Growl for Windows Alternatives

    Growl for Windows is described as 'Windows-compatible version of Growl , a notification system for Mac OS X' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Growl for Windows for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based, Android and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Pushbullet, which is free. Other great apps like Growl for Windows are Snarl (Free, Open Source), Notifu (Free, Open Source), Notify OSD (Free, Open Source) and Specto (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 21, 2021

    1. Pushbullet is the easiest and fastest way to send links, pictures, files, lists, notes, and more right into your phone's notification tray, to your computer, or to a friend, really fast.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Snarl is a notification system for Windows. It provides a standard, simple way for application to notify you, the end user, of important events.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Notifu, a free open source pop-up balloon utility Notifu is a tool that displays a yellow pop-up balloon in the system notification area, better known as the tray. It is free and open source, give it a try!
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Canonicals on-screen-display notification agent, implementing the freedesktop.org Desktop Notifications Specification with semi-transparent click-through bubbles.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Specto is a desktop application that will watch configurable events (such as website updates, emails, file and folder changes, system processes, etc) and then trigger notifications.

      Discontinued

      The program is not actively maintained anymore. Last version, 0.4.1, released in August 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    2. An institutional/enterprise-scale distributed real-time messaging and notification system. Zephyr allows users to send messages to other users or to groups of users. Users can view incoming Zephyr messages as windowgrams
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      Notifo is a mobile notifications platform empowering developers to build their own services with a scalable and reliable notifications API. The Notifo API is a simple and affordable way to add notifications to any web app or project.

      Discontinued

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      • Windows Phone
      Toasty lets you receive push notifications on your Windows Phone 7 device while you are on the go.
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    3. Notica lets you send browser notifications from your terminal to your desktop or phone. No installation or registration is required.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Notifications for your terminal Are you tired of waiting for your tasks to finish? Just do something more important and be notified when you need to check back on your terminal.
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