Growl is one of the most popular notification app on the Mac, with many apps such as Firefox, Adium, Skype etc using it for desktop notification. Growl is also one of our featured App of the Week. With its latest version 1.3 release, Growl app is breaking few grounds.
Growl 1.3 is now exclusively on the App Store and is a paid app at $1.99. Growl used be be freely downloadable, but it is still a bargain at this price. Growl 1.3 is for OS X Lion only, Growl 1.2.2 is still available for free download if you’re running older OS X. Reportedly Growl 1.2.2 is running fine under OS X Lion.
Growl 1.3 is now a menu app, it is no longer a Preference app working behind the scene. This is most likely a requirement for apps on the App Store. Other changes include a new notification center that will display past notifications, useful to peek at notifications that you missed while away from the desktop.