Ben found this little gem. If you have Gmail and don’t have this installed already.. GET IT!
The Gmail Notifier is a downloadable Windows application that alerts you when you have new Gmail messages. It displays an icon in your system tray to let you know if you have unread Gmail messages, and shows you their subjects, senders and snippets, all without your having to open a web browser.
Also, check this out. Just because it’s one of those things you have to see: click. (Make use you watch the whole thing. The mind blowing part is at the end.) I’d actually try to learn this if I didn’t hang up everything. heh