The popular ‘Better Gmail 2’ Firefox extension adds a whole lot of great extra functionality to Gmail through various Greasemonkey scripts. What I loved the most was the inclusion of the fantastic ‘Gmail redesigned’ theme which changes the default Gmail look to a darker and more modern look.
Their was one disadvantage however… using any other Google service meant having to go back to the minimal and white Googley look which really doesn’t do a great deal for me.
Today however I saw on Lifehacker that the talented team behind the Gmail style have now released it for GCal as well, which is fantastic news.
You can see how much better it looks then the default style, and we can only hope that Google Reader is next on the list for getting this theme.
It doesn’t make any kind of difference to productivity, but it sure makes it a better experience to use.
It’s still in beta but you can download it here, you’ll need the Stylish extension as well. Lifehacker is saying it will be incorporated into the next update of the Better GCal extension.
The theme is designed to be redeveloped and modified by others to create more Gmail styles which is great news as there sure aren’t many around. You can check out the style sheet here.
The official thread from the developer’s is here and you can provide feedback and suggestions on the forums.
Now if someone could make it work for Opera that would be great!
Update: The style is no longer available and we have removed the link to it as a consequence. You find several Google Calendar styles on the userstyles website which you may want to browse through to find one that you like to use.
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