Simplify Gmail

Simplify Gmail

Make Gmail simpler, more capable, and more respectful

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What is Simplify Gmail?

Simplify Gmail is a Chrome extension that transforms your Gmail experience. It features enhancements like streamlined design, intuitive keyboard shortcuts, a unique dark mode, and email tracker blocking. It also offers focus-enhancing features like the ability to turn off your inbox, and re-introduces missing categories from Google Inbox. You can customize the extension based on your preference with over 40 options. The extension is developed with a strong focus on your privacy and data security, requiring no API permissions nor collecting any data. It is brought to you by the co-founder and design lead for Google Inbox.

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Version: 2.5.46 (Last updated: 2023-11-20)
Creation date: 2020-06-26
Manifest version: 2
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Size: 2.52M
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Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood

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Brought to you by the co-founder and design lead for Google Inbox, Simplify Gmail is a browser extension for desktop Gmail that boosts productivity, strengthens privacy, and reduces️ stress by:

✔️ Making hundreds of improvements (small and large) to streamline, simplify, and enhance Gmail’s design and functionality. No part of Gmail is left untouched. Messages are easier to scan, read, and compose. Once you install, compare Gmail before and after using Alt+S (⌥S on Mac). ✔️ Blocking over 250 email spy trackers (more than any other tracker blocker extension). ✔️ Adding intuitive keyboard shortcuts. Navigate faster with your arrow keys, Enter (to open, then to reply), and Escape (close a message, then to return to inbox). Use familiar shortcuts like Ctrl+A / ⌘A to select all or Ctrl+Z / ⌘Z to undo. Press "?" in Gmail to see all shortcuts. ✔️ Adding a full dark mode with options to invert compose and all or only text messages. ✔️ Letting you focus by turning off your inbox and optionally disable notifications. This isn't for everyone, but some appreciate being able to press pause and focus on their starred messages, drafts, etc without being distracted by new mail. Video demo ✔️ Adding back the missing categories. Google Inbox had three other categories (Finances, Purchases, and Travel) that still work but Gmail doesn't link to. Simplify adds links to these in the nav with the other Categories. ✔️ Providing over 40 options with great defaults so you can fine tune Simplify just the way you like. Options include changing the interface font, hiding unread counts, making the interface even more minimal, and more. ✔️ And more, with more on the way There are tons of other details and features with more on the way.

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  • Improves Gmail's aesthetic and interface.
  • Makes Gmail more user-friendly and manageable.
  • Responsive and professional customer support.
  • Consistently updates and improves its features.
  • Users consider the extension overpriced, especially given it is a yearly subscription.
  • It does not work efficiently with new Gmail updates.
  • Some users experience lagging issues when using the extension.
Most mentioned
  • Improved Gmail interface and experience.
  • Subscription pricing.
  • Customer support responsiveness.
  • Compatibility issues with new Gmail updates.
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Risk impact

Simplify Gmail is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Simplify Gmail if you trust the publisher.

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Simplify Gmail has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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