There are quite a few Gmail notification applications for Ubuntu. Gmail Watcher is one of them which supports multiple accounts and instant notifications. This tutorial will show you how to install Gmail Watcher in Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10, and 11.10 using ppa.

Gmail Watcher is a gmail and google apps notifier. GmailWatcher Development PPA provides latest version of packages for Ubuntu 12.10, 12.04, and 11.10. Hit Ctrl+Alt+T to launch a terminal window. Copy and paste following commands into terminal and hit enter:

add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:loneowais/

update and install gmail watcher:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gmailwatcher

Once installed, launch it from the dash home and add your gmail accounts:

Gmail Watcher in message menu:

That’s it, enjoy!