Gmail Notifier Plus 18.104.22.168
Such an application is Gmail Notifier Plus, a simple program that does a bit more than it name suggests. It tells you when an email gets in your Gmail inbox yet it also offers a small preview from the taskbar and you can browse the new arrivals using two directional buttons.
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Bear in mind that this is not a proper email client, so you are not going to be able to fully manage your inbox from the desktop with this one. Nonetheless, right-clicking the icon of Gmail Notifier Plus will give you the possibility to log into your account by opening the Gmail webpage in your default browser.
Non-obtrusive utility and a few configurations to tweak
Gmail Notifier Plus sits quietly in the System Tray or in the taskbar if you're using Windows 7 and, as soon as the new message reaches the inbox, you will be notified thanks to the animated icon and an audio alert.
There's no main window for this tool, but it does feature a 'Preferences' window that enables you to configure several accounts, choose the interval at which to automatically check for new messages and decide whether to use a sound notification or not, having the possibility of setting a custom tone.
Performance and conclusion
In our tests, this program proved to work flawlessly, while the e-mail preview Gmail Notifier Plus shows when clicking the taskbar icon is a very useful feature that should be included in traditional e-mail clients as well.
All in all, it's safe to say this piece of software is a nice and simple way of getting in touch with one or more Gmail accounts. It is very light on system resources and very easy to use so it certainly is one of the best tools of its kind.
Reviewed by Bogdan Popa on October 21st, 2014
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- If Presentation Mode is turned on in Windows, Gmail Notifier Plus won't display unread mail count and won't notify you of new messages
- The application is now HiDPI friendly
- Spanish, Russian and Slovak translations have been updated
- Fixed Google Apps for Work Gmail accounts connectivity issue
Application descriptionGmail Notifier Plus is a compact application designed to keep you updated with the status of your Gmail inbox. You do ...