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Better Gmail for Windows

By Gina TrapaniFreeUser Rating
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Key Details of Better Gmail

  • Add saved searches, a filter assistant, and conversation previews to Gmail.
  • Last updated on 2/29/2024
  • There have been 1 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

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.

What's new in version 1.0.1

Version 1.0.1 fixes the Folders4Gmail bug and e-mail address iframe bug.

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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
December 20, 2007
Latest update
February 29, 2024
Version
1.0.1
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows 2000, Windows 10, Windows XP
Additional Requirements
Windows 2000/XP, Mozilla Firefox 1.5
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
77,457
Downloads Last Week
0

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User Reviews

3.6/5

36 User Votes


Developer's Description

Add saved searches, a filter assistant, and conversation previews to Gmail.

This Firefox extension features several Greasemonkey scripts that enhance Gmail, such as adding saved searches, attachment icons, label colors, keyboard macros, a filter assistant, and right-click conversation previews in one handy Firefox extension.

Better Gmail is a compilation of work done by several Greasemonkey scripters, including Mihai Parparita, Ming (Amos) Zhang, norcimo and Moktoipas. The scripts were compiled using Anthony Lieuallen's Greasemonkey Compiler.

Version 1.0.1 fixes a Folders4Gmail bug and an email address iframe bug.