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:
- Duplicate the Google Notifier application.
- Select the duplicate, control-click on its icon, and choose Show Package Contents from the pop-up menu.
- Navigate into Contents, and then open Info.plist in an editor.
- There is a property in that file called CFBundleIdentifier, with the value com.google.GmailNotifier. Change the property’s value to com.google.GmailNotifierMysociety instead.
- 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 Notifier.app/Contents/Resources/unread.png
- /Applications/Your Notifier.app/Contents/Resources/nounread.png
The final result living in my system tray:
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