Gmail Notifier is a tiny browser extension for Google Chrome. It runs in background, checks for new e-mails in your Gmail account, and shows a desktop notification whenever a new e-mail is detected.
Although, Gmail itself shows notifications for new e-mails in supported browsers but this feature has one limitation, you need to have have Gmail open in a browser tab. So, if you are looking for an alternate solution which notifies you for the new e-mails even when Gmail is not opened in your browser, you should install this “Gmail Notifier” extension from Chrome Web Store. To avoid double notifications, you should disable Gmail’s built-in notifications from settings page.
Here is another screenshot showing the difference between the built-in notification of Gmail and the notification popup by this extension:
You can click on the notification popup to open the email in a new browser tab.
Feel free to comment below if you have any feedback or facing any issue. You can also e-mail me at browsernative.apps[@]gmail.com.
This extension doesn’t track your browsing activities or collect usage data, and is completely safe to use. Install it from Chrome Store.
Bonus: We have launched another useful extension for Gmail users: Quick Compose for Gmail. Read more and install from this page.