Useful Tools for Gmail

There’re a lot of ways to to extend and enhance Gmail web service. We offer you a list of excellent tools that can not only change the outlook of your account, but also add some useful functions.

Desktop Applications

Gmail Notifier is a menu bar and/or Dock item that displays the unread status of the inbox of a recently popular email service.
gDisk is a software that turns your GMail account into a portable hard drive so you can always have your important files accessible across the Internet. The product is designed to run on the Mac OS X 10.3 (or higher).
gFeeder is a small ticker application which allows you to see what’s in your Gmail inbox at-a-glance. You can customize it to your liking.
Gmail Drive creates a virtual filesystem on top of your Google GMail account and enables you to save and retrieve files stored on your GMail account directly from inside Windows Explorer. GMail Drive literally adds a new drive to your computer under the My Computer folder, where you can create new folders, copy and drag’n’drop files to.
Gmail Loader is atool that allows to import your existing email into GMail. The program is designed for Windows or Linux. GML is easy to get, and it is free.
GMailFS is a Shell Namespace Extension that creates a virtual file system around your Google Gmail account, allowing you to use Gmail as a storage medium.
GotMailG is a dashboard widget for Mac OS X 10.4 that displays the number of unread email messages in a GMail account. It has a simple and easy to use interface. Now supports different colored backgrounds.
POP3/IMAP server for GMAIL in JAVA allows you POP3 access via your favorite mail client to your Gmail account, IMAP is still in development.
Send To GMail allows to back up any file you want from your computer to your Gmail account with only one click.

Greasemonkey Scripts

Clean Gmail Print is a script that removes the Gmail logo, when you are printing an email using the built-in print function.
Folders4Gmail is a tool to organize your labels in a folder-like hierarchy.
Force HTTPS for GMail, GCal, and GDocs modifies Google corner bookmarks to use HTTPS for GMail, GCal, and GDocs.
gDate2Cal 0.1 recognizes dates and replaces them with links to Google Calendar. If someone sends you an invitation for a particular date, it will be transformed to a link to that day in Google Calendar.
Gmail + Reader Integration integrates Google Reader into Gmail, built for Greasemonkey.
With GMail Attachment Icons you can see from your inbox what kind of attachment an email has.
Gmail attachment reminder v2.4.1 reminds you to attach a file to your email if it appears that you have not.
Gmail Conversation Preview with right-click on any conversation you can get a preview bubble based off of Gmail’s sidebar boxes.
Gmail Delete Button – RED Color is a simple script to change color from new GMAIL DELETE Button.
Gmail Emoticons! adds an “Emoticons” link next to “Check Spelling” in the Gmail Compose Window, which opens up a new/small window with lots of cute emoticons to choose from.
Gmail Encrypt is a script that allows you to encrypt emails. Before sending or receiving encrypted emails, you will need to create public and private keys.
Gmail FavIcon Alerts updates the “Favorites Icon” for the tab in which Gmail is loaded when you have new mail or new chat messages.
Gmail Google Calendar sidebar adds a sidebar to GMail that displays your upcoming events/appointments from Google Calendar.
Gmail – One Click Conversations allows you to view recent conversations with someone in just one click. Also adds rollover popup menu (ala built in quick contacts) to icon in message view.
GMail Header, Navigation and Ads Switcher can switch (hide/show) the header, navigation bar and ads by clicking the triangle icon on top,left or right respectively. It effectively maximizes screen real estate for information you consider important.
Gmail – Zip Attachments and Download script allows to download directly all attachments in a message without opening the message, just by clicking in the paper clip.
Google Air Skin is a script to use Air Skin in GMail, Google Calendar, and on and now also an Google Reader. Every Font in Google Docs and Spreadsheet is the same. Changes in the fonts are not indicated. But on Printing the font is seen.

Firefox Tools

Better Gmail is a comprehensive suite of Gmail enhancements, including skins, saved searches, keyboard macros, secure access, attachment icons, attachment reminders, label colors, signature floating and more.
Delegate to Remember The Milk is an extension that adds a new button on Gmail messages that generates an email to Remember the Milk that creates a new task. This is a great way to quickly turn emails into tasks, while at the same time retaining a link back to the original email.

Dragdropupload allows you to drop files into attachment boxes instead of browse for them or type in the filename. Drop multiple files and fill all the entries. In some web sites it allows to add new upload files: in Gmail is possible to drop the files directly over the “Attach a file” link.

GCalQuickTab makes it easy to switch between Gmail and Google Calendar in your browser by overriding the default behavior of the new Gmail/Google Calendar links that appear in the upper-left-hand corner of those sites. If the linked web app is already open, then it brings that tab into focus instead of opening the web app in a new window. You can also switch apps by using keyboard shortcuts: ‘g’ for Gmail and ‘l’ for Calendar.
Gmail Checker is a light-weight Firefox extension to check for new messages in your Google Mail’s Inbox and Labels.
Gmail Manager allows you to manage multiple Gmail accounts and receive new mail notifications. Displays your account details including unread messages, saved drafts, spam messages, labels with new mail, space used, and new mail snippets.
Gmail Notifier allows you to monitor multiple Gmail accounts right inside your browser’s UI.
Gmail RTL is an extension that adds the direction buttons, that are currently available only in the Hebrew & Arabic Gmail interfaces. Direction buttons allows you to write in Right-To-Left and Left-To-Right manners.
With Gmail S/Mime you can send and receive signed and encrypted S/MIME messages in Gmail. Version 0.2.4 successfully inter-operates with Microsoft Outlook 2003, Microsoft Outlook Express, Mozilla Thunderbird, and Apple, and should work with others.
Gmail Skins allows to change the colour of your inbox, integrate your google homepage alongside your inbox, that allows you to view weather reports, rss feeds, news headlines, flickr recently added, google calendar module etc from your inbox. You can easily insert images from your Picasa web album in to your emails, insert smileys/emoticons and images, HTML tables and other complex HTML in to your emails. It enables to hide various page elements (invite panel, page footer, your email address from the top right of inbox).

Google Toolbar allows to search your mail with one click, check your spelling whenever you type in web forms, translate English words into other languages, turn street addresses into links to online maps. It requires Windows 98/ME/2000/XP and Internet Explorer 5.5+. SpellCheck and AutoLink require Internet Explorer 6.0+
Gspace allows you to use your Gmail Space (2.8 GB and growing) for file storage. It acts as an online drive, so you can upload files from your hard drive and access them from every Internet capable system. The interface will make your Gmail account look like a FTP host.After the installation, you’ll get an option called “Gspace” in your “Tools” menu, which opens the GSpace window.
gTalk Sidebar installs gTalk to your firefox sidebar! To open either press alt+G, the icon or the entry in the view sidebar menu.
GTDInBox discreetly integrates into Gmail making it even more suitable as a GTD tool. GTD – Getting Things Done – is a simple and effective productivity concept: designed so that even the laziest and most scattered of people can be organised and stress free.

WebMail Notifier checks your webmail accounts and notifies the number of unread emails. You can use multiple accounts in a same host.


Php Gmail Drive is a set of PHP script for sharing Gmail attachments with others. It automatically logins to Gmail and fetch available file list and allow others to download them. It could be included in any HTML page.
Gmail Music allows to store mp3 files in your GMail account and play it on your desktop using a web-based GUI.
Gmail Todo helps turn your Gmail into a useful “To Do” list.

You’ve Got Gmail is a Gmail notifier plugin for Trillian Pro. You can manage your Gmail accounts, see the list of the accounts (with new emails number) in the My Mail Accounts section of Trillian and get notified when a new e-mails arrive via systray popup windows.





7 Responses to “Useful Tools for Gmail”

  1. How about the Gmail checker at It supports multiple addresses, unlike Gmail’s own notifier, so that’s what I use for checking my mail.

  2. Wow!. You did an extremely useful research! Thanks a lot, especially for Gmail Music and Gmail Notifier))))

  3. One feature GMAIL needs is the Templates function. Users shall be able to select a specific template to send based on a library of pre-defined messages already formated to save time and properly respond or manage communications.

  4. Can u please help me to put back my @mail to my phone coz m struggling to read my emails.

  5. Hi,
    is there another web service to send mail via src code?

  6. This list of useful tools for Gmail looks pretty comprehensive. I really liked your “Scroll to post a comment” plugin, I would like to use at my site, too.

  7. Nice post which creates a virtual filesystem on top of your Google GMail account and enables you to save and retrieve files stored on your GMail account directly from inside Windows Explorer. GMail Drive literally adds a new drive to your computer under the My Computer folder, where you can create new folders, copy and drag’n’drop files to. Thanks a lot for posting.

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