[How To] apply New Google+ Cool theme to your Gmail Inbox

The last few days have been really hectic for all those obsessed with Google with the launch of its new social networking Project – Google Plus and a series of improvements in terms of the user interface to all its products. The launch of Google+ has also inspired a lot of changes in the main Google Search Interface (red and white theme with black top bar) which you would have noticed by now.Gmail Inbox - Google Plus ThemeIf you have got your hands on to the new social networking site, Google+ and you have liked the appearance, you would like to apply it for your Gmail Inbox as well. Below, I have listed a simple way of doing it. However, if you haven’t been able to use Google+ because of the limited access right now, you would like to read my previous article on the first impression I had after using Google+ as I have been lucky enough to use it.

To activate the new theme, click the Gear icon button in the top right corner of Gmail and go to Mail Settings. Then, click the Themes tab and look at the bottom to find “Preview (dense)” and “Preview,” – the two new themes. These are the 2 new Gmail themes that resemble the Google+ interface. Check which one of the 2 fits your screen resolution and you are done.

Also Read: Top 5 most essential Firefox add-ons for Gmail users

Once you make the changes, here is how your redesigned Gmail inbox is supposed to look like:

Apply Gmail Google Plus Theme

As quoted on the Gmail blog,

We’re embarking on a series of interface updates to help strip out unnecessary clutter and make Gmail as beautiful as it is powerful. This is part of a Google-wide effort to bring you an experience that’s more focused, elastic, and effortless across all of our products. The changes are not going to happen all at once.

So, stay tuned for more changes in the coming days in the entire Google’s estate of applications. For now, have fun using Google+ and if you do not have the access to Google+ right now, have a feel of its clean and much praised user interface in you Gmail Inbox. Feel free to share your feedback in the comments section below.

Top 5 essential Firefox add-ons for Gmail users

Gmail is an awesome Emailing service from Google and has a huge fan following. The Firefox add-ons make it further useful by adding some awesome functionality making your Gmail experience much better. So, if you are a Gmail user and use the Mozilla Firebox browser, you are lucky enough to add new features to your Gmail by simply installing the below listed add-ons on to your Firefox. 🙂

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We have listed some of the most popular and the maximum downloaded Firefox add-ons to make your Gmail experience a better one.

1. Gmail Manager

This is a must-have Firefox add-on for all the Gmail users. This add-on helps you in adding awesome features to your Gmail account.

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Amongst the vast number of features that this add-on provides, the main features of Gmail Manager Firefox add-on are:

  • Manage multiple Gmail accounts
  • Receive new mail notifications
  • Check the number of unread mails without logging in.

You can download this add-on from here: Gmail Manager

2. Better Gmail

This another highly recommended add-on for Gmail. Basically, this add-on is a collection of various Greasemonkey Scripts.

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It adds some useful features to the Gmail like:

  • Hierarchy in labels
  • File attachment icons
  • Filter assistant
  • Highlighting of messages on mouse hovering

You can download this add-on from here: Better Gmail

3. Gmail Watcher

This add-on checks your new emails and reports to you in the status bar. One plus point that I see for this add-on is that neither username nor password is needed to use this feature.

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The main features of this add-on are:

  • Google multiple sign-in mode compatible
  • Check Gmail at specific interval (after a few minutes, half-hourly, hourly or manually)
  • Use high security network protocol https to get information.

You can download this add-on from here: Gmail Watcher

4. Etacts Gmail Plugin

This is one more awesome Gmail add-on that lets you track emails you’ve sent that are awaiting response and shows you pictures and social information for any incoming email.

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Some of the main features of this add-on are:

  • Lots of information about those who email you
  • Log of your recent conversations; calls to and from the person
  • Graph of your contact history over time

You can download this add-on from here: Etacts Gmail Plugin

5. Unread Gmail Favicon

The jetpack featured as part of this Firefox add-on watches your Gmail inbox and annotates the favicon for the Gmail tab with the current number of unread messages.

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You can download this add-on from here: Unread Gmail Favicon

I hope that that you use these Firefox add-ons to enhance your Gmail experience. If you like thsi post do not forget to share it on Facebook and Twitter 🙂

Which add-on you liked the most? Do share your views in the comments section below.