Is your Google inbox full? Make it slim. Slimbox.

Easily download email attachments in bulk, and optionally remove them from the original emails.

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For Windows
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For macOS
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For Linux

Windows Instructions (standard)

  1. Install Java 8 or later, if it's not installed already.
  2. Download slimbox-beta-1.5.1-win.zip.
  3. Unpack the downloaded zip, and run slimbox-beta-1.5.1-win.exe.

Windows Instructions (alternative)

Since the executable above isn't signed using an official certificate yet, it's possible your antivirus might not let you run it. If so, please use the following steps:

  1. Install Java 8 or later, if it's not installed already.
  2. Download slimbox-beta-1.5.1.jar.
  3. Double-click on the downloaded file.
  4. If the previous step doesn't work, open Command Prompt (cmd.exe), then:
    • Navigate to the downloaded file, e.g. with cd %HOMEPATH%\Downloads.
    • Run java -jar slimbox-beta-1.5.1.jar.

If you are having trouble running the application, please contact support.
macOS Instructions (standard)

  1. Install Java 8 or later, if it's not installed already.
  2. Download slimbox-beta-1.5.1.jar.
  3. Locate the file in Finder, Control + LeftClick (or RightClick) it, select Open from the menu, then click Open again.

macOS Instructions (alternative)

  1. Install Java 8 or later, if it's not installed already.
  2. Download slimbox-beta-1.5.1.jar.
  3. Open Terminal, and run:
    • cd ~/Downloads
    • java -jar slimbox-beta-1.5.1.jar

If you are having trouble running the application, please contact support.
Linux Instructions

  1. Install Java 8 or later, if it's not installed already.
  2. Install OpenJFX, e.g. on Ubuntu you can run sudo apt install openjfx.
  3. Download slimbox-beta-1.5.1.jar.
  4. Open a terminal, and run:
    • cd ~/Downloads
    • java -jar slimbox-beta-1.5.1.jar

If you are having trouble running the application, please contact support.
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Even though Google offers a lot of space for emails these days, inboxes sometimes still fill up. With Slimbox, you can now download pictures and other attachments within your emails to your computer, and optionally remove them from the original emails. This frees up the space in your inbox without losing information.

Free

The Beta version is free, but it does expire (October 1, 2017).

Compatible with Google

Made to work with Google's Gmail and Inbox. Other email servers are currently not supported.

Secure authentication

Slimbox uses OAuth 2.0 to connect with Google, which means that your password is never exposed to the application.

Privacy protected

Slimbox never sends any information about your emails to external servers. This can be checked using network inspectors, e.g. Wireshark.

Email filtering

You can choose to process only emails with attachments larger than 1, 2, 3, 5, or 10 megabytes. Emails can also be de/selected one-by-one or all-at-once.

Attachment-email linking

It is easy to find the original email using the attachment name. Similarly, it is easy to find the original attachment using the slim email.

Testing

If you would like to test whether Slimbox is working correctly, you might want to create a test email with attachments, then process only that email. As a second step, you can process some/all emails, but disable the removal of attachments from emails. Finally, try removing attachments from a few emails.