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Gmail Studio brings Gmail to your desktop with minimal interference to your workspace. Gmail Studio sits in your status bar at the top of your screen, and can notify you when you have new mail from multiple Gmail and Google Apps Gmail accounts. You can monitor each account with different time intervals and different Gmail tags. Gmail Studio also supports Growl notifications to notify you when you have new mail.

What's New


Bug fixes:

  • Fixed some minor issues with the IMAP library.
  • Fixed an issue with archiving messages.
  • Fixed and error with message date parsing.
  • Minor bug features.
New Features
  • Better message status, now includes pending archive.
  • To and Cc in message preview.
  • Revamped message preview window.
  • New message list drawer in message preview window.
  • New more...


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jimmitchell Member IconComment+20

Was very surprised to find that Gmail Studio only allows one workstation to be "registered", period.

Many people, such as myself, work on a desktop as well as a portable when away from the office. To have to buy two licenses for this purpose is ridiculous for how little the product *really* does. While I understand the desire to thwart piracy, you should at least allow the software to be activated on two machines.

Additionally, there is no way to "unregister" a workstation (that I can find), so I'm stuck with Gmail Studio being registered on the machine I use the least. It's back to Gmail Notifr as my gmail notification solution. A $10 lesson learned.

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I was just getting ready to purchase this when I read your comments on the 1-machine limit. I've had this happen in the past with a program called "HideItControl". I installed it on the machine I used the least first and was stuck having to buy another license.

Sorry to hear of your unfortunate discovery. Never again will I purchase a small app/utility with this kind of license. What were they thinking...


i got gmail notifr for free, loved it so much i donated to the developer, hes great

Anonymous Member IconReview

Thank you for the comments, however there are some problems with your claim:

The free Google Gmail notifier does not allow multiple accounts. Additionally Gmail Studio DOES allow you to change the interval in which you check mail, we allow it at the account level under Account Properties. Meaning you can have one account that checks ever minute, while another checks every ten.

Additionally no other Gmail Notifier has nearly the amount of features that Gmail Studio offers, like being able to put accounts to sleep, etc.

The delete a message from the menu is an interesting feature request, and we will definitely look into if this is possible.

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Actually, my earlier comments were in reference to Gmail Notifr by James Chan NOT the official Google Notifier (which I would never put on my machine because of the background daemon it installs). Gmail Notifr certainly DOES support multiple accounts including Google Apps accounts (it checks six different accounts for me). Gmail Notifr is more flexible in setting check-mail intervals than Gmail Studio in that I can enter any 1 minute interval that I wish whereas Gmail Studio (in the version I demoed) had a more rigid 1-5-10-etc. pre-set pull-down menu. Gmail Notifr has Growl support (like Gmail Studio) and as I mentioned before, doesn't feel the need to tell me that I have 0 emails. I will concede that Gmail Notifr does not sleep accounts so if that is a feature that is important to someone I'm sure they will pay the 10 bucks for Gmail Studio instead of using the free Gmail Norifr. However IMHO the feature set in Gmail Studio is not so advantageous as to make me want to pay for it when compared to the feature set of Gmail Notifr. In my mind, the feature sets are at best a wash. My advice to anyone would be to give both apps a spin to see for themselves how each performs keeping in mind, of course, that the demo for Gmail Studio is crippled unless you pay for it. I, for instance, wasn't able to test if it works with Google Apps accounts although it says that it does. I prefer to be able to test all of the features of an app before I pay for it which is why I prefer time limited demos to crippled ones. As I said before I have nothing against Gmail Studio, it's just that I feel that it's not well positioned against a free alternative.

The Graphic Mac

Dear Developer,

You've probably lost dozens an dozens of potential buyers with your rather rude and uninformed response. Look, your app has nowhere near the features of other paid apps, and really offers nothing over the dozens and dozens of free apps. Telling people otherwise makes you look like a complete jack@ss!

Bluecreststudios, Llc. (Developer)

We are sorry for the previous comment, it actually was not made from someone within the company. I am looking into that, we believe it might have been an old contractor; in which we no longer use contractors. We are not sure what the problem is, but be assured that this is not how we handle out public image.

So to both SJSW, and The Mac Graphics. You can email me personally at mattrmiller@bluecreststudios.com and I will be glad to give you a free license of Gmail Studio.

As far as the concerns in the posts. In Gmail Studio v2.0 we do allow deletion of messages from within the application. And we have added a lot of features that we feel give it an advantage over free Gmail Notifiers. We obviously have big plans for it, and keep the price low because we realize that it's not a very hard concept of an application.

We do have other products in the works, but they have been stalled with the release of Snow Leopard because of compatibility issues.

Please accepts my personal apologies for the comments above, and again email me personally above.


sjsw Member IconComment+131

Matthew, welcome to the Mac. I read on your site that you recently came over from the dark (PC) side to concentrate on development of Mac Applications. Congrats on that decision. I just wish that you had started with something for which there isn't an excellent Free alternative like gmail notifr. I will say that I really like your icons better but as far a functionality goes gmail notifr has the same feature set almost blow for blow (multiple accounts, growl notifications, etc.) and gmail notifr actually lets you pick the interval at which mail is checked to be anything that you want instead of a preset drop-down list. I also like the fact that gmail notifr doesn't feel the need to tell me that I have 0 emails, it doesn't actually show me a number until I have some email to check. In fact, I cannot think of a feature that could be implemented in a gmail notification app that would make me want to pay for it over the free gmail notifr but that's just my opinion. Also I like it when I can actually demo all of the features of an application without it being crippled. I much prefer that the demo be time limited (even if it's a very short time) so that I can test all of the features. For instance I couldn't check to see if my google apps accounts would actually work in Gmail Studio. At any rate, the app seems to perform well and it does look good, my only problem with it is that I already have the same thing for free.

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I happily use the Google Notifier for checking my email, however, I don't think any of the menubar gmail checkers will allow you to delete a message from gmail without having to open the browser. If Gmail Studio could allow an option to delete a message, this would definitely make me consider the app.

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Downloads 2,408
Version Downloads 1,009
Type Internet / Email
License Shareware
Date 10 Dec 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $16.00