Growl - what is it and how'd it get there?

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  1. onthecouchagain macrumors 604

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    In my System Preferences on my MBP early 2011, I notice there's a new item under "Other" column called "Growl." What is this and how did it get there? I could have sworn I didn't see that there before when I first started using my MBP. My MBP is merely a couple of weeks old. I'm reading it's a notification system... but I don't recall installing anything of the sort. Has anyone else seen this item appear?
     
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    lol happened to me when i installed smartsleep i think.. or some sor of utility app and growl came as a hidden extra...
     
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    Why would you remove Growl? It is an awesome app.
     
  6. onthecouchagain thread starter macrumors 604

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    Is it? Hm. What can Growl do that the regular Mac OS can't do? Wouldn't the OS alert me of new mail or new messages, etc, on its own anyway?
     
  7. vnle macrumors 6502

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    +1 Adium & Growl are always the first apps I install whenever I do a clean wipe of my mac

    If you chat, it's kinda useful for the chat messages to pop up. Not sure if it works for ichat but for adium, it's an awesome combination. Mail only shows a number on the app icon while Growl can do a popup notification for you. (Though a little annoying waiting for it to catch up with the new versions of mail) That's not the limit of growl - you can have it notify you in many different styles for many different apps. :D
     
  8. RationalGaze macrumors newbie

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    Growl also tells me when the GPU switches from integrated to dedicated, after installing gfxCardStatus.
     
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    Growl is awesome. Leave it. It works with a number of apps. foursquareX, twitter, Transmit, gfx, and a number of other things. It's very useful.
     
  10. ExnomenDei macrumors regular

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    Growl is the most unified and clear notifications app in the world of desktops. It's also open source and very often downloaded. Enjoy!
     
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