Welcome to 'Paul's App of the Day', where I pick one of my favourite apps as featured app of the day! Today's app is...
Gmail Unread Count
What they say
What we say
Supports multiple accounts.
Tap to launch Gmail.
Does not use polling!
Read homepage for info on how to use custom icons.
Yet another entry from the 'simple yet so effective' list! This app lets you put a widget on your home screen with a variety of styles available to give you an at a glance view of your unread gmail count. I use the stock post 2.0+ style, which basically makes it look EXACTLY the same as the regular Gmail icon on screen, but with a small number atop it. One of my must haves!
GET_ACCOUNTS / com.google.android.gm.permission.READ_GMAIL / com.google.android.googleapps.permission.GOOGLE_AUTH / com.google.android.providers.gmail.permission.READ_GMAIL
View Gmail Unread Count at AppBrain
To use, install 'Barcode Scanner' from the Android Market.
Market star rating at time of writing
4.41 (4737 ratings)
Version at time of writing
Similar / Alternative apps
There are other similar apps, but this is the best one! Also check out Unread Messaging Count which offers the same features for SMS / MMS, although that annoys me a little as the icon text is a couple of pixels out of alignment.
Suggested improvements for the next version
I'd like to see this app do the SMS unread count too, but aside from that, it's great!
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