Global notification system and pop-up notification for the macOS

Growl for Mac

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Download Growl 2.1.2

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  • Latest Version:

    Growl 2.1.3

  • Requirements:

    Mac OS X

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    Growl Team / Growl for Mac

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Growl for Mac lets you know when things happen. Files finished downloading, friends came online, new email has arrived - Growl can let you know when any event occurs with a subtle notification. The rest of the time, the tool stays out of your way.

⚠ Note: This product is not developed anymore and might not function properly.

Along with letting you know when things happen, Growl for macOS also gives you full control over how you are notified and what action (if any) you want to take in response to the notification. You can choose to be alerted with a visual indicator or an audible alert, both, or neither. You can choose the type of display that is shown, whether the display remains on the screen, the importance of the notification, and even if the notification should be forwarded to another computer. You can have notifications that trigger an email, run a script, launch a program, or are read out loud.

Why use Growl for Mac?

It works out of the box.
When you start up a Growl-enabled application, it will just work. There's no complicated setup; just install the app once and your apps can start displaying notifications right away.

Everything in one place.
The app centralizes all your notification preferences into its preferences - you can control them all from one place, and you know exactly how they are going to behave.

Support for themes.
Growl for Mac comes with almost 20 themes pre-installed so you can pick what works best for you. You can also create and install your own custom themes.

Complete control.
The tool offers you complete control over which notifications are shown and how they are displayed. You can easily turn notifications (specific ones or all of them) off.

Easy to support for developers.
If you're interested in supporting the app in your application or working on the app itself, check out the developer docs and download the Growl SDK.

Note: Requires 64-bit processor.

Also Available: Download Growl for Windows

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