Get More Control & Functionality on Gmail With MxHero Toolbox
We’ve featured a lot of tools that can enhance your Gmail experience. You can get notified when your sent email is opened by the receiver, encrypt your email messages, schedule emails to be sent later and even view your Gmail stats. True, you have to install 4 different tools to make your Gmail more powerful, but if you aren’t saying no to new extensions yet, we’d like to introduce to you MxHero Toolbox.
If you are looking for an all-in-one solution, MxHero Toolbox is a Chrome extension that has 5 extra email functions. The best part is you can use more than one of these functions or all 5 of them together when sending an email. Let’s see what MxHero Toolbox can do for your Gmail.
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Extra Functions For Gmail
MxHero Toolbox has the following functions:
Click Track – Notifies you when each recipient accesses attachments or links within the email body.
Self Destruct – Notifies the recipient that the email they have received will ‘self destruct’ after 5 minutes. MxHero turns your email content into an image and destroys the link at the end of the countdown.
Private Delivery – Recipients cannot view other email receivers addresses on To or CC fields.
Send Later – Schedule sending of the email on a later time determined by you.
Reply TimeOut – Get an email notification if the recipient doesn’t reply your email within the timeframe determined by you.
Picking A Feature
After installing the MxHero Toolbar Chrome Extension, you’ll find a new yellow button next to the send button when composing new mail.
Enter all the required details of an email (recipient address, subject and body content) before clicking the yellow MxHero button to choose your ‘extra’ functions.
You can use multiple functions for the same email. For examples, you can send a ‘Self Destructing’ email via private delivery to multiple recipients to be sent out at a scheduled time. Enabling Click Track lets you know whenever a recipient has checked your mail.
MxHero works well despite its beta status. But as it is still in beta, it is still buggy. We ran a few tests and found that the first email we send out upon authorizing mxHero wouldn’t work. It does work the second time around though. If you experience this too, let us know.
Also, if you have a secondary email address attached to your main account, emails sent via mxHero to your secondary email account won’t appear in your main one. You’ll have to login to your secondary email account to access emails sent by MxHero.
All in all, we look forward for more improvements and a more stable version soon.
Author: Brian Voo
Brian is a Mass Communication graduate with a passion for everything related to technology, minimalistic designs, and every kind of gadgetry.