Before I used the Inbox Zero process, I was often interrupted by the vast quantity of emails that anyone in tech receives. That being said, attaining Inbox Zero actually isn’t that easy and if it doesn’t work for you, you should check out Inbox Pause, a handy little browser extension that will push the pause button on your emails.
Inbox Pause is an extension that works with Chrome and that allows you to pause your inbox. This could be useful if you are on vacation and need to resist the urge to check your work email. Also, when you are concentrating on a task at hand that requires your full attention, it’s easy to get distracted if you keep getting notifications of new mail.The extension adds a big blue pause button to Gmail. Once you’ve pressed it, received emails will receive a new label, and they’ll be kept out of your Inbox. You can also set up an auto responder to let everyone know that your email has been paused.
Once you unpause your email, all of the emails are moved into your Inbox – which could, of course, result in a massive deluge of messages if you get a ton of emails. If you’ve got Chrome, you can grab Inbox Pause here.