Let’s Remove Gmails Clutter with “Simplify” Chrome Extension?
Nowadays, it’s no obvious that the Simplify chrome extension is one of my favorites, because it takes all the clutter of the Gmail.
I know, for a regular Gmail user, there are less chances to think about the service’s web experience which is cluttered. I’ve been a regular user of Gmail, and it just feels familiar, and I do agree with Simplify developer Michael Leggett that the giant logo and icon in the upper-left corner is slightly overdone.
And none is better than Leggett to take a critical eye towards cleaning out Gmail, who was the cofounder of Google Inbox and the Gmail’s lead designer from 2008 to 2012.
I find it unbelievably interesting that he hates, what Google has done to Gmail’s design; and now, I can only assume that his motivation for his growth, Simplify, which strips out most of Gmail’s entire network.
Here’s what the difference looks like:
1. Normal Gmail:
2. Simplify Gmail:
Simplify isn’t a compete Gmail transformation, as the changes aren’t extremely dramatic. Though, the logo is gone, in the entire Gmail right side panel (now available in the lower-right corner, through a triple-dot icon).
The pretty plus icon replaced the compose button, in the lower-right corner.
Also, your email is now addressed directly in your browser. I didn’t like this at first, but now it is not a problem for me.
Simplify is a new way to present one’s Gmail. If nothing else, I love that Leggett is clear about what the development does, because as a webpage, the data privacy is as important and critical. He writes:
There will be more benefits of Simplify versions if in the future, it allows you to choose which you want to modify, uncover and focused.