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Boxcar for Mac now available for beta testing

Boxcar Beta for MacBoxcar, the push notification application that has a great number of fans on iOS, has just made it to the Mac, though in beta form for now. Essentially, Boxcar allows you to get push notifications for many different services, and lets you organize those messages and deal with them in a less stressful way than, say, the notification system that Apple has built into iOS. About a couple of months ago, Boxcar unveiled a Web interface that allows you to control your push notifications without even touching your iDevice.

The Mac version takes a place in your toolbar. When you click it, it shows a drop-down list of all your notifications as they arrive, in real-time. You can set it to play a sound for each new notification, and if you have Growl installed, Boxcar is able to notify you visually each time too.

Boxcar is not available from the Mac App Store. According to Jonathan George, the app's creator, it will be in the future though -- possibly once it's out of beta. George also laid out Boxcar's mission to TechCrunch, and it certainly looks like you can expect Boxcar to pop up in many more places, since he believes in "delivering messages to people -- not devices; [...] to you, wherever you're at. That will be on your phone, tablet, desktop, TV or car".

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