Mail Notifr
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Open source Gmail notifier.   Commercial ($2.99)
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Mail Notifr has these features:
  • Support multiple accounts!
  • Open accounts in different browsers!
  • Support Google hosted account.
  • Check mail at a specified interval.
  • Growl & sound notifications.
  • Small & fast.
  • No background daemon processes installed as Google's official notifier.
What's New
Version 1.2.0:
  • Big improvement: show messages under top level menu if there's only one account
  • Add Polish localization
  • Improve Italian localization
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.8 or later



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Mail Notifr User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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larrymcj commented on 18 Jan 2014
This would be the perfect notifier to replace the Google Notifier that will die on Jan 31, 2014 except for one problem. If installed for multiple users, the menu bar icon turns red and has the new message count badge for only the first user. When you add a second user, the app functions fine, but the icon doesn't alert the second user to new messages. This problem occurs when the first user logs out and the second user logs in.
[Version 0.8.0]


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mymon commented on 27 Oct 2013
Can't get it working after upgraded to Mavericks
Hopefully there will be an update soon as its really a great app - one of my "must have"
[Version 0.8.0]

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mymon replied on 28 Oct 2013
sorted (disabled Gatekeeper and all back to normal)
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siamlotus reviewed on 24 Mar 2013
Brilliant app. It no longer shows up in the iStat Pro widget for it's memory usage which is great. I am on 10.7 and have not experienced any crashes or problems.
[Version 0.8.0]


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Forn reviewed on 18 Mar 2013
Do NOT upddate on 10.7. It crashes every few minutes and brakes the system. Back on 5 Stars when it is repaired.
[Version 0.8.0]


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dantelectro commented on 12 Mar 2013
At 90+ MB memory usage - compared to Google Notifier's 11 MB - it doesn't feel small.
[Version 0.7.0]

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Ashchan replied on 17 Mar 2013
Next version will go back to smaller below 20MB. The binary size will reduce too. The current large footprint is due to the bundled MacRuby framework.
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Ketcheup reviewed on 08 Jan 2013
Good application! Just Retina support please for icon in menubar and application will perfect
[Version 0.7.0]


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benjibee reviewed on 16 Oct 2012
I've tried just about every other Gmail notification system out there, and I always go back to this one. It's clean, it's simple, and does exactly what I need. Best of all? It's open source, on GitHub, even!

Mountain Lion Notification Center support is minimal, but even with some basic integration this would blow every other paid and buggy app out there away!
[Version 0.7.0]


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Timmyb commented on 17 Sep 2012
Is the app signed with a dev ID?
Is the Sparkle updater using signed updates?
[Version 0.7.0]

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ashchan.com (developer) replied on 17 Sep 2012
Timmyb,

> Is the app signed with a dev ID?
No. I don't have a Mac Developer ID; the app is not on App Store.

> Is the Sparkle updater using signed updates?
No (in earlier version it did use DSA signature, but I had problems signing it when updating to Snow Leopard). But it delivers update and appcast through SSL. (one of the two things Sparkle requires for security concern.

Plus, this app is fully open source.
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+8

Sirhumphalot reviewed on 16 Sep 2012
Really nice to see this back - it's the best free option for multiple Gmail accounts.
[Version 0.7.0]

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Andrewm8 replied on 16 Sep 2012
Thanks James for your hard work. I can now update my main Mac to Mountain Lion - I just couldn't move to ML without working Gmail Notifr. James - did you consider to make the Notifr at least a donationware? I'll be happy to PayPal you a donation and I believe that many other would like to do it too.
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ashchan.com (developer) replied on 16 Sep 2012
@Andrewm8, I really appreciate it. There is a 'Donate...' (yes via PayPal) item on the status bar menu :)
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Andrewm8 commented on 30 Aug 2012
really...??? Over a month since the official release of Mountain Lion and still crashing Notifr keeps me from updating my main computer to MLion
[Version 0.6.4]

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ashchan.com (developer) replied on 12 Sep 2012
Guys sorry for the delay. The MacRuby framework has a SSH issue on 10.8 which caused the crash. I wasn't able to bypass this issue until very recently some nice guy helped fixed it.

An update is coming soon.
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Andrewm8 replied on 16 Sep 2012
thanks James for letting us know that you work hard and that our wait will be worth it
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Maboroshi had trouble on 10 Dec 2009
Are there any future plans for this to auto log-in to the website when you choose "Open Inbox" like Google Notifier does?
[Version 0.5]

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Maboroshi replied on 10 Dec 2009
...more detailed growl messages would be awesome too!
e.g. subject/sender
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BRU74L had trouble on 22 May 2009
Doesn't seem to work here.. It just makes my Macbook hang for 3 minutes, and the terminates itself. :(
[Version 0.4.2]


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Pablito had trouble on 03 Feb 2009
Sorry, but for the first time I have to say that the previous version (0.3.5) was better than the actual (0.4). The former doesn't have update but: it is lesser (400KB x 1700KB), uses less RAM memory (11MB x 17MB), and less system threats (1 x 5). What's happening?!
I am back to 0.3.5
But thanks a lot, I love this program and the new icon. It's really Leopard and cool with the others (system icons!).
[Version 0.4]

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Ashchan.com (developer) replied on 04 Feb 2009
I understand you concern. Here's why I added sparkle automatic update support:

1, many users have required for this, as they don't want to check macupdate or Gmail Notifr project regularly to see if a new version is coming out.
2, adding it really doesn't effect the app's logic, except:
* the size is bigger
* the memory footprint is larger

Don't worry about the thread numbers, though. Modern OSs take advantages of multiple threading to make apps run faster. Normally the previous version also ran more than one threads. For example, when Gmail Notifr checks for new messages, it checks in a separate thread, otherwise the icon and menu would stop responding as the checking might last several seconds if the connection is slow.

Now look at the Activity Monitor and look at other apps such as Adium and Safari, do they only have one thread? No, normally they have much more.

I really like to keep it simple and small and fast, at least as possible as I can. I listen to users and add what they require and I also agree is good. It's hard for me to make a decision when some users say wow it's good to have XXX while some others blame you for the same thing. Take the new icons for example, some users ask me to switch back to the old ones, but read the old comments, I changed the icons because several users said the old ones just weren't ux friendly (I'm not a designer :> BTW FYI, I'm actually replacing the icons again with some new ones designed by one of my designer friends)

So to speak, I could keep it very small, I could've not added growl, multiple accounts. Man I could even don't offer 'Open Inbox", it's a notifier any ways. :)

I really appreciate that you comment what you thought and comment so politely. I have several complaining emails in my gmail saying Gmail Notifr is getting worse by each version :(

I'm a freelance developer from China. I wrote this because I need one working like this. If there had been some market people telling me what to implement it would have been just easier.

Anyway, I'll try my best to keep it updated, and I'll always listen to users, though I couldn't do as you guys suggest on everything. The next big task is to open inbox for an account with automatic signing in.
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jN. had trouble on 07 Jan 2009
New accounts aren't being added with 0.3.1.
[Version 0.3.1]



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Jelswort rated on 03 Feb 2014

[Version 0.9.0]



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Pinbacker rated on 19 May 2013

[Version 0.8.0]



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luzen rated on 31 May 2012

[Version 0.6.4]



divan rated on 24 May 2012

[Version 0.6.4]



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widethtripp rated on 01 May 2012

[Version 0.6.4]



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Quirop-Pa rated on 23 Jan 2012

[Version 0.6.2]



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widethtripp rated on 10 Nov 2011

[Version 0.6.2]



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escompter.qch rated on 29 Oct 2011

[Version 0.6.2]


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Date:06 Apr 2014
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Mail Notifr has these features:
  • Support multiple accounts!
  • Open accounts in different browsers!
  • Support Google hosted account.
  • Check mail at a specified interval.
  • Growl & sound notifications.
  • Small & fast.
  • No background daemon processes installed as Google's official notifier.


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