Gmail has always had notifications for the desktop, but now it’s built Gmail notifications right into Chrome. If you haven’t played with Chrome yet, it’s worth checking out. It’s a pretty good browser. Although I have not switch to it as my main browser. But if they keep adding these type of goodies, I might have to switch.
“Well this is awesome: Gmail just added desktop notifications for new mail and chats, baked directly into Chrome. Here’s how it works.
Basically it turns Chrome into a desktop notifier for Gmail, so you don’t have to run any separate notifier if you’re big on getting the heads up when new email (or chats) arrive. Clicking a notification will either open up the new email in a new window or direct your back to your Gmail tab (which is what happened in the video above)”