As if your Reddit addiction wasn’t bad enough. Reddit Notifier is a utility for OS X that places the famous orangered envelope on your menu bar.
Once installed, an orangered menu bar icon will appear each time a reply, private message or mod mail is received by your reddit account. An empty inbox will result in the default greyed out envelope.
Additional features include:
- Display of both link and comment karma
- Optional audio alerts and volume
- Retina app icon
According to the developer, an update to the application (v 2.5) has been submitted and includes a few upgrades and bug fixes:
- Notification Center support!
- Notification Center alerts for Orangered replies and PMs, Modmail, and new Modqueue items.
- Fixed a bug that stopped you from switching users; the result of a recent Reddit API change. Sorry!
- If you’re a subreddit mod, Reddit Notifier now checks your Modqueue! Never miss an important story that was marked as spam again.
- Quick link to adjust Audio Alert volume.
- Better custom user-agent string, per the Reddit API rules.
- Under the hood: better JSON parsing.
As far as security, all reddit login information will be stored securely within the OS X Keychain.
Reddit Notifier is available for purchase in the Mac App Store for $2.99. Download by clicking on the link below.
Those looking for a free alternative may want to look at Orangered. It’s a free alternative but lacks many of the features that Reddit Notifier delivers —link and comment karma display, for instance.
There are also free browser specific extensions you may consider installing:
Safari: Reddit Mail Checker
Chrome: Reddit Desktop Notification
If I’ve missed any other alternatives, please let me know by commenting below.