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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Growl for Windows 2.0 Beta - Now Available

The Growl for Windows 2.0 release is getting close, and we are happy to announce that the first beta version is now publicly available.

*NOTE* - this is beta software. The functionality, interface, and underlying protocol are all subject to change before the final release.

New or improved features:

  • Supports new GNTP (Growl Notification Protocol) for cross-platform compatibility
  • Supports images in notifications
  • Supports playing sounds when notifications are received
  • Supports sending callbacks when a notification is clicked/closed
  • Keyboard shortcuts for closing last notification and closing all notifications
  • History feature that records all notifications
  • Missed notifications summary
  • Bonjour support enables automatic discovery of other Growl instances on your network (PC or Mac)
  • Notification forwarding can now be configured on a per-application or per-notification basis
  • New Smokestack display; improved Standard and Visor displays
  • Improved UI
  • Plug-ins for Outlook (2003/2007), Visual Studio (2005/2008), and iTunes
  • Complete developer SDK for creating custom displays


New UI features make managing notifications easier

Although v2.0 is based on the entirely new GNTP protocol, it is fully backwards compatible with the 1.* versions of Growl for Windows and the Growl for OS X UDP network protocol.

Download the program and give it a whirl. There are still a few UI items to clean up and refine, and the GNTP spec is not quite 100% finalized yet, but the beta should otherwise be feature-complete. If you find any bugs or have any suggestions, we would love to hear your comments.

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