May 23, 2004

GTray

Elias Torres has written a little Windows app that gets you into your Gmail even faster: "GTray, will open a browser window and log you directly into your specified Gmail account." He also took care to add heavy disclaimers:
I'm not responsible for anything this software does incorrectly to your system. I have no documentation for it, no support, nothing. Also, Google has nothing to do with this application.

I'm on a Mac so I can't try it out. It sounds like a fancier version of what I do. I keep FireFox in my dock and I made the default home page my Gmail. Then I just pretend the little fox-and-globe icon is my email icon and I'm all set.

9 comments:

rav said...

Works well! Just enter your info, double click on it and voila...your email!

The only downside I can see if is someone else is on your machine they can just click and see your email too, but then again, I leave Outlook without a password too...

CarLBanks said...

Nice! I just wish it'd open in a different browser than IE.

Thomas said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Thomas said...

This little app works great. Oh, thank you for the invite, Jenny says, "HI!"

Elias said...

rav, you have a good point about security. For some, it might be enough to not use GTray. All I can say is to at least make sure you have a secure screen saver. I don't think that adding a password timeout or "Enter your password" dialog could be any better than just going to the website itself, so maybe I'll leave GTray as is. Security always comes with a price, unfortunately.

Trevor said...

I hope Google comes out with a similar kind of solution integrated into either the google toolbar or the deskbar. If it could alert you when you have new mail...that would be cool.

OldEric said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
OldEric said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Elias said...

I have updated GTray, it now checks for new mail and notifies you. GTray for Gmail.