is a widely popular, open-source and multi-browser extension that, as its name makes it quite clear, allows you to keep a close eye on the number of received emails.
In truth, this little extension is so much more than a simple “notifier.” For example, it can also help you effortlessly preview emails, mark them as read or as spam, and even archive or delete them, if you do so choose to.
Gmail Notifier for Chrome
can help you do everything that’s mentioned above without having to launch the Gmail web app, or even a new tab, for that matter, but directly from Chrome’s toolbar.
This exact version of the extension can be installed, just like any other extension for the Google-vetted browser, from the Chrome Web Store, with a simple mouse click on the designated button, while the Firefox and Opera versions, from their respective stores.
You will be notified regarding your incoming emails via straightforward and efficient badges. Since we’re on the subject, we should point out that Gmail Notifier for Chrome can also bring your email notifications directly in Window’s system tray, with proper audio alerts.
Another highlight is the fact that the extension can work with multiple Gmail accounts, at once. Quite conveniently, you can also disable all the notifications for various periods of time, via the extension’s right-click menu.
Before we conclude, we cannot but point out the app’s extensive set of customization options. You are provided with a plethora of choices to customize this small extension to perfectly fit your needs.
Everything from well thought-out timing and notification options, all the way up to choosing the toolbar button’s behavior and how tabs should open, can all be accomplished with the least amount of hassle.
Therefore, the conclusion is quite straightforward: if you have a Google account, then this is one of those extensions you can’t miss out on and, since it’s also compatible with Firefox and Opera, there’s absolutely no reason why it shouldn’t be firmly integrated into your daily workflow.