Thanks to Gabriel Gruber, I’ve just found out about Xoopit, a cool Firefox extension that lets you quickly navigate the images, videos and files you get via email, directly from your Gmail inbox.

This add-on scans your Gmail account looking for files, pictures and videos and shows them in a nice interface that lets you quickly find what you’re looking for, or what you didn’t even notice you had received, hidden between hundreds of emails. At Fon, we own Gspace that is also an alternative way of getting more juice out of Gmail, but I liked Xoopit cause it basically finds the needles in the haystack.

Another great feature is search. When you search in your Gmail account (one of the key strengths of Gmail is you can keep gigabytes of emails and easily search your archive), Xoopit displays a sidebar showing the attachments that match your search, saving you the time of going through each email to find a specific document or picture.

Xoopit now also allows you to update your Facebook status clicking on a small button at the top of your Gmail window. It also lets you see your friends’ status from a little box inside their emails, letting you know what they are up to at that moment.

After you’ve installed the extension, you can also visit the Xoopit website and get a nice feed view of all your incoming emails and attachments.

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JK on February 17, 2009  · 

Thanks for the great post! We love hearing from users, so please send us feedback and suggestions. Thanks, JK – Xoopit Co-Founder

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Juan on February 17, 2009  · 

Xoopit is interesting, but I would prefer that it worked in local way, since at this moment Xoopit requires that we send to him our Gmail password…

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