Get iOS 5 Style Notifications On Your OS X Desktop Right Now With This Gorgeous Growl Theme

Get iOS 5 Style Notifications On Your OS X Desktop Right Now With This Gorgeous Growl Theme

Oooh, this is pretty. MacThemes forum user SkyJohn has created a theme for Growl that emulates iOS 5 style notifications. It’s not a perfect fit, but it does exhibit the same cube animation you see when you get a notification under iOS 5 on your iPhone or iPad.

Don’t have Growl? The popular notification system for the Mac is now available for $1.99 on the Mac App Store. You can also download an older free version, but be warned: because of the changes Apple will be instituting to Mac App Store apps early next year, the free version of Growl will not work with sandboxed Mac App Store apps.

For a look at how sandboxing can affect your Mac apps, check out our editorial here.

  • Fdzfzdf

    what is this icon next to the wi-fi signal icon? shows the core usage?

  • Salman

    This guy has some awesome system icons going on – can we get a break down?

  • ksdulin

    This download broke my growl. Not only that but its pretty ugly and I can’t seem to get rid of it. 

  • John Hinds

    Thanks for featuring my growl theme :)

  • Jeffrey the homoe

    I dwoownloaded this and my butthol broke and i cannt poo anymmor ahhahhahhahahaahahahahahhahaahahahhah :'( i need to crap so bad ive had feces sergiclaly removed once already please hellp i cant uninstall it iether HELP I GOTTA MAKE POOPEE

  • Buttlick

    By the way windows 7 is better than lion by far even ubuntu beats that sad piece of shit called os x

  • jaredhobbs

    Here’s how to build the AppStore version of growl yourself: http://thehobbsfamily.net/arch

    Disclaimer: the website linked to above is my own; sorry for the shameless plug!

  • Cabbage

    Looks like iStat Menus
    http://bjango.com/mac/istatmen

  • jaredhobbs

    If you want the AppStore version of Growl for free, the source code is freely available. Here’s some instructions from my website including a build I did: http://thehobbsfamily.net/arch

  • jaredhobbs

    If you want the AppStore version of Growl for free, the source code is freely available. Here’s some instructions from my website including a build I did: http://thehobbsfamily.net/arch

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