One thing frustrates me when using Ethereum (even on testnet) is that it takes time for each contract or transaction to be confirmed.
To ease the inconvinience, Ethereum Wallet has a feature called “Watch Token”, which is described as follows.
To add a token to watch, go to the contracts page and then click “Watch Token”. A pop-up will appear and you only need to paste the contract address. The token name, symbol and decimal number should be automatically filled but if it’s not you can put anything you want (it will only affect how it displays on your wallet). Once you do this, you’ll automatically be shown any balance you have of that token and you’ll be able to send it to anyone else.
When I first read this sentense, I was not sure what exactly it means by “you’ll automatically be shown any balance you have of that token”, but it turned out this is a simple pop up notification that comes up whenever a transaction is settled.
This is quite handy for impatient like me as I don’t have to keep gazing at the transaction logs to wait.
It’s not that hard to set this up but here is the video demonsrating how it works.