Growl... To use or not to?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wayland1985, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. wayland1985 macrumors 6502

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    I recently switched to Adium X (I was getting board with iChat... and I really don't use the video chats often enough).


    It want's me to install an application called growl. Is this a useful application? Is it memory intense?

    Let me know your input!
     
  2. TheReef macrumors 68000

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    I find it really handy.

    For example when file transfers have completed and I'm in another application you can just click on the Growl notification and it reveals that file in the finder, no need to switch back to Adium, open up the file transfers window, then hit the magnifying glass.

    When your busy and talking to people it's great to able see what they are saying without pausing your current work.

    It is really good especially since it works with many applications, I use it with Cyberduck+(Taco/CSSedit) and Stuffit Expander also.


    Uses virtually no CPU when idling, and 1% CPU when it displays a message. This is on my single processor 1.8 Ghz PowerMac G5. Currently using around 6 meg of physical RAM, almost nothing. I wouldn't worry about performance issues.
     
  3. .Andy macrumors 68030

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