Quick Compose for Gmail

The Quick Compose for Gmail is a tiny extension for Google Chrome browser. It is a very productive tool for Gmail and G Suite (Google Apps for Work) users. Install it from this link.

How To Use?

Basic Use

Once you have successfully installed the Quick Compose for Gmail extension, you can notice its icon on the Chrome toolbar as shown in the following screenshot. If you have installed many Chrome extensions, this icon may be hidden in the Chrome menu. You can drag the icon to the toolbar if you prefer.

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Now, you have two ways to use this extension: Use the above toolbar button, or the keyboard shortcut Alt + C. This would launch the Gmail compose panel in a new tab. You can now start composing your email.

Set Options

The extension allows users to provide certain email addresses and a text string to pre-fill the To (recipient) and Subject fields respectively. To set these settings, open extension’s option panel and enter your choices.

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You can enter multiple recipient addresses. These two settings are optional.

Email Selected Text

This extension enables you to quickly email selected text on any web page. For this feature, select the text content and right click on it. This would pop a context menu with extension’s option as shown in the following screenshot. Click on the extension’s entry in the context menu, which would launch the Gmail compose panel with the selected text as the content (or body) of the email.

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Supports Multiple Accounts

As you know, Google allows users to login up to five accounts simultaneously. This makes it possible to use your multiple Gmail and G Suite (Google Apps for Work) accounts simultaneously.

The Quick Compose for Gmail extension supports this feature, and you can specify the account to compose emails using this extension. By default, it uses the primary account (first logged-in account), and you can change this from the extension’s options panel.

If you like this extension, must rate it 5-stars on Chrome Store. Have any feedback or suggestion regarding this extension? Leave a comment below or email us at browsernative.apps@gmail.com.

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Posted by Arpit

Arpit is a web enthusiast watching browsers for long. He maintains several browser-based tools including many popular extensions. Follow Arpit on Twitter, or email him at editor@browsernative.com.
Post last updated on October 5, 2016.

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