OmniGrowl
OmniGrowl 4.5.5
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Growl notifications for iCal, iTunes, RSS, weather, and more.   Demo ($12.00)
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OmniGrowl provides many practical notifications through Growl in a single application.

It provides Growl notifications for applications that do not natively support Growl, and notifications based on online information and news.
  • Nofications for upcoming Calendar (iCal) events, reminders (to-dos), birthdays, etc
  • Notifications for Contacts (Address Book) birthdays
  • Notificatons of iTunes track changes
  • News headlines / RSS
  • Yahoo Weather
  • MapQuest Traffic
  • Flight status for flights entered on
What's New
Version 4.5.5:
  • Added option (not) to include extended forecast in weather notifications.
  • Adjustments to iTunes Radio Notifications.
Requirements
  • Intel
  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • Growl



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OmniGrowl User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 4.x:
(7)
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Abrego000 reviewed on 31 Jan 2014
Nifty little app. Would like to see even more notification support for other apps (i.e. Outlook), but not sure if possible.
[Version 4.5.5]


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+4

UserinNEW reviewed on 03 Sep 2012
Is this program going to be updated with the new features in ML?

I prefer growl.
[Version 4.4.5]


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+4

UserinNEW reviewed on 03 Sep 2012
Nice Program. Would like to see support for iChat as CHATx is no longer being updated. (That I can find)

Thanks for your hard word!
[Version 4.4.5]


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Wooden Brain Concepts (developer) commented on 15 Aug 2011
The initial release of OmniGrowl version 4.3.4 was inadvertently Intel-only. Thanks to a user e-mail, this was corrected within a few hours. If you have a PPC, please re-download the universal version. Thanks.
[Version 4.3.4]


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+41
Pepelepugh commented on 27 May 2011
Looks very expansive.
[Version 4.3.3]


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+1

+11
Kevie commented on 02 Jan 2011
Looks good on the surface. I'll give it a try, and if it suits my needs I'll be more than happy to contribute. If not, I'll delete. Thanks to the developers for allowing me the option of trying before buying.
[Version 4.1]

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Kevie replied on 03 Jan 2011
Downloaded it. Liked it. Paid for a license.
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PorkPieHat commented on 27 Sep 2010
Just too expensive. Free is more realistic, but maybe I'd consider $5 if it worked flawlessly.
[Version 4.0.5]

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Wooden Brain Concepts (developer) replied on 03 Jan 2011
Thanks for the comment about the pricing. It may not be obvious but more of our time is spent on OmniGrowl than any other application we develop. To get the tidy notifications it gives from so many sources, it requires constant updating and creative text formatting tricks, as well as keeping up with tech changes (for instance the radical change in MobileMe calendars). Honestly this should be a $25 application in terms of the time involved in development. Thank you for considering our perspective on this.
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GeoProf replied on 03 Jan 2011
I honestly don't care how much time and effort it took to make OmniGrowl, or to keep it current, and supply and demand has never worked that way anyway. People only care about what a product is worth to them, and as I've said, this isn't worth much. Sorry, but that's the way the capitalist model has worked for at least 1200 years.
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+1

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Willgr replied on 21 Aug 2011
Let's not forget "profit motive" in a discussion of capitalism. Without incentive and the ability to stay in business, supply and demand mean little.

So, to bring this post back around to the application here, I happen to think $12 is a fine price, take it or leave it. A computer is only as good as its suitability to task and that, is almost fully dependent on software to make it perform useful functions. If you can afford a $1000 or more computer, of any make, you can afford some software to make it work, or do you buy a razor and then never any razor blades because they are too expensive? Sorry for the tirade here at the end, but come on...do you work for free, GeoProf?
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+12
A Wedlake replied on 18 Sep 2011
It seems that people want to talk more about the definition of "Capitalism" than the actual program here. It's unfortunate that we have to slog through these irrelevant comments to find an actual reviews or a constructive critique.
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Psychiatry replied on 16 Jun 2012
Customers will buy OmniGrowl if it is worth the price. The ones that won't pay for it are not worthwhile keeping.

Apple customers are more than willing to pay a high price for their Macs, iPhones, iPads, and iPods. And they are more than willing to pay lots of money for their apps.

I support OmniGrowl's developer. They should price it in terms of how much they believe it is worth, just like Apple prices its computers.

The cheap customers are the ones who file the most complaints and are the ones who can never be happy. They aren't worth the headaches.

LIke Apple, it is best to cater to the high end.
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+42
Archaeogeek commented on 29 Nov 2009
Excellent app, nicely updated, however, I admit that for all its features, it just lacks the thing or two I'm looking for and for which I'd fork - ichat and mail support; mail growling at least works temporarily with property list hacks, but the newer version of chax is, well, still alpha, and still very unstable, and with Chax 2 not working in SL, it makes a rather important thing to me (growl provides better deaf access than the built-in deaf access feature in the OS) unavailable.
[Version 3.7]

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Wooden Brain Concepts (developer) replied on 31 Dec 2009
Thanks for the support. We never considered supporting iChat because Chax works well, and there was only a short period where it didn't work on Snow Leopard. Recent versions seem to work very nicely. Similar reasoning for Mail -- this function is supposed to be provided by Growl as an extra. If you think otherwise, please feel free to send product suggestions to support. Can't guarantee they'd be implemented, but all good suggestions considered.
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+1

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Klagreca commented on 25 Sep 2009
I've paid to support omnigrowl, which I love. Then, I check the "I've supported" checkbox, yet Omnigrowl still pops up growl messages asking me to support. What gives?
[Version 3.7]

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Wooden Brain Concepts (developer) replied on 31 Dec 2009
Because of the honor-system approach to shareware we use, OmniGrowl will very occasionally display shareware reminders even for those who registered, but only once after major updates. If for some reason you see it any more often than once after a major update, please contact support by email as this should not happen. Let me take the opportunity to note that there have been more than 32,000 downloads of OmniGrowl on MacUpdate alone, while total payments for it over its history are unfortunately probably just a couple of hundred. That's sad. But we're committed to this honor-system policy.
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+1

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Steven Goodheart reviewed on 23 Sep 2009
This is one of the best programs I've bought in the last year. It is tremendously versatile in terms of the kinds of pop-up notifications you can set and is my favorite Growl add-on, without a doubt. The programmer was right on top of Snow Leopard and changes to Growl itself, and best of all, the program keeps evolving...like the new iTunes features this update has added. Love it! Can't recommend enough.
[Version 3.7]


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+30
Mtcobra had trouble on 25 Sep 2012
I notice that there is no icon with this version. A blank spot on the dock — that's OmniGrowl. The invisible spot works, however. Even on the MU listing, it's missing.
[Version 4.5]


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+299
F451 had trouble on 05 Nov 2007
2.1 is giving the following AppleScript Error:

The variable theaddies is not defined. (-2753)

I'm using Leopard.
[Version 2.1]

1 Reply

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Wooden Brain Concepts (developer) replied on 05 Nov 2007
Hi... As usual folks, please email support with bug reports. On the day of release developers may check these pages but after that probably not.

That error MIGHT be caused if you have no "me" card in address book that matches your full login name. (which should be set up when you install any version of OS X). I believe I have fixed it now and uploaded another version (silent update here). Please re-download and then e-mail woodenbrain at kagi dot com if the problem persists. Thanks much.
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STRob had trouble on 26 Oct 2007
I don't yet know the value of this application. However, I do have a problem with it. In the short amount of time I have tried it, I have woken up a few times to find the screen plastered with "SMART Status Warning! The SMART status of your startup disk is Verified".

First off I use SMARTReporter to tell me if anything goes wrong with my startup disk so I don't need OmniGrowl telling me it is OK. Second, I don't need my screen half plastered with these notifications which need to be deleted one by one. Very annoying, developer. Can you fix?
[Version 2.0.1]

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Wooden Brain Concepts (developer) replied on 27 Oct 2007
it should not show any SMART notification if the disk is verified. there must be something unusual with your setup. Please email woodenbrain at kagi dot com and we'll look into it on Monday (leaving town for weekend). in meantime, go to Growl preference pane and configure OmniGrowl and disable the SMART notification.
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Wooden Brain Concepts (developer) replied on 05 Nov 2007
Hi Scott. Unfortunately I wasn't able to fix this issue because I need more info if this persists. Do you have an English system? What is the actual message that comes up? If the SMART status has the word "Verified" in it no notification is supposed to appear. Please email woodenbrain at kagi dot com. Thanks.
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Zarn The Mad had trouble on 05 Sep 2007
When launching the application and when attempting to set it as a login item, I receive the following AppleScript Error: "System events got an error: Can't make name of every login item into type reference. (-1700).

Other than that, the application works flawlessly.
[Version 1.4.3]

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Wooden Brain Concepts (developer) replied on 27 Sep 2007
I too notice this. This has to do with a "hung" system process and a restart should fix it. (or kill 'System events' in terminal.) Nothing can be done to actually fix it -- but next version will remove the error message at least.
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roblef had trouble on 02 Apr 2007
I can't seem to find any lastfm support. It's not listed in the Growl Pane. Any thoughts?
[Version 1.4.3]

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Wooden Brain Concepts (developer) replied on 27 Sep 2007
You must go into the OmniGrowl preferences to set your last.fm user name. Do this by using the preferences script or by pressing cmd-, right when omnigrowl displays its welcome notification.
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ben_marko had trouble on 14 Jan 2007
This badly needs an uninstaller. I tried to uninstall it after iCal and Address Book would get hung up and I couldn't force-quit them after installing OmniGrowl.

But no luck - I had to trash the OmniGrowl files I found under Spotlight and then quit the processes from within Activity Monitor for Growl and then log out/log in. It was the only way I could trash OmniGrowl.
[Version 1.4.1]

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Wooden Brain Concepts (developer) replied on 15 Jan 2007
OmniGrowl comes with an application to quit it right in the folder. It now comes with a script to quit it. It also includes an info section with a clearly marked section on how to remove. I'm sorry to be blunt, but users badly need to read documentation sometimes.

But for the record, the removal process involves:
1) quitting the application using the included quit script, from the script menu, or any other way you like.
2) removing it from login items if you added it to login items in the Accounts preference pane
3) trashing the application folder.

That's it.

Nbournas rated on 08 Feb 2012

[Version 4.4.3]



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Eakster rated on 14 Feb 2011

[Version 4.2]



+1

Thecharles rated on 14 Feb 2011

[Version 4.2]



-4

Tommy.andersson rated on 26 Jan 2011

[Version 4.1]


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Version Downloads:374
Type:Business : Personal Info Managers
License:Demo
Date:30 Jan 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $12.00
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OmniGrowl provides many practical notifications through Growl in a single application.

It provides Growl notifications for applications that do not natively support Growl, and notifications based on online information and news.
  • Nofications for upcoming Calendar (iCal) events, reminders (to-dos), birthdays, etc
  • Notifications for Contacts (Address Book) birthdays
  • Notificatons of iTunes track changes
  • News headlines / RSS
  • Yahoo Weather
  • MapQuest Traffic
  • Flight status for flights entered on calendars
  • Concert notifications from Pollstar, bandsintown, and last.fm
  • Customizable support for log monitoring
  • More!


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