Thursday, April 16, 2009

Supported Apps Wishlist

With the 2.0 codebase getting pretty stable, I am starting to turn my attention to expanding support for Growl for Windows to more applications. I created the initial set of plugins (iTunes, Outlook, Visual Studio) because they were applications i used frequently and they had fairly easy to implement plug-in architectures. But now I would really like to grow the list of applications that support GFW, so I am asking for your input.

Post the applications that you would most like to see support GFW in the comments below and I will focus on those apps. If the apps dont have a plugin architecture, I will try to work with the app developers to build support in natively. (Two Twitter clients, Witty and Spaz, have already had patches submitted to them to add support natively). The apps with the most votes will get priority.

Finally, if you are a developer of an app that supports GFW/GNTP or have created a plug-in for another app to add GFW/GNTP support, post up a link and I will add it to the list of supported applications.

**UPDATE 5**:Winamp Plug-in now available:

**UPDATE 4**:Thanks to @aegnor, there is now Pidgin support.

**UPDATE 3**:Thanks to Vaelek, there is now µTorrent support. check it out at:

**UPDATE 2**: The following plugins have been released - more to come soon:

**UPDATE**: As of right now (May 6th, 2009), here are the most requested apps:

Some of these are going to be tricky (ex: uTorrent and Digsby dont have API/plugin support, etc), but i am going to work hard on getting the apps supported one way or another. If anybody out there wants to volunteer to help (writing a plugin, pestering the app developers to add support, etc), that would be great. thanks for all of the feedback so far.

574 comments:

  1. I am making the Ruby/GNTP client library now.
    I would post to the ML soon.

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  2. Pidgin
    Thunderbird
    Eclipse

    Also, if is posible, hardware related advices and alerts:
    Battery Power Getting low
    New USB Device plugged (like Growl 4 Mac)
    Master Volume changed
    etc

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  3. FreeRapid Downloader (Rapidshare/Megaupload/etc)
    Free Download Manager (ftp/http)

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  4. isn't Twhirl being superceded by Seesmic Desktop? if so and Twhirl is 'dying off', then i probably won't add support for it. if it is staying around as a separate app, then that is ok. does anybody know for sure?

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  5. for my
    msn
    firefox
    google crome

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  6. since Firefox showed up a few times in the wishlist, i started with it. here is the first pass at a GFW Firefox extension:

    http://www.growlforwindows.com/gfw/plugins/firefox

    (Firefox might prompt you to allow the download since it is not coming from addons.mozilla.org yet)

    i have tested it in Firefox 2 and 3, but i would appreciated everyone else trying it out and reporting any issues.

    in this version, you can get notifications on these events:

    Download Started
    Download Completed
    Download Failed
    Download Cancelled

    i havent added the ability to set a password yet, so if you are using the 'Require password for local applications' setting in GFW, you wont be able to receive any notifications yet.

    anyway, if it looks good, i will make an official build and put it up on addons.mozilla.org for regular use. the method i used should make it pretty easy to create a Thunderbird plugin as well, so maybe i will work on that next. i also have a hardware/system monitor for things like battery life, disk space, event logs, etc that i started awhile back that i will probably try to wrap up and release.

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  7. woohoo! Nice one!

    my wishlist:
    Thunderbird
    SongBird
    Chrome
    DropBox
    RSS Feeds / Google Reader Notifier
    Gmail Notifier / Google Talk
    Windows Sys Notifications / bubbles

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  8. Google Reader

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  9. gmail
    gcal
    gdocs
    msn
    chrome
    windows live mesh
    crap cleaner (ccleaner)
    miranda
    pidgin
    google talk
    Recuva
    Steam
    IMGburn

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  10. Winamp
    uTorrent

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  11. gmail/gcal/gtalk
    mirc
    skype
    msn
    chrome
    vlc

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  12. uTorrent
    Pidgin
    IE8

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  13. uTorrent (finished, failed)
    pidgin (sender & text - see digsby)
    IMGBurn imo isn't worthwhile, sound & tray open on finish already built in
    gtalk (same as pidgin growls)
    steam (group/friend/game invite, game updates)
    Google Reader (new unread)
    gmail (new unread)
    system updates (battery every [adjustable]%, new usb device, updates)
    winamp (same as itunes)

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  14. Trillian Astra
    Firefox
    Blu (vista twitter client)

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  15. I would love to have Pidgin

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  16. Pidgin
    Thunderbird
    System alerts (low battery, volume, mute, removable storage, other USB devices)

    Thanks!

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  17. Zune

    Trillian astra

    Windows 7 action center (system alerts)

    Google Chrome

    Bittorrent

    Limewire

    Kaspersky Anti-Virus

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  18. Zune
    Digsby
    DestroyTwitter
    FeedDemon

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  19. DropBox
    EverNote
    Skype
    Eclipse

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  20. Trillian Astra
    Winamp
    Dropbox
    uTorrent
    Outlook
    Steam

    Many of the other already stated as well.

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  21. WEB BROWSERS
    Google Chrome
    Opera

    MEDIA PLAYERS
    Media Monkey
    Windows Media Player
    Songbird
    Winamp

    MAIL
    Thunderbird

    CHAT/VIDEO
    Skype
    AIM
    Digsby
    Pidgin
    Trilian
    Windows Live Messenger

    MISC
    Dropbox
    µTorrent

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  22. Windows Live Messenger
    JDownloader

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  23. Winamp
    uTorrent
    Gmail
    GCal
    Gmail Chat/Google Talk
    GReader
    Rainlendar
    Toodledo/Remember the Milk

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  24. Gmail
    Google Reader
    Google Chrome
    Zune
    System Updates

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  25. uTorrent
    Windows Live Messenger
    Skype
    Google Chrome
    Google Calendar
    Gmail

    Hardware related such as:
    Battery Charging, Battery Low, Battery Full etc
    USB plug in
    Time - e.g. every hour it says "It is now 2 o'clock"


    thanks a lot mate =) awesome program

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  26. thunderbird
    utorrent
    gmail notifier

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  27. Digsby
    Windows Live Messenger
    uTorrent

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  28. Winamp
    uTorrent
    Digsby

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  29. DropBox
    DropBox
    DropBox
    DropBox
    DropBox

    uTorrent

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  30. - Thunderbird !
    - defragler
    - pidgin
    - digsby

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  31. Miranda
    Chrome
    Thunderbird
    Dropbox
    uTorrent

    PS: huge thanks for porting growl to windows, this is one of the most handy little apps on the mac os platform imo. :)

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  32. @Anonymous - thanks for the thanks =)

    i really hope people find the software useful. i know that apps support will make or break it, so thanks to everyone who has suggested their favorite apps.

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  33. windows live mail
    windows live messenger
    formatfactory
    emule
    goole chrome

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  34. I think the list about sums it up. I think mIRC would be a good add-on too.

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  35. Windows Mail
    Postbox
    Thunderbird
    Google Chrome
    Lifehacker

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  36. avast antivirus
    comodo firewall
    firefox
    thunderbird

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  37. foobar support is absolutely necessary!
    emule support would be nice

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  38. Songbird
    Miro
    Skype
    Evernote
    Dropbox
    Pidgin
    uTorrent

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  39. This is great! My wishlist:

    Trillian
    Zune client
    Skype
    Live Messenger

    It would be amazing to tie this into Xbox Live as well, but I don't know how realistic that is.

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  40. uTorrent
    Pidgin
    Google Talk
    Skype

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  41. Live Mesh
    Twitter!!!
    Google Reader

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  42. Also, it would be great if the pandora app could display album art/ thumbs up or down

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  43. Dropbox
    Winamp
    Ada Twitter App.
    Pidgin

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  44. Google Reader
    Gmail

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  45. Last.fm client

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  46. google calender

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  47. - Miranda
    - Winamp
    - Eclipse
    - VLC

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  48. Netbeans
    Flexbuilder
    WinAmp
    Skype
    MSN Messenger
    XAMPP

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  49. Can we get notifications if a website adds info without refreshing, if so how?

    Also do I add yahoo mail?

    Thanks

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  50. Outlook Web Access notifier using Growl - similar to the Gmail Growl Notifier.

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  51. LAST FM
    LAST FM
    LAST FM
    Spotify
    Pidgin

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  52. Please add the following as requests.
    Tweetdeck
    Pidgin
    Seesmic desktop

    Thanks for the wonderful apps.
    Works great with Visor display.

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  53. Please add Songbird support for GrowlForWindows.

    There are some addons from Songbird that does almost the same, with Snarl, but they don't work anymore, and the Gnarly bridge doesn't work (the addon register itself, with a really weird name, and then no notification passes through it)

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  54. google reader for sure

    gmail
    dropbox

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  55. RE: Songbird

    The Gnarly bridge emulates Snarl, so if the existing addons dont work with Snarl, they wont work with Gnarly either.

    however, since Songbird is built on Mozilla, it should be easy to create an extension based on the Firefox and Thunderbird extensions. in fact, i spent about an hour this afternoon and whipped one up - i will post the link here as soon as it is available on the addons.mozilla.org site.

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  56. utorrent
    live messenger
    skype

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  57. Outlook 2002 support would be amazing! My work PC is 7 years behind the curve!

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  58. SabNZBD please!
    http://www.sabnzbd.org

    it is in DIRE need for notifications, as everything is web-based and you dont know when your downloads have started or finished

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  59. Flare or any other campfire applications.

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  60. Remember the Milk
    Google Calendar
    Dropbox

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  61. Foobar
    Google Reader

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  62. Google Reader,
    Foobar2000,
    Google Calendar,
    Remember The Milk,
    Google Chrome...
    Those would be relevant to my interests.

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  63. Pidgin (with option to notify when a SPECIFIC buddy does something -- snarl only allows you to set a global notification such as when any buddy signs on or off. I'm only intersted in being notified about specific buddies. Growl for Adium on OS X has this feature)
    uTorrent
    Slacker Radio (similar to Pandora)

    Thanks!

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  64. musikCube
    Google Reader
    Google Calendar
    Maxthon

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  65. utorrent
    DC++
    Skype
    foobar2000
    Opera
    filehippo.com update checker
    Speed Fan

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  66. uTorrent
    Handbrake

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  67. FeedDemon
    Opera
    Miranda IM
    MediaMonkey
    Syncplicity
    Last.FM

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  68. Google Reader
    Google Talk
    Foobar2000

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  69. i need...
    Foobar, pidgin, free download manager

    thanks

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  70. Windows Live Mail.

    Many thanks!

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  71. Pidgin, Free Download Manager...
    Two thumbs up for your efforts!

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  72. uTorrent
    Foodbar2000
    Pidgin
    Filezilla
    Google Chrome
    Picasa 3

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  73. Gmail Chat Login!
    I'd love to be able to set it so I would receive a notification when specified friends login. Gchat currently shows a green light next to the name.

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  74. Last.fm
    Miranda

    Huge thanks anyway!!

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  75. No mention of any shells? (SecureCRT, Putty, or Cygwin)?

    Seems like an oversight of epic size.

    I'd also agree with the Winamp, Filezilla, Pidgin, and uTorrent items.

    Symantec Antivirus (corporate or personal) would be delicious.

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  76. Growl for Mac! That way, notifications can be forwarded from Windows->Mac and vice versa.

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  77. Facebook notifications

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  78. Lotus notes please!
    Enterprise grade GFW FTW :)

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  79. google reader feed updates

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  80. for uTorrent, there is an API of sorts for the WebUI. there is a forum post detailing it here : http://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php?id=25661

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  81. I'd find MSN, and postbox particularly useful. It strikes me that an email-client agnostic reminder service would probably be pretty good.

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  82. DestroyTwitter
    Zune

    And another support for Digsby. I've requested them to support GfW already, but others should pitch in, its not hard to contact them.

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  83. re: digsby

    if you would like Digsby to add support for GfW, you can post your request here:
    http://forum.digsby.com/viewtopic.php?id=4284

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  84. Facebook
    FileZilla
    Norton Antivirus
    Defraggler

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  85. Safari if its possible

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  86. uTorrent, Pidgin, foobar2000.

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  87. Windows Live Messenger :)

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  88. utorrent
    twitter
    rainlendar
    miranda-im
    last.fm
    google chrome
    google reader
    gmail
    facebook

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  89. Dropbox
    Eclipse
    FileZilla
    Juice Reciever (formerly iPodder)
    Last.fm
    mIRC
    Miro
    Pidgin
    uTorrent
    Windows Media Player

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  90. Google Chrome
    Newsbin
    FaceBook

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  91. Internet Explorer 8 (^^)
    Safari 4
    SQL Server Management Studio
    Adobe Air applications if possible :)

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  92. Hotmail! - Like the gmail notifier

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  93. Yahoo Mail would be nice

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  94. Foobar2000
    Google Reader

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  95. WebEx Office, specifically WebEx mail

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  96. I'd like to see.

    Zune ( yeah i know long shot right?)
    Feed deamon
    Skype
    Msn live messanger
    Media center.

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  97. windows live mail
    media player classic
    utorrent
    digsby

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  98. AVG Free Users Interface

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  99. I would like proper Trillian (Astra) support. I read the tutorial with the batch file but I would like to have it with all types of notifications.
    And if possible WinRAR

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  100. Foobar2000
    uTorrent
    Windows Live Messenger

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  101. Prowl
    It's an iPhone app that synchs with Growl on the Mac.
    Prowl support would let me forward notifications to my iPhone.

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  102. I second the Prowl request...

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  103. RE: Prowl

    it is already in progress and should be in the next release.

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  104. blip.fm
    digsby
    zune (can't play subscription music in songbird or itunes)

    For that last one, you'd be my hero.

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  105. Zune
    Seesmic Desktop

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  106. JDownloader
    I think it even has plugin support.

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  107. Prowl for iphone

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  108. MediaMonkey
    Grooveshark

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  109. Just waiting for Prowl for iPhone like everyone else....PRETTY PLEASE! :)

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  110. Prowl is now available in GfW:

    http://blog.growlforwindows.com/2009/07/prowl-notifications-on-your-iphone.html

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  111. Wow, that was quick. I'll update and test out push to my iPhone tomorrow. I'm on a jailbroken/unlocked 3G device on T-Mobile, btw, and my push works fine. For those of you with push issues in general, check out http://tankmorph.blogspot.com for instructions on getting push to work.

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  112. Windows Live Messenger, Hotmail, and Windows 7 Action Center, please.

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  113. live messenger!
    so I can be notified of new messages when I'm away from the computer

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  114. Daownload accelerator Plus
    uTorrent
    Google Chrome

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  115. uTorrent and Pidgin are the main reason I would use Growl... too bad its not available. I'll be checking in periodically for this exciting project! Great work!

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  116. MSN Live Messenger

    None of the third party clients support MPOP at the moment, so having push would be a game changer.

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  117. my washer and dryer needs an app.
    if you had some power reader for your house it could alert you when the load went down or up that would work.

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  118. I know the utorrent application does not have an API, but the web interface does.

    forum.utorrent.com\viewtopic.php?id=25661

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  119. facebook and google crome please.

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  120. Digsby please! Wish I could help, but trust me, you don't want my help :)

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  121. Filezilla

    Or any decent FTP client really...

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  122. How about a way go monitor a website... For Growl for win. Such as www.woot.com

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  123. 3D Rendering Apps such as:

    Lightwave 3D (supported in mac via free plugin)
    Maya (supported in mac via python script)
    Cinema 4D
    Blender

    Cheers!

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  124. AIMP2 (can use winamp plugin)
    Opera
    Dropbox
    Google Reader
    Skype
    Wireless network alarms

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  125. It would be nice to have CallerID displayed for my home phome line on my iPhone so I don't have to get up to find out some sales person is calling me. I could just look at my iPhone instead.

    YAC (Yet another CallerID)

    The website has API and source files to make it easy for programmers to tweak. So I don't think this would take long to get working with growl.

    Thanks

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  126. Just thought of another idea.
    How about home automation programs like:
    mControl (embedded automation)
    Homeseer
    etc...

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  127. TweetDeck
    FeedDemon (already posted a request on the FD 3.0 beta forum)
    Windows Media Encoder
    Quicken
    Thunderbird Calendar
    Google Calendar
    FireFTP
    Eset Antivirus
    Nero Express
    Norton Ghost
    VLC
    MediaMonkey
    Audacity
    TMPGEncoder
    EditStudio
    Disk Defragger (Windows Util)

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  128. More Windows integration (software installed/uninstalled, Windows updates available/installed, computer shut down/restarted/logged in or out, low system memory, high CPU usage, Remote Desktop user signed on/off)
    SmarterMail Server by SmarterTools integration (new mail, message sent/sending error)
    RealVNC - all versions (alert of user signing on/off)
    FreeSSHd and FreeFTPd (user signed on/off)
    Apache HTTP Server integration (new person on site)

    I know this is a lot but it would really make Growl better, especially the tighter Windows system integration.

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  129. FileZilla - so I know when someone has connected to ftp and preferably uploaded or downloaded a file

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  130. google voice, google voice, google voice!

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  131. I have a uTorrent API that I have been working on in C# that talks to the web api of uTorrent. I hope to have a working version that at least supports notifications of files added/started/finished soon. I'll post back here when I have something to show.

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  132. @Vaekej - that would be awesome. i took a look at the WebUI API, but just havent had the time to dive in. if you get something working, please post it here or in the discussion forums - i am sure everyone will be excited.

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  133. First order of business, I can't type, but I am Vaelek not Vaekej.

    Second and more importantly, good news! It's been a while but I looked over the current state of my wrapper, and I have enough functionality to knock out at least something here relatively quickly. Here's the thread I've started for it: http://groups.google.com/group/growl-for-windows/t/ea2a7b49e351eae0

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  134. Would very much like to see tweetdeck please

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  135. Come and get it! uTorrent support is now in beta!
    http://iphoneworld.codinghut.com/2009/07/get-utorrent-notifications-on-your-iphone/

    *note* If this gets added to the apps page, please link to the page and not directly to the download, thanks!

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  136. yahoo messenger!!!

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  137. SageTV
    trillian/astra
    RivaTuner (overclocking app for Nvidia graphic cards)

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  138. SageTV
    Google Voice

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  139. GOOGLE VOICE

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  140. 1. McAfee (The Virus Scan and Quick Clean features, specifically)

    2. Casper Disk Copier


    Those two would be a huge help for me, in addition to the great work already done. Keep it up!

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  141. I would love to see Google chat and TweetDeck in here. very impressed so far with this Growl/Prowl combo.

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  142. ! Newsleecher (the most advanced application to download from USENET)

    ! FlashGet (the most advanced download manager)

    I am surprised not to see them in the list.

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  143. snmp notifications would be awesome!! So I could get a notification if our core switch is lagging, or a network port is using too much bandwidth.

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  144. Google Voice, we need it bad

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  145. @everyone who wants Google Voice support -

    here is a Greasemonkey script to add Google Voice support. i dont even have a Google Voice account though, so it is all theory. please try it out and post back your results.

    http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/53723

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  146. CruiseControl.Net

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  147. I'll throw another vote for Skype.

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  148. jDownloader would be great!

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  149. Grabit - www.shemes.com
    Norton - www.Symantec.com
    Filezilla - www.filezilla-project.org
    AVG - www.avg.com
    Comodo - personalfirewall.comodo.com

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  150. THUNDERBIRD LIGHTNING!!!

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  151. Windows live mail
    windows live messenger

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  152. mirc
    google reader

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  153. Google Chrome
    POSTBOX
    tweetdeck
    google gears (reader, calendar

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  154. Skype
    Microsoft Communicator (awful tool, but corporate requires it)

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  155. I have created a little application to forward Skype notifications to Growl. Incoming calls and voicemails supported at the moment. These can then be forwarded to your iPhone with Prowl.

    http://barry.1free.ws/SkypeToGrowl.htm

    Enjoy.

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