Gmail Extensions you can’t live without

Anoop Nasa shares ten Gmail extensions which will help you make your communication and browsing experience seamless.
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Most of us are either using personal mail or professional mail while interacting with our clients and other stakeholders. Chances are you are using G-mail/G-Suite as 95% people use G-mail across the globe.

No doubt that Gmail is a powerful email platform, so it becomes inevitable for us to ignore useful extensions that come with it to enhance our productivity. Here are some useful Gmail extensions: When it comes to written communication with our clients/stakeholders, it should be clear, effective & mistake free. Grammarly will make sure your messages, documents, and social media posts are clear, mistake-free, and impactful. Adding Grammarly to Chrome means that your spelling and grammar will be vetted on Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Tumblr, and nearly everywhere else you write on the web.

Google Input Tools: Our clients/stakeholders feel friendly & connect with us easily if we can interact with them in their own language. You must have heard that when in Rome, do as the Romans do. That is where this extension comes to our rescue. This extension provides virtual keyboards for over 90 languages, full IMEs or direct transliteration for over 30 different scripts, and handwriting input for over 40 languages.

Checker Plus for Gmail: It is a free Chrome extension that not only makes all your accounts available at a glance, but also gives you voice features, pop-up preview windows and a more convenient interface for checking messages. In other words, get notifications, read, listen to or delete emails without opening Gmail & easily manage multiple accounts. 

Digify for Gmail: Know when your email attachments are opened, printed or forwarded. Never risk your information falling into the wrong hands as it also allows you to self-destruct or "unsend" files sent on Gmail even after file has reached the recipient's inbox. This is ultimate and my favorite too. While still in beta, this well-named extension prepares a feed of all the attached files you've sent or received, making it a breeze to search, forward, print, and share them all as you see fit. It's free for now while still in beta.

KeyRocket For G-mail: It is my another favorite. It is the fastest way to learn keyboard shortcuts for Gmail. It recommends keyboard shortcuts while your work where it matters. KeyRocket informs you, via a subtle notification, when you could have used a keyboard shortcut instead of a series of mouse clicks.  Here are some of the shortcuts you can use:

  • Shift + C = Compose new message in a new window
  • K and J = Scroll up (K) and scroll down (J) between messages in Inbox, press enter to open
  • X = Mark a Messages in Inbox
  • R = Reply (While viewing an Email, press R to Reply)
  • F = Forward (while viewing an Email, press F to Forward)
  • Ctrl + S = Save Draft;  Shift + # = Move a message to Trash
  • L = Label (press L while viewing a mail and select your Label)
  • Shift + U = Mark message as Unread
  • Shift + I = Mark message as Read

Before you proceed, enable shortcut features in Gmail. To to do this, go to Settings > General > Keyboard Shortcuts and select Keyboard shortcuts on.

PixelBlock: Even coin has two sides to it. If there is a tool of tracking the mail ( you have sent, there exists a tool by which you can prevent someone to track whether you have opened/read that mail or not. PixelBlock displays a ‘red eye’ when it finds and blocks a tracking attempt inside of an e-mail you’re reading. It is the first ever smart skin for Gmail. It enhances your Gmail experience, providing a seamless, intuitive way to plan and prioritize emails & tasks in a single Gmail workspace. It consists of various Boards like HR/Sales/Event Boards which when implemented, allows you to create to-do list there itself and close deals faster. No need to switch into other app. If you are not having any CRM in place, no issues. Sortd can make your G-mail as your CRM.  It is the easiest way to find email addresses from anywhere on the web, with just one click. Hunter lets you find the people behind a website and their email addresses. When you click on the icon, you get a list of people with:

  • Names
  • Professional email addresses
  • Social networks
  • Job titles
  • The public sources where this data has been collected.

Gmail Offline: No Gmail extension collection is complete without this one, so let's get right to it: Gmail Offline lets you work with Gmail...when you're offline. No internet connection? Who cares? Read, respond, and even search your messages. It's actually not an extension so much as a full web-based app that you use offline.

Happy G-mailing by installing these extensions!!

Anoop Nasa is Founder & CEO of myfinkart financial advisors.  

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martina abner
Nov 22 2018 01:29 PM
This is great, it’s going to help to track everything on gmail. These extensions are the best to boost any type of business. for more information visit at-
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