Menu bar app for showing unread iMessage notifications?

Sorry if this is a dumb question. I recently decided to change my dock to automatically hide when not in use as to get more screen real estate, but I often forget that I’ve received a text message and feel awful when I notice hours later.

Is there an app or workaround out there that can display an icon in the menu bar either with a color or number to show that there are unread messages? I know I can always just swipe over the notification center, but I tend to forget to check that too, at least on a routine interval. Any help would be appreciated!

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You could change the Notification setting from Banner to Alert - that will make notifications stay in the top-right corner until you do something with it.


Yeah I think I might just end up going with this solution. Thank you for the idea!