Conventional inboxes are full of interruptions, context-switching, and wasted time.

Unicycle filters, organizes, and displays student messages by classroom and section. Enjoy newfound focus and clarity, even when students forget to tell you what class they're in.

You'll find the rest of your emails in the 'Everything Else' tab. If you'd like to create more message groupings (e.g. Administration or Research), let us know at (

Why is my inbox called ‘Open’?

You may have heard of a productivity method called ‘inbox zero’. The idea is to remove the extraneous from your inbox, so it becomes a clear to-do list rather than an infinite, dread-filled storage center. Think of it like how you triage your physical mail—recycle fliers, respond to letters, file bills away for paying later—to empty your mailbox for what arrives tomorrow.

Inbox zero can be a challenging new habit to adopt if you’re used to sitting on tens of thousands of messages. Unicycle makes this easy to achieve: every time you send a message or respond to one, we automatically move the thread to your 'Done' folder (don’t worry, you can still find it with search). If your recipient replies, we’ll bring it back to 'Open' for you.

There’s no need to star or mark unread to flag messages for yourself, because everything you need to do (and nothing you don’t) will simply be ready for you in 'Open.'

How do I mark a message as 'Done'?

If you receive a message that doesn’t require a response, you can hover over the date and click the Mark done checkmark directly from your inbox.

Or, you can do the same after opening the message.

For any messages you do respond to, clicking 'Send + Mark Done' will automatically move that thread into your 'Done' folder. If your recipient responds, we'll bring it back to 'Open' for you.