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Growl
Growl
3.6

Growl overview

Growl is the is ultimate notification system for the Mac. It's the easiest way to instantly know what is going on with other applications while you are busy working on something else, in real time or even when you step away.

One day we were working with pictures in iPhoto while having a conversation in Adium. While waiting on something important to come through in the conversation, we had to keep clicking back and forth every time an instant message came through. Even though we knew were getting a message we'd have to click back to the Adium window to see what was being said. The idea for Growl was born out of the frustration of being forced to click back and forth to see what was going on. The real time notifications keep you up to speed with everything you need to know. With smooth notifications and Growl's one of a kind rollup window, you'll always know what's going on even when you have to step away from your Mac.

Never before has there been anything that personalizes notifications in such an effective way. You can receive notifications in several ways, such as on screen, via email, or even have them spoken to you. Plus if you know a bit about web technologies (CSS/XHTML/Javascript) then you can make a Growl style look how you want it to.

What’s new in version 2.1.3

Updated on Mar 10 2020

Version 2.1.3:
  • Fixes an issue on OS X 10.9 where sending notifications to Growl will result in Growl logging "(null) doesn't have enough information..." whenever it receives an incoming packet.
  • The on/off slider is more accessible now.
  • Adds an improvement to how the selection of the default plugin worked in the displays tab.
View older Growl updates

Information

License

Commercial

Size

6.8 MB

Developer’s website

http://growl.info

Downloads

320243

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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Naoh
Naoh
Mar 10 2020
2.1.3
0.0
Mar 10 2020
0.0
Version: 2.1.3
Just as a quick note about version 2.1.3. It has not been updated since 2014.
Fromage-Head
Fromage-Head
May 21 2016
2.1.3
0.0
May 21 2016
0.0
Version: 2.1.3
Except a slight blinking from my growl notifications everything seems to work OK with Yosemite. While it's good to have Apple make its own system, they unfortunately (as always) strip it down too much, forcing me to often switch it off (because I can't filter the type of notifications I want, it's all or nothing) or use Growl if I can.
stew-1
stew-1
Feb 1 2016
2.1.3
1.5
Feb 1 2016
1.5
Version: 2.1.3
It's still useful, but it's got so many bugs and has been completely unmaintained for 2+ years. Yet they're still charging for the app even though users can build it themselves from the open source.
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
May 3 2014
2.1.3
0.0
May 3 2014
0.0
Version: 2.1.3
The uninstaller SUCKS! Since I upgraded to 10.9+ a few days ago, Growl was placed in an "incompatible Software" folder so I decided to get rid of it and try the Notification Center. I hate notifications in the top right corner and no customization options, but I'll try it for a while and see if I can tolerate it. The uninstaller said "uninstallation successful." Then I noticed Growl was still in the Apps folder so I drug it into AppDelete. Besides the App, there were also 3 folders remaining in my Library and one at root in /private/var/folders.
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Oct 31 2013
2.1.3
5.0
Oct 31 2013
5.0
Version: 2.1.3
I like this version and I am glad I bought it for Mavericks.5 stars for sure.
Old-guy
Old-guy
Oct 11 2013
2.1.2
0.0
Oct 11 2013
0.0
Version: 2.1.2
Question: What is the + for using Growl when Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8 and 10.9 has this by default?
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Sep 27 2013
2.1.2
5.0
Sep 27 2013
5.0
Version: 2.1.2
Growl is a useful application and very utilitarian.
VRH
VRH
Aug 1 2013
2.1
5.0
Aug 1 2013
5.0
Version: 2.1
I *love* Growl. It's so much more flexible than OS X's built-in notification system. I hope more and more developers continue to integrate Growl into their applications.
hmfwic47
hmfwic47
Feb 1 2013
2.0.1
5.0
Feb 1 2013
5.0
Version: 2.0.1
I have 2 Growl icons and 3 Hardware Growler icons in my iMac's dock. I checked and I have only one app of each installed. Anyone having the same problem?
JaredRide
JaredRide
Dec 11 2012
2.0.1
1.0
Dec 11 2012
1.0
Version: 2.0.1
I purchased via the mac app store and feel robbed. No notifications for incoming mail messages???? Please help... please.
sjk
sjk
Dec 5 2012
2.0.1
0.0
Dec 5 2012
0.0
Version: 2.0.1
Works fine except for inability to clear notifications for specific apps in the Growl Notification Rollup; only clearing all of them works (and I wish there was a keyboard shortcut for doing that).
Nontroppo
Nontroppo
Dec 5 2012
2.0.1
4.0
Dec 5 2012
4.0
Version: 2.0.1
Growl is still a valuable utility for managing notifications, even in the age of 10.8 and its Notification Center (NC). However, the official support for NC is actually worse than the previous non-official plugins because you cannot select on an application basis what goes to NC, and every notification is labelled as Growl no matter what app it originally came from. Why can't growl treat NC as a "style", so we can choose on a per-app basis whether to use it and thus also have notifications named correctly. This is why for me Growl is currently a 4-star utility.
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Dec 4 2012
2.0.1
5.0
Dec 4 2012
5.0
Version: 2.0.1
I like this Notification System and am glad to vote it 5Stars. I wish I could give it more!
SawtoothRising
SawtoothRising
Oct 1 2012
2.0
0.0
Oct 1 2012
0.0
Version: 2.0
will not let me choose no display style permanently, only lasts until reboot/shutdown then its back. I want to use bark dammit!
Whateverrrr
Whateverrrr
Sep 26 2012
2.0
4.0
Sep 26 2012
4.0
Version: 2.0
I like Growl but it seems they've removed the option they had (in conjunction with Hardware Growler 1.3.2) to add an individual sound effect to various hardware interactions, and have now decided to just have one sound effect assigned to everything. Why ? Ever thought about partially sighted people who heavily rely on this option to tell them when they've connected/disconnected certain hardware because they used to have certain sound effects assigned to those pieces of hardware, but now won't have a clue which hardware is connected/disconnected because they're forced to use only one sound for everything ? Nope... I bet they didn't ! Bad call Growl Project... may I suggest you have a heart & fix it & leave this option untouched in the future ? :-|
RTouris
RTouris
Sep 20 2012
2.0
4.0
Sep 20 2012
4.0
Version: 2.0
Let me start off by saying that I have been a HUGE growl fan since it's inception and believe me when I say it's been a long time ago... Now; on to the newbies..Ver. 2.0 is definitely an improvement over 1.4 which was the previous version, that is if you're on 10.7, because I get the feeling that the devs still have quite a few things to sort out with 10.8's Notification center. Back to 10.7..I claimed that this is an improvement over 1.4...however I fail to see why oh why this needed to spin off ver. 1.2.2 which was free to say the least and worked like a charm. The subsequent releases introduced a myriad of problems (even the buttons where hard to comprehend as to which way they swayed)...v. 1.4 was the first one I used in Lion 10.7.4 and back then for some strange yet familiar to the devs reason this failed to launch at startup, a problem to which i found a solution digging into their less-than-stellar-user-friendly new website and even then in some instances it would again fail to launch.... On to v.2...all is good for the time being, buttons remade, quite a few things tweaked here and there, a good feeling overall..hang on a sec though..it's now a 64bit process and together with Hardware Growler they both occupy well over 300MB of memory according to Activity monitor...Hm, there must be something nasty going on here, I never recall these two occupying such hefty system resources, granted these are now 64bit processes and this by itself accounts for a bit of increased memory footprint..and sure it won't be a problem on my iMac @ work with 8GB of RAM, but how about my MacBookPro2,2 with only 3GB (maxed out), now that could be a potential problem..for a combo that costs a bit over $5 if I'm correct.. ** confused **
Smitty078
Smitty078
Sep 20 2012
2.0
0.0
Sep 20 2012
0.0
Version: 2.0
When the option to "forward notifications to OS X" is on, any growl notification shows up under "growl" in notification center. I would really prefer if each app showed up on its own. Perhaps this is a limitation of notification center.
Macs-Pain
Macs-Pain
Sep 20 2012
2.0
0.0
Sep 20 2012
0.0
Version: 2.0
So, installing Adobe CS5 installs Growl without any notice and without asking if I want this app at all. And now I should pay for a program that comes with Adobe CS which isn't very cheap anyway. WTF?
Timbuk2
Timbuk2
Sep 20 2012
2.0
0.0
Sep 20 2012
0.0
Version: 2.0
After installing 10.8.2 Growl refuses to let me custom where notifications pop up. For instance I would like HardwareGrowler notifications to pop up in the lower left corner. I can configure Growl to do so, but they still only pop up in the top right corner. Am I doing something wrong or is this a known bug?
Lnr1
Lnr1
Sep 20 2012
2.0
0.0
Sep 20 2012
0.0
Version: 2.0
Can you just fix the issue with it no launching at startup already...
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