Talk:Growl (software)

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Growl has been downloaded over 20000 times from [Version Tracker], so surely that satisfies the 'criteria' for software?

Yup. I´m sure. It´s a quasistandard in the mac world...

Growl is an offshoot of the Adium project. There used to be an Adium plugin... I think it was called the event bezel plugin. Anyhow, Growl was created to be much more robust than this plugin. (There should be old discussion on the Cocoaforge forums, and probably in the svn commit logs).

Full listing[edit]

Here is the compiled full listing:

Dread Lord CyberSkull ✎☠ 08:17, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Applications screenshot[edit]

The screenshot of the applications part is now out of date as of today (the Growl 1.1 release) - it's been redesigned. If anyone gets a chance it'd would be nice if that screen was updated or replaced. SeanMooney 18:18, 8 September 2007 (UTC)

Done. – Mipadi 01:46, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Growltunes2.jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 23:07, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Practical Advantages?[edit]

AS the vast majority of the apps that are compatible with Growl have their own notifications, I'd like to see some info in the article about the practical advantages of Growl. Is it in actual fact just a fancy toy? Centrepull (talk) 08:07, 28 November 2009 (UTC)


On OS X 10.8+ the end user can choose to use a Growl notification or the OS X Notation Center fro notifations (if the developer has used the framework right (add a link from Growl about it)) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chas4 (talkcontribs) 01:34, 6 October 2013 (UTC)

Clones[edit]

I don't know the name of it, but ubuntu has a clone of it in >9.10 and windows has snarl (already mentioned) Ms.henrick (talk) 17:10, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

Linux had this in the form of OSD, zenity and libnotify long before growl was written. Ubuntu just wraps a shiny UI.

Multiple Issues[edit]

I flagged this article with multiple issues, because:

  • Tone: Article looks like it was written from a non-authoritative source who appear to be unclear about their knowledge of the subject.
  • Confusing and Unclear: This article appears to make the Growl software appear as if it might be malware, and describes very technical details about the inner workings of Growl without clearly describing what it does.
  • No Lead Section: Somebody needs to write a neutral introduction to describe what Growl actually is and does in a single paragraph.
  • Neutral point of view: It appears as if some of this article was written by someone who has a complaint about Growl, particularly the following paragraph:
    • The application appears to be non-malicious; however users[who?] may not even know growl was installed until an update is requested.[citation needed] While damage to a user's system is not immediately apparent after accidental installation, the program may reappear without warning, suggesting uninstall techniques on the manufacturer's website are ineffectual.[dubious ]
    • (This complaint needs to be neutralized, and should be combined with the Adobe CS5 issue in its own section with citations.)
  • No Sources: Even though there are a few sources around the article, the major portion of the article cites no sources or references. If anyone has a reference to verify this information (either on the Growl website or a forum somewhere around the web) please add them in.

Adrian (talk) 17:03, 26 July 2012 (UTC)

growlinstaller.exe infected[edit]

When going to http://www.growlforwindows.com and trying to download the installer, my anti-virus gave a warning, so I investigated: https://www.virustotal.com/nl/file/40f47b54aa7ea3dda36fb3bccc3f6c03bd2139cbc8860955c015e94fb67abd1a/analysis/

Result: DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS FILE!!! It contains virut which infects all your files.

I do not know whether the original creator of Growl for Windows uploaded this, or that a malicious hacker changed the installer on the server, but the file that is on there is not to be trusted. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.21.3.151 (talk) 13:38, 26 June 2014 (UTC)