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Ymacs for Gmail

Posted on July 02, 2010

Recently I created a bookmarklet which allows to replace standard text editor in Gmail with Ymacs — an Emacs-like text editor that works in a browser.

With Ymacs your Gmail can look like this:

Ymacs for Gmail screenshot

How to use it:

  1. Drag this link to your bookmarks and rename it to "Ymacs for Gmail".
    Create a new bookmark and paste code from this file to url field.
  2. Login to your Gmail account and start editing a new letter. Make sure to switch to "Plain Text" mode if you are in "Rich formatting" mode.
  3. Click on the bookmark
  4. Enjoy your new editor for Gmail

Source code of a bookmarklet is available on Google code.
Ymacs editor was originally created by Mihai Bazon, you can also check out an online Ymacs demo, which is also very cool.