How to Make Gmail Beautiful

If you’re a Gmail user who is frustrated by the visual clutter, I’ve got the perfect little free tool for you. It’s a Chrome extension called Simplify. It was made by Michael Leggett, the lead designer of Gmail from 2008-2012 and co-founder of Google Inbox. Needless to say, he knows what he’s doing.

Simplify throws all that visual clutter in the trash and leaves you with the clean, beautiful UX that we all wish Gmail had in the first place. And before you ask, yes, it’s safe, and you can get it on the Chrome Store for free.

You should always be super careful what extensions or apps you use with your email. Simplify is mostly some CSS plus a little Javascript to apply the CSS. There are no trackers. No data is sent or shared. No ads ever. Promise. And all the code can be inspected on Github.