The Best of the Best Gmail Extensions You Can’t Do Without

Whether you call them extensions, plugins or add-ons, it can be difficult to determine if you’re using the best of the best of them for Gmail.

But we’ve done the hard work for you, surveying 18 articles and boiling them down to create a list of the best extensions for Gmail everybody should be using.

Here are some fun facts extracted from the 18 articles we surveyed:

85: The total number of Gmail plugins mentioned in the 18 articles we surveyed

214: Average number of Facebook shares

159: Average of LinkedIn shares

90: Average of Google+ shares

32: Average of Pinterest shares

10: Average of comments per post

The best of the best Gmail extensions

And here’s the list (drumroll, please), of the best of the best Gmail extensions according to their popularity. (Note: we excluded extensions that were only mentioned once.)  

  1. WiseStamp – with 16 mentions, WiseStamp is recommended over and over and even termed the “kick ass email signature” by DIY Genius
  2. Rapportive – with 13 mentions, Rapportive is the intuitive way to build a better rapport with your email contacts
  3. Boomerang – with 12 mentions, Boomering is the killer app that lets you send your email now and have it received later (you choose when), get an email resent to your inbox when it becomes more relevant, and  notifies you if you sent an email that didn’t receive a response.
  4., Checker Plus  – with 8 mentions (tie)
  5. Send from Gmail, Gmail Offline – with 6 mentions (tie)
  6. ToDoIst, mxHero, KeyRocket, Gmelius – with 5 mentions (tie)
  7. CloudMagic, Cloudy, ActiveInbox – with 4 mentions (tie)
  8. Find Big Mail,, – with 3 mentions (tie)
  9. Streak, Sidekick, Away Find, FollowUpThen, BatchedInbox, Enhancements for Gmail, Honey, Bananatag, Secure Mail, iFramely, Full Contact  – with two mentions (tie)
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And here’s the list of the 18 articles we surveyed, starting with the most popular:

  1. 10 Gmail Plugins that Improve Email Productivity by Fast Company
  2. Google Apps for Work and 11 Extensions to go with Your Gmail by
  3. These 16 Life Hacks Will Change the Way You Use Gmail by Business Insider
  4. 20 Ways to Make Your Chrome Browser So Much Better by CNN
  5. The 10 best Chrome extensions to install right now by AppSumo
  6. 15 Awesome Gmail Plugins to Boost Your Email Productivity by LifeHack
  7. 5 Gmail Helpers That Make Your Inbox More Productive by PC World
  8. 11 Chrome Extensions that Will Super-Power Your Gmail Experience by MakeUseOf
  9. What are the Best Gmail Plugins for Chrome? by MakeUseOf
  10. The Best Chrome Extensions for Gmail by PC Magazine
  11. 18 Helpful Tools for Better Gmail Experience by Hongkiat
  12. 15 Free Gmail Plugins That Will Help You Conquer Your Inbox by DIYGenius
  13. 7 Cool Gmail Extensions For More Productive Emailing by Designer Daily
  14. Best Gmail Plugins You Need To Use Today by The Window’s Club
  15. 5 Essential Add-Ons That Will Make Your Gmail Great by Field Guide
  16. 14 Best Gmail Extensions You Should Use With Chrome by Tech Mazic
  17. 5 Chrome Extensions To Improve Your Gmail Experience by AppStorm

What are your best of the best Gmail extensions that you just can’t do without?

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Written by Liat Behr
Liat is a Content Wordsmith at WiseStamp and copywriter at Ink of Imagination. She delights in creating and sharing valuable tips and helping businesses craft effective content.
When she’s not writing content, she can be found in the world of fiction, adventuring with her characters.