Google application notifications in Ubuntu

I use pretty much all of Google’s applications, and want to get an easy way to be notified of new alerts…  And there’s a couple apps out there to get notifications through Ubuntu’s Messaging menu.  Awesome:

First we need to add some repositories.  The first is for gvoice-notifier, the second is for cloudsn

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ken-vandine/notifiers

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chuchiperriman/cloudsn

Then, we update and install:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gvoice-notifier cloudsn

First, we go to Applications->Internet->Cloud Service Notifications

Then go to Edit->Preferences

Modify your check interval, and here’s the key: The “Indicate Status With” dropdown should have “Indicator Applet”.  Select it, click close, and then click the “New” button to add your accounts. Once your accounts are added, select File->Quit, and then re-open Cloud Services Notifications from Applications->Internet.  You’ll now have a Cloud Services Notifications item in your Messaging Menu, with the accounts you just added listed.  Right now, it appears that it only notifies of new messages/feed items, and you would still have to open the service in your web browser.

Now, in the messaging menu, you should also see a Google Voice line – click on it, configure your credentials, and you’re ready to receive your Google Voice notifications.

sudo apt-get install gvoice-notifier cloudsn

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