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Aura has lifted off!

Wednesday 10 June, 2015

I'm very pleased to make available my first Mac app in the Mac App Store.

I've long needed a way to keep an eye on the new messages in my Gmail account. There used to be an official Gmail notifier, but in January last year this was discontinued.

Like many other people, I don't use a full–fledged e–mail application on the desktop, but I'd love some sort of way to know that new messages have arrived. Until now, there's been no ideal way to do this. Desktop notifications in Chrome work, but are clunky and force me to use a different browser.

Aura is my solution. It's incredibly light, fast and it does one thing well. It will watch as many Gmail accounts as you have, and discreetly notify you using OS X native notifications. There's a couple of other nice little features too. It has support for Gmail's priority inbox, so you can take advantage of Google's smart filtering and only get notifications for important messages.

Please download it and let me know what you think.