Better Gmail

Better Gmail

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

Version:
1.0.1
File Size:
84.59KB
Date Added:
December 20, 2007
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP
Total Downloads:
77,410
Downloads Last Week:
1
Additional Requirements:
Windows 2000/XP, Mozilla Firefox 1.5

Editors' Note: The Download Now link will prompt a local download of the Firefox extension. To install the extension directly, open the file using your Firefox browser.

Editors' review

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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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.6

    out of 51 votes

    • 5 star: 14
    • 4 star: 19
    • 3 star: 8
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 8
  • Current Version:

    3.8

    out of 15 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 8
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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