Download Desktop Notifications - Best Software & Apps

  • Desktop-Reminder

    2.54

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Easily plan tasks and to-dos

    6
    143 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use for everyone, Tasks can be scheduled for once or repeated, Desktop notifications
    • CONS: Not as fully featured as other similar tools
  • Facebook Chat Notification

    2.35

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Desktop notifications for your Facebook messages

    7
    105 votes
    • PROS: Useful to receive silent notifications
    • CONS: Dialog box not attractive
  • Facebook App for Pokki

    2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A nifty Facebook notifier for your desktop

    7
    106 votes
    • PROS: Check your news feed, View notifications, Respond to messages
    • CONS: No Facebook chat feature, No way to customize your status update settings in-app
  • Toro

    Beta 0.4.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Easy access to Twitter from your desktop

    8
    4 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to use, Support for replies and search, Desktop notifications for new messages
    • CONS: Few options compared to other similar tools
  • Desktop Google Reader

    1.4.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Desktop application for reading Google Reader feeds

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: Easy sharing, Links open within the app, Snarl integration for notifications
    • CONS: Have to manually enter RSS feeds, Can't unsubscribe, No keyboard shortcuts, Didn't import all of our feeds
  • MetroTwit

    1.1.3075

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Practical and attractive desktop Twitter app

    7
    22 votes
    • PROS: Attractive, Good range of settings, Customizable notifications, Integrated with the Windows 7 task bar
    • CONS: Still buggy, Some locale issues, Doesn't support multiple accounts
  • Facebook Dashboard Widget

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Notifications on your desktop

    3
    5 votes
    • PROS: Real time updates, Customizable
    • CONS: Limited to notifications, Can distract you
  • Fosimo

    1.1.3.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A basic desktop client for Facebook users

    6
    1 vote
    • PROS: Read friends' status update notifications, Update your own status in-app
    • CONS: Lacks any advanced options, Clicking a link in the app launches your browser
  • Facebook Desktop Notifications

    0.57

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Keep up with your friends without your browser

    7
    4 votes
    • PROS: Integrates into the menu bar, Nice use of Growl, Update your status, Links directly to your browser
    • CONS: Can't comment on stories from the app, No chat included
  • Witty

    2.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A handy, fast desktop Twitter client

    5
    2 votes
    • PROS: Nice appearance, customizable with skins, Tabbed interface for different types of messages, Displays desktop notifications
    • CONS: The System Tray icon is not really that useful, The "update" button is hard to find
  • Oranged

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Check Reddit messages and hot topics from your desktop

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: Check your Reddit messages from your desktop, Notifications appear as new messages come in, Lists recent hot topics in-app
    • CONS: Clicking some links will open a browser window
  • MailTab for Gmail

    5.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Check your Gmail right from your desktop

    4
    7 votes
    • PROS: Get notifications when you receive new mail, Read and reply to mail from your desktop, Attach pictures and other documents, Hide the app when not in use
    • CONS: No ability to add additional mail accounts, No support for Google hosted mail
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