No more extra work
Over the past year, I’ve been writing about my quest to help us all become free of Internet Explorer and Outlook by switching to Google. There isn’t much grey area here, some people love it while others hate this concept. For those that love it, I’ve found one more way to break free from the restraints of Microsoft.
Whenever you click on a link that is an email and you’ve already switched to Gmail, you’ll experience that lag as Outlook (or your default software) takes the time to load not only the program but the hundreds of emails you’ve already had forwarded to your Gmail account. What a drag.
If you’re using Google Chrome as your browser, there is a simple extension that is free to download and requires one click to set Gmail as your default email. If you’re using Firefox, there is a simple settings change you can use, instructions are found here.
No more slow Outlook loads, no more copy and paste or hovering over a mail to link so you can see the address then transferring it somewhere then to Gmail. This extension fixes one of the few remaining problems I had with living in the cloud, this is great!