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Growl Alternatives

Growl is described as 'notification system for Mac OS X, it allows applications that support Growl to send you notifications' 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, Notify OSD, Specto and Notifo.

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Growl is a notification system for Mac OS X, it allows applications that support Growl to send you notifications.

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  1. Snarl icon

    Snarl

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    10 alternatives to Snarl 

    Snarl is a notification system for Windows. It provides a standard, simple way for application to notify you, the end user, of important events.

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    Growl for Windows

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    10 alternatives to Growl for Windows 

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

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    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

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  3. Notify OSD icon

    Notify OSD

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    6 alternatives to Notify OSD 

    Canonicals on-screen-display notification agent, implementing the freedesktop.org Desktop Notifications Specification with semi-transparent click-through bubbles.

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    Specto

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    11 alternatives to Specto 

    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. For example, Specto can watch a website for updates (or a syndication feed, or an image, etc)...

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    1.  Watch FolderSpecto can monitor a folder and perform actions (send notification, upload file, etc.) when changes occur.
    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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    Notifo

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    12 alternatives to Notifo 

    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.

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    Discontinued
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  6. Zephyr Notification Service

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    3 alternatives to Zephyr Notification Service 

    An institutional/enterprise-scale distributed real-time messaging and notification system. Zephyr allows users to send messages to other users or to groups of

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    Notica

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    6 alternatives to Notica 

    Notica lets you send browser notifications from your terminal to your desktop or phone. No installation or registration is required.

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    1.  Command line interfaceNotica either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Notica without registration.
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    notify.uno

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    8 alternatives to notify.uno 

    Get notified when your commands are done.

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  9. Toasty icon

    Toasty

    • Windows Phone
    6 alternatives to Toasty 

    Toasty lets you receive push notifications on your Windows Phone 7 device while you are on the go. Some of the key features are:

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