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Gmail Notifier Highly Integrates with Ubuntu 9.04

Gmail Notifier

Gmail Notifier for Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope is an awesome little python-install application that integrates perfectly with the gnome desktop, and immediately alerts you of incoming Gmail messages.

Gmail Notifier

The official Gmail Notifier by Google is only for Windows and Mac, for now – they say, but it’s been over a year or so that Mac and Windows users enjoy this goody -- and Linux is left out. Anyway it’s not the first time.

To get started, download and cd into the directory.
Install with sudo ./setup.py install
To configure go to System -> Preferences -> Gmail Notifier Configuration. To run Applications -> Internet -> Gmail Notifier . For a better integration with Ubuntu 9.04 this application needs python-indicate
sudo apt-get install python-notify python-indicate

Gmail Notifier

Gmail Notifier puts an icon on your top panel, it highlights your unread Gmail messages, and shows you only their subjects.

– You can also activate the sound notification option for incoming new mails.

– Naturally you don’t need to have your Gmail accounts open on any web browser whilst running this application.

Gmail Notifier for Ubuntu 9.04 is released under the GNU GPL v3 license and is now at version 0.8.
Continue in the personalization of your Ubuntu 9.04 – – with me

Download Gmail Notifier for Ubuntu 9.04
Update: Download Gmail Notifier


  1. Niels
    12:34 pm on May 1st, 2009

    I’ve followed the instructions, but I still don’t get an icon in my top bar. I have all the different files installed, but it just won’t display. Do I have to activate Ubuntu’s new notification thing somewhere?

    Thank you for the how-to.

  2. Martin Kaba
    8:58 pm on May 1st, 2009

    I hope you’re on Ubuntu 9.04 and have also installed python-indicate & python-notify

  3. Salimane Adjao Moustapha
    12:10 am on May 3rd, 2009

    Have u tried checkgmail, you’ll love it :

    sudo apt-get install checkgmail

  4. Martin Kaba
    11:19 am on May 3rd, 2009

    @ SALIMANE: No I haven’t, gonna try it.

  5. Darron
    5:28 pm on May 4th, 2009

    @ NIELS if you downloaded ver 8.0 then you need to go to Applications / Internet / GMail Notifier and Allow application access to keyring. Always Allow

  6. Nuri.U
    6:30 pm on May 4th, 2009

    Hi, im download version 0.8 and read the readme file. install sudo apt-get install python-indicate python-notify python-gst0.10 python-gtk2 python-gconf.

    im try, gm-notifier says “wrong credential” not wrong. im sure.

  7. Martin Kaba
    9:18 pm on May 4th, 2009

    @ Nuri.U: if it says “wrong credential” then they are wrong. Just re-try.

  8. Alexander Hungenberg
    4:41 pm on May 5th, 2009

    Hi guys,

    it’s very great to hear so many people using this small app. Fortunately there’s now a .deb Package available at the linked Downloadpage (thanks to Tom Vetterlein), so you can install it more easily and clean πŸ˜‰


  9. Tom
    4:45 pm on May 5th, 2009
  10. Martin Kaba
    5:44 pm on May 5th, 2009

    @ Alexander Hungenberg: Hey Alex, you’re welcomed. You’re little application rocks. Kudos from me and from all the readers of this blog.

  11. Caliad
    8:15 am on May 9th, 2009

    I have installed the package but when i want to configure it it hangs at the checking of the account πŸ™

  12. Martin Kaba
    9:40 am on May 9th, 2009

    @ Hope you’re on Ubunyu 9.04 and have also done sudo apt-get install python-notify python-indicate

  13. nara
    4:16 pm on June 25th, 2009

    I have install ubuntu 9.04 and all your requirement but still don’t see it’s icon on my panel.

    Thanks anyway

  14. bboldi
    3:44 pm on October 12th, 2009

    Free Cross platform Gmail notifier with cool animations http://home.b2labs.com/b2-gmail-notifier-freeware-animated-gmail-notifier

  15. SteelFroggy
    12:07 am on October 18th, 2009

    Man, is there anything like this for Google Voice notifications??
    This would be SO perfect, and exactly what I’m looking for!

    I know GV supports push now, so would this be possible?
    I already have everything else I could think of integrated all nice and swell, so this would make it PERFECT.

    Shouldn’t be too hard to create, or to modify this one I’d assume.. however I’ve no idea where to begin anymore. x.x

  16. embroidery punching
    8:40 am on February 28th, 2010

    it’s very great to hear so many people using this small app.

  17. magnetic underlay
    2:25 am on May 26th, 2010

    Is this still working after the new gmail API update?

  18. Martin Kaba
    2:59 am on May 26th, 2010

    @magnetic underlay: What do you think, does it work???

  19. szavanna
    7:08 pm on August 7th, 2011

    Hey there πŸ˜‰ Long time …. what a fun tool – thanks for posting handy info for people out there πŸ˜‰ greetings from South Africa

  20. Martin Kaba
    11:08 am on August 8th, 2011

    @Szavanna: Hey, long long time – I hope u are well Sza. All the best. Baci.