Announcing GmailWatcher

In case you don’t already know, GmailWatcher is a Gmail notifier specifically designed for the Ubuntu Operating System. It relies heavily on Ubuntu specific packages like MeMenu, Notifications, DesktopCouch but I’m planning a stock Gnome version also so that people on Fedora, Suse and other rocking distribution can use it too.


  • Multiple Accounts
  • Google Apps support
  • Secure password storage using Gnome-Keyring
  • Themable unread emails page
  • Preferences sync using U1

Right now, my target is to make it stable/usable enough in time for Maverick. I’m planning to release the first stable version and getting it into Universe for Maverick. In fact, I’ve already submitted it to REVU (MOTU Advocate, Anyone?).


I intent to spend the next few days polishing the app. This post is essentially a call for user feedback. I would like to know what you don’t like about the way GmailWatcher works. Bugs, usability issues, appearance, anything that doesn’t count as a new feature.


You can also contribute some themes for the email summaries view. A GmailWatcher theme is a simple HTML page styled with CSS. It’s pretty basic right now. Once Maverick is released, I’ll add JavaScript and local media support. Take a look at lp:gmailwatcher-themes-extra in case you would like to add a theme or two.


    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:loneowais/ppa
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install gmailwatcher