Version: 2.0 || Release Date: 2012-09-19 || License: BSD License Developer: The Growl Project | App Owner: the_tick

Notification system for OS X apps.

Growl is a notification system that allows any application to send it a notification, and then it displays it. You can (for example) be notified that you have new email, or that a download completed, etc.

Support for Applescript, Perl, Python, TCL, Cocoa, Carbon, Ruby and more being added.

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Growl 1.2beta3 finally fixes GrowlMail for me. Lets hope they get the final release out soon.

Snow Leopard compatible beta found at

A pre-beta version that works with Snow Leopard can be found at:

Direct Download Link:

Doesn't work 100% in Snow Leopard. Let's hope a fix soon :)

I'm proud to be user #12,500 lol :)

Just started using Growl today and I must say, it's pretty awesome. I've known about it for a while but never downloaded it because I ignorantly didn't think it would be worth my time.

I was very wrong.

Tip: instead of clicking the close box on each notification one at a time, you can close all of them by pressing option while you click the close box of any one of the notification boxes.


FYI: Growl support is coming to Awaken 5. Screenshot:

Does someone know how to log notifications?
I'd like to log status changes from adium, like this adium plugin seems to be doing.

Is there a way to lower the volume of iTunes while playing the sound for a notification?
Minuteur does that, and it's quite useful. :)

I loved Growl but finally had to nuke it a few days ago. It worked great in Tiger but was nothing but a pain in the butt with Leopard. Growlmail never working was the nail in the coffin as this was my favorite use of Growl.

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