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.

Nirmal is a Technology Blogger and a Microsoft MVP in Windows. Blogging has been his passion for more than a decade now, he started with this blog in 2007. He can be contacted at You can find Nirmal on , and .

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

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

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

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

  6. 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. @Ben,
    I too use only the GTalk notifications.

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

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

  11. Great List!I downloaded Gmail notifier.

  12. @Vaibhav,
    Glad that you liked the list.

    I think you can download either Gmail notifier or Galert.

  13. #4 seems the best…..#1 is pretty good too.

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

  15. This list is really cool

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

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

  18. Another great list buddy. Great job as always 😀

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

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

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

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

  22. 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 😀

  23. Gtalk notification is sufficient I think. BTW Nice list.

  24. 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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  26. @Mr.Byte,
    Atlast I found someone who is not using GMail 😆

    Thanks all for your comments. 🙂

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

  28. @Hari,
    Nice concept. 😀

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

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

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

  36. NIce List…
    Thnx For Sharing…

  37. thanksss so good list _!

  38. The best gmail notifier:


  39. Nice Info,, Thank’s alot!

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

  46. What about

    Anyone any experience with this app?

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

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

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

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