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Widget displays number of unread Gmail emails.   Free
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GotMailG is a widget for the Dashboard found in Mac OS X v 10.4. It uses the Gmail atomfeed (XML) to determine the number of unread messages in a users Gmail account. This is then displayed using a simple and clear interface that is designed to occupy minimal Dashboard space. It supports multiple colors, autologin, and auto version checking. GotMailG is Open Source and provided to the public free of charge under the GPL license. If you would like to help develop gotMailG or to download the source code visit www.sourceforge.net/projects/gotmailg/.
What's New
  • brand new artwork (old artwork can be enabled from the prefs)
  • fixed a bug involving spaces in passwords
  • new 'about' tab in the prefs
  • better base64 code
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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Nicolas Goles reviewed on 06 Aug 2006
I think that this app is very useful, only one thing bothers me...

The fact that when you click the widget to go to your mail, you can see your password in plain text in the browser URL. I DONT like that . Many times you are with friends at home ... etc...

You should fix that
[Version 2.0]


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gilbreen commented on 28 Mar 2006
Has the widget stopped working for anyone else? I am guessing that Google has changed their feed somehow.
[Version 2.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 19 Jul 2005
for those who don´t have tiger(10.4) i advise "Gmail Notifier".It´s very very cool and simple...everybody with Gmail should have one of this apps. or widgets.
[Version 1.6]


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Anonymous reviewed on 23 Jun 2005
This stopped working for me a few days ago...
[Version 1.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Jun 2005
SECURITY WARNING:

from MacInTouch.com today (6/17/05)

"Regarding the gotMailG Dashboard widget, I pulled this from my Safari 2.0.1 history - after clicking on this widget to automatically log me into my gmail account, I saw this in the address bar of Safari - where you see the red X's was my username and password being transmitted in the clear, and for anyone to see in my browser history.
https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLoginAuth?
service=mail&Email=XXXXXXXXXXXXX&Passwd=XXXXXXXXX
&continue=https://gmail.google.com/gmail?ui=html&zy=l"
[Version 1.3]

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Anonymous commented on 24 Jun 2005
Yes, I am aware of this. There is no way to have autologin and not have this happen. If you are uncomfortable with your password being in cleartext in your history, disable "login on goto". Hopefully someday there will be a way for developers to supply POST information to Safari without it being visible, but for now, no dice.
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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Jun 2005
If I had the time, the things I would do...

1. Clean up the GUI on the back. Change the minutes to a dropdown, I'm sure Google wouldn't appreciate someone checking every minute.

2 Make the front more elegant and mac-like.

3. Not sure if this is possible, but.. Determine where the widget is on the screen and flip appropriately. If the widget is placed on the left it works without a hitch, but placed on the right half of the widget goes off screen.
[Version 1.3]

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Anonymous commented on 13 Jun 2005
Thanks for the suggestions. With regards to your specific comments:

1) The back will be cleaned up and the GUI as a whole made more mac like for the next full release (2.0). As for a pull-down menu for time intervals, that would be easu to do, but I am not sure what options to give people. Any thoughts on what would be a good list of possible values?

2) Again, look to version 2.0, which will feature better art as a whole.

3) I know exactly what you are talking about, but I don't think its possible. At least not without incurring a huge overhead. Apple doesn't give you much control over the flip parameters. And I don't think you can move the widget programtically. But I will look into it.
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Anonymous commented on 16 Jun 2005
Something along.. 5,10,15,30,60 should be fairly good. If someone needs more or less they could always edit the widget themselves easily. (Possibly provide documention on how to do so).

If I find time I'll create some new "skins" for the widget if you would like. Not sure if you have already found someone or not.

I wouldn't worry too much about the flip... as long as it doesn't go completely off screen.. and it hasn't for me yet.

About the back, I would remove the box "while hidden". I think that should be assumed for the sake of emptying space. If you check out the Hula widget it uses a tab-like interface on the back. I'm guessing using hiding/showing of divs. I expect this would be of great use for this widget.

For any more suggestions/ideas/testing.. you can email me at skyler.c.stone@gmail.com
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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Jun 2005
Why not use the pop and smtp settings in Gmail itself so than you can use Gmail in Mail and see in the dock how many Gmails you've got in your account...?
[Version 1.3]

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Anonymous commented on 13 Jun 2005
If Google would use IMAP instead of POP I'm sure a lot more people would do that. Also, Mail.app is going to take up more memory than this little widget. To each his own.
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Anonymous commented on 24 Jun 2005
10 megs of mem ... ouuuh it's too much! /o
come on!
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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Jun 2005
Very Nice... just what I've been looking for...


But.... I have 1484 messages in my inbox... looks like it can only handle 999 ?!

Also the back setup is a little crowded.... but other than that I LIKE it! :-)
[Version 1.3]

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Anonymous commented on 13 Jun 2005
You realize that Gmail has an archive feature, right? Why would anyone need that many emails in their Inbox?
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Anonymous commented on 13 Jun 2005
Sorry, I didn't think anyone ever would have more than 1000 new emails in an account. But since you actually do, I will up the limit. Look for it next release. Correct me if I am wrong, it is displaying the number, just poorly formated right?
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Downloads:5,808
Version Downloads:4,118
Type:Business : Applications
License:Free
Date:06 Aug 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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GotMailG is a widget for the Dashboard found in Mac OS X v 10.4. It uses the Gmail atomfeed (XML) to determine the number of unread messages in a users Gmail account. This is then displayed using a simple and clear interface that is designed to occupy minimal Dashboard space. It supports multiple colors, autologin, and auto version checking. GotMailG is Open Source and provided to the public free of charge under the GPL license. If you would like to help develop gotMailG or to download the source code visit www.sourceforge.net/projects/gotmailg/.


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