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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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Full Specifications

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/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP, Mozilla Firefox 1.5

Download Information

File Size 84.59KB
File Name External File

Popularity

Total Downloads 77,457
Downloads Last Week 0

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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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