You already know that Gmail beats all other email providers with its endless customization capabilities, Googleproduct integration and fantastic spam filter. Take it to the next level with these Gmail power user tips andGreasemonkey extensions for Firefox. We haven’t forgotten the Mac users, either. For more great resources,check out the official Gmail blog and the Gmail Power Users group on Google Groups. If you'd like to learnmore about other email programs, check out the email category at the web directory.
1. Master the Gmail keyboard shortcuts
If you haven’t already, master the shortcut keys. Compose, mark as read, archive and much more with thepress of a button. Sure, you know
, but do you know
g + t
2. Google Code Macros
keyboard shortcuts. Google apparently integrated some of Macros shortcuts when revamping Gmail, but thereare still functions that the Macros programmers believe Gmail needs. “I firmly believe this is *the* essentialGmail trick to end all Gmail tricks,” writes David Chartier at DownloadSquad.
3. Create bookmarklets for frequent searches
This form created by Steve Rubel generates a bookmarklet for searches in Gmail. (By the way, a bookmarkletis a baby bookmark that acts a single click tool for a webpage or browser—thanks, Wikipedia). Take Rubel’sform further by dragging the bookmarklets to your bookmarks bar.
4. Resize your compose box
The aptly-named Resizeable TextareaFirefox extension allows you to click and drag the edge of your
compose box without resizing your browser window. Note that any browser built with the newestOpensource.org webkit—Safari, for example—will already have this capability. For more browser info, checkout the internet software category.