The Bloglines Notifier in action.

Bloglines Notifier is a Gnome panel applet that monitors a Bloglines account and displays an alert when there new items. When there are new items the applet displays a tooltip with the count of unread items. Also one can double click on the applet in order to launch a web browser and point it at the Bloglines account being monitored.


Version 1.0.0 Released

October 14, 2004

Version 1.0.0 of the Bloglines Notifier Applet has been released. Go to the download section to obtain it.


The most recent version of the Bloglines Notifier applet is 1.0.0. It can be obtained from the Savannah download page.


Before the applet can be installed the downloaded file must be decompressed by using:

tar vzxf bloglines_applet-x.x.x.tar.gz

where "x.x.x" needs to be substituted with the version number for the version that you downloaded. Installation is then accomplished in the usual manner:

cd bloglines_applet-x.x.x



make install

Note that you will probably have to execute the last command as the root user depending on where you are installing the applet. More detailed instructions can be found in the "INSTALL" file that is located in the top-level directory of the source distribution.

Note that the preceding instructions pre-suppose that you have a working installation of Gnome.


  • Create .deb and .rpm files (contributions welcome)
  • Translations (contributions welcome)
  • Update the applet to use the new bloglines web-app protocols. This would make it possible to display which news-feeds have new items instead of the blanket count that is currently displayed.


To contact the maintainers of this software please use the Savannah project page .