The Bottom Line
- Gmail Label Colors lets you add color-codes to labels in Gmail
- Colors are introduced easily by editing the label name
- Gmail Label Colors does not hide the color code from labels in the Gmail label box
- Colors are only applied in the message list by Gmail Label Colors
- Gmail Label Colors requires Mozilla Firefox and Greasemonkey
- Gmail Label Colors lets you apply colors to Gmail labels.
- In the message list, Gmail Label Colors replaces label names with colored buttons.
- Gmail Label Colors picks up the color from the label name (append " #blue" for blue).
- Gmail Label Colors supports Mozilla Firefox 1.5 and Greasemonkey 0.6.4.
Guide Review - Gmail Label Colors - Gmail Greasemonkey Script
Gmail Label Colors helps you make the "urgent!" label stand out and the "recipes to try" badge look appealing. Of course, the strong colors are best used sparingly, and there's nothing wrong with using Gmail Label Colors alongside a majority of standard tiny and green Gmail labels.
So how does a label get its color? Gmail Label Colors picks it up from the name. Add "#red" to a label's name ("urgent!" becomes "urgent! #red") to make it red, for example. Colors can also be specified by their hex code, as you know it from doing your web pages.
While Gmail Label Colors will dutifully remove the code from the name in the message list, the Gmail label box will bear #red and #61B329 — not a pretty sight. Unfortunately, Gmail Label Colors does not remove the code when you open a conversation either.
An alternative to specifying colors in labels names is to edit the Gmail Label Colors script and apply colors to certain labels in the background. This, of course, is more cumbersome and less portable.