inbox

How to take control of Gmail the easy way

1. Bundle up your inbox

It takes 64 seconds to re-engage after switching tasks. That's 3 hours a week if you receive 50 emails a day.
Bundles are incredibly easy to make - just tell it who to include.

2. Skim through a bundle in half the time

Add social media's best feature to Gmail...
Infinite scroll lets you fly through emails just like Instagram. No clicks. No hesitation.

What kind of bundles do people make?

military_tech VIP Customers
groups Colleagues and the boss
savings Finance
newspaper Industry news
folder Project updates from Google Docs, etc.
event Invites

The Old Way

  • Slowly try to figure out what each new email is about
  • Always wonder if you're prioritizing the right thing
  • Try labeling and filtering, but give up because it's hard

With Breef

  • Do one topic at a time, and fly through them
  • Go home satisfied that you did what matters
Why I made Breef
by Andy Mitchell - Breef's founder

Does your inbox feel like an interrupting box of surprises, as addictive as a Las Vegas slot machine? Mine too.

Back in 2006, I made the original Gmail addon: ActiveInbox. It's been my work life ever since.

Folks love it as a way to turn emails into tasks, to order Gmail.

But something changed around 2020: email newsletters exploded, and became valuable to read.

Now my inbox is 100x what it used to be, and I can't track every little email anymore.

I wanted control without the effort. Something slick.

At first, I thought the Instagram-esque scrolling would be the coolest thing, but actually bundles turned out to be crazily satisfying. It's like gardening for Gmail: they brought instant, lasting order.

I wouldn't call Breef a side project anymore - I think it has real legs to bring a profound change to our inboxes. Because that 50 year old tech is a mess that dumps emails on you, and bundles is such an obvious answer to tame it.

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✔️ Email management you'll use

When you're swamped you've got no time to manage emails. So Breef is effortless.

Just tell it who to bundle, and you'll never need to label anything again.

And works where you do - within Gmail!

✔️ Privacy: your emails are safe

Notice how there's no cookie banner on this site? We don't track you. We're fully GDPR compliant.

Breef doesn't require permission to read your emails. See our Privacy Policy.

✔️ Your attention matters

"The ability to perform deep work is becoming increasingly rare at exactly the same time it is becoming increasingly valuable in our economy."

- Cal Newport, bestselling author of Deep Work

Pricing

Breef is almost totally free - just pay if you use cloud features.

Breef

Free

  • Bundle your inbox

  • Feed view to scroll through emails

Pro

$4 / account / month

  • Back up your bundles

  • Sync bundles between your devices

Your busy life deserves this

Free plan. Instant set up. Uninstalls cleanly. No Gmail permissions required.