Google has expanded and renamed its Gmail Notifier app so that it includes alerts and reminders from Google Calendar.
The revised app, now called Google Notifier, adds two icons to your menubar:
In the Preferences you can set which email client to use for composing messages, whether to display an unread message count and to receive pop-up alerts.
The Gcal pane offers similar options for your calendar events.
The email alerts are elegant and give you the sender, subject and a brief excerpt from each incoming email:
UPDATE: As Arsen points out in the comments, the new app has some rough edges. The endless loop of authentication requests can be short-circuited by turning the Gcal notifications off. Not ideal. Rather defeats the point of the updated app. No doubt a fix is on the way.
Google Notifier is freeware and is available from the Google site .
[Thanks for the prompt, Sander.]
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