When you want to quickly compose and fire off a message with Gmail, you’ve got a lot of options. Chances are none of them are as fast as gCompose. We’ve covered similar alternatives in the past, like our very own Supercharged GmailThis bookmarklet, but none of them offer the compose-and-return-to-work speed of gCompose. Instead of a regular Gmail compose window, gCompose speeds up the compose process by linking to the iGoogle Gmail gadget’s compose window, which strips what you don’t need (it doesn’t load Gmail chat or your inbox, for example) but still keeps the features you want (like contact autocomplete). Created by blogger Andrew Kortina, gCompose comes in a variety of formats: a simple gCompose bookmark, a gCompose bookmarklet that opens a new window for your message, or a gCompose plugin for previously mentioned Ubiquity. The post offers instructions for setting up gCompose with your Gmail account, so follow the link below for details. If you’ve got a faster method of firing off an email with Gmail, let’s hear it in the comments.