Today, Gmail has become one of the most popular service on the internet. Every user wants to have a complete track of of his/her account, but they want it to be done simply without any extra efforts. So, in order to keep a track of your Google accounts, we recommend you Gmail Notifier Pro which may prove to be the tool you have been looking for. Although by looking at its name the program may suggest that its sole purpose is to provide notifications about the state of your Gmail inbox, but the tool can also be used to monitor Google Calendar and Google News.
Initially, the program started with only one feature and that was only Google email notifier, but on further releases more features such as support for Google Calendar, Google News and RSS/Atom news feeds were added which made it a comprehensive utility to keep track of multiple Google services for multiple Google accounts.
This advanced software can retrieve mails from your Gmail account either through IMAP or via RSS feeds. For this, you need to configure your account in order to connect using IMAP which enables the feature for you to use Gmail Notifier Pro as a basic email program with all supported IMAP functions like marking email read, deleting email, downloading attachment and so on. On the other hand, Emails via RSS feeds are simpler to set up. You can read messages in the same manner as you read feeds from a blog, but it is one-way – reading and a mail doesn’t mark it as read on your Gmail inbox. Although, you can reply to mails or compose new mails using it.
Similar to your Gmail account, all email notifications will be displayed from the system tray. Whereas, other reminders (such as Google Calendar reminders) will appear in a pop-up Window according to your defined parameters.
To get started, you just have to click on Manage Accounts to add Google account credentials. Once your accounts are added, you will be able to view all your unread mails by clicking on the subject name from the main interface itself. Similarly, for setting up the alerts for Google News, you have to simply select a country and a news category, and you will start receiving relevant news. This ensures your connectivity with different accounts.
This is a minimalist program that doesn’t take much of memory and uses few resources. It remains unobtrusive until there is something you need to be made aware of. Its ability to interact with notification popups means that Gmail Notifier Pro is a viable alternative to constantly visiting the various Google websites, and it is much easier to use than dedicated email clients, RSS readers and calendar utilities.
Gmail Notifier Pro offers some customizability options also:
- You can set the interval after which the program will check your accounts for new mail
- One can use default browser as well as any other for opening new mails.
- You may choose to download attachments or you may also skip it and can view only email body or title.
- It stores emails data on user folder or application folder so that it can used in portable mode
- You may customize appearance of notification window – everything from color, transparency size and position.
Gmail Notifier Pro is available both as free and paid version. The free version is limited to checking only two accounts. This limit is removed when you register for $7.