Last modified
Monday, January 2, 2012

Description of App

Growl is the is ultimate notification system for the Mac.  It's the easiest way to know what is going on with other applications while you are working on something else.

One day we were working with pictures in iPhoto while waiting on an important email to arrive. Every time an email came in, it interrupted our iPhoto work when we switched to Mail. We had no idea what each email was, we just had to keep clicking back over to Mail every time there was a new email. At the end of the day we decided that we needed a solution to this problem, and thus Growl was born (For Mail integration you will need GrowlMail).

Never before has there been an anything that personalizes notifications in such an effective way. You can receive notifications in several ways, such as on screen, via email, or even have them spoken to you. Plus if you know a bit about web technologies (CSS/XHTML/Javascript) then you can make a Growl style look how you want it to.

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 need it and you do too. Seriously!



Free or Paid


Version Of macOS App Was Tested On


Accessibility Comments

Voiceover works well with any necessarily attributes.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

Growl, as a background process, doesn't really require much voiceover integration. In its latest release, the control panel has been removed from System Preferences where it was previously located and is accessed throughout he Growl App located in /Applications. All preferences are accessible to voiceover.


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Submitted by Eyelessguy1987 on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

So I downloaded it today and I am getting nowhere. I know it should automatically put my apps the the list of applications it works with but it won't do this. I have one totally worthless Facebook chat app that growl does work with but since the chat app is inaccessible it is pointless. Any tips to on how to get my other apps like Skype to show up? thank you