CNET: Gmail’s scheduling tool for sending emails later keeps you from being a big jerk

CNET: Gmail’s scheduling tool for sending emails later keeps you from being a big jerk. “Gmail’s new scheduling feature should have arrived in your account by now, and if you haven’t been using it, you’re missing out. This new tool is going to keep you from being the jerk who sends emails on a Saturday night. Instead, you’ll just look like you’ve had a seriously productive, Venti latte-fueled Monday morning.”

Fast Company: The former lead designer of Gmail just fixed Gmail on his own

Fast Company: The former lead designer of Gmail just fixed Gmail on his own. “Michael Leggett is even more annoyed with Gmail than you are…. Rather than sit there and stew, Leggett decided to do something about it: He created a free Chrome extension called Simplify, where all the extraneous folders and functions overloading Gmail seem to melt away, leaving you with a calm screen and nothing but your messages. It’s understatedly beautiful, and every button just seems like it’s in the right place. In fact, it feels a little too good for some random free Chrome extension made by some random developer. Let’s just say that Leggett was highly qualified for the job.”

Lifehacker: How to Spice Up Gmail’s ‘Smart Replies’ With Random Poetry

Lifehacker: How to Spice Up Gmail’s ‘Smart Replies’ With Random Poetry. “Not all hacks have to make you a productivity wizard. Some only need to make you happy, and add a little joy (or confusion) to those you email, too. At least, that’s the best way I can think of to describe the Chrome extension ‘Suggested poems for Gmail,’ a brilliant little service that drops a literary bomb on Google’s normal suggested autoreplies in Gmail.”

Lifehacker: See Someone’s Facebook and LinkedIn Info Right in Gmail With This Extension

Lifehacker: See Someone’s Facebook and LinkedIn Info Right in Gmail With This Extension. “One of the features of being a reporter is you get a significant amount of unsolicited email, often from people that you don’t know. Discoverly is a Chrome extension that can help put those stranger’s emails into perspective.”