Ubuntu / Linux news and application reviews.

photobucketThe Highly Ubuntu 9.04 integrated GMail Notifier is an e-mail notifier for Ubuntu. Surely some of you might say that there are already some, but there is no such application that does so well in Ubuntu. This is a perfect way of integrating Gmail with the new non-intrusive system notifications of Ubuntu.

To install it, you can either add this repository:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gm-notify-maintainers/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

(System > Administration > Software Sources, click on the second tab and then "Add")

Or if you do not want to add any repositories, you can directly download a .DEB file for Ubuntu.

After installing, in the menu System > Preferences you will find a new shortcut "Gmail Notifier Configuration". Select the shortcut to proceed. Then you find the configuration dialog with credentials to access the popular email service from Google. Type in the username and password fields their respective data (note: there is no need to add gmail.com in the username field.) You can also configure a sound that can play when a new email is received. You can also specify the interval for checking new messages (in seconds).

After setting this application, click "Close". You can now safely launch Gmail Notifier from Applications > Internet > Gmail Notifier.

Once you launch Gmail Notifier application you will be automatically notified each time you receive a new message, the number of new email messages and also a summary of those emails.

Once you launch Gmail Notifier application that will automatically notify the number of new messages and a summary of the latest titles unread.

[via peopleware]