14 Best Gmail Extensions You Should Use With Chrome

Best Gmail Extensions

Google blessed us with many services but the one which has been transforming communication since 2004 is Gmail. Gmail left all other email services behind in terms of graphical interface, tons of inbuilt functionality, storage space and connectivity to cloud. Gmail already has wide range of awesome features which gives user better mailing experience. In spite of that Google is continuously trying us to give better services by developing extensions.

Extension’s makes our task easier and adding extension with Chrome can make Gmail best email service. Thousands of extensions are available in Google chrome store but here we found out best Gmail extensions to save your time and efforts to dig out Gmail core functionality . Let’s take a look at them.

List of Best Gmail extensions to use with Google Chrome
Side Kick By Hubspot

Sidekickbyhubspot is best Gmail extension to enhance mailing up to next level. It gives you all possible contact details in your inbox. This extension would be useful for business persons, sales persons or someone who wants to build solid social network. Below are the best features which these extensions will add in Gmail.

• Person Social Profiles and Tweets
• Recent Conversations list
• Know when your email was opened, where it got opened, how many times it got opened or clicked
• Schedule mails to be sent later
• This extension supports Gmail, Outlook ,Outlok.com and OWA , Apple Mail ,Salesforce, Hubspot

Send From Gmail

While browsing we often come across to email id’s, wouldn’t it be easier if we can send emails by just clicking on them.This extension will open a compose window in Gmail when you click any email address on a webpage. It also provides a button that will create a Gmail message when clicked, using the page title as the subject and selected page text and link address as the message.

Mail Checker Plus For Gmail

This is an awesome extension for Gmail, enrich with several functionalities which helps to get desktop notifications, read, listen, archive or delete emails without opening a Gmail tab & easily manage multiple accounts see the people emailing you just like in the Gmail chat notification, with an option to show their contact photos or your assigned photos for them.

  •  Voice notification: If you get an email while you’re busy watching a movie or cooking dinner this extension can optionally read it out loud ie. “Jason says, dinner at my place”. It’s great for the visually impaired.
  •  Option to monitor any Gmail or custom labels
  •  Option to run in background when Google Chrome is closed and still get new email alerts
  •  Zoom in and out of emails which have large images
  •  Popup mail preview window to read, archive, mark as read or delete emails without leaving the current tab (or option to go directly to your Gmail tab)
  •  Can also be used as a widget for the extension “Awesome New Tab Page” (ANTP) which supports multiple accounts
  • Support for multiple Gmail and Google Apps accounts
  • Option to open “Mail to” links in your Gmail instead of your regular mail client
  •  This Gmail notifier has more than 10 different icon sets, choose your favorite!
  •  You change the generated voice by adding TTS (text to speech) voice extensions
  • The fast way to inbox zero. Yes that’s a thing.

Signature in an email show personality and default Gmail signature option does not provide functionality to add social network in Gmail ,here wisestamp comes into picture which helps you to add Add Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest & more in your signature.It empowers Gmail, Google Apps Mail, Yahoo Mail with dynamic email signatures. WiseStamp enables you to share your social profiles and promote information you care about in every email you send.

With WiseStamp you can easily:

  • Link to your Profiles – Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Linkedin, Skype, Gtalk .
  • Promote your latest G+, Pinterest eBay item, Blog post .
  • Share your latest Twitter tweet, Funny Quotes, Green Footers, Legal disclaimers
  •  Add your Company logo, use Multiple signatures and much more.

WiseStamp Supports:
Gmail & Google Apps email, Yahoo Mail, Aol Mail, Outlook .com, Hotmail & Live.


If you want know about your contact information right in your inbox without browsing them on social networking sites then you should use Rapportive extension . Rapportive shows you everything about your contacts right inside your inbox. It shows your contact image , where they stay, their job information ,company , LinkedIn in, Profile , shows activity on mail chimp and more .

Boomrang For Gmail

Boomerang helps you to schedule emails to be sent later, write a message and schedule it for tomorrow midnight 12 then if you are not even online tomorrow midnight boomerang will send message for you.Boomerang also helps you to postpone incoming emails, by making them disappear from your inbox into a folder or label, then bringing them back to the top of the message list at the specified time. It helps you keep your inbox clean, without losing track of important messages. Boomerang is also the only reminder service that can alert you if you do not get a reply to a message.

You can use boomerang in the following tasks:

  • Birthday reminder
  • Project management
  • Remember to pay bills
  • Communication with people in different time zone
Enhancement For Gmail

It is another extension to do customization in Gmail interface such as removing ads, footers, remove web search option etc. It’s formerly known as Better Gmail . It works with new Gmail UI . It shows optional ads if you don’t want them you can disable it.

Following are the features which comes with this extensions:

  • Remove chat
  • Remove invite friend
  • Remove ads
  • Remove footer
  • Remove web search button
  • Add Highlight Row
  • Add attachment icons
  • Make Gmail default email application (open email link with Gmail)
  • New email notification through a pop up message
Bananatag For Gmail

Bananatag is best extension to track your email and get details metrics right in your inbox.

Basic features of Bananatag are :

  • Track emails right from your Gmail.
  • Get notified when someone opens your email.
  • Get notified when someone clicks your email links.
  • View awesome email metrics online.
Mxhero For Chrome 

It is combination of all power extensions which you want in Gmail . Features – Attachment management, schedule emails, privately share files, use reply timeout and get read receipts and reminders.

  • Get read receipts the moment your email is opened.
  • Track opening of any attachments with Total Track.
  •  Track clicks on links in your email with Total Track.
  • Remind yourself of important emails with Remind Me.
  • Pick the time for your email delivery with Send Later.
  •  Easily identify unanswered emails with Reply Timeout.
  •  Keep group bcc emails private by using Private Delivery
  •  Protect Your Privacy send Self Destructing Email.

Cloudy helps you to attach files effortlessly from Dropbox, Box, GDrive, Facebook, Instagram, Evernote , Skydrive and many more with out leaving Gmail .

Following features you will get once you add cloudy as an extension:

  • Attach files from Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, SkyDrive, Github, and Gmail itself.
  •  Attach photos from Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Picasa
  •  Attach notes from Evernote
  •  Take a photo or a video (in Gmail!) and attach it
  •  Search for images online to attach.

Gmail already ahead of other mailing services because of its functionalities, it is oldest way of communication and be connected with people .Watching embedded videos right there without opening link separately is one feature which is present in other social networking websites like Facebook but not in Gmail . Don’t worry Iframely will add this functionality to Gmail also .
This extension helps to watch videos, photos and other social media right in your Gmail. Even when you compose an email, plugin can detect thumbnails of URLs that you send to people and put an image inside your emails for convenience of your peers. It avoid mails from bots and only show content from real humans that way it saves you to open any malicious content.

Gmail Offline

Gmail offline app helps you to check mails, send mails, searched and archived without network access. Sent mails will be delivered as soon as chrome connects to the network as well as update your mailbox. In order to start Gmail App, open new tab in browser, you will see Gmail App icon and offline Gmail will load (If not, click on the app’s icon in Bookmark Bar).


You probably forgot all services for which you subscribed and become frustrated by getting daily unnecessary mail sin your inbox, in this case unroll.me will be your savior. It helps you to get rid of junk mails, it identifies your email subscriptions and neatly list them for you then give you the option to unsubscribe them on one click. This is one of the best extensions you should probably use right now.


Customize your Gmail with the help of Gmelius powerful feature and increase your email productivity. It will make your cleaner and smarter. Below I have mentioned some of the best feature of Gmelius.

  •  Regain Space in in box by removing ads and footer.
  •  Detect and block email tracking attempts.
  •  Print cleaner email.
  •  Apply #hashtags in Gmail: categorize and apply labels to your email on the fly.

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Neeraj Kaple is a software engineer based in Mumbai. He writes about softwares, blogging tools, internet marketing and how-to guides. He is the founder of Techmazic.com.

3 thoughts on “14 Best Gmail Extensions You Should Use With Chrome”

  1. Thank you for the interesting review. Gmail and Salesforce integration definitely saves tons of time for every SF user. Now I’m using 3rd party app to sync Gmail and SFDC, it’s name is ContactMonkey (http://www.contactmonkey.com/salesforce-gmail-integration). This tool helps me to connect with my customers more effectively than ever before. Knowing when proposals and e-mails are being reviewed has helped me to shorten the sales cycle. But the biggest benefit that it saves over copying and pasting email conversations from Gmail into Salesforce.

  2. That’s a great list, thank you! Also I’d like to suggest a free alternative to Boomerang and Bananatag – Deskun (https://deskun.com/). It allows you to track if your email has been read, snooze emails, schedule them. To me that’s a very helpful tool.

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