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Top 10 Gmail Mail Notifiers


Top 10 Gmail Mail Notifiers

With Gmail mail checkers, its always easy to check mails without keeping the Gmail inbox open throughout the day. Here is the list of top 10 Gmail mail notifiers for Windows and Mac OS X.

1. Gmail Notifier

The Gmail Notifier is an application that alerts you when you have new Gmail messages. It displays an icon in your system tray to let you know if you have unread Gmail messages, and shows you their subjects, senders and snippets, all without your having to open a web browser. Gmail Notifier offers stylish and useful new mail announcements for a Gmail account. It gives a great overview of new messages, but doesn’t allow you to highlight or ignore certain mail with filters.


2. GAlert

GAlert (Google Alert) is an easy to use and high performance skinnable Google notifier supports Google News, multiple Gmail accounts, label filters and automatic login. It brings clean, easy and elegant look to the way people check their new message.

  • Support Google News instant notification.
  • Support multiple Gmail accounts and Gmail Label filters
  • Support easy automatic login through context menu and system wide Hot Key.
  • Support using Gmail to send mail from mailto: link.
  • Support skinnable Desktop Alert Window and customizable virtual effect, bring clean and elegant look to your desktop (How to create skin for GAlert)
  • Support playing different audio formats (*.wav, *.mp3) etc when new email arrives.
  • Protect Gmail users’ privacy by using HTTPs internet connections and Blowfish account passwords encryption.
  • Support all windows browsers (IE, FireFox, Mozilla, Opera and many more).

System Requirements:

  • Windows 98/Me/NT4/2000/XP/2003/Vista operating systems


3. Gmail Counter

Checks your Gmail account and displays the number of new mails you have. Clicking on the Gadget then takes you to your inbox. This is a windows Vista Gadget.

Operating system:

  • Windows Vista


4. Gmail Notifier Firefox Extension

Allows checking for new Gmail messages for multiple Gmail accounts directly from the browser’s UI. A status bar item will show once installed, and a toolbar item can be added by customizing the toolbar. Gmail Notifier informs you about new messages in a Gmail account via icons in either a Mozilla Firefox toolbar or the status bar, and you can learn which Gmail labels have unread messages, too.

  • Monitor multiple Gmail accounts from within your Mozilla-based browser.
  • Statusbar item available for all browsers, and Firefox users get a toolbar item as well.
  • Supports Gmail Hosted accounts. Simply use username@hosteddomain.tld as the username in the notifier.


5. GmailGeiger

GmailGeiger is a lightweight and customizable mail notifier for the Gmail service.

GmailGeiger has these great features:

  • Multiple accounts
  • Check only one Gmail label
  • Black Glass, Colorized and Transparent themes
  • Themeable Icon
  • Customizable new mail notification sounds
  • Hide when there are no messages
  • Adjustable check times
  • Optional account label


6. Gmail Status

GmailStatus is a Gmail notifier for Apple Macintosh users. It installs itself in the OS X menubar and shows the number of unread messages in the inbox.

  • User-definable hotkey opens Gmail inbox in browser.
  • Choose “Check now” to check for new messages at any time.
  • Choose “Open inbox” to open Gmail in your browser.
  • Choose “New message” to compose a new message in Gmail.
  • See labels and their unread count. Open labels in the browser.
  • Move the mouse over the menubar icon to see current account usage.
  • Use Gmail as your default application for writing messages.
  • Support for Growl.
  • Auto-checks for newer version.
  • Also works through a proxy (set proxy for http and https in your network settings)
  • Supported languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese.


  • Mac OS X 10.3 or higher and a Gmail account


7. Google Notifier for Mac

Similar to Gmail notifier for Windows, Google also provides notifier for Mac OS X. Gmail alert mechanism for the OS X menu bar that also previews senders and subjects, provides many shortcuts to the Gmail site and can make Gmail the default OS X mail program.


8. Gmail+Growl

Growl notifications are small windows showing some text. Out of the box, Google Notifier shows its own pop-up and doesn’t sends out those notifications, but Gmail+Growl helps Google Notifier send Growl notifications instead. Gmail+Growl is a plugin for Google Notifier. Gmail+Growl is a notifier for Mac OS X.


9. Gmail Checker Widget

This is a very simple dashboard widget that displays the number of unread messages in your Gmail account. It is in the form of a British postage stamp. The stamp will turn red when you have mail waiting – the number will also increase to display the number of unread messages. Clicking on the stamp will open your mail inbox in your default web-browser. The default color of stamp is blue.


10. Gee

Gee! is again an Gmail checker for Mac OS X. Its menu bar icon displays the number of new messages and the menu gives you the details. but you cannot interact with new mail right from Gee!. Gee! can be configured to play a sound when new mail arrives and rotate its icon to grab your attention. New email information appears in the drop-down menu.

System Requirements

  • Macintosh OS X 10.3 (Panther) or later. Works in Tiger.


If you are using any other widget for Gmail mail notification, please share it in comments.

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  2. Grace

    July 10, 2007 at 1:33 am

    Love the list. I might use Gmail Notifier in the future when I start using Gmail. 🙂

  3. Haris

    July 10, 2007 at 2:08 am

    WOW! 😯 Nice list. I have used Gmail Notifier, but found it boring. I’ll try all of them when I’ll get time. 😎

  4. Benedict Herold

    July 10, 2007 at 4:06 am

    Honestly, I haven’t used any of these before… I’m much more happy with Gtalk notification itself 🙂 BTW Nice list!

  5. kuanhoong

    July 10, 2007 at 4:27 am

    Interesting! I didn’t realize there are so many gmail notifiers out there. 😎

  6. dEEPAK

    July 10, 2007 at 5:13 am

    I’ve used the Gmail Notifier and the Firefox extension in the past.. Both are good.. But now don’t need them as my Thunderbird notifies me 🙂

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  8. nirmaltv

    July 10, 2007 at 9:33 am

    I too use only the GTalk notifications.

    Even I didnt know there were these many notifiers, that why wrote a post on it. 🙂

  9. vaibhav

    July 10, 2007 at 12:55 pm

    Wow, nice list. You dont use GMail as primary mail box, but you still got loads information bt Gmail… 🙂
    Great collection, i think i will start using one of them soon…

  10. Clara

    July 10, 2007 at 1:22 pm

    Wow, what a list! Now which one should I pick? 🙂

  11. Rahul

    July 10, 2007 at 2:55 pm

    Great List!I downloaded Gmail notifier.

  12. nirmaltv

    July 10, 2007 at 6:33 pm

    Glad that you liked the list.

    I think you can download either Gmail notifier or Galert.

  13. TechZilo

    July 10, 2007 at 6:42 pm

    #4 seems the best…..#1 is pretty good too.

  14. Shankar Ganesh

    July 10, 2007 at 7:19 pm

    Wow! So many Gmail Notifiers. I too love the Gtalk notifier like you do..

  15. Vikram

    July 10, 2007 at 8:56 pm

    This list is really cool

  16. Andrew Kontra

    July 10, 2007 at 8:57 pm

    😆 Cool tools. Didn’t have so much need until you mentioned these!

  17. Rishi

    July 10, 2007 at 9:06 pm

    I use Gee when on OS X but for me Gtalk works best for it 😛 . 😀

  18. Brown Baron

    July 10, 2007 at 10:20 pm

    Another great list buddy. Great job as always 😀

  19. Madhur Kapoor

    July 10, 2007 at 11:15 pm

    I prefer GTalk .

  20. Mr.Byte

    July 11, 2007 at 12:30 am

    I dont use any of these as I dont use GMail at all :mrgreen:

  21. Ken Xu

    July 11, 2007 at 4:28 am

    Great! I don’t use Gmail often. Only for backing up my WordPress DB. But, this post make me feel like it now! 😀

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  23. RT Cunningham

    July 11, 2007 at 6:23 am

    Great list, Nirmal. I don’t use any of them. :mrgreen:

    Really! I just leave Gmail open in a Firefox tab.

  24. Dj Flush

    July 11, 2007 at 8:14 am

    Very nice list there nirmal 🙂

    But as I am amost 24/7 online in my Gmail Inbox I don’t think I need one 😛

    but very good piece of softwares for those people who don’t want to waste their time in their mailbox like me 😀

  25. Ashok Arora

    July 11, 2007 at 8:56 am

    Gtalk notification is sufficient I think. BTW Nice list.

  26. Adheeth

    July 11, 2007 at 9:46 am

    Yea as many said Gtalk Notification is the Best!! nice compilation!! It would have been pretty useful before Gtalk came into the picture!

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  28. nirmaltv

    July 11, 2007 at 6:19 pm

    Atlast I found someone who is not using GMail 😆

    Thanks all for your comments. 🙂

  29. hari

    July 11, 2007 at 11:24 pm

    Next there’ll be a gmail alerter which you notify you through a dream when you’re asleep 😆

  30. nirmaltv

    July 12, 2007 at 10:36 am

    Nice concept. 😀

  31. Shashank

    July 12, 2007 at 11:02 am

    wow great never heard so many gmail notifiers..
    Mr Byte are you from Germany 😀 :mrgreen:

  32. ram

    July 12, 2007 at 1:41 pm

    Nice list, never knew these many notifiers existed. I am with Gtalk notifier. 😀

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  34. Vijay

    July 12, 2007 at 6:44 pm

    Quite an exhaustive list.. But I must say, that I prefer going to gmail personally instead of using notifiers.

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  37. mv

    March 7, 2008 at 1:34 am

    if anyone is still posting to this entry…are there any notifiers that allow you to delete directly from the message preview?

  38. Anruag

    July 21, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    NIce List…
    Thnx For Sharing…

  39. Lazerdance

    January 7, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    thanksss so good list _!

  40. dino

    April 27, 2009 at 12:49 am

    The best gmail notifier:


  41. shan

    May 9, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Nice Info,, Thank’s alot!

  42. sam

    June 11, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    You forgot to enter a best Gmail notifier

  43. vijayakumar

    July 3, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    I cannot accses my gmail site, please help me to enter there through any shortcut way

  44. Scott

    August 31, 2009 at 5:39 am

    Try Scott’s Gmail Alert. 100% free and more options than any other gmail alert program!

  45. Max

    September 8, 2009 at 8:13 pm – for those using Google Desktop

  46. Geirt Nortin

    October 12, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Multi platform Gmail notifier with cool animations

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  48. Dr.Ravichandra

    October 30, 2009 at 9:32 am

    Thanx for sharing…GAlert is very good…using it now..

  49. Joe

    January 4, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    What about

    Anyone any experience with this app?

  50. Leo

    January 5, 2010 at 10:26 am

    i’m also wondering about . i’m not trying anything i can’t get a review on… anyone used it?

  51. aperson

    May 8, 2010 at 8:26 am

  52. Daenu

    June 25, 2010 at 5:17 pm

  53. RugbyPete

    August 7, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    GAlert is the best as in Windows 7 it doesnt hassle you with a password box like gmail notifier

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  55. Dirablue

    September 16, 2010 at 5:20 am

    Please use the Simple Gmail Checker 🙂
    This is like Gmail manager for Firefox.

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  57. Marcel P.

    November 6, 2010 at 6:31 pm

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  60. Patrik

    March 11, 2011 at 2:58 am

    A new and better looking notifier with many settings – the best Gmail notifier?
    Gmail Notifier Pro:

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  62. Rick

    March 24, 2011 at 8:40 am

    When I hit the Gmail login or sign in link, why don’t I get a LOGIN LINK?? Why the maze and neverending sales pitch?? Whatever happened to KISS? (Keep It Simple Stupid)

  63. VyborNePloh

    June 14, 2012 at 12:26 am

    FlagUp Notifier . It uses IMAP IDLE feature. So there are real-time notifications

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