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Simple Gmail Notes

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Description from extension meta

Add notes to email threads in Gmail and Inbox.

Image from store Simple Gmail Notes
Description from store - Store Notes in YOUR OWN Google Drive - 100% Free and Open Source - Add Note to Calendar - Show Note Abstract in Email Summary Page - Support Chrome, Firefox and Edge (with notes synced) - Support Multiple Gmail Accounts in Same Browser - Support Sharing to Mobile Devices (https://www.simplemobilecrm.com) - Show Notes During Email Printing - No Need for Gmail Access Authorization ** How to Use ** https://bart.solutions/how-to-use-simple-gmail-notes/ ** FAQ ** https://bart.solutions/simple-gmail-notes-faq/ ** About Advertisements ** For free users, advertisements will occasionally show up in the sidebar of email pages. The advertisements will be displayed for a total of 3 times every 5 days. It's always a fixed advertisement for our internal product, without any tracking. Subscribers could remove the advertisements. ** Paid Features ** - Customer support within 1 business day - Hide logo - Autohide text area when the note is empty - Settings import and export - Set up custom Google Drive folder name - Remove advertisements (https://bart.solutions/simple-gmail-notes-support-package/) ** How to View the Notes in Mobile Device (Android, iPhone and iPad) ** Please use Simple Mobile CRM for viewing notes in mobile devices. (https://www.simplemobilecrm.com/) ** About Edge Browser ** Some Edge users have reported crash on login. If you have experienced the same, please install the extension in Edge Addons Store instead. ** Version History ** == == - Fix issues related to note printing - Upgrade dependent libraries for better security == == - convert email to todo via CRM sidebar - minor bug fixes == == - Show more search results - Allow auto load of note template (subscriber option) - Fix issues of subscription checking (some subscribers may need to re-activate subscription in the preferences page) == == - Show search button at the home page (can disable in preferences page) - Custom font color for each note (subscriber option) - Fix minor issues == == - Reduce memory profile - Fix issues related to note abstract - Fix issues related to note search - Allows more colors in color picker (Subscriber Option) == == - CRM: Allow share of single email to team == (2021-09-21) == - Support custom SGN folder name (subscriber option) - CRM sidebar enhancement == (2021-08-09) == - Support import and export of settings (subscriber option) == (2021-07-11) == - Reduce required permissions - Fix login issue on edge - Added option for always using popup for login == (2021-04-30) == - Faster note appearance in auto hide mode - Responsive width for sidebar display (user could manually select in options) - Fixed issues related to note deletion - Increased max note font size to 32px == (2021-03-29) == - Added option of auto-hide text area for empty notes (subscriber only) - Added option to set up font size for printing - Fixed issue of text area auto-collapse == (2021-01-09) == - Release a more stable version for Gmail UI adaption == (2020-12-09) == - Urgent fix due to Gmail UI change == (2020-10-15) == - Enhancement for SGN stability - Update CRM opener location (after logged into CRM) == (2020-08-05) == - Fixed alternate login URL for Chrome and Firefox - Added customer portal URL for subscription review in preferences page == (2020-07-14) == - Added 'bold' option for notes - Added option to disable warning of '40 network requrests' == (2020-06-17) == - Added multiple comments for emails (need CRM login) == (2020-05-12) == - Fix login problem from Chrome OS 81 == (2019-12-21) == - Fix email print problem - Fix popup menu problem == (2020-03-30)== - CRM related enhancements == (2020-02-12) == - Fix issue for page with preview pane (Gmail UI change) == (2019-11-28) == - Fix for Gmail UI change (for delegated email) == (2019-11-27) == - Fix for Gmail UI change == == - Urgent fix for 40 network requests error == == - Allow note printing == == - Urgent fix for Gmail UI change (again) - Shrink CRM Permission == == - Urgent fix for Gmail UI change == == - Fix bug of abstract display when conversation mode is disabled == == - Optionally disable some Gmail accounts - Show saving status == == - Fix Goolge Inbox related bug - Can show CRM project detail on Gmail desktop page == == - Integration with Simple Mobile CRM (sync notes with mobile devices) == == - Support new Gmail UI (beta) == == - Better Note Search Page - Memory Optimization - Misc Bug Fixes == == - support rich text editor - allow alternate folder name == == - show Google Drive side error - tried to fix problem of text area disappear == == - show more detailed login error - fixed text area jumping problem - fixed performance issue of data fetch == == - fixed problem with Google Inbox == == - SUPPORT Google Inbox - Removed all extra permissions - Fix problem of note jumping in side bar display == 0.9.1 == - Bug fix for abstract display of search result == == - Bug fix for abstract display of emails with special characters == 0.9.0 == - Able to set color to individual notes - Increased max height for textarea - User could select the Google Drive to connect during each login - Fixed bugs regarding to split view

Latest reviews

  • (2022-08-13) WILL: This is a Gift! OMG, I love it~! Simple and Intuitive!~ This is awesome! it saves me huge stress. Thank you so much!~
  • (2022-06-14) Glamoura Dominaxia: THANK YOU! I deal with a bunch of annoying clients who arbitrarily reply to any email with a completely different subject. No amount of requesting they improve has worked so this extension has made things SO MUCH EASIER to stay organized. Thank you!!!
  • (2022-04-14) Federico Schiocchet: It works great, it is simple and minimal and fast to use. I search for something like this for year. Great!
  • (2022-04-12) Steve Welsh: Perfect. Solves a glaring issue of Gmail. Brilliant.
  • (2022-03-31) Míng Míng: I'd like to change the search button style :)
  • (2022-03-10) 2022 0310. love it
  • (2022-03-02) Jyothirmayee Channamadavuni: Very helpful
  • (2022-02-08) Matt Billiodeaux OSA: Please make the "Simple Gmail Notes" search button more accessible .... Not easy to get to the search; GMAIL's native search will not find notes made with this extension... therefore you must use "simple gmail notes" custom search function, but it is difficult to access the custom search widget. Please make the "Simple Gmail Notes" search button more accessible from all pages (inbox / gmail search / trash) etc, by placing the search button right by Gmails Native search bar Also, please make your notes email specific (instead of applying the notes to the whole conversation)
  • (2022-02-01) Jacob Ferencz: I keep all my updates, notes, dates, conversation notes in this app. I could not function without this. If you want the BEST note taking app, this is for you.
  • (2022-01-23) Angus Pohl: Good, but now getting spammed to also use Simple Mobile CRM - same company trying to force people to use other products for the spam to go away = totally unacceptable behavior?
  • (2022-01-22) ⦅YØr FØrger⦆: amazing.
  • (2021-11-28) Andrea Alberici: very useful tool to remove the clutter from the email mamagement, it's a way to not go down the task management, which i believe should be done in other environments than the email.
  • (2021-11-19) Teresa Murphy: LOVE IT! Works great. I like the execution of it. Well done. Nicely configurable to my taste. Happy to pay the very low annual subscription for something that is going to be so helpful to me everyday. I was able to test the free version, prove it worked great, then upgrade for a pittance to remove any promos and add a little extra functionality. Developers have to eat, too. I don't get the 'everything should be free' mentality. Nice job, please keep it up!
  • (2021-10-22) Mohammad Mansouri: great app! to note and don't forget... it is free!!!
  • (2021-09-28) RAMA MURTHY PATHURI: Excellent tool for us. We can add notes for various action points. Few things to be improved 1) There is a lag, if no of notes are more 2) Refreshes quite frequently 3) How to store in a different google drive a/c, rather than current one
  • (2021-09-27) Brandon Ernst: It has started giving notifications to upgrade all the time in the Gmail inbox area. Absolutely hate that! I will disable and remove within 30 days if this is not changed. I will not be a paid subscriber, but free users shouldn't be forced to see your ads on the right of Gmail all the time.
  • (2021-09-20) Ramiro de León: Luego de usarla dos semanas y haber escrito decenas de notas en mis correos, empiezan a aparecer carteles superpuestos a Gmail " If you do like this extension, please subscribe to SGN Support Package, thank you!". Avisa que aparecerá mientras no te suscribas (u$s 2 x mes). Si bien la aplicación es buena, no vale eso (por ej. Trello cobra u$s 4). En cualquier caso la trampa de dejarte usarla para después cobrar compulsivamente va a hacer que la desinstale. Mala estrategia.
  • (2021-09-16) Charles Leary: awesome!
  • (2021-08-18) Jared Grubbs: Just started using this extension and it's a great way to keep up with my notes regarding emails and call that come through. Much cleaner than my janky process before. Good stuff!
  • (2021-08-18) ِAlaa Salah: هذا التطبيع روعة فوق الخيال
  • (2021-08-09) Luca Gentile: I love the notes on gmail, they are really helpful, but I leave one star until there is no way of removing the ´Simple Mobile CRM´ column. That column takes a lot of space in gmail and even if I manage to get rid of it, then it comes back.
  • (2021-07-28) AJ Dandino: How can there be a subscription option for anything that's OPEN SOURCE? I thought that was the whole point of open source.....everyone contributes to its development, but no one profits from it? What am I missing?
  • (2021-07-24) Umberto Potenza: L'estensione di per se funziona bene e fa il suo lavoro, però mi rallenta tantissimo il caricamento di Gmail. Ho provato a disattivarla e il caricamento torna ad essere normale, appena attivo nuovamente di nuovo lento il caricamento.
  • (2021-07-21) Michael: 100% exactly what i was looking for. the other extension i found had access to delete all my emails, this extension doesnt. great extension!
  • (2021-07-09) Heather A: This has been the most exciting add-on to my gmail.com and chrome. It doesn't lag my computer or phone, it saves in Google Drive automatically, it is easy to show off. Pretty sad that I don't have $2 right now a month but when I do, this is the first thing I am going to sign up for. I love it and I hope lots of others sign up and give them a little cash, it is worth it. If it is a small company then they are owed props for doing such a good job! If it is Google then they are already rich.... they should be giving it away!
  • (2021-06-27) 78 Industries: I have used this extension for over a year and love it. Then they updated it and added ads for their other products to every gmail message. That is not OK.
  • (2021-06-22) Adina Smith: I've been a longtime user of this extension, which I use all the time and have found to be super useful. But the developer is trying to pressure users into a paid subscription just to receive support for this otherwise 'free' extension. So now I open an email to randomly find intrusive ads covering half of the email body, and am left unable to read my email. It only occurs a few times a week, but that is still a few times a week that I'm unable to read my emails, and free or not that is just ridiculous!
  • (2021-06-12) Remote Learning: Great extension to keep notes for an email. Specially useful where customers register through email and follow up phone calls are made to get the rest of info. Could not find anything else this simple and effective.
  • (2021-06-10) R Joslyn: Helps me keep "all-things-email" accessible in a glance. I even color coded my notes to take it up a notch! This is a life saver because I have 3 emails dump into one. I can color code by company.
  • (2021-05-27) Claudia Lee: 非常好用,如果能夠有搜尋備註關鍵字的功能就太棒了。謝謝
  • (2021-05-17) Lana Secretary: Has good options and it is easy to use but I would love to see a feature that automatically adds all notes to a notes label to make it easy to find emails with a note. The only way to do this is to manually add the email to a "notes" folder for every email.
  • (2021-05-17) Robert Hermann: Very useful, thanks! Any chance to add one note to multiple emails in the future?
  • (2021-04-27) Neal Hart: I have been using this extension for a few years now but now they are starting to nag you to start paying. Its annoying. I don't use it very often but when I do it's nice to be able to make a note but to be honest to have to start paying for what little I use it's not worth putting up with the annoying reminders to pay. I will be looking for an alternative.
  • (2021-04-19) DrGreem Lampard: 3 stars because the box on the right which says: If you do like this extension, please subscribe to SGN Support Package, thank you! I am a subscriber already. Is very annoying and it takes a lot of precious spce, is there any way to remove it?
  • (2021-04-18) Carla: Incredibly helpful!
  • (2021-04-12) Michael Bannon: It was great until it recently started adding ads to my emails.
  • (2021-04-07) Agape Christian Fellowship: Excellent app - very helpful!
  • (2021-03-23) Lindsay Pinkham: Great organizing tool for email. You can write little reminders for messages of greater importance, and they stand out when you're looking at your inbox.
  • (2021-03-17) Monica Danielski: Have been using for years. Incredibly SIMPLE and so helpful in my day to day work!
  • (2021-03-08) Mark Sandlin: This extension inserts ads for the developers' other products into your Gmail window. I uninstalled immediately when this occurred. I use all manner of adblock on Chrome to avoid ads and I will not use extensions that show me even more ads.
  • (2021-03-01) Pini Yallin: using SGN for years. very covenient and helpful
  • (2021-02-16) Paarad T.: I cant cancel the plan, still need to pay. Cant find the way to cancel the plan.
  • (2021-02-05) Iñaki Jiménez Miranda: Genial idea la de poder añadir notas a los mensajes de correo en Gmail. Viene muy bien.
  • (2021-01-26) Chaves Pinto: Cumpre o que promete sem qualquer problema. Para mim, extremamente útil. Personalizável para quem gosta. Quase não ocupa espaço na linha junto às outras tags. Pouco ou nenhum atraso se nota no manejo dos email, tirando que por vezes a «tag» demora 1 ou 2 segundos a aparecer, mas nada que atrapalhe o trabalho. Não dou seis estrelas, porque o limite é cinco.
  • (2021-01-22) Alexandre Tirman: really helpfull, simple extention Love it !
  • (2021-01-11) Arczi Bald: Great Job, really works like poetry. You should add option to hide description area when there isn't any note (only icon to expand the note area) and will be perfect.
  • (2021-01-11) George Papadimitriou: edit: I change my rating from 2 to 3 stars because the customer service honestly tried to solve the problem I describe below - yet the problem is still there and still very annoying - sadly there is no other serious alternative out there, so I guess I am stuck with that used to work fine - now it turns off and on again and again messing up with Gmail - really annoying - I tried uninstalling/reinstalling, yet nothing - pls fix it
  • (2021-01-05) jimmy demetriou: Absolutely fantastic very easy to use and very adaptable
  • (2020-12-24) Ágnes Fuksz: Nagyon szeretem könnyen áttekinthetők a levelek.

Latest issues

  • (2017-11-06, v: John Klein: Chrome extension
    I love your extension and have used it in Firefox for what seems like a long time. I recently switched to Chrome and although the extension is showing in chrome I am unable to write or even see a note that I wrote in Firefox. Can you or anyone help?
  • (2017-11-05, v: PRT - Pet Rescue Team: Cant see note abstract
    some of the note abstact are not appearing in the inbox title line of the emails...Only appears when I actually open the email. Seems this issue started with notes entered today. I can see all others that I entered before today
  • (2017-11-03, v: Width of the msg box on Sidebar
    Hi Team, There was an issue and the note box went missing in the Sidebar Top. Thanks to you, now its back. But now the width of the box is much larger than the original and it becomes difficult to read mails easily. Can you reduce the size of the box on sidebar, Or Do you have an option to set the default size in the setting? Size of the msg box can be reduced for one email, but goes to default size when new email is opened. Thanks
  • (2017-11-02, v: Scott Oswald: Getting Error Message from mail.google.com
    20 consecutive network requests detected from Simple Gmail notes, the extension would be self-disabled for 60 seconds. Error Code: oec:0;Ic:0; pnc:0; tt:18049
  • (2017-10-30, v: Atsushi Kozakai: 削除方法
  • (2017-10-30, v: Failed to get Google Driver User
    We have been using Gmail notes for many months with great pleasure. This morning is failed to connect and we cannot get it to connect again. After login, we select the account in the Google authentication pop-up as usual. Then we get this error : Failed to get Google Driver User. We have version I do not know if it is related but this WE we installed Team drive in parallel to Google drive. The _SIMPLE_GMAIL_NOTES_ folder is untouched and still on 'old' google drive and still accessible to all.
  • (2017-10-26, v: sometimes i write in the note section but its not saved and then i have to refresh the whole window
    when i refresh the window , sometimes it asks me to log in again into the gmail notes. and then i have to type in my note and then its saved. it happens frequently. how to avoid this ? do i need to update anythign ?
  • (2017-10-24, v: Sidebar Top
    There's something wrong with the "Sidebar top" position. It's "squished", the width went from a couple of inches to a couple of millimeters. It's so narrow that I'm having a hard time even clicking inside the note to start writing and when I do, I can see one letter at a time. Not usable at all.
  • (2017-10-24, v: C K: Hello
    Since this morning, when I choose "sidebar top" as position, the note is set to the far right of the mail, and is nearly invisible, whereas up to this morning, it was clearly visible to the right, a nice yellow box. Thanks Browser Version: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/61.0.3163.100 Safari/537.36 Last Summary Page URL: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox Is Vertical Split: false Is Horizontal Split: true Is Preview Pane: false Is Multiple Inbox: false PE:[mark email id skipped][message not found][set up request sent][textarea already exists][no need to pull rows][pull request sent][no need to check] undefined undefined
  • (2017-10-24, v: Kinamon Catering: The side bar note
    I cannot see the note as it is all jumbled along the side, no more than 2 or three letters large
  • (2017-10-23, v: Aaron Lowndes: "Empty Note" background color
    Can you two background color options? An "empty note" background color (which would I would set to white so it doesn't stand out), and a differnt background color if there are characters in the note (I would set this as a bright color so it catches my eye when I open the email). Cheers,


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4.7 (675 votes)
Last update / version
2022-07-04 /
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