X-notifier lite is a Firefox add-on that lets you keep track of Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo! email messages by letting you access multiple accounts through a compact pop-up and displaying desktop notifications. Users can customize the add-on and set a time interval for checking the emails and displaying notifications. The add-on automatically detects logged in accounts and displays the count for the total number of unread emails on the button in the toolbar. Read on past the break for details and screenshots.
Once installed, the add-on adds an envelope like button next to the URL bar that resembles an X with a border. The add-on will automatically detect logged in accounts from your browser and will display them in the pop-up. With this pop-up, you can quickly switch between accounts and keep track of all your emails. The add-on will automatically detect logged in accounts from your browser and will display them in the pop-up. With this pop-up, you can quickly switch between accounts and keep track of all your emails.
Desktop notifications are displayed every time you receive a new email or when you login to an account. Notifications for the total number of unread messages in all your accounts are also displayed.
The Options allow you to set a Check Interval, where you can set the time in seconds and your email will be checked after the set time interval. Also, you may enable the Notification window and the Notification sounds options.
The great thing about this add-on is that it doesn’t ignore other email services. The fact is that most add-ons focus on providing notifications for Gmail. For users who want notifications for other email services like Yahoomail or Hotmail they have to install separate add-ons. This add-on allows users to check email regularly across different services which means it isn’t just an effective way of keeping up with different email accounts but it’s also a good way to reduce the number of add-ons you might already have installed for email updates.
While the add-on is excellent for managing multiple accounts, it is restrained in that each account must be of a different service. There isn’t support for multiple accounts of the same service. For Gmail users, this might be a huge disadvantage since they might be using multiple accounts (for work and personal use).
X-notifier add-on does not require a restart of your browser, and works on Mobile Firefox as well. It eliminates the need to repeatedly check numerous tabs for new messages and notifications across multiple email accounts.