If you want to access Gmail on your linux desktop outside the browser, know and see how to install the Google Inbox Inboxer client in Linux.
There is no doubt that Google’s Gmail is the most popular and widely used free email service. Users can access Gmail on the web and through mobile applications for Android and iOS, as well as third-party programs such as Inboxer.
Inboxer is a free, open and unofficial desktop inbox client for Google Inbox created with Electron. Using this app, you can access your Gmail as you do on the web or through any mobile application. The program looks almost the same as the Web version of the Gmail Inbox, and you will not find any important differences when using it.
In the Inboxer, you can integrate multiple Gmail accounts. Inboxer supports all Google inbox keyboard shortcuts and configurable keys. In addition, it comes with some more useful keyboard shortcuts on its own.
How to install the Google Inboxer client on Linux via AppImage file
To install the Google Inboxer client on Linux via AppImage file, you must do the following:
Step 1. Open a terminal;
Step 2. Check if your system is 32-bit or 64-bit by using the following command in the terminal:
Step 3. Give execute permission to the downloaded file;
chmod +x inboxer.appimage
Step 4. Now install the program with the command;
Ready! Now, when you want to start the program, type
inboxerin a terminal (followed by the TAB key), or by clicking its icon or system application menu.
How to use the Google Inboxer Linux client
When you start the file for the first time, you are asked if you want to add the program icon in the menu of your application. Click “Yes” if you want to integrate it or click “No” if you do not want to. If you choose “No”, you will always have to start it at the Terminal.
Then enter your Gmail ID and password. You will see a quick tour guide. Click the arrow to see what’s in the Inboxer application. Finally, you’ll see your Gmail inbox.
From here you can read, compose, delete emails. You can also use the red color round box in the lower right corner to compose mail or view recent chats. Click on the three horizontal lines in the upper left corner to hide / show the side panels.
As you’ll see, the interface is almost the same as the web version of Gmail so you will not have any hassle to use it even for the first time.