Although the name of the program may suggest that its sole purpose is to provide notifications about the state of your Gmail inbox, in fact the tool can be used to monitor Google Calendar and Google News.
There is a free and paid for version of the application available, with the free version including support for up to two Gmail accounts and the Pro version allowing you to add as many accounts as you like. Mail can be checked using IMAP or Atom protocols and the notification area popups that appear when messages are received can be used to mark mail as read as well as composing replies and new emails without the need to visit the Gmail web site.
Gmail Notifier Pro can also provide notification about upcoming events in your Google calendar and your feeds in Google Reader. As there is support for multiple mail accounts, the option to theme different account in various ways provides an easy way to differentiate between accounts at a glance.
This is a minimalist program that is light on resources and remains unobtrusive until there is something you need to be made aware of. The ability to interact with notification popups means that Gmail Notifier Pro is a viable alternative to constantly visiting the various Google web sites and is much easier to use than dedicated email client, RSS readers and calendar utilities.
To find out more and to download a free copy of the program, and to find out more about how it could be able to help you, pay a visit to the Gmail Notifier Pro review page.
This article originally appeared at softwarecrew.co.uk