From the work of Florian Bersier, Gmelius is a cross-browser extension that modifies your Gmail layout. How? You just need to check and uncheck options from the settings page.
- super easy: it’s just one list with 18 features that can be enabled by flagging them (or leave them unflagged). Nothing more.
- best features: ads removing, attachement icons, row highlight of the email messages when mouse over, clicking Google logo now brings me to inbox.
- disabling contents: chat can be disabled and “removed” from the page, as well as any other widgets that are usually prompted at the right side of the screen called “People widget” (like Rapportive). I’m not interested in this feature because I use chat and other extensions like Rapportive that are very useful for my way of dealing with emails, but maybe some people would find this feature nice to have.
It’s just an hour of testing but I’m finding Gmail uploading his interface much slower than before. Hope this is just a temporal nuisance.
I think Gmelius did a nice job to offer some new features to Gmail layout. What I’m concerned about is that Google itself could eventually deploy all (or part of) this new list of features within its service in a small amount of time and leaving Florian without any of the key success factors that made me (as many other people) download Gmelius.
Maybe Florian is secretly working on some new amazing feature that could give to Gmail users the possibility to have the perfect email ecosystem, but this could lead him to a cat and mouse race with guys at Google.