Better Gmail

Better Gmail

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 51 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.6.1
  • Total Downloads:
    77,395
  • Date Added:
    May 23, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    84.59KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Windows

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Editors' Review

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For Gmail aficionados, one must-have Firefox add-on is the Better Gmail extension from Lifehacker editor Gina Trapani. It's basically a collection of her favorite Greasemonkey scripts, nicely packaged for all of us too lazy to install Greasemonkey and all of the individual scripts separately.

The list of what it does is long, so we'll try to summarize. It converts the attachment paper clip to an appropriate icon. It gives you a conversation preview window, a search-by-date option, a filter creation assistant, and label colors. It provides three skins (although we liked Google's original layout the best) and it lets you save search strings. It contains an attachment reminder.

It does not do your dishes.

You can easily turn on or off a feature through the preferences window, which brings us to one of the drawbacks of the add-on: it can only be accessed through Firefox's extension management window. More specific information and instructions are available at the Lifehacker site, and are essential for knowing how to use some of the features, like label colors. Despite these quibbles, we loved this extension and found it extremely helpful.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"awesome upgrade of Gmail"

June 18, 2007  |  By wildewind

 |  Version: Better Gmail 0.6.1

Pros

Viewing Gmail with this extension added is awesome. I especially like the page preview.

Cons

I still don't really know how to edit or fully utilize the Search (contacts vs cookies) option. This 0.6.1 version doesn't have as much stuff as the new 0.8 version available from the developer.

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1 stars

"Unable to install in Firefox 2.0.0.4"

June 13, 2007  |  By tlb1942

 |  Version: Better Gmail 0.6.1

Pros

Dear Sirs,

Yes, I endorse the statement made by cwzahn regarding installation of this software. If you could solve this problem and enable me to install, I will try this out and offer my comments.

With kind regards,

Bala

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4 stars

"Icing on the cake"

June 09, 2007  |  By peter8yu

 |  Version: Better Gmail 0.6.1

Pros

Makes gmail near-perfect. Looks better more importantly works better.

Cons

Can use more themes. The "Toggle font" don't seem to do anything?

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1 stars

"Does not install in Firefox 2.0.0.4"

June 08, 2007  |  By cwzahn

 |  Version: Better Gmail 0.6.1

Cons

This does not install properly. I have tried different versions of Firefox and numerous downloads of the Better Gmail file and all fail to install with an Unexpected Installation Error see Error Console -203

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4 stars

"Extends the utility of G-Mail by adding new functionality."

June 04, 2007  |  By BobTheCornCob

 |  Version: Better Gmail 0.6.1

Pros

The most readily visible additions that immediately add to G-Mail's usefulness are the ability to call G-Mail from embedded "Mailto:" links, the grouping of what are called "persistent searches, and the unique icons assigned to specific types of file attachments.

Cons

I've noticed that G-Mail definitely responds more slowly.

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3 stars

"This is a better software. Can u download to u reminders"

June 03, 2007  |  By Usluddin

 |  Version: Better Gmail 0.6.1

Pros

So be good if enable animations

Cons

Nothings

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4 stars

"i hope it is usefull for me and not new problem again."

June 01, 2007  |  By triman juniarso

 |  Version: Better Gmail 0.6.1

Pros

it is simple and clearly in monitor

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1 stars

"Das not work at all???"

June 01, 2007  |  By altercc

 |  Version: Better Gmail 0.6.1

Pros

non!!!

Cons

Boooo

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1 stars

"I fail to see what it does that is useful."

June 01, 2007  |  By M. Leslie Brown

 |  Version: Better Gmail 0.6.1

Cons

I see nothing useful about it.

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2 stars

"Not impressed."

May 31, 2007  |  By Skinman95

 |  Version: Better Gmail 0.6.1

Cons

It sounds good but, when downloaded it, I couldn't get it to work. It could be me. Any help would be great

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.6.1
Fixed bug where skin would get applied to all sites introduced in Version 0.6.
General
Publisher Gina Trapani
Publisher web site http://ginatrapani.org/
Release Date May 23, 2007
Date Added May 23, 2007
Version 0.6.1
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP, Mozilla Firefox 1.5+
Download Information
File Size 84.59KB
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 77,395
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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