As one of the three powerhouse browsers on the market, Google Chrome is always finding ways to keep its users happy. One of its best features is its gigantic library of extensions, designed to enhance the online experience in an unlimited number of ways.
Chrome extensions range from games and social media functions to developer tools and apps that increase productivity. It certainly makes sense then that there would be a wealth of available Gmail Chrome extensions that make your experience on the incredibly popular client that much better.
We’ve compiled five of our favorite Gmail extensions below – if you’re an avid user of it, you’ll definitely want to check them out.
Gmail Checker Extension
Perhaps you’re one of those people who checks his/her email, oh, about three thousand times a day (it’s okay, you can admit it). Rather than jumping back and forth between tabs, this Chrome Gmail extension lets you know how many unread emails you currently have. Plus, clicking on the button takes you right to your inbox, a perfect feature for the email addict in all of us.
Send from Gmail
If you’re firing off several emails a day, this is the extension for you. It makes Gmail your default email application and opens up a Compose window whenever you click the email address on a webpage. You can also click a button that will create a Gmail message by using the page title as the subject and selected page text and the link address as the message.
Chat for Google Extension
Google Chat is an excellent tool (and it’s a pretty great way to talk to your friends during work), but it can be cumbersome going to your Gmail tab over and over in order to chat with your contacts. Thanks to this Chrome extension, your chat windows stay open and active while you browse and move from tab to tab.
This Gmail Chrome extension app is built to support offline access, which allows mail to be read, responded to, searched and archived without access to a network. When you need to be attached to your email at all times, this is the perfect extension for making that happen.
KeyRocket for Gmail
Who doesn’t love a good shortcut, especially when it comes to the Internet? Thanks to this Gmail extension, you’ll be able to learn all of the keyboard shortcuts for your favorite email client. With a subtle notification, KeyRocket lets you know when you can use a shortcut rather than a series of mouse clicks. It doesn’t get any easier (or better) than that.
Find More Gmail Chrome Extensions
Can’t get enough of the Gmail extensions we listed above? You’re in luck – there is plenty more where that came from. Just take a look through the Chrome Web Store and you’ll find hundreds of other options that will enhance your experience with Gmail.
And while you’re in the process of upgrading your Chrome browser, why not look into some Chrome browser themes to really give it a facelift.