Better Gmail

Better Gmail

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    77,417
  • Date Added:
    December 20, 2007
  • File Size:
    84.59KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP

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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 integrates Google Reader into the Gmail interface. 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 several 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

"Did what it said it would."

December 16, 2008  |  By Xoxichtl

 |  Version: Better Gmail 1.0.1

Pros

Improved the appearance of GMAIL.
Very attractive

Cons

n/a.....................

Summary

I like this...I only use gmail when I have to communicate w/my professors/other university persons but the program does what it says it will....which is improve the appearance of gmail.

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5 stars

"Excellent email. Fast and Secured."

May 08, 2008  |  By kennyh57

 |  Version: Better Gmail 1.0.1

Pros

Being fast and secure

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3 stars

"Doesnt Work With Gmail 2"

November 11, 2007  |  By manvenderbisht

 |  Version: Better Gmail 1.0.1

Pros

made the interface pretty good.. added some nice functions in it..

Cons

Doesnt worked with new gmail... i had to go back to the older version of gmail to use it...

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1 stars

"Added too much overhead and bogged down my browser(s)"

November 08, 2007  |  By wrynlord

 |  Version: Better Gmail 1.0.1

Pros

Nothing

Cons

Nothing worked as advertised. The explorer folder setup for labels didn't work. The skins were lame (That is the main reason I downloaded the software). A slim trim gmail was turned into a bloated memory hog that slowed down my mail reading. In summary it was the opposite of it's description.

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4 stars

"i didn't download it..."

November 04, 2007  |  By Miguelnoname

 |  Version: Better Gmail 1.0.1

Pros

but...maybe i do.

i have Gmail,as well.

i just don't know the application...yet.

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4 stars

"Very good, I like it !"

October 19, 2007  |  By Borche1

 |  Version: Better Gmail 1.0.1

Pros

Sims like everything work excellent...

Cons

More skins,please !

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4 stars

"Simple"

October 16, 2007  |  By flippsflopps

 |  Version: Better Gmail 1.0.1

Pros

Up-grader for me

Cons

N/A

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5 stars

"great software. it just improved the look of gmail"

October 16, 2007  |  By chandru r

 |  Version: Better Gmail 1.0.1

Cons

no problems with better gmail

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3 stars

"i'm still evaluating it"

October 15, 2007  |  By joaoafdo

 |  Version: Better Gmail 1.0.1

Pros

integrate google features

Cons

a bit confuse to configure

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4 stars

"GMail is so much better with this, especially if you used GReader and Cal`"

October 15, 2007  |  By ChristDude

 |  Version: Better Gmail 1.0.1

Pros

Heya, Lifehacker. Very nice job on the add-on. Keep up the good work :).

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0.1
Version 1.0.1 fixes the Folders4Gmail bug and e-mail address iframe bug.
General
Publisher Gina Trapani
Publisher web site http://ginatrapani.org/
Release Date December 20, 2007
Date Added December 20, 2007
Version 1.0.1
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP, Mozilla Firefox 1.5
Download Information
File Size 84.59KB
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 77,417
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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