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Bark intelligently brings notifications from Growl into Notification Center under OS X Mountain Lion. Previous solutions to integrating Growl with Notification Center have involved forwarding all notifications, whether you wanted them or not. One of Growl's best features is that it allows for fine-grained control over what you see and what you don't. Bark gives you all of this while still allowing you to peek into the slick, sleek Notification Center at any time. Get as much control as you want.

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Torgobob Member IconReview+12
Torgobob
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I just got a new MacBook Air and I just plain cannot get this to work on it...

It worked fine on my older MacBook Air, so I don't know why it's broken...

Basically the action is installed and selected in Growl, and when I click preview it behaves as expected. However NONE of my Growl based apps EVER send a single event to Notification center...

I've gone as far as adding the action to the individual apps in addition to it being a global action, but when the notification is sent, Growl displays it's own style, and that's it...

Uninstalling & Re-Installing does nothing, it just plain won't work...

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Version 1.1
Offline Member IconReview+93
Offline
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Bark is an app which, WHEN FIXED, will be of great help.

I just spent over an hour working with second-level tech support at Apple trying to identify the cause of the constant usernoted crashes. I had looked through the Apple Community forums and hadn't found a consistent answer; however - on MY machine, uninstalling BARK stopped the crashes.

I understand the developer has been contacted but I don't see any updates.

I can put the developer in touch with the appropriate folks at Apple to work this bug through because they would also like to see this working (and working properly).

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Version 1.1
Bud_simrin Member IconComment+39
Bud_simrin
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As soon as I install Bark, I get the dialog box "usernoted unexpectedly quit". If I dismiss the dialog box, it pops back up immediately, over and over. Since usernoted is Apple's Notification Center process, I hesitate to delete it (difficult to do at any rate) so I had to uninstall Bark. I tried this twice, weeks apart with same result.

To uninstall Bark is not straight-forward. Run Growl, click on Displays, and then highlight Bark. Click uninstall. Bark then runs its uninstaller which, contradictorily tells you that is has "successfully installed Bark", but it is actually gone, sort of. It still appears in the Bark Preferces under Displays, but it no longer works and, best of all, one can dismiss that pesky dialog box once and for all.

I wish Bark would work for me because my Growl notifications do not appear in Mountain Lion's Notifications. I'm going to try Hiss now though its reviews are not as good as Bark's.

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Version 1.1
tastesliketim Member IconReview+6
tastesliketim
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A much needed app for those who use Growl and Notification Center. Works wonderfully, and actually separates your Growl notifications by application in the Notification Center.

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Version 1.1
neonihil Member IconReview+3
neonihil
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Everything's awesome!

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Version 1.1
neonihil Member IconComment+3
neonihil
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Doesn't seem to work with me at all. I've installed it with Growl 2.0 and 10.8.2, even restarted mac - nothing appeared. Tryed to re-install Bark - but nothing happen. No new notifications @Notification Center or anything. Seems like Bark is not active at all. Should it appear somewhere?

Would be good if you add installation and usage instructions to app descr

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Version 1.0.1
MacUpdate---Ryan
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neonihill, give it a try now. We were still linking to 1.0.1 which didn't support Growl 2.0. I've updated our listing to 1.1; the newest version.

neonihil
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Great! It works now! I've re-installed Growl and Bark, now all works! How can I change review rate or re-rate this app? I want to give it 5 stars

Matthew Green Member IconComment+109
Matthew Green
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I keep getting both the original growl and os notification come up at the same time despite having no default display set in default style and bark set in default actions might be a growl problem but anyone here know whats wrong?

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Version 1.0.1
tastesliketim
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Make sure you turn off OS X Notifications in Growl under General. Under Displays, pick a random Default Style and then go back to 'No Default Display'. Then under Default Actions, unselect Bark and click 'No Default Actions' and click Bark again. This seems to work for me.

Jcherian
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tastliketim's tip also worked for me for the same issue.

Jcherian
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Correction: It worked for me until I rebooted. Then I had to redo the tip again. This is with Bark 1.1 and Mac OS 10.8.2

lightwalker Member IconReview+0
lightwalker
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work perfectly with growl 2.0
God bless you guys for a great plugin.

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Version 1.0.1
Ronl Member IconReview+926
Ronl
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WARNING!

Bark caused 'usernoted' to continue to crash (Console logs and Activity Monitor verified this).

I completely deleted all Bark installed files and now 'usernoted' (Notifications component) remains active.

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Version 1.0.1
allan.nyholm
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Are you in this review using 1.0.1 or their latest update available on the developers website? You review is later than what the actual release version is. Below is the comment I was going to post until I took a closer look at your review of this product.

Their 1.1 update is free of usernoted crashes, thankfully.

I also noticed this annoying usernoted-crash behaviour from the previous release of Bark - I took the time to write the developers an e-mail about this and even followed both developers on Twitter also telling one of the developers about this. What came of this? Silence.. A strange behaviour from developers in 2012.

I've had Bark installed for a few days and the Console output has not given me any usernoted crashes so far. Fingers crossed that it will stay that way.

Ronl
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Alan... not sure what version it was... I completely deleted it from my system.

Any time a plugin or app has such an egregious error I don't use it again.

usernoted kept crashing approx. every 10 seconds and this is a component of Notifications. Pathetic!

ejrb
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I get the same error using 1.1 though it did work when I first installed it.

Ronl
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The developers never have replied to my email to them regarding this.

Not one word.

Some tech support huh? NOT

Robotank Member IconComment+968
Robotank
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Bark 1.1, with support for Growl 2, is now available on the developer's website. Bark handles Notification Centre integration in a far better way than Growl does (or can, due to MAS restrictions). Thank you for this great freebie.

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Version 1.0.1
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tastesliketim
Version 1.0.1
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Downloads 4,392
Version Downloads 1,736
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 25 Oct 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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