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Notificant delivers Growl-like notifications across multiple Macs

Notificant is an OS X reminder app designed to work with multiple computers. It's not vying to replace Growl on your Mac; it's more of a complement to the venerable notification app. While Growl lets you get alerts from apps on your local machine, Notificant lets you create new alerts and reminders and send them to any of your computers. Sure, with a little bit of tinkering in the Terminal,...

Scott's Gmail Alert hits version 5, adds more Google notification goodness

Scott's Gmail Alert (SGA) has been a great desktop notifier for a long time. In the just-released version 5, however, SGA has added a handful of new features which make it even better than its predecessors. SGA 5 can also notify you of upcoming events from a Google Calendar (even password-protected ones), changes in your local weather forecast, and new messages sent to you via Google Talk. As...

If you only download one Growl style this year, make it Mono

I love Growl, the highly-customizable systemwide notification app for OS X. In fact, I love it so much that I rounded up the 10 coolest Growl styles on Download Squad a while back. Well, my post might be totally invalid now, because there's a new Growl style in town, and it's the best I've seen yet. Meet Mono. Mono is a slick, dark style featuring subtle animation, and it was created by...

Shocker: study shows visual alerts distract you from doing work

The results of a new study show that you could get serious productivity gains by disabling visual alerts on incoming email, tweets, instant messages and the like. This isn't a big surprise I'm sure -- companies have been stamping down on 'rampant email reading' throughout the work day for a while now -- but what is surprising is just how much a single alert window can throw you off-track. It's...

10 hot Growl styles to make your pop-up alerts really pop

Growl provides customizable pop-up alerts for hundreds of Mac apps, making sure you never miss an important chat message or completed download. You can use Growl to set an alert for just about anything, and you can also make Growl notifications look practically any way you want. The built-in themes and the list on the official Growl Styles page don't even begin to cover all the options for...

Prowl: get Growl notifications on your iPhone, with push

If you use a Mac, you might be familiar with Growl, a system-wide notification system that allows apps to notify you of events - new email, new IMs, downloads finishing - with a customizable pop-up. Now Growl has been (sort of) ported to the iPhone as a great new app called Prowl. Prowl collects Growl alerts from your Mac for reading on your iPhone, and even includes push support. Effectively,...

Yip is a unified notification system for web apps

When a desktop app does something that needs your attention, you know about it because of system-wide notifications. With web apps, on the other hand, it's easy to miss something that happens when your apps are open in another window or tab. Yip aims to solve that problem by offering a unified web app notification system in Firefox. Yips is a Firefox port of the notification APIs from Fluid and...

Jetpack addon enables dead-simple notifications in Firefox

There are already plenty of ways to send notifications out of Firefox into apps like Snarl and Growl, but what about the other way around? If you work, play, and live in your browser wouldn't it be nice if your notifications could appear there instead of needing to install a standalone notifier? The Notify addon for Jetpack does just that. With a short snippet of JQuery code, developers can...

jGrowl: Growl-like notifications in your browser window

A lot of OS X users are familiar with Growl, a customizable notification system with all kinds of uses. New e-mail, iTunes track changes, new instant messages -- Growl handles all of this stuff. Now there's a Growl-like jQuery plugin called jGrowl that lets you apply the same sort of notification in your browser window. jGrowl supports different animation settings, as well as sticky messages that...

OmniGrowl: Growl notifications for practically everything.

If you're a devotee of Growl, the slick pop-up notification system for OS X, then you've probably got a wishlist of apps that need Growl support. Even some of the ubiquitous Apple apps like iCal and Address Book don't work well with Growl. No need to fret about that, though, just download OmniGrowl, and you can set Growl notifications for practically everything. When we say practically...

GrowlCamino 1.5 beta: Growl notifications for Camino

GrowlCamino is a plugin for the Camino web browser that posts Growl notifications during or after certain browser activities. The Growl program is a universal notifier that delivers on-the-screen information for a number of Mac applications. Some programs, such as Adium and Firefox, are supported right out of the box. Others, like Camino, are not. That's where the GrowlCamino plugin comes in. ...

NetNewsWire 3.0 released

As RSS becomes more and more of a vital tool for online media consumption and production with each passing day, the need for efficient and well-integrated RSS clients rings loud and true. NetNewsWire for Mac OS X is just such a client. Originally borne of (and still written and managed by) indie Mac dev Brent Simmons, it was purchased after v2.x in 2005 by NewsGator to help round out their...

Get your Mint stats via Growl

We're big fans of web stats packages, and Shaun Inman's powerful and flexible Mint is definitely near the top of our list. While Mint and its various plugins can watch all manner of web stats and there are even widgets to check some stats from the comforts of your desktop, Tyler Hall decided to go one step further and has built a pepper (i.e. - a plugin for Mint) simply titled php-Growl that can...

g4me - Mac OS X widget checks Gmail for Your Domain

It's pretty hard to argue that Google's Apps for your Domain service isn't both a genius idea and a powerful option for individuals and small businesses alike to leverage the power of their domain. An unfortunate drawback, however, of these services is that most 3rd party tools, scripts and add-ons built for Google's public apps, like Gmail and Google Calendar, won't work with these same services...