‘You’ve Got Mail’ Chrome Extension Lets You Check Gmail like It’s 1998

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Ah, remember the days when our AOL accounts told us “You’ve got mail!” and Meg Ryan was in movies sometimes? Well, now you can surf the World Wide Web like it’s the late ’90s with the new You’ve Got Mail extension for Google Chrome.

You don’t need a floppy disk to install this fine program. Just add it from the Google Chrome Store and every time you get a new email in your Gmail account the unmistakable voice of Elwood Edwards will tell you that you, in fact, have got mail.

If it gets annoying, you can always mute the program by clicking on the icon in the Chrome toolbar and it will show you how many emails are in your inbox instead, just like the Google Mail Checker extension.

But wait, why stop there? Download the Dialup Nostalgia extension to make that terrible dial-up modem sound whenever you open Google Chrome. For an authentic ’90s experience, periodically complain to your mom every time she picks up the phone.

Sadly, I was unable find a Flying Toasters app. You have failed me, Internet.

[via Digital Inspiration]

MORE: 10 Great Google Chrome Apps and Extensions

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TheMarque
TheMarque

I installed it...then had it muted while at work...come home..and now it apparently not longer works. Go to the info page and it's gone. Crap! Stupid AOL

walkingdeep
walkingdeep

Not shocking it was pulled--Time, you should now write an article on how lame AOL is for treating a generic audio file as proprietary...

tony
tony

link isn't there anymore

pdxuser
pdxuser

The audio would be AOL's copyright, so I wouldn't be surprised if it was pulled for that reason.

Nazonohito
Nazonohito

Now I just need the old ICQ "uh oh!" alert for my iPhone's texts and I'll feel right at home.