Google recently released the Google notifier for the Mac and I thought that I would check it out. The Google notifier sits on your menu bar and provides you with both Gmail and Google Calendar notifications.

Installation was fairly straightforward, I just went to the Google notifier for Mac home page and dowloaded GNM.

One the .dmg file was opened you just drag the icon to your applications folder and fire it up!

As you can see below, two small icons appear on your menu bar, representing Google Calendar and Gmail, respectively. Clicking on the Google Calendar allows you to jump to the calendar or quickly add an event.

Google Calendar portion

Clicking on the Gmail icon allows you to check your mail or quickly compose a message.

Gmail portion

The notifier also has a nice overlay (with audio!) when new events reach your account.

Overlay

Overall it’s a nice addition to the Google family.

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