HardwareGrowler
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Notification for hardware status changes.   Commercial ($2.99)
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HardwareGrowler is the best way to find out when hardware status changes on the Mac. If you need to know what's going on with your Mac, then you need HardwareGrowler.

When your power cable unplugs, HardwareGrowler will spring into action and lets you know about it. Plug in a device like a keyboard, thumb drive, or even a usb headset and get notified about the hardware changes.

HardwareGrowler will also let you know about changes to networking on your Mac. When a wireless connection changes to a different access point or an IP address changes, you'll be notified about
What's New
Version 2.1:
  • You can now add a wildcard to the end of Volume in Volume Monitor. Example:
    • Data*
    • Chrome*
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.7 or later



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HardwareGrowler User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Hmfwic commented on 01 Feb 2013
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?
[Version 2.0.1]


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Neutralzone commented on 21 Dec 2012
OK, so people are making fun of the unplug notification. It is practical. On my MacBook Pro, I would actually like to know if the MagSafe plug has disconnected, because there are times when the first time I noticed that the power lead was disconnected is because a low battery warning popped up...and I needed that battery to stay charged for when I left the building.

But I also use Hardware Growler to let me know about things like when the wireless router I'm using (away from home) goes offline, or to confirm when a USB or FireWire volume is fully dismounted so that I can unplug it. There are more examples but suffice to say I have found Hardware Growler informative for years with Growl. It can also be used for things like reporting Bluetooth devices coming into range.
[Version 2.0.1]

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The Growl Project (developer) replied on 10 Jan 2013
Is there anything else that you need that would be handy?

Chris
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Dana Sutton commented on 13 Feb 2012
"When your power cable unplugs, HardwareGrowler will spring into action and lets you know about it. " I don't know about anybody else, but when my power cable unplugs I know it because my computer stops working.
[Version 1.3.2]

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sjk replied on 13 Feb 2012
Not if unplugged while running on battery power.
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Higherterrain replied on 21 Dec 2012
Just more overhead on your system. Not really worth it.
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Megavolt17 reviewed on 29 Jan 2012
I like the premise and the function, but MAN is this thing a memory hog! Typically used 185 Meg or so and at times gets up over 500 Megs! Usually a quit and restart of it will bring it back down to 125 Megs where is slowly climbs over days to 500 Megs or so.
[Version 1.3.1]

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The Growl Project (developer) replied on 10 Jan 2013
Make sure you update, we resolved this in 2.0. :)

Chris
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gatovadio commented on 10 Dec 2011
even if hardwaregrowler doesn't let you edit every icon (package contents), at least in the old version, you get a nice airport and network utility icons (utilities folder) for network notifications.
[Version 1.3.1]


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Heymini commented on 03 Dec 2011
When your power cable unplugs, HardwareGrowler will spring into action and lets you know about it.

The fact that my MacPro will suddenly grind to a halt if this happens might alert me to the fact
[Version 1.3.1]

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Christopher Forsythe replied on 03 Dec 2011
It's useful for laptop owners. :)
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sjk replied on 03 Dec 2011
No battery backup (UPS) for your MacPro?
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Christopher Forsythe replied on 03 Dec 2011
Also, as sjk implies, if you use a ups on that mac pro, you can be informed of when you switch to that and not line power. :)
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Heymini replied on 04 Dec 2011
Don't UP Supplies have an annoying alarm to let you know that the mains power has failed??
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Christopher Forsythe replied on 04 Dec 2011
Sure, but you can't hear that when you aren't near your mac. If you're using Growl+Prowl+HardwareGrowler you can get notifications of it on your phone even, which is extremely handy. And that's just one example. :)
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sjk replied on 04 Dec 2011
I turned off the audio alarm on my APC UPSes using APC UPS Daemon software:

http://www.apcupsd.org

A power outage is obvious when I'm awake and ignorable if I'm asleep or not around so a repeatedly beeping UPS is only senselessly annoying.
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Jamus commented on 08 Nov 2011
Whenever Growl switched to just a Mac App Store download, I knew there would be some problems. Now I see that one of the problems will be the free-to-pay conversion of some of the things that works with Growl. The nickle-and-diming is in full swing apparently. Even if Hardware Growler was a free download from the MAS, it would still be problematic for group installs.
[Version 1.3]


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Macjudge commented on 07 Nov 2011
I can't believe that HardwareGrowler now costs 1.99 USD! I was always happy to donate something and I also accepted that they started charging for Growl but the Addons..
[Version 1.3]

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BiL-C replied on 08 Nov 2011
i know! paying less than $2 for an app to use on your $1000+ computer is clearly ridiculous. C'mon! no one is forcing you to buy it. the source code is freely available, just compile it yourself! easy, right?
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sjk replied on 08 Nov 2011
Kind of tough to justify paying the same price for this as Growl itself.

http://growl.info/extras.php#HardwareGrowler says:

"HardwareGrowler 1.2.2 has known issues on OS X 10.7.x. HardwareGrowler 1.3 will address these issues. Specifically, when your mac is put to sleep, when it wakes up then HardwareGrowler may crash."

Maybe because my mini running Lion doesn't sleep very often I haven't had that problem or noticed any others with 1.2.2.
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BiL-C replied on 08 Nov 2011
So are you saying you'd pay the $1.99 for hardware Growler if Growl was priced higher, say $4.99?

My MacBook Pro sleeps all the time, so having the 1.2.2 version crash every time i wake up the computer didn't work for me.
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sjk replied on 08 Nov 2011
I was simply stating an opinion about the prices being identical, not implying how much I would/wouldn't specifically pay.
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Blackmagic replied on 06 Dec 2011
The thing that makes me angry is that I got the impression from their wording months ago that they were distributing the add-ons through the App Store and they'd be included as they had in the past with the free version. I bought the new version of Growl for 10.7, but was mostly buying it for Hardware Growler. I trusted them, now they're trying to screw me.
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MacArne rated on 09 Jan 2014

[Version 2.1]



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russelladam rated on 14 Aug 2013

[Version 2.1]



adamlau rated on 12 Mar 2012

[Version 1.3.2]



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BiL-C rated on 08 Nov 2011

[Version 1.3]


Downloads:24,956
Version Downloads:10,136
Type:Utilities : System
License:Commercial
Date:14 Aug 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $2.99
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HardwareGrowler is the best way to find out when hardware status changes on the Mac. If you need to know what's going on with your Mac, then you need HardwareGrowler.

When your power cable unplugs, HardwareGrowler will spring into action and lets you know about it. Plug in a device like a keyboard, thumb drive, or even a usb headset and get notified about the hardware changes.

HardwareGrowler will also let you know about changes to networking on your Mac. When a wireless connection changes to a different access point or an IP address changes, you'll be notified about the change.

HardwareGrowler is what you need if you need to know about your hardware. HardwareGrowler uses Growl to provide notifications or can do it all by itself. Simple to use, easy to configure, HardwareGrowler is the application for those who need to know.


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