screenshotSidebar for Gmail™  |  Download Easy access to Gmail inbox (mobile-view) via sidebar.

Some of the important features of the Sidebar for Gmail™ addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn't find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Sidebar for Gmail™.

In short, Sidebar for Gmail™ gives you access to the Gmail inbox via sidebar window. Moreover, it loads Gmail in mobile-view. Please check the YouTube tutorial below to get an idea of how this addon works in your browser. If you want to contribute to the developement of this addon, please fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.

6 Reasons to Use Sidebar for Gmail™

  • Best addon for multi-tasking.

  • Easy one-click access to Gmail via browser sidebar.

  • Supports all Gmail functions in mobile-view.

  • Read|check|reply to all your emails while browsing the web easily from sidebar.

  • Has badge icon text notification for your primary Gmail account (can be turned off from the options page).

  • Available only for Firefox and Opera browsers.

YouTube Tutorial

This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.

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  • Gmail as we all know, is a popular mailing platform. It is being used all over the world. Managing Gmail while browsing can be exhausting and frustrating for any user. You have to switch tabs again and again which can make your life miserable. Sidebar for Gmail™ is an add-on which is designed to solve this problem. Now users can manage their Gmail accounts while browsing with Sidebar for Gmail.

    Sidebar for Gmail™ brings Gmail right into your Firefox or Opera sidebar. This addon allows you to easily check, read or reply to your emails from the sidebar. You just have to open the sidebar, select the desired inbox and enjoy. This addon renders Gmail only when it is active (sidebar is open). As soon as you close it, Gmail will stop working too. In other words, it is not designed to work in the background. Sidebar for Gmail™ is optimized for small window areas like the sidebar. It occupies less screen space and provides easy access to Gmail. It is very easy to use with simple user interface. This is also compatible with multi-process Firefox. Moreover, the web extension version for this add-on is also available for Opera browser. Therefore, it fully supports Firefox and Opera browsers for future updates. More browsers are also likely of being added in the supported browsers list in the future. Sidebar for Gmail™ also remembers the change in values of the options and makes sure that when you open it next, it opens with your saved values and set options. This browser addon is a must have tool for all Opera or Firefox users. It is important to note that, Sidebar for Gmail™ addon is just a helper tool for Gmail users and is not officially affiliated with Gmail or any other Gmail products at all.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What is Gmail™ Sidebar?

    Gmail™ Sidebar is a multi-browser addon to open Gmail inbox in your browsers sidebar (Currently, Firefox and Opera support sidebar). With this addon you can easily check read or reply to your emails from sidebar. Just open the sidebar, select desired inbox and enjoy. Please note that the inbox is live as long as the sidebar is open. Once you close the sidebar Gmail will be closed as well. Also, the Addon loads Gmail in mobile view, which is a compact and easy-to-use interface designed for small window areas such as the sidebar.

  • 2. How does Gmail™ Sidebar works?

    This Addon is very simple. To operate, only click on the toolbar button (in Firefox, for Opera, click the icon next to the sidebar), and you will see the sidebar UI with Gmail mobile view. Then click on the desired button (inbox, sent, all mail, compose, etc.). It is important to note that, when you close the sidebar, Gmail will be closed as-well.

  • 3. How can I download the source code for Sidebar for Gmail™?

    To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.

  • 4. How do I access the options or settings page?

    In order to access the options page, simply open the Firefox extension page, find Gmail™ Sidebar and click on the open options. Follow a similar approach for Opera to open options page. Once you change any value, it automatically saves to the memory.

  • 5. Does this addon compatible with Firefox multi process?

    Yes, it is fully compatible with multi process Firefox. Moreover, the web extension version for this addon is also available for Opera. Therefore, it fully supports Firefox and Opera browsers for future updates.

  • 6. Is it possible to open Gmail by clicking on the toolbar button?

    No. Clicking on the toolbar button only opens the sidebar. But within the sidebar panel there are five buttons placed at the top section. From left to right, there is back button, which acts as a browser back button. Settings button, which opens the addon options page. Home button, to load the Gmail homepage (main page). Pop-out button, which is for opening the current video in a new tab. Support, for opening the support page. Forward button, which acts as a browser forward button.

  • 7. Does this addon affect Gmail when I open it in a new Tab?

    No. This addon has no effect on the Gmail inbox at all. Everything happens inside the sidebar, and does not have any influence on Gmail loading in other places such as tabs, iframes or toolbar panel. You can have Gmail open in multiple windows or tabs while using the sidebar.


Reporting Bugs

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