Spend too much time rooting around in your Gmail inbox but then somehow manage to miss that one important email when it actually comes in? It's happened to all of us. But if you set up the awesome Chrome extension Checker Plus for Gmail it never has to happen again.
Programmed by Jason Savard, Checker Plus does two main things and does them both exceedingly well. First, it gives you pop-ups. Every time an email comes in, you'll be notified with a chime and an actionable pop-up in the form of a Chrome notification. Mark as read or delete right on the spot and never worry about it again. Or click through and respond to the damn thing if you really have to.
But you don't have to just sit and wait for emails to come in. You an also just click the icon on your toolbar for a quick, compact rundown of all your unread messages.
And beyond that simple and default functionality, Checker Plus is powerful. You want to juggle multiple accounts? Different colored notifications for different addresses? Keyboard shortcuts? Those are all options, and all it takes is a liiiiittle tweaking.
But best of all Checker Plus is free. You can just go download it right now, and you should. If you're really keen, you can donate for a few extra, mostly cosmetic bonuses, but even the base version is a great addition to your browser. This is how email is supposed to be. [Checker Plus]