Patrick Joyce

November 9, 2007

Getting Google Notifier for Mac To Work With Multiple Accounts

I am a big fan of the Google Notifier. Unfortunately it is limited to one account. We’re currently using Google Apps for your domain at my company and today I decided to figure out how to set up a notifier for my company account.

These instructions were simple and easy to follow:

  1. Duplicate the Google Notifier application.
  2. Select the duplicate, control-click on its icon, and choose Show Package Contents from the pop-up menu.
  3. Navigate into Contents, and then open Info.plist in an editor.
  4. There is a property in that file called CFBundleIdentifier, with the value Change the property’s value to instead.
  5. Save your change and quit the editor.

I went one additional step and modified the tray icons, so I would know which was for which account.

To modify the tray icons, I just edited the png files in The GIMP and restarted the notifier. The files to edit are:

  • /Applications/Your
  • /Applications/Your

The final result living in my system tray:

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