Be smarter with Gmail in half the time

Skim all the insights coming into your inbox the easy peasy way: scroll through Gmail just like Instagram.

Get through your inbox in 5 minutes

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Read at twice the speed

Can you imagine clicking through social media like you do emails in Gmail? Yawn, so slow.
We remade the inbox to be beautiful and distraction free.
Skim everything with no clicks, no hesitation.

Actually make use of your newsletters

Remember that great tidbit you read? No?
Note down the attention grabbing news as you skim, and save it to read later. Or find it again next time you search, like a knowledge base.

Even busy people love the Greatest Hits

Been too busy to keep up with your newsletters and notifications?
Fear not, because the best content is not always the latest content.
Round up the best issues you missed, as curated by how Breef users engaged with it.

The Old Way

The Avoidant

  • Look at your inbox
  • Feel overwhelmed
  • Ignore anything non-urgent
  • Let the clutter build up
  • Miss urgent items anyway
  • Never see cool insights
  • Nausea about 20k unread

The Meticulous

  • Open every email.
  • Click click click. Yawn.
  • Forget every insight anyway

With Breef

  • Pick what matters now (Colleagues, good reads, calendar invites, Best Of things you missed, etc.)
  • Skim them crazy fast
  • Needs work? Mark for later
  • Insightful? Save it
  • Clear your inbox as you go
  • Search saved insights when needed

Calm, flowing and focused

A breef note from the maker, Andy Mitchell

"As I'm perpetually short on time for checking things, newsletters became my favorite way receive deep insights straight into my inbox.

But right now, the infrastructure kinda sucks. My inbox is forever on fire trying to keep up with emails from every aspect of my life, I rarely recall what I read, and I'm aware writers might struggle to keep going without positive feedback.

So what started as a little Chrome extension to help me handle my inbox is evolving into a tool that lifts up the knowledge flowing through our inboxes, and even tries to support the authors behind it.

In short, the inbox is overwhelmed and there’s tons we can do to improve it. See the Roadmap to join in."

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Privacy. Your emails are safe.

Notice how there's no cookie banner on this site? We don't track you. Nor make use of any 3rd party services that do. We're fully GDPR compliant.

Breef cannot read your emails. It works by simply rearranging Gmail's interface. If you uninstall it, everything returns to normal. See our Privacy Policy.

Roadmap. Breef is young.

Breef is a personal project of Andy Mitchell, and there's still fun ideas to try. You can also join in! See the Roadmap.


Breef is free to try, and has a 30 day 100% refund guarantee.


$8 / account / month

  • Scroll through emails

  • Set aside newsletters for later

  • Save notes of the best insights into your Knowledge Base

  • Choose to focus on a specific topic (coming soon)

  • Round up the best newsletters you missed (coming soon)

  • Discover great new newsletters (coming soon)

Your inbox doesn't have to be crazy