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.
So many more AWESOME features listed here.
• Personalize your notifications. Choose Growl's presentation, look and feels.
• Keeps working even when you are not. Come back to your mac and review what happened while you were gone with Rollup.
• Easy to use Applications tab for controlling what you receive and what gets blocked.
• Speech display for hearing your notifications, great for those who are visually impaired.
• Awesome notification history, so you can see what has been going on.
• A large variety of styles come with Growl. Anything from nano which is tiny, to music video which is huge.
• Make your own Growl styles very easily with web technology to give Growl your own look and feel.
• Send Growl notifications from Cocoa, AppleScript, or over the network.
• Networking so that two or more macs can forward notifications to each other.
• Can work with the iPhone and iPad via Prowl.
Growl is what you need. Millions of people love it, and you will too. Seriously!
Growl 2.0.1 changes
- Addresses the positioning problem that showed up in 2.0, thanks for the feedback!
- Addressed multiple crash reports.
Growl 2 changes
- Adds support for OS X notification center on 10.8.
- Adds in support for Prowl and Boxcar services as action displays.
- Rollup has better idle detection.
- Growl is now sandboxed.
- The ON/OFF switch throughout Growl should be easier to understand now.
- Speech now introduces greater control.
- Separates Action displays from Visual displays.
- Music Video can now left and right justify text.
- Fixes height problems for multi line notifications in Music Video.
- Nano can now display in multiple locations, left, center and right.
- Added an SoundAction display.
- Added a way to not have any visual notifications.
- Resolves the high CPU issue.
- Resolves multiple crashes.
- Shortcuts can now be unset.
Growl 1.4 changes
- Applications Tab Redesign! This is a major overhaul, and should be much easier to use.
- Moved Rollup controls to separate tab.
- Major improvements to networking.
Preference Pane overhaul
- New slider switch for on/off switches
- Added keyboard support to position picker.
- General Tab Relayout.
- Networking tab - Add support for subscription
- History Tab, contextual menu for history table to jump to the app/notification settings
- Rollup tab is the new home of controls related to the Rollup window.
- Adding a new display should not require a restart of Growl now.
- Support for Notification-Callback-Target, a URL field in GNTP. Upon click, Growl lets OSX figure out how to open the URL (such as the default browser for an http:// url)
- Subscription support, subscribe to all applications on a remote machine.
- General improvements to networking authentication, removed requirement for, and use of password headers if the password field is blank
- Fix networking crash related to address data resolution.
- Bind to local socket only if not listening for incoming notifications.
- Address data caching, and observation of network changes to clear caches
- URL click feedback support, same as Notification-Callback-Target in GNTP
- Resolved a crash with webkit plugin bridge on creation.
- Resolved a crash with forwarding.
- Resolved an issue where the Speech display waits for previous message to complete causing a CPU drain
- Resolved a crash with CFErrorGetDomain for WebKit Display Styles.
- Fixed duplicate listings of display plugins on reinstall.
- Notification-Callback-Target is now respected, and used, even without the method header.
- Worked around problems with corrupt history databases.
- Fixed a sorting problem when deleting a single entry in the history list.
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- Feb 18, 2013
- The Growl Project
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