Version: 1.1.4

GoogSysTray is a notification area application that alerts you to updates for your various Google services, such as GMail, Google Reader and Google Wave.

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GoogSysTray allows for each of its supported services notifications to be manually configured. Want an icon? Check. Want to display unread count? Check. Only want e-mails with certain tag to alert you? Check.

The following services are currently supported: –

  • GMail – Choose specific tags or folders to be notified about
  • Google Reader – Specify number of unread items needed before alert
  • Google Voice – Send SMS
  • Google Calendar – Set check frequency
  • Google Wave – Set notification options on unread messages

Setting Up Your Google Account In GoogSysTray
Setting up your Google Account in GST is a quick affair.

  • Right click the ‘G’ icon in the system tray
  • Choose ‘Preferences’
  • In the ‘General Tab’ click ‘Add’ in the top right-hand corner
  • Enter your Google Account details in the pop-up dialogue window.

If it from the ‘General’ tab that you can toggle services on/off.

Whilst running with 4 accounts configured, all showing icons, the application was using around 14MB RAM. Fairly light.


Double-click on the .deb file to install and launch it, once installation has completed, from the Applications > Internet sub-menu.

Thanks to aNoble & MB
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