Gmail Notifier

Gmail Notifier

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 50 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.0.25
File Size:
292.27KB
Date Added:
October 13, 2009
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP
Total Downloads:
99,247
Downloads Last Week:
94
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

This simple, free tool alerts you when you've got mail in your Gmail account. The novice-friendly Gmail Notifier is easy to install and set up, requiring only your username and password. A small white envelope is placed in your system tray. It's easy to see when new e-mail arrives, and a pop-up window provides information on the sender, subject, and time the e-mail was sent. If you miss the alert the first time, a handy option, Tell Me Again, will show the pop-up again. Gmail Notifier won't take you directly to a specific e-mail, but a double-click quickly takes you to your in-box.

Although the program automatically scans for new items every couple of minutes, you can right-click the system tray icon to check your in-box at any time. One note to potential users: we found that the promised audio alerts can't be set up from within Gmail Notifier. Instead, the publisher directs you to your computer's Control Panel.

No help file comes with the program, but Gmail users won't have any problems setting up and using this simple tool. Despite the extra steps to set up the audio notifications, any Gmail user will appreciate the desktop notifications when new e-mail arrives.

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  • All Versions:

    4.0

    out of 50 votes

    • 5 star: 24
    • 4 star: 14
    • 3 star: 5
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 4
  • Current Version:

    3.1

    out of 15 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 3
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  • 1 stars

    "Anyone know why my notifier is temporarily unavailable?"

    May 15, 2012   |   By miguelr2

    Version: Gmail Notifier 1.0.25

    Pros

    please help me fix the unavailable message.

    Cons

    reads that notifier is temporarily unavailabl.

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  • 5 stars

    "I love it.:)"

    March 05, 2012   |   By susieq45

    Version: Gmail Notifier 1.0.25

    Pros

    I know now when I get mail from gmail..I love it.:)

    Cons

    I found no cons about it..It works perfect..

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  • 4 stars

    "Lightweight program that fills the nitch"

    November 21, 2011   |   By bosque1894

    Version: Gmail Notifier 1.0.25

    Pros

    Lightweight
    Simple to use

    Cons

    Sometimes misreports number of new emails
    Bumps full screen videos back to windows

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  • 5 stars

    "Very good. Does everything I need"

    July 20, 2011   |   By jiggsriggs

    Version: Gmail Notifier 1.0.25

    Pros

    Very fast and always works.

    Cons

    None. I have not seen anything wrong with this alert and I've been using it for years.

    Summary

    This is the only one you need. Tried others and some even locked me out of my gmail acct as the kept looping gack and forth.

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  • 4 stars

    "A very easy to use product, can be used on Windows 7-"

    March 19, 2011   |   By andreaborman

    Version: Gmail Notifier 1.0.25

    Pros

    I like the cute blue icon and although this tool is made for Windows XP it works on Windows 7 I find. It does what it says it does.No problems with this product so far.

    Cons

    None really.Only for G.Mail. Cannot be used to check Yahoo or Hotmail accounts for example.

    Summary

    This is the old version of G Mail Notifier. was brought out in 2006 and has not been updated since. It is for Windows XP but I find it is working very well on Windows 7. This is a very simple tool but sometimes simple is better as it is easy to use and understand. And this simple is best approach works well for this tool. To use it you just type in your G.Mail username and password click OK and it checks right away. If you want to check another G.mail account just type in the username and password of that.This is a safe tool but it not safe for a shared computer as G.Mail notifier saves your username and password. So the next person that users the computer can see your username and password and see your messages. G,Mail notifier displays the first few lines of your new inbox messages and tell you who they are from. Also another useful thing is that if you click on the check email box in ADVANCED BROWSER the web browser takes you directly to your G.Mail where you can check messages or send a message. Which is handy.Anyone who does not have Advanced browser should get it. IAs it works on those sites that requires IE but is much more secure than IE and has a lot of handy features like the one I just mentioned. There is a newer version of G.Mail brought out last year that is made only for Windows 7. But I don't think that, that one is made by Google but by another company. But that newer one is not the same. As this it is a different product and I did not like that as it was not user friendly at all. But this tool by Google IS user friendly. So windows 7 users should get THIS version here not the other version. Andrea Borman.

    Updated on Mar 19, 2011

    Although I have read that if you have Google Talk you don't need G.Mail notifier because G.Talk gives you email notifications.But I find that I do need this tool as well, as G.Talk does not always tell you of your new emails.So if you do have Google Talk the desktop app. You can still use this tool,G.Mail Notifier. As this will not conflict with G.talk.

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  • 3 stars

    "Unable to click the link from msgs and reply to email."

    January 21, 2011   |   By paynobillsG

    Version: Gmail Notifier 1.0.25

    Pros

    It notifies me when I have new emails. Did a great job.

    Cons

    However I could not click on any link from the msg. I've to log in to gmail with firefox to click the link.

    2ndly, I could not reply to any msg.

    Basically its a notifier that notifies and allow you to mark read/unread and delete and NOTHING ELSE.

    Summary

    It's good. But what's the point without allowing the users to click the link and reply to the mail or atleast a link to reply to a mail. Else it makes no different, we still need to go to gmail and reply.

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  • 3 stars

    "Simple and get's the job done."

    July 29, 2010   |   By phpbb3

    Version: Gmail Notifier 1.0.25

    Pros

    Easy to use
    Auto-boot
    screen-corner notification

    Cons

    Sometimes can't seem to connect to GMail even when I still can via my browser

    Summary

    A thoroughly nice piece when it works.

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  • 1 stars

    "the product google forgot."

    July 07, 2010   |   By bukobill

    Version: Gmail Notifier 1.0.25

    Pros

    ok when it works

    Cons

    does not work with google toolbar.have to reinstall every couple of weeks.

    Summary

    could be great but this has been a poor product for such a long time it's obvious google does not care.

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  • 2 stars

    "I expect more from Google/Gmail"

    June 22, 2010   |   By fredisdead

    Version: Gmail Notifier 1.0.25

    Pros

    Simple, Fast, No-nonsense

    Cons

    Lacks advanced features like option to mark email as read (having seen the pop-up summary). Or the option to add more Gmail accounts. More customisations like a different colour pop-up if fresh emails carry a particular lable.

    Summary

    Come on Gmail, you can do better that this. We've all used it for over two years without a single new feature been added.

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  • 4 stars

    "Efficient tracker of incoming Gmail"

    January 18, 2010   |   By Yellowroadbike

    Version: Gmail Notifier 1.0.25

    Pros

    Quick search in the tray to see if there has been any new email if I'm away. Nice notification if I'm at the computer

    Cons

    Having to sign on everytime I log on to the computer. I can't seem to get the "remember sign on to work. Likely an operator error.

    Summary

    I've used this for a week and am finding that I can keep up with the gmail better than before. I bounce between a number of windows as an active financial trader, so I don't need anything extra taking time. This app saves me time.

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