Google is well-known in the technology industry for providing great tools not only for the average computer user, but professional organizations all around the world. One of the largest is Gmail, Google’s signature email solution. If you pair it with the right extensions, Gmail’s usefulness far exceeds what it can achieve on its own. Today’s blog will help you optimize your efficiency using Google Chrome extensions for Gmail.
Some Background Information
Before we tell you which applications to download, we want to provide a little background information about where to get apps and how to acquire them. First thing’s first; you’ll want to use the Google Chrome web browser, as it provides the most seamless connectivity between Gmail and the extensions we’ll be discussing.
As for the extensions, you can find them on the Chrome web store. If you’ve never visited the web store before, you might be surprised by the sheer volume of applications and extensions that you can leverage to your advantage--all with the ability of improving your user experience. To access the Chrome web store, just search for Chrome App Store in the bar at the top of the web browser. Once you’ve done this, just follow the links. You can also browse it through your Gmail inbox by clicking the nine-button menu in the title bar. If you already use Chrome often, you will see your most used apps here as well.
Once you’re in the Chrome web store, you should notice the search bar in the left column of the interface, with a display for the applications on the right.
All you have to do is search for our suggested apps (see them below) and you can improve your Gmail experience exponentially.
Boomerang is an extension that allows you to check if an email hasn’t been responded to within a certain amount of time. It can also allow for many other functions such as scheduling a message to be sent at a later date, tracking responses, requesting receipts, and AI integration to help write better emails.
Todoist for Gmail
Todoist is a task manager with Gmail integration. You can transform your emails into specific individual tasks which can then then be aggregated and finished. If you are someone who needs lists in order to remain productive, Todoist is a great tool for you.
Ginger is a great spelling and grammar checker for your Gmail. It’s perfect for someone who doesn’t use proper grammar or spelling.
Mailvelope is a security solution that can keep your Gmail messages safe from interference. It encrypts emails and attachments so that sensitive information remains safe from prying eyes.
Checker Plus for Gmail
The Checker Plus for Gmail extension lets you access your Gmail inbox right from the extension bar at the top of your browser. You might be surprised by how much time you’ll save. This even allows for many of the same functions as the normal version of Gmail.
What are some of your favorite Google Chrome extensions? Let us know in the comments.