Get desktop notifications, read, listen or delete emails without opening Gmail.

This is by far, the best Chrome extension we have ever used for Gmail.
It has almost 900K users and 7,000 5-star reviews, for a good reason.

Let’s start from the outcome – After starting using Checker Plus for Gmail (too late, unfortunately), we went from 4 different, always open, Gmail accounts, to zero.
Checker Plus for Gmail made it happen, because it gives you a full client for all of your Gmail accounts, in one place.

This extension lets you get desktop notifications, read, listen or delete emails without opening Gmail or Inbox by Gmail & easily manage multiple accounts.
It actually have so many options and features, that we found it a bit difficult to write this review 🙂

After installing the extension, a small gray envelope icon will show up in the extensions section.
Every time you’ll get a new email (or if you already have unread emails), the envelope will turn red and show the number of unread emails you have.
A click on the envelope (doesn’t matter if it’s red or gray) will open up a small window, showing all of your Gmail accounts (you can choose which).

Source: Screenshot from the extension website
Source: Screenshot from the extension website

From this small window, you can do almost anything you want, including composing a new email, reading, replying, forwarding, archiving, and more, without the need to have Gmail open in a dedicated tab.

You will also get “hovering”, and/or voice notifications each time you receive an email, even if Chrome is closed.

You can customize literally everything in this extension, and because it’s going to be such an important part of your life (we’re serious), you should go over every option and make it perfect for your needs.


Although Checker Plus for Gmail is awesome, it has a few more cool features that are available only for users who donated (any amount) to the developer.
The premium features include: different sounds for different email accounts, labels or people, skins and themes, tabs, set the position and size of the external popup window, and more.

Jason, the developer, is doing an amazing job and feels free to ask users to contribute.
We were happy to make a small donation to show our appreciation for a very good product.
Great job!


EZ Summary

Who is it for? Any Gmail user.

Price? Free, with an option to contribute any amount to unlock more features.

EZ Rank

Can't live without it

One of the best extensions out there, and the best one for Gmail.
You have to have it if you’re using multiple accounts in Gmail.

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