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Gmail Notifier Plus 2.3 Roadmap

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andrew_    20

The purpose of this thread is to discuss the roadmap (eg. new features and changes) for the next version of Gmail Notifier Plus. Please feel free to make feature suggestions and request changes to the application.

Please do not post here about errors. Use the GitHub Issues Tracker instead; https://github.com/shellscape/Gmail-Notifier-Plus/issues'>https://github.com/shellscape/Gmail-Notifier-Plus/issues

Anything that's been striked out (like this) means it's been completed.

R & D - Stuff that I'd like to do, but have to look into it first. UPDATE - All of these items, while completely doable, are going to take a LONG time to implement. Because of that, I'm going to slate this for a later release, if it ever gets done. All of these require IMAP and that means a more complicated setup for users, a lot of code and a lot of testing. Just not going to happen for the 2.4 version.

  • Mark as Read (doable)
  • Mark as Spam (doable)
  • Delete (doable)
  • Archive (not doable)
  • Mark all as Read (doable)

New Features

  • Toast notifications.
  • Flash taskbar on new email.
  • Mail count in system tray. (for small icon users)

New Options

  • Disable Previews (Default: false) (decided against doing this)
  • Flash taskbar on new email (Default: false)
  • Show mail count in system tray. (Default: false)
  • Accounts: Select browser to launch, per account. (Default: System Default)
  • Show Toast notifications. (Default: false)
  • Accounts: Use an account for mailto: links

Misc Changes

  • Inbox button always visible on thumbnail previews
  • Clicking on thumbnail previews will launch open browser to the visible message.
  • Added 'Help Wiki' jumplist link

Old boring stuff:

The original Gmail Notifier Plus thread: http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/777838-rel-gmail-notifier-plus-for-windows-7/

The GitHub Repository for Gmail Notifier Plus: https://github.com/shellscape/Gmail-Notifier-Plus

Download Gmail Notifier Plus 2.2.x : https://github.com/shellscape/Gmail-Notifier-Plus/downloads

For those unfamiliar with Gmail Notifier Plus:

Email Preview

email.preview.png

Jumplist

jumplist.png

Settings

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blackwolf    0

let me just say, you are THE man for doing this. i have been trying out so many mail notifier programs and i still liked this one the best but it just didn't have enough options or features. i really wanted system tray and pop up alerts. it says you added all these features. i loaded your version up but it's the same as the old one? have you done them already or still working on it?

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+FiB3R    1,657

lol @ herpity derpity mail :laugh:

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andrew_    20

let me just say, you are THE man for doing this. i have been trying out so many mail notifier programs and i still liked this one the best but it just didn't have enough options or features. i really wanted system tray and pop up alerts. it says you added all these features. i loaded your version up but it's the same as the old one? have you done them already or still working on it?

Looks like you missed the first line of my post:

The purpose of this thread is to discuss the roadmap (eg. new features and changes) for the next version of Gmail Notifier Plus.

The current version is 2.2.something.something. The next version will be 2.3. Feel free to discuss those features/changes and suggest any of your own.

@DARKFiB3R :rofl:

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blackwolf    0

Looks like you missed the first line of my post:

The current version is 2.2.something.something. The next version will be 2.3. Feel free to discuss those features/changes and suggest any of your own.

@DARKFiB3R :rofl:

oh i see. any idea when this version will be out? i can't stand the other version, no popups :(

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SyntheticVirusZ    34

lol @ herpity derpity mail :laugh:

That's the first thing I saw :laugh:

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andrew_    20

oh i see. any idea when this version will be out? i can't stand the other version, no popups :(

LOL yeah, that's what developers of free software love to hear. Just gives me all kinds of incentive to rush it out for you! :whistle:

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bigroko    0

Hi Andrew,

God bless you for supporting this app ;)

What about to remove this behavior?

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andrew_    20

Unless someone else can enlighten me, I know of no way for an application to maintain a spot on the taskbar without appearing in the alt-tab window list.

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tehmemories    1

I'm glad to see someone is taking over this program. Thank you!

Edit: Drats, I'm not creating another account just to post a bug :x

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scotch_whisky    0

Well done.

Works perfectlly on my 32 bit windows 7 machine.

Thanks

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blackwolf    0

Well done.

Works perfectlly on my 32 bit windows 7 machine.

Thanks

its exactly the same as the old one. we just waitin for updates from andrew :)

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andrew_    20

@tehmemories - come on cupcake ;) it's not that painful of a process. gotta maintain an organized system for handling error reports, otherwise i lose my sanity.

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+fusi0n    1,559

Nice work

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Blazar    0

Nice going. And what about localizations? Can help with Russian

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andrew_    20

Nice going. And what about localizations? Can help with Russian

Thanks, I'd appreciate that. The current English locale file can be found here; https://github.com/shellscape/Gmail-Notifier-Plus/tree/master/Application/Resources/Locales. I'd prefer if people forked the repo, added a locale file for the language they're adding and then filed a pull request. But I get that GitHub is daunting for new users (it was for me). Or you can download that file, modify it, and send it to me.

Thanks for offering to help.

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andrew_    20

If you're patiently awaiting the next version, keep an eye on the original post in this thread. I'm marking off items as they're completed.

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blackwolf    0

If you're patiently awaiting the next version, keep an eye on the original post in this thread. I'm marking off items as they're completed.

Cool. Thanks!

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jordic    0

R.E.S.P.E.C.T for taking up the project again... I hope we will see this program getting better :)

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PeterDLai    0

Is it possible to add IMAP IDLE support (which Gmail's IMAP server already has support for)? I'm not sure if it's more efficient than checking every 1 minute, but it does appear to be more instantaneous like push e-mail.

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andrew_    20

I'm considering adding some IMAP capability to the program to allow for things like 'mark as read'. Using the atom feed is pretty efficient and there's already a lot of code in place using that method. I don't want to say that it'll never happen, but using IMAP for checking gmail is highly unlikely for this next major release.

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andrew_    20

nuraaa, that needs to be in valid xml format. I'm not sure what you've attached.

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+Andre S.    1,891

You might to add somewhere just what is the app and what does it do for me. Your README explains useless details like how you obtained the code through reflector, but not what the app actually does and how it can be installed/used!

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