The right plugin can transform Gmail from a standard email program into a productivity powerhouse, capable of managing your communications and professional networks.
Here is a list of productivity plugins for Gmail. There are plugins to schedule emails, track correspondence, manage social networks, and more.
To browse Gmail plugins on your own, open your Chrome Browser and click on the wrench at the top right. Scroll down to “Tools.” Click on Extensions. Scroll to the bottom and click on “Get More Extensions”.
Gmail Productivity Plugins
Boomerang. Boomerang allows you to schedule messages to be sent or returned at a later date. Write a message now, send it anytime, even if you’re not online. Track messages to make sure you hear back, and schedule reminders right inside Gmail. Price: Free up to 10 message credits per month; plans start at $4.99/month.
SaneBox. SaneBox determines the importance of each email, moving unimportant messages out of the inbox into a separate folder, summarizing them once a day. Price: $4.95/month.
Attachements.me. Attachments.me lets you easily share and save your attachments. Securely send attachments into your cloud storage services. Quickly share a file from Dropbox, Google Drive or Box, without leaving Gmail. Price: Free.
Teambox. Teambox adds task collaboration features to Gmail. Convert emails to tasks, access all tasks from Gmails, create tasks from Gmail, and access Teambox apps from inside Gmail. Price: Free up to 5 users; Unlimited accounts for $5/month per user.
Taskforce. Convert emails into tasks without ever leaving Gmail. Collaborate with others on a task via email, as Taskforce keeps them updated and able to interact, even if they don’t use Taskforce. Price: Free.
Snooze Your Email. Instead of marking your emails as unread and forgetting about them, click on your email, read it, then you can decide to click the Snooze button for a couple hours or days. Then get a reminder when you’re ready. Price: Free.
PowerInbox. Manage your Facebook messages and LinkedIn networks via email. Directly interact with your Pivotal Tracker Emails, letting you perform updates, manage stories and more, all in real-time and conveniently and directly in your emails. Price: Free.
Active Inbox. Turn emails into actions for better email management. Effectively manage your inbox, reduce email overload and maintain inbox zero with unique “Getting Things Done” features. Focus on high priority emails and serve contacts better with scheduling. Price: Free.
ToutApp. ToutApp helps you manage your business and deal flow emails. It features automatic click tracking for emails, customizable email templates, analytics and reports, real-time email activity feed, and more. Price: Plans start at $30/month.
Rapportive. Rapportive shows you everything about your contacts right inside your inbox. See who and where they are, their LinkedIn profile and MailChimp activity. Grow your network, and leave notes on their profiles. Price: Free.
KeyRocket. KeyRocket helps you learn keyboard shortcuts for Gmail and Google Apps email accounts. It recommends keyboard shortcuts while your work where it matters. KeyRocket lets you know when you could have used a keyboard shortcut instead of a series of mouse clicks. Price: Free.
CloudMagic. Use CloudMagic to expand your search capabilities. Simultaneously search multiple Google applications, such as Gmail, Google Docs, and Calendar. Search Gmail from the browser, without having to login. Price: Free.
Bananatag. Track emails right from your Gmail. Get notified when someone opens your email or clicks your email links. View email metrics, like when and where contacts view your emails. Price: Free up to 5 emails per day; $5/month for up to 100 emails per day.
Screenleap. Share your screen instantly from within Gmail. View from the browser of any PC, tablet, or smartphone. Price: Free.
WiseStamp. WiseStamp enables you to share your social profiles and promote information you care about in every email you send. Use WiseStamp to create your email signature, providing social links and your brand information, to empower your emails. Price: Free.
Mail Timer. This is a timesaving script to help process an inbox faster. After two minutes spent on an email in your inbox, it pops up a reminder message to move on. (And when you have less than 30 seconds left, it shows a “30” icon in the browser bar to nudge you along.) Great for quickly clearing your inbox. Price: Free.
Yesware. Yesware is a free Gmail service that tracks email. Get notified who reads your email as well as when, where, and what device opened your message. View automated reports to manage your progress and to see whom you should follow up with. Price: Free up to 100 email tracking events per month; Unlimited version is $4.95 per month.
Smartr Inbox. Get rich contact info, email history, and updates from LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter for everyone in your Gmail inbox. This free extension automatically creates rich profiles for all your contacts, including your communication history and social network updates. Price: Free.