Google Gmail Notifier for Mac Brings Gmail to the Menu Bar

Mar 17, 2007 - 9 Comments

Gmail is arguably the best web based mail client, featuring a clean no nonsense interface and a monstrously large mailbox size hovering right under 3gb currently, you really never have to delete emails ever again. Google Notifier brings Gmail to your Mac’s desktop by putting a convenient icon in the menu bar that alerts you to new mail messages, and like Gmail, it is unobtrusive and simple. The icon is red if you have new mail, gray if you don’t. It’s a small and free download and makes a great desktop addition for Mac Gmail users.

gmail notifier mac

Google Notifier also brings with it a calender notifier, I don’t care to use it but thankfully it’s easily turned off and won’t harass you again. Here is what Google Notifier will look like in your menu bar:

gmail notifier for mac menu

You can get Gmail Notifier from Google directly. In a related tip, you can also use Gmail when you click on a web mailto link.

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Posted by: David Mendez in Mac OS X, OS X Apps, Utilities

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  1. Jason Mayoff says:

    I’ve been using this for a while now on my iMac and I love it.

  2. Matt Swain says:

    The preferences for Google Notifer are pretty limited, but lickily there is a hidden settings editor that you can bring up by holding Command and Option while clicking on preferences in the menu.

    In the box that comes up you can type different things to change the number of unread items to display in the menu and create filters for what mail you will be notified about.

    More details here – http://www.macosxtips.co.uk/index_files/google-notifier-hidden-features.html

  3. GreenAlien says:

    @ Matt Swain

    sweet tip.

    Gmail is an essential part of life nowadays really

  4. Peter says:

    Dump it & keep your eye on this one :

    http://mailplaneapp.com/index.html

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  7. Viet says:

    After installing this on my 8 core MacPro 3,1 ….it makes the computer freeze when I delete my trash can. Snow Leopard – all updates installed. 10.6.4

  8. G.N.R.S.U says:

    The Gmail Notifier is better !!

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