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Mumbles Brings Growl-like Notifications to your Gnome/Ubuntu Desktop

By • Jun 2nd, 2009 • Filed under: Open-Source, Ubuntu

You’ve certainly have bumped into Gmail Notifier for Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope, the awesome little python-install application that brings Growl-like, transparent Gmail notifications to your desktop, Mumbles goes a lot further than that. Mumbles is a promising open source, plugin-driven, python application that can be re-baptised as “Growl for Linux”. Using the DBus notification system […]

Get Twitter Updates on your System Tray with Digsby

By • May 21st, 2009 • Filed under: Open-Source, Web Utilities

Digsby, Lifehacker’s Hive Five Winner for Best System Tray Application, is a Windows-only (for now) application that bundles-up instant messaging IM, email notifications and Social Network into a simple desktop/system tray notifier or chat application.

Mozilla New Mail Icon brings Mozilla Thunderbird Email Notification to your System Tray

By • May 16th, 2009 • Filed under: Email, Open-Source, Ubuntu, Web Utilities

Mozilla New Mail Icon alias Biff is a Thunderbird extension that works on GNOME, KDE and IceWM, it docks Thunderbird into the system tray – – just like AllTray and displays an email icon (envelope) when new emails arrive in your Mozilla Thunderbird accounts.

Dock any Application to the System Tray with AllTray

By • May 8th, 2009 • Filed under: Linux Tips and Tricks, Open-Source

Gnome, KDE, Xfce: AllTray is an open source application that docks to your system tray any application that normally is not dock-able because it does not have a native tray icon. – There’s no limit to the number of applications that can be docked.

Get Gmail Notifications with CheckGmail

By • May 4th, 2009 • Filed under: Linux Tips and Tricks, Ubuntu, Web Utilities