Growl 1.1.3 has been released, bringing with it the official Leopard-friendly GrowlMail Extra.
Long-time Hawk Wings readers will remember that a beta-version of the GrowlMail Extra emerged on the Internet late last year. This new release is the real thing.
The main Growl app gains a number of improvements, including the ability to show notifications in every one of Leopard’s Spaces, the option to set a unique sound for each app’s alerts, and some bug fixes.
GrowlMail itself has been rewritten to remove the conflict with Leopard, and can now be installed on other start-up volumes.
Likewise, GrowlSafari now works with Safari 3.0, and other Extras get bugfixes and enhanced compatibility with Leopard.
The alerts looks nice, and now seems to drag a picture from Address Book for the sender if one is available, but uses the default Mail stamp icon if not.
This screenshot features an “iPhonesque” display style from MacThemes.
GrowlMail adds a preference pane to Mail.app in which you can set the way it reports alerts for more than one new email, the mailboxes it should monitor and more:
Growl and its Extras are freeware and available from the Growl web site .
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