It happens a lot for me to search a particular e-mail in my Gmail account. You would say that this is a very easy job because I can use the integrated search engine, which allows everybody to find any e-mail immediately. Well, that’s actually half true. What happens if you have several e-mails received from the same person? And you are interested in a specific attachment from specific e-mail?
Well in this particular situation it would be very handy to see what kind of attachment contains each e-mail. Therefore, I decided to write about an extension for Google Chrome which has the scope of showing you the type of attachment right next to the subject field, in the main Gmail interface. Its name is very simple and intuitive: Attachment Icons for Gmail.
So, after installing Attachment Icons for Gmail you will be able to see the type of attachment instead of the common paperclip. You might wonder what happens if several attachements are being placed in an e-mail. In this case, the type of last file that was attached will be displayed instead of the common paperclip.
Attachment Icons for Gmail will display a different icon according to each type of file. Therefore, after the installation process of this Chrome extension, when you will access your Gmail account you will be able to see that the e-mails which contain a photo will have a photo icon right next to the subject field, those which contain a PDF attachment will have the PDF icon, the ones with mp3 files will have the music icon displayed…I think you’ve got the idea.
Attachment Icons for Gmail is an extension which will greatly improve the speed with which you will find particular e-mails. Being a daily user of Gmail service, I often need to find a specific e-mail with a certain document attached. This extension really eases my job, because I don’t have to open each e-mail in order to find the one which contains the needed attachment.