Google's Gmail, or Google Mail depending on where you are in the world or how long you have had an account, looked set to revolutionise web based email. Countless thousands of people make use of the service and there are various tools available that will monitor your inbox and notify you when new messages arrive.

Spiffy is one such program and it has one key advantage - it can be run from a USB drive, This means that after the program has been configured, it can be run on any computer without the need for installation so you can keep up to date with your emails without having to constantly visit the Google site.

Spiffy can handle up to five individual email accounts and will display a system tray notification and a pop up as well as playing a sound when a new email is received. The program can be configured to run automatically with Windows, which is a handy feature for you main computer, and is small and light enough not to impact on system performance.

What's new in 0.6.0?

- switched to .NET Framework 4.0 fixed sound alerts not playing
- added feature to set nr of alerts appearing simplified about window
- this release is missing language updates for Chinese and Swedish

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Spiffy is one of several email notifiers that saves manually visiting the Google web site to check mail, and it functions well