It’s been a long time that I look for the right way to read emails. I tried a few notifiers, gadgets, clients, but I’ve never been really satisfied with them. A client was an hassle to configure, gadgets are simply useless, and just reading the mail from the browser I needed to poll the page all day long.
Then I thought: “There must be a Chrome extension to check the mail for me”, and I stumbled on this one, Checker Plus.
I have to say that this is the best I’ve tried up to now, it’s simple, quick and it notifies with a chime when I get a new email. Moreover, it can manage multiple Gmail accounts, a feature that I needed a lot.
It has also a text-to-speech feature, but it’s kind of funny when it tries to read italian.
You can find it here