MailPlane and Boxy for Inbox are Broken. Shift Working!

I’ve been using Mailplane for a long time. It’s just a wrapper for Gmail/Inbox, which is perfect. That’s what i like, web clients with native wrappers.

The Inbox tabs I use have been broken all morning. I figured it was something funky with my internet or VPN, but it turns out it’s straight up broken.

It looks like Google Inbox stopped working in browsers which don’t support a new technology called “Service Workers”. Feel free to let them know via their “Send feedback” functionality. The more reports they get the more likely it will get fixed, if it wasn’t by intention. We’ll try to find a way around it but we can’t make any promises yet. I’m sorry but in the meantime we can only suggest to either use Gmail in Mailplane or Google Inbox in your default browser.

So they use a browser rendering engine internally that doesn’t support Service Workers. I guess that’s a little scary since the support for Service Workers is pretty broad.

Boxy 2 is broken too, as it must use the same rendering engine.

Good news: Shift is also a native app Gmail wrapper, and is based on Chrome, so it’s working fine. Plus it supports extensions, so if you’re a fan of stuff like Grammarly, like me, that’s a big step up.

I’m hoping I love Shift because I’m switching right now.

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