Gmail Notifier for Mac OS X

Posted by: cesrivas

Gmail Notifier for Mac OS X - 09/01/05 07:47 PM

Gmail Notifier for Mac OS X<br><br>I'm a Mac user. Most of my friends are Mac users. After a little coaxing, most of my family are now Mac users. So I decided to spend 20% of my time here on a small application that may help all of the Mac users in my life: a Gmail Notifier for Mac OS X.<br><br>The app is small and nonintrusive, but hopefully still has all the features a Mac user would want. With it you can:<br><br>- view messages without opening a browser<br>- open Gmail in your browser without forcing you to log in again<br>- make Gmail your default email program<br>- even more...<br><br>Though this is the first, it won't be the last native Mac application that Google delivers. So please, Mac users, stay tuned!<br><br>http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2005/09/gmail-notifier-for-mac-os-x.html<br><br>download page: http://toolbar.google.com/gmail-helper/index.html<br><br>----<br>:)
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: Gmail Notifier for Mac OS X - 09/03/05 09:26 AM

Wow, I just noticed this post and tried the software. Very nice. It works better than all the other Gmail notifier apps I've tried.<br><br>
Posted by: Jashue

Re: Gmail Notifier for Mac OS X - 09/06/05 01:19 PM

Forgive me for not actually trying the app before commenting, but I need to ask-- Do you realize that Apple's Mail App can be configured to work with a GMail account?<br><br>- view messages without opening a browser<br> Yup. Mail App. Browser free.<br><br>- open Gmail in your browser without forcing you to log in again<br> Browser free. Never need to log in.<br><br>- make Gmail your default email program<br> It's slowly becoming just that-- now that I may access it via Mail App.<br><br>- even more..<br> I guess I need to check it out then, huh?<br><br><br><br>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: Gmail Notifier for Mac OS X - 09/06/05 01:51 PM

You're missing the point. This app is an icon that stays up in your menu bar. It tells you how many emails you have without opening ANY application. For Mail to work, it has to actually be open.<br><br>
Posted by: Jashue

Re: Gmail Notifier for Mac OS X - 09/06/05 02:02 PM

Wait... You mean some people actually quit Mail App? <br><br>And supposing one does keep it open (as I obviously do), the number of new emails received appears on the icon in the dock.<br><br>All the same, Giz, I appreciate the clarification.<br><br>Thanks <br><br>
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Re: Gmail Notifier for Mac OS X - 09/06/05 02:55 PM

My gripe with Gmail via Mail.app is that Mail will sporadically download some messages, but leave a few behind. For instance, it will get 4 or 5 messages from thoughout the day (when I come home and have it check), then I'll hit Get Mail again and it gets a few more. Very annoying. So everytime I check for mail I have to hit that button a few times to make sure I'm getting all my extremely important discount Cialis emails.<br><br>