Gmail Dock

Developer: Eli Dourado

Current Version: 1.1

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 1.9 MB - Download


Gmail Dock is not your ordinary Gmail client. It is designed with the realization that the best way to do most tasks in Gmail is to use the web.

The web-based Gmail client gets new features before most desktop clients, and it provides a great user experience. Still, it would be nice if Gmail integrated more deeply with Mac OS X. That’s what Gmail Dock is about.

- Easy, one-click access to your Gmail account
- New mail notifications with Growl and sound options
- Handling of mailto: links from any browser or application, systemwide
- Global, customizable hotkeys
- Support for Apps for your domain
- A touch of polish


Release Notes:

- Fixed spurious notifications of old emails for people with more than 20 unread inbox emails
- Universal binary (works on 32-bit systems)
- Optional menu bar icon


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.1
Review by Eirsdottir

An underrated gem. - Sure, you can launch Gmail in your browser with a desktop bookmark -- what you *can't* do, and what this little app lets you do is: MAKE GMAIL YOUR DEFAULT MAIL PROGRAM -- so that all those mailto links everywhere finally get sent to Gmail and launch its message composer instead of trying to launch Mac Mail (which I don't use) and then requiring you to manually launch Gmail and input the address. For this feature alone, I think the app's well worth the $2. You can also get Growl notifications when you get emails (which I don't really care about, but others might), and get a menu-bar icon with the number of new messages listed next to it (which I find very useful, as I keep my Dock hidden when I'm working, but can see the menu bar). If you're looking for a desktop Gmail client, this isn't it. If, on the other hand, you want to keep your Gmail on the web, where it belongs, but still get your Mac to interact with it like it's a desktop program, this is a great little app with a perfectly reasonable price.

Found helpful by 31 out of 37 people
Version 1.1
Review by Wake familu

just a button? - dont waste the money on this app people... you get the same effect by dragging a url out of the browser and putting it on you desk top... before you constider this as even being an app just remember its baskically a hyperlink on you dock... WASTE OF MONEY. DONT BUY IT DONT BUY IT DONT BUY IT

Found helpful by 127 out of 140 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.1
Review by ikanspelwel

Does just what it says! - This app does exactly what it says it does. It gives you notification of new email with a sound and badge count. Click on the dock icon and gmail opens in your default browser, works slick. Handles your mail links so can just click on an email address from anywhere and a new gmail browser compose window will pop up. One improvement I could suggest for the app developer would be: If gmail is already open, make that browser window active and bring to the forefront instead of opening a new browser window. I am not a developer so I don't even know if this is possible. This is the only reason I did not give it all 5 stars. People complaining about the app being useless obviously didn't read or understand the description of this app, it is much more then just a shortcut to gmail.

Found helpful by 9 out of 9 people
Version 1.1
Review by LuvColorado

Excellent App!!! Worth 2 bucks. - This is all I really needed, a good notification system for Gmail that didn't require having a Web browser window with Gmail up and running in it. Click on the icon in the dock and it will launch right into Gmail. There is a delay once you read emails in Gmail having the indicator in the dock clear out, but you can right-click on the icon and do a "refresh now" to clear the notifications manually if you don't want to wait for the next sync. If there is a way to have those "new mail" notifications clear out faster, that would make it a perfect app for this purpose.

Found helpful by 8 out of 10 people
Version 1.1
Review by Chamon Marcus

Waste of money - Just use the Mail app that comes standard on Macs. waste of $2. I want my money back, or at least a free update that isn't awful.

Found helpful by 7 out of 15 people
Version 1.1
Review by WestportCT

Simple, clean, elegant. - The app works great! It notifies me of new messages and goes right to gmail instead of having to use the iMail app. It also has an option where you can show your new message count in the status bar. It beats having a link on the far right side of the dock that doesn't tell you how many new emails you have. This is one of those easy to rationalize spends as I use it several times per day. Simple, clean and elegant. Thanks Eli!

Found helpful by 5 out of 6 people
Version 1.1
Review by StormWolf1971

More than - To those who are complaining that this is 'just a button' or an 'icon' that you could have done for free let me say that you have not been paying attention. Gmail Dock is more than 'just a button'; it allows your Mac to use Gmail as the default email client system wide, so now when I click on an email address on the web it uses Gmail to send that email. An icon or a button doesn't do that. It also shows me how many unread emails I have, something that 'just a button' couldn't do. Gmail Dock is exactly what I was looking for. Now I can put the native mac application to rest! :)

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people