How-To Geek

Send an E-mail Quickly with the GmailThis! Bookmarklet

Sometimes you need to send out a quick e-mail for a project that you are working on, something really important that you just remembered, or perhaps just a note to yourself. If you use Gmail and like keeping things simple then join us as we look at the GmailThis! Bookmarklet.

GmailThis! in Action

To get set up all that you need to do is visit the webpage (link provided below) and drag the bookmarklet to your “Bookmarks Toolbar”.


For our example we decided to go with the “personal note” approach. As you can see here we selected/highlighted a portion of the text and then clicked on our new bookmarklet.


The bookmarklet will automatically copy and paste the name of the webpage, the URL, and any text that you selected/highlighted into the new e-mail. A nice feature that we liked was that it opened in a new temporary window to help focus on composing our letter.


This is what you will see when you have finished your letter and clicked “Send”. The window will automatically close itself after a few seconds so that you do not even have to worry with it afterwards.


Looking at our “Inbox” there is our new e-mail looking oh so nice.



If you need to send out a quick e-mail using your Gmail account then this bookmarklet makes it as quick and simple as possible. This is definitely one to add to your bookmarklets collection.


Get the GmailThis! Bookmarklet for your browser (Lifehacker)

Akemi Iwaya (Asian Angel) is our very own Firefox Fangirl who enjoys working with multiple browsers and loves 'old school' role-playing games. Visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 04/16/10

Comments (3)

  1. Ron

    Integrating some shortening service (like could be great.

  2. tommyrs

    Since I dislike toolbars cluttering up my screen I just set gmail as the default email service for my browsers and use the right click menu.

  3. tekbar

    You can always use the service bookmarklet –

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