Grrrrowl is Grrrreat!
By tonybeckham on Jun 16, 2007
For the past 3 years I have spent most of my computing time on a Mac. I had tried Growl in the past but since my old "hand me down" Powerbook had a premium on processor speed and HD space, I never kept it around long enough to like it. Well, today is a new day.
Growl is a slick program that installs as a pref pane item. It gives a nice notice when certain actions of applications occur. It is highly customizable and very handy. My father (a new Mac convert) has been using it. That is really weird because I didn't even tell him about it. So I decided to give it another try and I love it! It's so simple and many of the tools I use everyday already come with growl support built in.
One thing I was missing was Thunderbird support. Before Growl, I had my Doc Icon bounce with new mail but if I was in the middle of something and couldn't select TB the bouncing bird was annoying. With Growl there is a nice TB plugin available on the TB add-on site that just adds new mail notification to Growl, no more muss or fuss.