Read an in-depth analysis in our professional review for Gmail Notifier
Google’s email service is popular enough and doesn’t need an introductory note. The preferred method to verify Gmail accounts is browser based and while this is a convenient solution, desktop notifiers present themselves with a more reliable way to check emails. The most obvious advantage is that you’re always kept up to date with the latest emails you receive via visual alerts.
Gmail Notifier is Google’s own desktop client for emails. It intends to relieve you of the stress of manually checking your Gmail account by automatically sending you a message on your desktop every time you receive a new e-mail.
The installation procedure ends with a dialog that prompts you to enter your Gmail credentials. After validating your account details, an icon is displayed in your system tray. Hovering over it allows you to view the number of unread Gmail messages.
Right-clicking the tray icon displays a control panel that reveals all the features of the application. The first option allows you to view the inbox via your web browser (you can select the browser to be used from the Options panel). If you wish to go through all the unread emails, you should definitely try the ‘Tell Me Again’ feature.
Every time you receive a new e-mail, the icon turns blue and a message appears for a few seconds. New messages are checked every two minutes, and you can visualize up to 30 of them.
Gmail Notifier is a great way to check your email without opening a web browser. It alerts you every time you’ve got mail and it’s incredibly easy to use. The lack of interface doesn’t pose major inconveniences, but the fact that it can only handle only one account doesn’t work in its favor.