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
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.
From Gina Trapani: 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.
What's new in this version:
Version 1.0.1 fixes the Folders4Gmail bug and e-mail address iframe bug.
|Publisher web site||http://ginatrapani.org/|
|Release Date||December 20, 2007|
|Date Added||December 20, 2007|
|Subcategory||Firefox Add-ons & Plugins|
|Operating Systems||Windows 2000/XP|
|Additional Requirements||Windows 2000/XP, Mozilla Firefox 1.5|
|File Name||External File|
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