ncMeta: The Missing Change Monitor for Mountain Lion’s Notification Center

ncMeta runs as a menu bar app and monitors all notifications delivered by Mountain Lion’s Notification Center.

If you have unread notifications, ncMeta’s icon changes to indicate the unread notifications.Click on the icon to see which apps have delivered unread notifications.



  • ncMeta runs in your menu bar and shows a little empty circle icon. Until you miss one of Notification Center’s numerous notifications. Once you have missed a notification, ncMeta’s icon will change to show a red filling.
  • Open the Notification Center to reset ncMeta’s icon. Or, even better, click on ncMeta’s icon to show a list of the apps that have delivered unread notifications. ncMeta’s menu will also show the number of unread notifications each app has delivered.

ncMeta is available for download here