Is there any way to get desktop notification for Stack Overflow? I would like to know that someone has answered, commented, or voted on my question or answer without visiting the Stack Overflow webpage, and then I can visit Stack Overflow.

I spend a lot of time in refreshing the Stack Overflow page to see notifications.

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    I don't know if there is one... but I'd find this useful too. I guess we're in the right place for someone to develop one if there isn't one already lol.
    – Anonymous
    Jun 20, 2011 at 9:07
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    Ya we should if we don't have any such thing :)
    – Ajinkya
    Jun 20, 2011 at 9:09
  • @Numenor: Don't know exactly as I am new to SO.
    – Ajinkya
    Jun 20, 2011 at 9:33

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Have a look at StackApplet on Stack Apps. I haven't used it, but it looks like it should work quite well for what you need.

  • @James:After looking at comments ,(Seems) This is what I was looking for. Thanks man :)
    – Ajinkya
    Jun 20, 2011 at 9:31
  • @James: I tried it but no luck. It is successfully installed but showing options No accounts(disabled),Network error,Network error, Tools (Disabled),Refresh,Preference,About,Quit.
    – Ajinkya
    Jun 21, 2011 at 13:08
  • Have you seen stackapps.com/questions/3982/…
    – Hari
    Mar 12, 2013 at 17:59

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