Have you ever thought of your Gmail as being, “cluttered”?
I never have, but after looking at Gmelius, I guess it is.
Gmelius is a free extension for Chrome, Firefox and Opera that “cleans” your Gmail interface, along with some other interesting features — including removing the ads.
In addition to removing the ads in your Gmail, Gmelius gives you the option to remove/disable:
- Chat statuses
- People Widget (contact box beside the email message)
- “Consider including”
- Chat & Calendar widgets
You can also makes changes to your Gmail header:
- Make header, your search block and logo, auto-expandable
- Press “/” or “0″ key to make header visible/hidden
- Auto-Scroll to top of your inbox by clicking the top dark-grey bar
- Go back to your Inbox by clicking on the Google logo
- Add Google Voice to top nav bar
- Replace Google News by Google Reader in the top nav bar
- Remove Google Play from the top nav
As for the Gmail inbox itself:
- Enable subtle row highlight when mouse over your emails
- Enable subtle row highlight with customized color
- Add text to nav icons
- Colorize nav icons
- Homogenize the appearance of your incoming emails
- Move message labels from left to right of your inbox
Finally, you can add icons to emails with attachments, helping you identifying what those attachments are (More than 40 supported file types).
Is It Worth Giving Gmelius a Few Bucks?
I’ll have to try it for a few days to see if the features really add any value to my Gmail experience. I recommend adding it on, playing around with the options to see if it’s something you really like.
On the other hand, it feels a little weird to disable ads on a free email service. Usually you have to ‘upgrade’ to have ads removed, moreover, it’s not even Google that would be getting the money, since they’re not the one providing the ad-less interface.
What do you think?