I recently discovered that you can add gadgets to your gmail account. Gadgets are added by url, and allow you to greatly customize gmail.

To add a gmail gadget, you first need to install the “Add any Gadget by URL” feature in google labs.

  1. Enter Gmail
  2. In the top right, click the Settings wheel
  3. Click “Labs”
  4. Search for “Add any gadget by url”
  5. Enable the lab

Now to add gadgets, you first need to find the url of the gadget that you wish to include in gmail.  Some gadgets that I have, and find useful are listed below:

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