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Free Chrome extensions power up Gmail

At a Glance

This Chrome extension lets you compose emails in Markdown, and then convert it to HTML to use in Gmail.

Price when rated: Free

Pros

  • To use it effectively, you need to know some Markdown
  • Makes it easier to format emails Supports syntax highlighting

Cons

  • Simple and minimalistic

At a Glance

This Chrome extension allows you to schedule emails for later sending and track sent emails.

Price when rated: Free

Pros

  • Reasonably priced, also for Google Apps users
  • Integrates seamlessly with Gmail

Cons

  • No way to configure favorite intervals

At a Glance

This mail checker lets you interact with Gmail from the popup.

Price when rated: Free

Pros

  • Very configurable
  • Supports text-to-speech

Cons

  • Can break your train of thought

At a Glance

This Chrome app adds offline support to Gmail, so you can read and reply without being connected.

Price when rated: Free

Pros

  • Works with intermittent connectivity
  • A fresh new look for Gmail

Cons

  • No built-in chat client (because it's supposed to work offline)

At a Glance

KeyRocket for Gmail teaches you to use the keyboard shortcuts while you work with Gmail.

Price when rated: Free

Pros

  • Teaches you to use what you already have
  • Uses unobtrusive notifications

Cons

  • Not smart enough to realize you just like to use the mouse sometimes

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