Gmail doesn’t need introductions. It’s number one among email services. Its simplicity, free of charge, as well as all its available applications such as Drive, Calendar, or Google Photos, have made it a reference for a large volume of users.
Also, from time to time it adds new functions and complements that considerably expand its already enormous possibilities and that helps to improve your user experience. Some simplify its interface, others help you get better organized … in short, everything. And here we are, ready to help you with a selection of the 10 best extensions so you can improve your performance at work.
We started the listing with Simplify, a Chrome extension that reduces the items that appear in your Gmail inbox by improving your visibility and navigation. With a few minor adjustments, the user interface is made much more accessible to the eye of the user, by eliminating annoying and unnecessary hits and sidebars.
The result is a clean inbox, so you can focus on your mail. A perfect solution for those looking to do away with all those confusing graphic elements.
Checker Plus for Gmail
Checker Plus for Gmail is a Chrome extension that allows us to keep track of incoming mail in one or more Gmail accounts. You can perform various actions such as reading them, archiving them, marking them as read, or deleting them directly. All without having to leave the browser tab. By the way, if you’ve been convinced by its multiple possibilities, keep in mind that there’s also a version for Google Calendar.
Sortd for Gmail
Do you have trouble getting organized at work? With Sortd for Gmail, you can create tasks and organize them directly from your Gmail inbox.
Using a card system, where we can divide our workspace into blocks of tasks, Sortd provides a fairly intuitive way to plan and prioritize our email and tasks.
Email Tracking for Gmail – Mailtrack
An interesting system to keep a detailed track of the emails you send. With the Mailtrack extension, you can know when an email has been opened and read.
This tool is based on a double-check system similar to WhatsApp to easily track our messages. Thus, a check means that your mail has been sent, but not opened, while the double-check signal will determine when it has been opened and read. A tracker is simple and free, what more could we ask for?
Gmail Email Templates by cloudHQ
Do you want to change the look of your emails to look professional? This Gmail extension makes it easy to edit them from pre-made templates enriched with HTML content.
With Gmail Email Templates by cloudHQ, you’ll have access to dozens of templates to choose from to customize your emails with different themes for invitations, reports, or private mailings. Of course, you can also create your templates, or even import them.
Another very useful tool is to send emails like a professional. By integrating Docsify into your Gmail, you’ll be able to track emails, links, and attachments. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Well, on top of that, you can also schedule sends, as well as create and use your templates, text shortcuts, and more. It’s like bringing Email Tracking and Gmail Email Templates together in one extension.
Is your mailbox a complete disaster? Thanks to this extension you will be able to have a much more organized mailbox. Through a system of tabs located at the top of our tray, you can send your mail by labels. So, with just one click on one of these tabs, we can access a specific mailbox containing all the emails that have been assigned a certain label (work, meetings, travel).
Egnyte for Gmail
What if we could concentrate on several third-party application functions in one tool? Egnyte for Gmail is the tool you’ve been looking for. Specially designed to keep us from going too far, Egnyte allows us to access other applications without having to leave the Gmail interface.
For example, if we need to attach or link a file located in Dropbox within our mail, we can now navigate to folders located in the cloud storage service with just one click. Of course, much easier than having to download content or having to share it from Dropbox.
DocuSign – Electronic Signature for Gmail
Have you ever wondered if it is possible to sign documents digitally from the mail itself? Stop imagining, and take a look at DocuSign, a very useful extension that allows users to easily include the digital signature feature in their Gmail. Once installed, you can add your signature to the attached PDF files, or directly from your Gmail or Google Drive.
Boomerang for Gmail
This plug-in tool for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari browsers is another perfect add-on for getting organized at work. With Boomerang you can easily manage and schedule emails to be sent when it suits you best, track activity on emails already sent to know if the recipient has opened and/or read them, or set reminders for pending tasks. Everything from our professional email account.
So much for our top 10 Gmail extensions to help you be more productive. Did you already know a few? Which ones are your favorites? Share them with us in the comment box.