These 4 Chrome extensions make Gmail better right now

Gmail raised the bar for what we expect in an email service. But if you’re only using its native features, you’re getting just a taste of its power. There are a wealth of Chrome extensions that expand Gmail’s capabilities and help you streamline your workflow. Here are four you should install today.

Full Contact

Most of us have a similar reaction when we receive an email from a new professional contact. We immediately try to learn more about them by searching their profiles on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks.

Full Contact shows you email senders’ social profiles and other details.

Full Contact eliminates that legwork by providing the job titles, company details, and social accounts for each email sender. Without leaving your inbox, you can scroll through their Facebook posts, tweets, and other social updates. Add your own notes, then sync all the contact’s info to your address book so you’ll always have it at hand.

Snapmail

We don’t recommend emailing passwords and similarly sensitive material. But if you absolutely must, this Mission Impossible=style extension will ensure your message is seen by authorized eyes only.

Snapmail

Snapmail encrypts and destroys sensitive email messages.

It adds a Snapmail button next to the Send button in your message. Pressing it encrypts the message and creates a URL for the message, which is sent to the recipient. Once they follow the link, a countdown timer informs them that the message will self-destruct in 60 seconds.

MixMax

MixMax delivers on its promise to “make email awesome.” The extension adds a host of must-have functions to Gmail, including email tracking, one-click business templates, and “send later” scheduling.

MixMax adds several functions to Gmail, including “instant” meeting scheduling.

Its Instant Scheduling is particularly useful for setting up one-on-one meetings. MIxMax does all the heavy lifting so you and the other party don’t have to email back and forth to find a time that works for you both. You select available times from your Google Calendar, and MixMax adds them to your email. Your recipient selects whichever one works for them, and MixMax puts it on your calendar and sends each of you a confirmation message. It’s like having your own personal assistant.

MailTrack

MailTrack removes the mystery around unanswered emails. This extension is a simple email tracker that uses checkmarks to keep you apprised of your message’s status. It adds one checkmark next to the message when it’s sent and adds a second once the message has been read. Best of all, it can tell you exactly which recipients have read a message sent to multiple parties.

1 Comment
  1. Reply Lola S. 08.09.2016 at 19:21

    For some reason snapmail reminded me of the mission impossible movie… Usually i don`t deal with the secret information but i`m gonna look for that extension. I will install it just to feel myself like i`m a cool spy. That would be a good way to make fun of my friends! Yeyyy!
    Full contact is also worth getting, methinks, as i`d like to know everything about my contacts.

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