– Tracking Your Gmail Usage

GraphYourInbox.comA Google Chrome extension that has just been released, Graph Your Inbox will let you keep track of all your Gmail activity, over as long a period of time as you wish. Graph Your Inbox will allow you to plot one or several queries at once, and these can be just anything – you can specify the terms to be monitored, and then the timeframe that applies.

Naturally, you can also instruct Graph Your Inbox to plot the flow of communications that you have had with any single individual. You will be able to see in which month you have corresponded more with others, and information of such nature is always useful for determining the degree of engagement of any member of your team. Of course, you will also be capable of determining something like the peaks and lows of your communications with your friends on sites like Facebook. That’s not really a productive use in itself, but it sure is fun.

Finally, you need to know that Graph Your Inbox never requests or records your email password to work. You just launch it from the Google Chrome toolbar once you have logged into Gmail for it to work. In Their Own Words

“Graph Your Inbox is a Google Chrome extension that allows you to graph Gmail activity over time. You can use it to visualize your communication with friends, your Facebook activity, when you purchased items on Amazon or how often you use certain words or phrases. We provide the same search functionality used by Gmail, but instead of a list of messages we show you a graph of your email trends over time.”

Why It Might Be A Killer

It is a neat tool – you don’t have to set up anything in order to use it, all the tricky/technical bits are taken care of for you. And it costs nothing.

Some Questions About

Will we ever see similar add-ons and extensions for other browsers?