Here are 3 plugins for Google Chrome that let you check Gmail, Yahoo mail, and Hotmail in Google Chrome.
One of the best features that I like in Google Chrome is its extensions (or plugins). There are literally thousands of extensions that have been made for Google Chrome already. Here are a few to easily check email in Google Chrome (If you don’t want to use an extension, check one of these free email clients).
Yahoo Mail Widget for Google Chrome:
Yahoo Mail Widget for Google Chrome is a free Chrome extension that lets you check Yahoo mail directly from Google Chrome. As with most of the other Google Chrome extensions, Yahoo Mail Widget appears as a small icon besides address bar. The icon keeps you showing unread emails in your Yahoo mail box.
To check your Yahoo Mail, just click on the icon and it will pop open your Yahoo mail inbox. Apart from that, you can also see your Yahoo news, and Yahoo weather in Yahoo mail widget for Google Chrome.
Update: (July 16, 2013) The extension has been removed from Chrome Web Store. Try out other two extensions listed in this article.
Google Mail Checker for Google Chrome:
Google Mail checker is a simple plugin for Google Chrome that keeps you informed about unread emails in Gmail inbox. Google mail checker also installs as a small icon besides address bar, and number below it indicates number of unread mail messages. You can open your Gmail inbox by just clicking on the icon for Google Mail Checker.
Hotmail Checker for Google Chrome:
Hotmail Checker for Google Chrome is a free Google Chrome plugin to know about unread email messages in your Hotmail mailbox. A small icon keeps showing you a count of unread messages, and you open Hotmail inbox by just clicking the icon of Hotmail Checker.