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When it comes to the daily task of rummaging through email messages, I spend the first 30-minutes of my workday just trying to get my inbox under control. I can quickly delete or archive more than half of them, which helps me feel like I’ve made some progress

eMail Widget is a Notification Center app that allows users, not only to see new messages in their inbox, but perform a few basic actions in order to keep things under control without having to open a dedicated app.

Once downloaded and opened, users will be asked to allow the app to give permission to access your Gmail account (currently, eMail Widget only supports Gmail and Google apps). Then, you are all set.

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Go to the Today view of your Notification Center and tap the Edit tab at the bottom. Find eMail Widget and add it to your list. Then, you’ll be able to see all new emails in your inbox.

What makes this app stand out is that you can also perform basic actions, like archiving, starring, marking as read, tagging as spam, or throwing away emails. So, you can weed through a bunch of messages without even having to open up your email app.

Currently, this app is bare bones. It will eventually support other email services than Google. However, I’d like to see a few additional features, like the ability to send messages to specific folder, which users could customize.

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At only $0.99, eMail Widget is a huge time saver for anyone that gets a large influx of emails that they don’t have time to read through all at once. It is available on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Download it in the App Store today.

What do you think of this inbox widget? Let us know in the comments below.

  • Mr_Coldharbour

    Great use of Notification Center. Though expect this to be taken down sooner than later.

    • B.A.M.F.

      idk why ppl ALWAYS think this…. apple themselves put the ability to make widgets for notification center, so why on earth would something like an email widget get taken down lol??? look at all the widgets that are out there now for notification center… you kinds of ppl crack me up.

      • Mr_Coldharbour

        That’s because Apple threatened to take down, and in some instances did, other NC widgets that Apple thought “did too much” for a widget. Past history indicates this like with PC Calc, but then they reversed their decision. And that was a calculator widget, something so simple and benign compared to an email inbox manager for NC. They might argue the case and say “oh it does too much for what a NC widget is meant to do” and not only that “but email is personal and private blah blah and shouldn’t be accessed easily, especially not from somewhere as accessible as NC.” I’m just stating their rationale which like you I don’t agree with, I’m not saying what they should do but what I’m saying is what they might/will do. My intention is not to “crack” anybody up.

  • James G

    Stopped reading the moment it said Gmail only. Why not iCloud support?

    • M_Hawke

      Well, if you would have read a little further in the article, you would have read this: “Currently, this app is bare bones. It will eventually support other email services than Google. ” So we’ll see.

      • James G

        When it gets updated then I’ll read further.

  • :D

    I don’t get it. Why is this any better than just opening up the email app?

    • M_Hawke

      It’s the same functionality as using the quick reply feature of iMessage or Couria. Without having to swap out of your current open app, you are able to send a text message quickly. Same with this tweak. Without having to switch to the mail app, you can take care of some basic inbox housekeeping. It’s slightly quicker, and slightly more convenient.