Chrome: When you need to send a private email to someone, you don't want it to sit around and be easily readable by anyone. SafeGmail is a Chrome extension that adds PGP-like encryption to you emails, and requires a simple answer to a question to unlock. More »
Firefox/Chrome: RightInbox is an awesome tool for boosting Gmail's capabilities.
Gmail is Google's golden child, but it isn't perfect. It's full of numerous user interface elements you don't necessarily want or need and there's no way to turn them off. Gmelius offers you a way out of ads, the people bar, and more while also making Gmail easier to navigate. It's a great extension, it's free, and can dramatically improve your experience in less than a minute. More »
Chrome: Heavy Google Docs users know it can be a pain when you get an email with an attachment—even if it's in Gmail—and want to save it in Google Docs for later. You have to view the attachment first, and then click to save it in Google Docs, and even then only if it's one of a few file types. With the Gmail Attachments to Docs extension for Chrome, saving one or all of your attachments is as easy as clicking one link. More »
Chrome: Streak is a new web service and Chrome extension that adds a ton of useful features to your Gmail account, including the ability to compose messages and schedule them to be sent at a later date, text expansion that works by menu or keyboard command, and the ability to manage your personal projects, whether you're planning an event with multiple people, scheduling a vacation, or otherwise just want to keep track of a project that involves lots of people and even more emails in your inbox. More »
Chrome: Normally Gmail uses a paperclip icon to let you know a file is attached to the email. The free Chrome extension Attachment Icons for Gmail replaces the paperclip with standard Windows file type icons for PDFs, pictures, spreadsheets, and many other file types. More »
If you're sick of hitting an email link only to see your old email client open up on your desktop, Chrome has finally built in Gmail support, so links to email addresses open up right in your Gmail inbox. More »
Today Google released new updates to the offline version of Gmail in their Chrome web browser. While offline support is nothing new for Gmail, you can no synchronize up to 31 days of mail for offline access. All attachments are also downloaded for easy access, along with full keyboard shortcut support and a variety of performance boosts. To give this new version a try, just install it via the Chrome Web Store. More »
Chrome: If you have a bunch of Gmail accounts you might grow sick of switching between them using the native switch account feature. Google Mail Multi-Account Checker is a Chrome extension that notifies you and switches between new emails in up to nine accounts.More »
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Today’s world doesn’t slow down when you’re offline, so it’s a great feeling to be productive from anywhere, on any device, at any time. We recognize that offline access is important to many of you--especially for Chromebook users who spend most of their time living on the web. We talked about bringing this functionality to Google web apps at Google I/O 2011 and today, the Google Apps team is releasing Gmail Offline.
Chrome: Google's Talk web interface is nice, but annoyingly confined to your Gmail tab. Gtalklet puts a little Gtalk box on any site you want, so you don't have to switch back and forth between tabs just to chat. More »
Chrome: If you want Gmail or other webmail service provider to be your default email client when you click on email links on a webpage, this handy extension is one of the simplest ways to set up that default action.More »
Gmail added drag-and-drop image insertion last year, but they've pumped up Gmail's image-sharing features even more today by adding clipboard support. Now, if you've copied an image from somewhere, you can paste it right into Gmail's Compose window to send it. This currently only works in Google Chrome, though Google says they hope to add it to other browsers soon. [Official Gmail Blog] More »
Firefox/Chrome/Safari/Mailplane: Rapportive, a plugin which we've previously mentioned for its Gmail-enhancing powers, has recently added Twitter capabilities. So now you can follow, reply to, and retweet your contacts—all without leaving Gmail. More »
Firefox/Chrome: Gmail's address book is nice, but isn't mind-blowing.