Is your Gmail account the main exchange hub for your personal and business correspondence? Then consider outfitting it with a suite of ingenious extensions for use with the Google Chrome browser. These five digital tools for your Web browser are sure to improve your productivity with Gmail.
Email Templates for Gmail
This Chrome extension ensures that you have a library of customizable email templates at your fingertips. The HTML templates available through this extension are diverse and professionally designed. There are email templates for business newsletters, announcements, and invites. Once installed on your browser, the Email Templates for Gmail extension makes it easy for you to compose the next installment for your newsletter, for example, since all you have to do is to enter text on the preformatted template.
Digify Chrome Extension for Gmail
Digify for Gmail gives you the analytics and new management options for the attachments included in the email messages you send through Gmail when accessed via Google Chrome. Through Digify for Gmail, you can see when the recipient has opened, forwarded, or printed the attachment you have sent. You can also recall and destroy the attachment with the help of this incredibly useful browser extension, as well as set an expiry time for when the recipient can no longer download or print the attachment.
Video Recorder for Gmail and Clipchamp
With the Video Recorder for Gmail and Clipchamp extension for Google Chrome, you can record webcam videos right in the Gmail messaging interface and then send the recorded video as an attachment to your email message. The recipient, in turn, won’t have to install anything at his end in order to view the video generated via this specialized browser extension. Also, it is recommended that you use the extension with your Google Drive account. By doing so, you can more easily attach large video files to your email messages.
MightyText Chrome Extension
This hugely popular and free Chrome extension enables you to send and receive text messages in Gmail. It also works for your Facebook account, when you access it via Google Chrome.
To start using MightyText on your Chrome-accessed Gmail account, sync it with the app version installed on your Android phone. With MightyText on your Android phone and the Web browser on your computer, you instantly get a notification on your desktop screen once an SMS text message reaches your Android phone.
Additionally, you can just as easily reply to the text message directly from the Gmail interface. This app also works as a great backup for all the SMS you have been sending and receiving, thus freeing up space in your Android phone by making it safe to delete the text messages afterwards.
HelloSign Chrome Extension for Gmail
Do you manage business contracts and have the need to personalize your email messages over Gmail with the flourish of your signature? Then get hold of the browser extension called HelloSign for Gmail.
Equipping your Chrome browser with this extension ensures you won’t ever have to go through the motions of printing out pages, signing them in ink, scanning the signed pages, and then uploading the scanned pages with your signature for sending via email. This handy extension allows you to affix a legally-binding signature on a digital document without having to leave the Gmail interface.
All these five extensions can be safely downloaded from the Chrome Web Store. They are all relatively lightweight files and should install quickly.