Sunday, June 03, 2007

Better Gmail

Better Gmail just, well, makes Gmail better on Firefox .  You'll have to get Greasemonkey installed on your Firefox browser in order to use Better Gmail as Better Gmail is really just a compilation of individual Greasemonkey scripts.  Sidebar: Greasemonkey allows you to run lightwieght javascript on top of webpages; if none of that makes sense to you, then Greasemonkey allows you to run Better Gmail and that's all you need to know.

One of the most important things that Better Gmail does is force Firefox to use https to connect to Gmail, meaning that your e-mail connection is secure.  If I were deploying Google Apps in an organization, I would force everyone to use Firefox with Better Gmail only for this reason.  Luckily Better Gmail does all kinds of other cool stuff.

Download direct from the Better Gmail site link below as the Mozilla add-on site goes down a lot.


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