Are you forever refreshing your email? Do you wish you could reclaim that time? With Growl, a free Mac OS X notification extension, you can. Learn how with this video tutorial from MacMost.
The free Mac OS X extension Growl allows some of your applications to send you screen and audible notifications when events occur, like incoming email or completed downloads. You can even pass these notifications on to your iPhone. Check it out to see if it is something you can use.