Gmail Notifier 1.1.217
Review & Alternatives
"Alerts you when you recive an Gmail message."
Are you sick and tired checking your email regularly from your web browser? Gmail Notifier is the perfect solution for you! Gmail, the email service from Google is used by most users because of its simplicity, customization and reliability. Gmail Notifier is a free software product for Windows, Mac OS and Linux (Cross-platform Adobe AIR) that, once installed, it should notify you whenever a new message arrives, directly on the desktop with a wink. Let’s find out more about this useful tool.
The installation of Gmail Notifier is fast and smooth as it perfectly integrates into the Windows shell. During the installation process, the user can choose whether they want the additional components to be installed or not. The “Use for outgoing mail” and “Run on startup” options can be checked if you want. Barely measuring 1MB, Gmail Notifier is an ultra light tool that doesn’t come bundled with adware or other programs. Keep in mind that for Gmail Notifier to work on your PC, you need a Gmail account. Pretty obvious, isn’t it?
It is pretty hard to talk about something that doesn’t exist. Gmail Notifier doesn’t have a proper interface. After installation, the tool will find its place in the system tray and wait for new mails to arrive. The username and the password of your account must be typed in first. It is very easy to use and boasts a low level of complexity.
Gmail Notifier notifies you whenever it receives a new email on Gmail. Also, you can see who sent the mail and its subject. You can delete emails that do not interest you or you can mark them as read. What is more, Gmail Notifier can check up to five Gmail accounts. Choosing the web browser you want the account to be opened into is important. All is done with relative ease as Gmail Notifier detects the installed browsers on your system and lets you make a choice. A context menu is displayed by the blue icon in the system tray and by right-clicking it, you can check your mail instantly or go to the email account using a browser. With this tool, you can also re-list the emails in your inbox with the help of the “Tell Me Again” feature. Once you've installed the software and add your Gmail account, you'll see a new animated message that appears in the bottom right corner whenever you receive an e-mail. Panel settings do not offer much customization, but allows you to assign the frequency with which emails are checked. You can also choose between different animations and even download some online.
It is a simple tool that does its job very well. The RAM usage of 8 MB is rather disturbing for such a small tool but nowadays it’s no biggie.
Alternatives to Gmail Notifier include POP Peeper, Mailplane (Mac), Mail Notification (Linux), Notify (Mac) and many more. If you have multiple accounts on different mail services such as Yahoo, POP Peeper is the better choice as it supports Hotmail\MSN\LiveMail, POP3, IMAP (with IDLE support), Yahoo, Gmail and more.
Gmail Notifier is a rather clear and concise notification tool. It works smooth and it’s hard not to like it if you are solely a Gmail user.
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