Gmail Notifier Plus is an improved version of Gmail Notifier which has been developed from scratch by Baptise Girod. The basic purpose remains the same – alerting you whenever you have a new message. However, what sets Gmail Notifier Plus a part from the official Gmail Notifier is its tight integration with Windows 7.
Gmail Notifier Plus is portable software and doesn’t require any installation. The focus during development was clearly on simplicity and utility. Gmail Notifier works entirely from the Windows 7 Superbar (Taskbar). Hovering over the Gmail Notifier button reveals a thumbnail preview of your messages. Right clicking exposes the Jumplist which contains latest messages as well as common tasks like composing a mail and opening the inbox.
Gmail Notifier Plus supports multiple Gmail accounts and does its job brilliantly. It’s designed to remain out of your way. The only Window that you are going to come across while using Gmail Notifier is the Configuration Window. Everything else is done directly from the taskbar.
[ Download Gmail Notifier Plus for Windows 7 ]
I’ve gone green. I don’t know how it happened. I don’t recycle much and I don’t ride a bicycle to work. I don’t even care much for the green grass in my yard, especially when it’s time for mowing. But I sure like looking at it on my laptop PC.
When I heard Gmail had added 4 new themes, I checked them out and found the Grass Theme. Once I picked that out, I remembered that my Google Chrome browser already has a grass theme. Here’s what it looks like now when I check my email.
Now with all that grass growing in my web browser, you’d think I’d be happy to stop there. No, I didn’t. I went right out and grabbed a few grass wallpapers and now my desktop needs to be mowed.
I hope this hasn’t made you green with envy. Worse yet, you could have gotten a little green around the gillsif you have allergies. If so, I’m sorry about that. In any case, have a good day and play it safe out there.
Themes in Gmail became quite a rage when it was released in November last year, however over a time there were no new addition of themes, though the lot on offer were pretty decent already.
The Gmail team announced today the addition of 4 new fresh themes that you can apply to your Gmail account.
The new themes can be found under the Settings -> Theme tab and include the following introductions.
If you were bored of the already existing themes go ahead and try this out. By the way which is your favorite theme in Google? Mine is the default one.
Four New Themes [Official Gmail & Google Apps Blog]
A few minutes ago we told you how Gmail is down once again, however only the web interface is down so you will still be able to access Gmail using several other ways.
Here are some of the ways you can access Gmail from;
- Using POP or IMAP
- Using Mobile application
- Using Gmail gadget for iGoogle
For other options check out our earlier post on Different Gmail modes you can use when the regular access is blocked.
In a major embarrassment for Google, Gmail went down once again today and is still inaccessible to many users.
This is the second time in recent past that Gmail has gone down and does not really go down well with many users who rely on Gmail for both regular as well as custom domain related emails from Google Apps.
The Gmail blog has acknowledged the downtime and are working on it, however users accessing email using POP and IMAP should not be affected.
We will update you whenever we come across some more information about the downtime. In the meantime you can try one of the different Gmail modes to see if you can access your email.
If you are addicted to Facebook, MySpace, Orkut, Digg or even to checking your email, KeepMeOut can help. The tool is designed to send you a warning if you try to go to these websites more often than you should.
This is how it works:
- Simply go to KeepMeOut.com and specify the website that you are addicted to.
- You also need to set a time gap between two visits to the same site.
- Once you click submit, you will be provided with a link.
- Set this link as a bookmark in your browser.
- Now if you try go to the website again, before the time gap is over, you’ll get a warning.
KeepMeOut works by making it slightly more inconvenient for you to go the same websites again and again. Combined this with good will power and you can keep your self out of that website you have been addicted to. Remember that if you are addicted to Gmail, you can also use the Gmail labs feature of Take a Break to get away from Gmail for a bit.
Going through tons of unwanted emails everyday has become a routine for each one of us. These may be mailing lists we are no longer interested in, annoying friends or family members or simply spam. You have tried unsubscribing and marking it as spam but nothing seemed to work. Here’s another way to make these messages disappear.
To set up automatic deletion for emails coming from a particular source, we first need to set up a filter so Gmail can identify that source.
- Open one of these unwanted emails.
- Click on the drop down arrow next to Reply and select Filter messages like this.
- Enter additional criteria if you want like subject and certain words that can identify these messages.
- Click on Test Search to make sure Gmail is identifying the right messages.
- Click on Next Step.
- Check the boxes Mark As Read and Delete It.
- Click on Create Filter.
That’s it. These messages will now be deleted as soon they are received. If you ever want to change this, you can go to Settings and edit the filter.
Gmail is a really great email service, what with so many Gmail Labs features making it one of the best online email service.
However there are several ads displayed when you open a email in Gmail, this can get a bit annoying, however according to a excellent tip from Lifehacker, you can now disable ads in Gmail by using a simple signature.
We tested it out as you can see from the image below and it works like a charm.
The trick involves adding a simple sentence as your signature and bam no more ads in Gmail, the sentence you need to add as your signature is;
I enjoy the massacre of ads. This sentence will slaughter ads without a messy bloodbath.
Copy it and go to settings and add it to your signature to disable ads in Gmail sidebar.
For more interesting tips and tricks visit our hacks and mods section, interested in learning more about Gmail, don’t forget to visit our Gmail Tips section.
In a surprising news PC World reports that Yahoo has acquired Xoopit the popular Firefox add-on that brought social photo management to Gmail.
Sometime back Yahoo had integrated Xoopit into their application gallery, allowing users to find all their photo and video attachments in a simple interface.
However the more interesting question that arises now is what is Xoopit or Yahoo going to do about the Firefox add-on for Gmail?
Remember that Xoopit requires users to share their username and passwords for Gmail in order to work. Would Xoopit feel comfortable with sharing that information with Yahoo, would Yahoo use the user information to poach Gmail users?
Another question is that will Yahoo continue to allow users of Gmail to make use of a product they own for free?
Lot’s of question arises out of this acquisition and many are surprised that Gmail did not make a move on them.
However we definitely think that Xoopit will stop support for Gmail users, or completely pull off the product.
What do you think? Are you using Xoopit in Gmail? Will you stop using it? What will your reaction be if Xoopit stops support for Gmail users? Let us know about it.
Quite recently I have been on the receiving end of some email newsletters, no matter how hard I try to unsubscribe from them they still sending them to me, the most logical option for me in such cases is to mark such messages as spam.
With that experience, I automatically tend to mark newsletters as spam, looks like Gmail has been watching such behaviors and have added a new feature that will ask you if you want to unsubscribe from a mailing list while marking it as spam.
According to Lifehacker, the Gmail help page on auto-unsubscribe states this;
We don’t think you should be burdened with managing messages you don’t want to receive. We do our best to put messages in Spam when we’re pretty sure you won’t want or need them. But everyone has different preferences about the mail they want to see. You may not want to read any messages sent by a certain company or mailing list, while another Gmail user finds these same messages to be valuable.
To help solve this problem, we’re providing you with an unsubscribe tool for some messages. You’ll see the unsubscribe tool when you mark a message from particular types of mailing lists as spam. If the particular message is a misuse of a mailing list you like to receive, you can Report spam as usual. But if you never want to receive another message or newsletter from that list again, click Unsubscribe instead. We’ll send a request to the sender that your email address be removed from the list. It’s that simple!
Definitely a really good feature, since it would save me quite a lot of time to have Gmail auto-unsubscribe from a mailing list, rather than me having to do it manually.
What do you think about this new feature? Will it be useful to you? Do let us know.
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