Opening a web browser and checking your Gmail account several times a day can become annoying. Today we look at a cool free utility that runs in the background and notifies you when a new message is received.

Using Gmail Notifier

Installation is quick and straight forward and once complete click on your language.

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Then sign into your Gmail account.

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Notice above there is a message to verify you have IMAP enabled. Log into your account and under Settings and Forwarding POP/IMAP section.

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You can add multiple accounts to keep track of.

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It sits quietly in the taskbar until you get a message.

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Right-click on the icon in the Taskbar to get a menu of different options.

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In Preferences you can change the way it notifies you and also notice that you can use Gmail for Mailto: links.

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From the interface you can navigate your inbox, read email, mark it as read, and delete messages.

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Hover over the sender to get their email address while reading the message.

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If you are looking for a way to easily keep track of your Gmail accounts you might want to try this out.

Download Gmail Notifier