What’s New

Version 2.1.3

- Fixes an issue on 10.9 where sending notifications to Growl will result in Growl logging "(null) doesn't have enough information…" whenever it receives an incoming packet.
- The on/off slider is more accessible now.
- Adds an improvement to how the selection of the default plugin worked in the displays tab.

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

robsonch ,

Big headache...

Bought have a while and were trying to solve the click the alert not working issue…
There’s ways that try to fix using the Growl Version Detective (update the Growl framework) but need to check your applications one by one!! Can upgrade and downgrade the Growl’s framework (isn’t supposed to be Growl’s job???)… the problem is… not always work!!!!
Found workarounds also using Bark and other third part program… but shouldn’t be something that Growl (paid program) should embed? ??
So, means that i bought this program and is not working at all out of the box… need to add extra apps to make it run…

Bluescentric ,

Corrupt installation, paying for something I didn’t install in the first place

As others have said, many apps don’t use growl, so it’s not exactly an easily justifiable endeavor. I somehow inhereted Growl with Adobe, if I remember right. After a year or two's worth of notifications that Growl, which I didn’t install in the first place, was out of date, (and Apple implementing it’s OWN notification system in that time) I finally decided to get it because my spam filter and some adobe programs use it, and I was tired of the old notification goofiness, so I thought maybe an update would make my life easier.

I guess not, though. I buy it and download it like I do everything else on the app store and the first thing I see is that my install was corrupt. 4 mintues after I bought this. Sorry guys, Growl’s old notifications were already not great. I’ve got a screencap of 25 notifications going off at once and covering my entire screen and I had to individually X each one.

Now I have to download their UNinstaller to REinstall the thing I just bought from the app store. Trying to update has officially become a serious pain, and all for an app that, again, I never bought.

VLNewby ,


Don’t waste your money, people.
I give it one star because there is no option for negative stars.
These little notifications have been popping up on my Mac screen urging me to update Growl.
I finally decided, sure, why not? So I paid the $3.99, and *attempted* to install the thing. It did not work. I got a message saying, “We’ve detected that the Mac App store keft you with a corrupt install. Please follow the instructions the button takes you to in order to remedy the situation.” I did exactly that, but…
I tried FOUR TIMES, following ALL the instructions TO THE LETTER and got the same results, with the message that “the Mac App store has left you with a corrupt install, etc.” So it’s the App store’s fault Growl doesn’t work? I don’t think so.
Growl needs to tune up its game, big time. If the Mac App store has a bad file, GROWL needs to freakin' give them a new one! Who even are these people, anyway?
Just don’t.
And Growl doesn’t want to hear from you either. Their “contact us” page? The best you can hope for is to be sent to a “discussion page” where you can read about all the trouble EVERYONE else has had with it. If I wanted to do a research project, I’d go back to college. So after fooling with this WAY longer than I wanted to already, I’m giving them a bad review.
Don’t waste your money, people.


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