Googsystray is a system tray app for Google Voice, GMail, Google Calendar, Google Reader, and Google Docs. It lets you keep track of the information provided by those services without having to keep a bunch of Web pages open or constantly checking them. It notifies you of new events, such as messages or alerts, and provides basic services quickly.
Gaze is a lightweight Gmail checker that sits in the system tray and notifies you of new messages in your inbox. You can configure how often the program will use the ROME API to check the Atom RSS feed for your inbox, as well as optional combined notifications, custom browser actions, theming, and more.