Simplify Gmail

Simplify Gmail

Make Gmail simpler, more capable, and more respectful

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What is Simplify Gmail?
"Simplify Gmail" is an Edge add-on designed to enhance the Gmail experience by improving user interface, privacy, and productivity. Created by a former Google lead designer, it offers features like design tweaks, email bundling, saved searches, inbox pausing, tracker blocking, smart keyboard shortcuts, dark mode, and more. Commitment to privacy is strong, with no personal data collection or ads.
Stats
By: Simpl.fyi
Users: 8,940 ▲ 44
Rating: 4.70 (21)
Version: 3.1.9 (Last updated: 2024-01-24)
Creation date: 2022-01-19
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
Permissions:
  • storage
  • declarativeNetRequestWithHostAccess
Host permissions:
  • https://mail.google.com/*
  • https://*.googleusercontent.com/proxy/*
Size: 10.04M
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Summary

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:

✔️ BETTER DESIGN: Hundreds of improvements (small and large) to streamline, simplify, and enhance Gmail’s design and functionality. Hide the features you don’t use, customize the ones you do including setting the list and message width and fonts.

✔️ BUNDLES: Group conversations with the same label or category into a single row in your inbox for easier bulk reading and processing.

✔️ SAVED SEARCHES: Add commonly used searches or bookmark any message to your nav for easy access. Simplify includes 24 useful searches by default like Travel, Purchases, Archived, Attachments, Notes to self, PDFs, Photos, and more.

✔️ PAUSE INBOX: Pause new mail or hide the inbox entirely for deep focus. Optionally disable notifications when the inbox is paused or hidden.

✔️ BLOCK TRACKERS: Simplify blocks over 250 email spy trackers (more than any other tracker blocker extension).

✔️ 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. Also includes advanced shortcuts like [ I ] to reply to an intro and move the sender to BCC.

✔️ DARK MODE: Auto-switch with OS with options to invert all of Gmail’s UI and some or all messages.

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User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Edge Add-on Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Improves Gmail UX, providing a calmer and decluttered experience
  • Offers effective tracker blocking
  • Brings back features from the Gmail Inbox days and adds new functionalities
  • Helps with managing multiple Gmail accounts at once
  • Transforms Gmail to resemble more user-friendly clients like Outlook
Cons
  • Not free to use after the trial period expires, which can be disappointing for users expecting a free extension
  • Some users experience bugs and issues following updates
  • The search bar can become uncomfortably short, affecting usability
Most mentioned
  • Subscription fee required after the trial
  • Significant UX improvements over default Gmail
  • Includes tracker blocking
  • Helps with organizing and decluttering the inbox
  • Can be buggy or have removed functionalities after updates
Recent reviews
Simplify brings back all the good stuffs from back in the Inbox days and builds upon it with a ton of seriously good features. This is the kind of webmail experience I wish was the default standard for us all.
by Dave, 2022-12-12

Gmail finally looks like an email client !
by Yann, 2021-10-22

Search bar becomes unusably short
by I, 2020-10-14
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Safety
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 add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Simplify Gmail if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Simplify Gmail is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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