Folders4Gmail

Search and sort your Gmail.

Q: You love Gmail, but you miss folders to sort your emails?
A: Organize your labels in a folder-like hierarchy with the Folders4Gmail userscript.

You should use Gmail’s new Nested Labels Lab Feature instead of Folders4Gmail.

 

How do I arrange my labels as a hierarchy?

Suppose you have two labels:
Mum
Dad

And you want Mum and Dad to be sub-labels of Family.

All you have to do is:

  1. Show all labels
    To see all your labels, you should go to Gmail’s Settings > Labels and click show all.
    Show All
  2. Rename your labels
    Dad to Family/Dad
    Mum to Family/Mum
  3. Install the Folders4Gmail Userscript
    For Firefox 3 or Netscape 9

    1. Install Greasemonkey
    2. Click here: Install Folders4Gmail Userscript

    Folders4Gmail is also part of the Better Gmail 2 extension from lifehacker.com

    For Internet Explorer 8

    ==>Unfortunately, the latest version doesn’t work with IE7 :-(

    1. Install IE7Pro
    2. Click here: Install Folders4Gmail IEScript

    For Opera 10

    1. To enable Userscripts, use Tools > Preferences > Advanced > Content > JavaScript options, and select the directory where you will save your Userscripts
    2. Right-click this link to the Folders4Gmail Userscript, and save the Userscript into that directory
    3. You also need to enable userscripts on https:// pages.

    For Google Chrome 2 and 3

    1. Enable userscripts in Chrome
    2. Right-click this link to the Folders4Gmail Userscript, and save the Userscript into the User Scripts directory

    For Google Chrome 4

    1. Click here: Install Folders4Gmail Userscript

Your feedback is welcome. Write me an email at arend@arendvr.com

 

Changelog

  • Version 1.53, March 4, 2010
    Fix for a Gmail update.
  • Version 1.52, 9. July, 2009
    Fix for a Gmail update, uses less CPU time now.
  • Version 1.51, 7. July 2009
    Fixed Gmail Labs Task support for version 1.5.
  • Version 1.5, 7. July 2009
    Fix for a Gmail update.
  • Version 1.41, 3. March 2009
    Fix for tiny changes to Gmail’s code. Better support for right-to-left languages.
  • Version 1.4, 28. November 2008
    Uses the expander images from the current Gmail theme.
  • Version 1.37, 17. August 2008
    Fix for Gmail Labs setting “Hide unread counts”, now uses IE7Pro for Internet Explorer
  • Version 1.36, 17. April 2008
    Fix for tiny changes to the Gmail code.
  • Version 1.34, 26. January 2008
    Fixed the script for small changes to the Gmail code. Added support for the Gmail Macros userscript.
  • Version 1.32, 26. November 2007
    Missing parent labels (for example Family in Family/Mum) are now created automatically. Like in Gmail IMAP.
  • Version 1.3, 11. November 2007
    Added support for the latest code changes in Gmail.
  • Version 1.24, 24. October 2007
    Support for both the official Gmail IMAP-folder separator Family/Mum and the old Folders4Gmail folder separator Family\Mum. Unread messages in sub-folders now add to the unread count in their parent-folders. Sub-folders with unread messages are no longer automatically expanded.
  • Version 1.14, 27. August 2007
    Use data URIs instead of links to images.
  • Version 1.1, 20. June 2007
    Now uses nicer images as expanders. Thanks to Zathman for the suggestion.

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