Gmail Notifier

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PROS

  • Shows mail snippets
  • Can set Gmail as default email client

CONS

  • Can only check one account
  • No automatic check

Good
7

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Gmail Notifier enables you to check your Gmail account right from the system tray, that is, without having to visit the Gmail webpage. Although this idea seems quite convenient at first sight, the truth is that I found this little app a bit disappointing.

First, you can only check one account, while other similar notifiers such as Gmail Manager have support for multiple Gmail accounts. Also, Gmail Notifier only checks your mailbox when you tell it to do so, as there's no automatic check feature included.

On the upside, the program shows message snippets every time you check email, so you can decide if it's worth opening the browser to read them or not.

The Gmail Notifier is a downloadable Windows application that alerts you when you have new Gmail messages. It displays an icon in your system tray to let you know if you have unread Gmail messages, and shows you their subjects, senders and snippets, all without your having to open a web browser.

When you install the Notifier, you will be able to automatically check for new messages every two minutes. see a snippet of text from up to 30 unread messages, select a sound to indicate when you have new mail, and make Gmail your default e-mail application.

— User reviews — about Gmail Notifier

  • grlamm

    by grlamm

    "works sort of"

    Everything works except it doesn't make gmail my default, when I click on a email link, it opens windows mail. I am runn... More.

    reviewed on April 21, 2011