I just came across an interesting Google Chrome extension which is built to chart out your complete Gmail activity. Graph Your Inbox gives you a detailed insight into your email activity with specific recipients/senders, with friends over at Facebook, subscribed services, Google Talk conversations, and so on. Adding more, you can create graph for your all types of activities which are related/linked with your Gmail email address in a some way or the other. Whether you use your Gmail email address for subscribing services or keeping abreast with Amazon new books, products, eBay bids, etc. All the data from multiple services/websites can be shown in different types of graphs to lets you analyze your Gmail usage activity visually.
Rather than opting-in tool which shows email conversation statistics, data visualization is far better and comprehensive way to analyze general activity. If your Facebook account is linked with Gmail account, you can view your activities w.r.t. conversation with your friends. Product/service subscriptions and Twitter followers (if linked with Gmail) can be charted out. Likewise mails recipients/senders can be compared, previously searched activity for eBay products can also be analyzed in similar fashion.
The application usage is utterly simple, after the extension is installed, launch it from top-right corner of the window (click open envelope-imaged button). Enter keywords in search bar against which data is to be analyzed on graph.
Multiple keywords, not necessarily having the same background can be entered. Like, you can chart out Facebook activity comparing to conversations with specific contact. Adding more, the Data Points on charts are clickable, you can open yours activity on selected data point in Gmail mailbox window. By default, it shows separate graph for conversations by month and year, activity in current month, and overall activity by years.
This extension will come useful for those who primarily uses Gmail mail address for almost all sort of purposes. If you’ve been using Gmail for a long time, it’s one worth trying extension for analyzing your previous activities.