Growl Alternatives

    Growl is described as 'notification system for Mac OS X, it allows applications that support Growl to send you notifications. Why use Growl? It works out of the box' and is a popular app in the OS & Utilities category. There are nine alternatives to Growl for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Self-Hosted solutions and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Snarl, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Growl are Growl for Windows (Free, Open Source), Notify OSD (Free, Open Source), Specto (Free, Open Source) and Zephyr Notification Service (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 17, 2021

      • 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.
    1. Growl for Windows is a Windows-compatible version of Growl , a notification system for Mac OS X.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 2.0.9.1, released in March 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website and GitHub



      • 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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    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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      • Windows Phone
      Toasty lets you receive push notifications on your Windows Phone 7 device while you are on the go.
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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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