Making Gmail Useful by Removing Modern Gmail
The current Gmail is barely usable. Everything is big, clumsy, and dull. And it has a loading screen. A webpage in 2023 with a loading screen!
The best way to enjoy being forced to use Gmail is via a desktop app. My personal combo mbsync / notmuch / emacs is relatively standard but still deserves it’s own post.
But recently, I’ve learned that the old, fast, cute Gmail web interface is still available! Just go to https://mail.google.com/mail?ui=html and enjoy. It even defaults to writing in plain text, as all clients should.