I want to create custom labels for Gmail which would sit right on top of the inbox. What is the best way to accomplish this, Greasemonkey scripts or Google gadgets?

  • Not sure if you can do this with Google Gadgets. Oct 14, 2012 at 22:43
  • Google Gadgets are long gone.
    – ale
    Jun 11, 2015 at 1:22

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On the left hand side of Gmail, below the Compose button, you will find the option to Create new label.

  • I want to create custom labels not use the existing ones.
    – Stormshadow
    Oct 14, 2012 at 22:30
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    The option is hidden under the more button as shown here
    – zmode
    Oct 14, 2012 at 22:58

The create new labels:

  1. Select the Gear on the right side of the page
  2. Select Settings
  3. click the "Label" tab
  4. The labels page is divided into sections: system labels, circles, Labels.
  5. In the labels section is a "Create New label" button.

Any of the labels can be made to appear on the left side of gmail. Using the show/hide option. This make is easy to pick the label when you want to see all the messages with that label.

Any label can be used as the basis of a "multiple-inbox"

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