Thursday, June 26, 2014

Playing with the GMail API : a chrome extension to convert your emails to PDF

Google announced yesterday their GMail API. With this API, you can access the user's emails, drafts, attachments etc, as always under OAuth access control.

I've written a small demo of a Chrome extension that converts your emails to PDF, and creates a new draft with the PDF in attachment. It uses the chrome.identity api to retrieve the OAuth token.

It is an alpha version, with a lot of bugs. I need to improve the reading of the mails and the parsing of the gmail URL, as well as the global look. But it is still satisfying.

Here's a video of the extension in action.

And here's the github repo with the source code :

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