Bark free download for Mac

Bark1.1

25 October 2012

Forwards Growl notifications to Notification Center.

Overview

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.

In a Skype chat that gets thousands of messages? Twitter mentions catching you off guard? Have no fear, your screen won't be spammed with notifications. Thanks to the features of Bark and Notification Center, no matter how many notifications are received, you'll only be bugged by one app at a time.

What's new in Bark

Version 1.1:
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17 Reviews of Bark

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BobbyThompsonRocks
26 March 2013
Version: 1.1

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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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BobbyThompsonRocks
26 March 2013
Version: 1.1
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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4
markrfriedman
27 February 2013
Version: 1.1
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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matrixbud
12 January 2013
Version: 1.1
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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5
timsj
27 October 2012
Version: 1.1
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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5
neonihil
25 October 2012
Version: 1.1
Everything's awesome!
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neonihil
25 October 2012
Version: 1.0.1
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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SawtoothRising
30 September 2012
Version: 1.0.1
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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5
lightwalker
26 September 2012
Version: 1.0.1
work perfectly with growl 2.0 God bless you guys for a great plugin.
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0.5
Ronl
23 September 2012
Version: 1.0.1
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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Robotank
21 September 2012
Version: 1.0.1
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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5
jossv
20 September 2012
Version: 1.0.1
...please update for growl 2.0. Hey, good work.
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SawtoothRising
20 September 2012
Version: 1.0.1
please update for growl 2.0 their os notifications is no where near as good as yours
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5
guitarjoa
05 September 2012
Version: 1.0.1
Works great! It's not very clear how to get it working. You have to choose Bark as notification-style in Growl settings. Works better than Hiss, now you can see the apps own icons in notification Center just like any supported app.
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5
DOCa-Cola
30 August 2012
Version: 1.0.1
Once installed, it works as advertised. Had to manually it with Pacifist to get it working. Hopefully the developer will fix this minor installer issue.
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J-w-
29 August 2012
Version: 1.0.1
Looks nice, but it doesn't seem to work with the free version of Growl (1.2.2). I get an error on installation, and it doesn't redirect the Growl notifications.
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5
Gordon142
29 August 2012
Version: 1.0.1
This looks to be the best Growl-to-notification center bridge yet. They're using code injection to get around the limitation where all forwarded notifications show up under Growl and with the growl icon. This is a bit of a hack, but it likely goes above and beyond what even the official Growl 2.0 client will be able to do with regards to Notification Center forwarding (being distributed in the App Store, code injection is out of the question for Growl.) Very cool.
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Galliwampus
29 August 2012
Version: 1.0.1
After multiple attempts to install - including after a reboot - I keep receiving installation errors, and the package fails to install.
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Free

4.2

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later

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