Gentle-Alerts is a chrome extension that I built to fix the problem of noisy popup alerts in Chrome. Using Google Calendar a lot, I used to get a popup alert before every event that I was invited to. Fiddling with its built-in “browser notifications”, I wasn’t very satisfied because of its pop-over UX. I therefore decided to create Gentle-Alerts to solve this problem for Calendar and all other websites.
Gentle-Alerts works by overriding the
window.alert built-in function with a custom function
that shows a browser modal. In building Gentle-Alerts, I had some fun with some different frontend
without any third-party dependencies.