Growl
Growl
2.1.3

3.9

Growl

Growl

2.1.331 October 2013

Notification system for OS X apps.

Growl
$3.99
31 October 2013

3.9

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Growl

Growl

2.1.331 October 2013

Notification system for OS X apps.

Overview

Growl is a notification system that receives and displays messages sent by applications. You can (for example) be notified that you have new email, or that a download has completed.

What's new in Growl

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.

Requirements for Growl

  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later

262 Reviews

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04 October 2011

Most helpful

Growl, as of v1.3, is now distributed through the app store. I uninstalled it immediately. The small donation is not the point--the requirement to use the app store is the point and means this goes away.
Like (17)
Version 1.3
26 September 2016
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Version 2.1.3
21 May 2016
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.
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Version 2.1.3
01 February 2016
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.
Like (1)
Version 2.1.3
03 May 2014
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.
Like (1)
Version 2.1.3
2 answer(s)
Big Johnson
04 May 2014
I suppose it's possible, even likely, that the installer was also incompatible with 10.9 and that's why it missed the folders. No way for me to test that now.
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WordWeaver
27 December 2014
I can likewise confirm that the included Growl uninstaller is useless on Yosemite. I just tried to remove Growl from my hard drive, and as BigJohnson noted, the uninstaller reported that it was successful, when in fact it did not remove anything, not even the Growl app in the Applications folder. Thus, I just used the free EasyFind app to find all of the Growl-related files and folders on my hard drive, and manually deleted them.
Like (1)
19 April 2014
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Version 2.1.3
25 November 2013
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Version 2.1.3
31 October 2013
I like this version and I am glad I bought it for Mavericks.5 stars for sure.
Like (2)
Version 2.1.3
30 October 2013
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Version 2.1.3
30 October 2013
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Version 2.1.3
30 October 2013
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Version 2.1.3
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3.9

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3.9

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Downloaded & Installed 319,986 times

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262 Reviews

Rate this app:

04 October 2011

Most helpful

Growl, as of v1.3, is now distributed through the app store. I uninstalled it immediately. The small donation is not the point--the requirement to use the app store is the point and means this goes away.
Like (17)
Version 1.3
26 September 2016
Like
Version 2.1.3
21 May 2016
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.
Like
Version 2.1.3
01 February 2016
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.
Like (1)
Version 2.1.3
03 May 2014
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.
Like (1)
Version 2.1.3
2 answer(s)
Big Johnson
04 May 2014
I suppose it's possible, even likely, that the installer was also incompatible with 10.9 and that's why it missed the folders. No way for me to test that now.
Like
WordWeaver
27 December 2014
I can likewise confirm that the included Growl uninstaller is useless on Yosemite. I just tried to remove Growl from my hard drive, and as BigJohnson noted, the uninstaller reported that it was successful, when in fact it did not remove anything, not even the Growl app in the Applications folder. Thus, I just used the free EasyFind app to find all of the Growl-related files and folders on my hard drive, and manually deleted them.
Like (1)
19 April 2014
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Version 2.1.3
25 November 2013
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Version 2.1.3
31 October 2013
I like this version and I am glad I bought it for Mavericks.5 stars for sure.
Like (2)
Version 2.1.3
30 October 2013
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Version 2.1.3
30 October 2013
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Version 2.1.3
30 October 2013
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Version 2.1.3