Arranging the Notifications by Using Growl for Windows – Growl is one of the applications that can be used for showing the notification in the pop-up form. For example, the Growl will show the song tracks that have been listened by the users, downloading process, e-mail, and others. Growl is a developed application from the Apple OS. As Windows is not Apple’s products, Growl is not compatible with Windows in the first place. However, nowadays, there is a developed beta version of Growl that can be installed in the Windows operating systems. The main function is still the same as the original version. Growl can show the notification and alert the user about the upcoming events.
As the developed application, Growl always shows some new innovations in order to improve the services for the user. One of the examples is the presence of the new option in the Growl application. This new option provides flexibility and choices to subscribe. It means that the user can get the notification regularly. The notification history of this application enables the user to view all of the summaries of the notification. The user can see the summary based on its date or group. This feature is the improvisation of the Growl and UI so that Growl for Windows provides better service. Another feature is the New Smokestack that provides the choices to set the display of notifications. One of the good points of the Growl application is that the user can control the application easily. The user can set the form of notification and action that should be taken as the response of notification. For example, the user can set the notification with the visual indicator, audible alert, or both of them. The user also can set the type of display such as remaining notification on the screen and the order of important notification. In addition, the user also can forward the notification to another computer.
There are some advantages to the use of Growl application for Windows operating systems. The first one is that the Growl application provides attractive notification systems. As mentioned previously that Growl application can show the notification in some different form. In addition, it also can show the various pop up of notifications. However, since the Growl application is a developed software, there is some lack of point of this application such as the limitation of the compatible application. Therefore, the user needs to make sure that the Growl is compatible with the desired applications.