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StackApplet 1.6 Alpha for Windows Available

Just in time for the API contest, I have created an alpha release of StackApplet 1.6 for Windows (it may run on other operating systems but I only had time to test it on Windows). This version is a complete rewrite of the application in C++ (using the Qt framework). The /inbox route is now used instead of polling a bunch of routes across all of your accounts, resulting in better performance and more notifications.

I haven't had time to upload the package to Launchpad yet, so I am hosting the installer on my website below:

This is pre-release software, so please let me know if something doesn't work.



StackApplet is a small status icon that sits in your desktop's notification area and alerts you to events that happen to your accounts. You will receive notifications about new answers, comments and reputation changes. All Stack Exchange sites are supported. The application is written in Python and the preferences page uses JavaScript.


MIT License


Packages are available for the latest stable release (1.5.1).

For Microsoft Windows: http://launchpad.net/stackapplet/1.5.1/1.5.1/+download/stackapplet_1.5.1_i686_setup.exe
For Debian-based distributions:
For Red Hat-based distributions:
Generic archive:


Windows XP/Vista/7/8 or a Linux distribution with PyGTK installed.


I can be reached at admin@quickmediasolutions.com.


Available on Launchpad: http://launchpad.net/stackapplet

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The ultimate StackOverflow addict luxury. To see your reputation at all times. –  Tyler Carter May 20 '10 at 23:31
Yup. It really helps me stay on top of my rep. Are you going to try it? I am eager to hear how it works. –  Nathan Osman May 20 '10 at 23:41
@Flame: Thanks, man. I am completely new to Gnome desktop programming :) I'm assuming it worked alright, though? –  Nathan Osman May 21 '10 at 0:57
works for me. pretty cool. I've gotta say though, its a little weird when it loads Jeff Atwood's stats on the first run. –  Chris Lawlor May 27 '10 at 0:47
@George and @Chris I managed to install the sources in my home directory and set the bonobo path right. Working now! –  Peter Smit Aug 27 '10 at 18:40
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When you click on the icon, it brings up the window. If you click on the icon while the window is open, it pops up again, instead of closing. Just a small feature request.

Also, it would be nice if when you clicked on one of the notifications in the window, if it would get rid of the notification on the SE website. And vice versa

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Feature Request

Please add support for proxies... It would be helpful to people behind proxies. Like myself.

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