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20 Firefox Extensions to Turn Gmail into a Powerhouse of Productivity

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Gmail is perhaps the greatest web app ever developed, it is very popular (over 100 million users), has a generous 2GB of free storage (a small percentage of users will ever use more than this), and very, very user friendly.

It is certainly powerful, but is it powerful enough? With Firefox Addons you can take your inbox even further…

GTDInbox

Firefox Extensions for Gmail
GTDInbox is a powerful addon that will transform your Gmail inbox into an all in one manager that can compete with Outlook. You can do your most common functions within one or two intuitive clicks using a popup command box that allows you to preview, archive, delete or modify the labels of your emails. Another great feature is that you can mark emails as actions to be completed and given priority. Process actions by project, context or person.

Categorize actions, communication and resources…the features are seemingly endless, marvelous tool.

Better Gmail 2

Firefox Extensions for Gmail

Add useful extra features to Gmail, like hierarchical labels, macros, file attachment icons, and much, much more. Better Gmail 2 compiles the best Greasemonkey user scripts for Gmail into a single package.

tLo : Gmail Manager

Firefox Extensions for Gmail
This is a Firefox extension that allows you to manage multiple Gmail accounts and receive new mail notifications. Displays account details including unread messages, saved drafts, spam messages, labels with new mail, space used, and new mail snippets.

Gmail Skins

Firefox Extensions for Gmail
This cool addon allows you to customize the look of your Gmail inbox. Gmailskins adds the following features: Change the color/skin of your inbox, integrate your google homepage alongside your inbox (this allows you to view weather reports, rss feeds, news headlines, flickr recently added, google calendar module etc from your inbox), insert images from your Picasa web album in to your emails, insert smileys/emoticons, insert HTML tables and other complex HTML in to your emails, make the navigation (Inbox, Starred, Sent Mail, etc) appear horizontal, fix the navigation in place so that you don't have to scroll to the top of the page to see it, change the attachment paperclip (on inbox) to an icon indicating the type of attachment, and finally, hide various page elements (invite panel, page footer, your email address from the top right of inbox).

Gspace

Firefox Extensions for Gmail

Gspace turns the 2GB of your Gmail account into free online storage. With Gspace you can manage unlimited Gmail accounts to store all type of files within its simple, user friendly interface. Simply download Gspace and transfer files between your computer and Gspace, its that simple.

GCalQuickTab

Firefox Extensions for Gmail
If you are using both Gmail and Google Calendar, GCalQuickTab makes it easy to switch between the two web apps 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 webapp is already open, then it brings that tab into focus instead of opening the webapp in a new window. You can also switch apps by using keyboard shortcuts: “g” for Gmail and “l” for Calendar.

GPhotospace

Firefox Extensions for Gmail
This very useful extension makes use of your Gmail storage and uses it for online photo storage. Quickly and easily, any user can store their photos online for free. And best of all very little technical knowledge is needed.

Remember The Milk

Firefox Extensions for Gmail
Remember The Milk is a popular web app that allows you to manage tasks quickly and easily, with this Gmail addon you can add new tasks (and connect them with your emails, contacts, and Google Calendar events) and automatically add tasks for starred messages or specific labels.

Gmail S/MIME

Firefox Extensions for Gmail
With the Gmail S/MIME extension, you can send and receive signed and encrypted S/MIME messages in Gmail. It not only secures your e-mails, it even protects your attachments.

Gmail Contact Book

Firefox Extensions for Gmail

With this simple, but useful addon,you can easily select your contacts from the Contact Book by clicking the little book icon next to CC and BCC Boxs.

Just Smile!

Firefox Extensions for GmailURL : Just Smile!

This extension replaces text-smileys with the image-smiley variation that that you want (the smiley list is editable).

TodoCue

Firefox Extensions for GmailURL : TodoCue

TodoCue is a free web app for creating simple todo lists, simply download the extension and your to-do-list will appear within Gmails sidebar.

Gmail Notifier

Firefox Extensions for Gmail
Another small addon that allows you to monitor multiple Gmail accounts right inside your browser's UI.

Easy Job Application

Firefox Extensions for Gmail

When searching online for a job, and you need to quickly and painlessly send a job application or CV, then this addon is for you. “Right Click” and select “Send Job Application to…”, and that is it, you have applied for a job.

WebMail Notifier

Firefox Extensions for Gmail

WebMail Notifier checks your webmail accounts and notifies you of the number of unread emails.

Blank Canvas

Firefox Extensions for Gmail

This tiny extension automatically inserts HTML signatures into your Gmail messages based on which address you are sending from. Works for Compose Message and Reply/Forward.

Email This!

Firefox Extensions for Gmail

Email This! will send your recipient the link, title, & highlighted text of the page you are viewing via GMail.

Todoist

Firefox Extensions for Gmail

Todoist is a popular online task manager that is useful, fast and easy to use and it also comes with an addon that integrates easily into Gmail.

MyWebber

Firefox Extensions for Gmail

This extension gives you more screen space for your messages, Gmail advertisements take up a lot of space even if they get blocked by other addons because they leave unused empty space.

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