Quick Start Guide

Welcome to Wavebox Pro – thanks for downloading!

The Wavebox setup process is super-simple and only takes a minute. After that you can look forward to having:

  • All your favourite web apps in one place, with no more alt-tabbing and signing in-and-out.
  • What’s new notifications delivered to your desktop, across all apps.
  • Apps that go to sleep when you’re not using them, keeping your machine purrrrrring like a contented kitten. 😽

1. Add your first app e.g. Gmail

When you first install Wavebox you’ll see a welcome screen inviting you to ‘Add an Account’. Click to open our App Directory, then find your account and select it e.g. Gmail. You will be taken through some quick steps, which may include signing-in to your account, and selecting your services e.g. Calendar, Drive etc. Once completed, your Gmail account icon will appear in the Wavebox window (top-left). Click on it to see your account in the main Wavebox window. Job done! How easy was that?


2. Add more apps, like Slack and Trello, plus any other cloud app or website.

Just repeat the process above for your other accounts. If you can’t see your app on the list, then use the ‘ANY WEBSITE’ option. Once installed you can easily switch between these accounts using the icons (top-left). 

3. Add Extensions

Next, you can add some of the Chrome Browser Extensions you currently use. You can find a list of supported extensions by selecting the ‘Account Settings’ cog and then the blue ‘EXTENSIONS’ tab. Simply ‘Install’ the extension you want from the list to add it to Wavebox. We currently support Boomerang, Markdown Here, Gmelius and Mixmax, but new extensions are being added all the time, so keep an eye out for updates.

4. Customise your Notifications

You can make changes to account notifications by right-clicking on any app icon and selecting ‘Account Settings’. Look for ‘Badges’ and ‘Notification’ toggles under ‘Services’. General notification settings can be found by clicking the ‘Settings’ Cog (bottom-left), then under the blue ‘GENERAL’ tab.

5. Sleep your Accounts

You can use the sleep options to ensure Wavebox runs efficiently. It basically puts your apps ‘to sleep’ in the background when not in use, to save machine resources. You will still receive notifications for integrated accounts when asleep.  It works in several ways:

  • Pop-ups: When an app account isn’t being used a pop-up (bottom-right) will appear letting you know that it will go to sleep. You can disable this by clicking on ‘Keep Awake’. 
  • Wizard: You can also run our ‘Optimize’ wizard to automatically update your settings.  Click on the grey ‘Support’ icon (green question mark) and click on ‘Optimize Wavebox’.
  • Manual: To activate the sleep mode yourself, simply right-click on any app icon and select ‘Account Settings’. Then check the box under ‘Behaviour’ and enter a time setting for that account. When you’re not using that account in the main window it will automatically go to sleep (shown as grey) until you wake it up again.

6. Keep Track with Task Monitor

Finally, it’s always worth keeping an eye on how your apps are performing from time to time using Task Monitor. This gives you a real-time update on resources used by each linked app. Simply click on the ‘Settings’ cog, then under the ‘GENERAL’ tab look for ‘Task Monitor’.

Need Help?

Don’t forget, if you get stuck or have any issue with Wavebox, there are many ways to get in touch with us for help:

Eager for more? Why not read our article: 6 Wavebox Essential Features to Start Using Today. Then tweet your support for Wavebox and/or request some awesome free stickers.

❤ Wavebox HQ