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Published November 30, 2011 by Download Software

Growl 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, Growl stays out of your way.

Along with letting you know when things happen, Growl 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.

System Requirements:


  • updated all UI elements to work with various high-DPI settings (old style and new style, above and below 120dpi)
  • added ability to automatically pause Growl when another application is running fullscreen
  • updated Bonjour TXT data to include GNTP version and websocket supported version
  • better detection of another instance of Growl running in a separate user session
  • fixed errant extra trailing space in GNTP header line of unencrypted responses
  • fix for issue 37 (Could not created registry key for HKEY_USERS32\SID\Software\Classes) – changed installer to install for Everyone instead of Just Me
  • updated growlnotify to return an error code instead of always returning 0
  • added temporary workaround to enable forwarding to Growl on Mac (v1.3.1+) (unencrypted requests)


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