Prowl – Growl Notifications Pushed to Your iPhone

Available In: App Store       Price: $2.99  

ProwlThere is this sweet thing called Growl and if you don’t what it is, you can check out their website at It is originally developed for the Mac but there is also a PC version out now too. What it does is combine all of your notifications from your computer into one notification system. You can have it text you the notification, show a pop up alert, speak the alert, etc. With the iPhone app Prowl you can have the notifications push to your iPhone. There are a lot of features like choosing which apps to push to the iPhone and what sound it makes when you get the alert. The app even shows you a list of the recent alerts.

You’ll need to install Growl on your computer first if you don’t already have it. Then you’ll have to install the Prowl plug-in on your computer if you’re on a Mac. The PC version of Growl has Prowl built in. Once you have both installed on your computer, you’ll need to set up an account with Prowl. You can do this from the iPhone app or their website.

Now that you have a login you can just enter that information into the iPhone app and the Growl app on the computer and you will start to see all notifications pushed to your iPhone.

In your Settings app you can change the sound effect that gets pushed to you. This is kind of confusing because one, the “Ziodberg” sound doesn’t work and will be removed in a future update. Two, after you change the sound setting in the Settings app you have to open the Prowl app on your iPhone so it can push the sound change to the push notification servers. Hopefully there will be more sounds in the future.

I’ve posted a bunch of links and screenshots below to help you out. If you’re looking for push notifications like Twitter, email or instant message alerts you’ll like this app. The push usually comes in 1 to 5 seconds from when the computer sends it.

Download Growl for Mac
Download Growl for PC
Download Prowl Plug-in for Mac
Prowl Website
Register for Prowl
Prowl Chat Forum
List of Mac apps compatible with Growl/Prowl
List of PC apps compatible with Growl/Prowl



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  1. This freaking ROCKS!!!!

  2. Eh, it seems overated… JUST KIDDING, THAT’S AWSOME!

  3. your computer has to be on though right?