The new Growl is now available on the Mac App Store at $1.99. While we'll have a detailed, in-depth review of the app later this week, it's worth noting now that Growl has indeed made the transition to paid app, but it's also sporting a whole new architecture, UI, notification list, and themes.
One of the biggest new features of Growl 1.3 is the Rollup window -- from a first look, it appears to be Growl's unofficial response to Apple's Notification Center for iOS. Because Growl keeps working even while you're away from your computer, the Rollup window will collect the notifications you've missed in a single place, allowing you to review them later. There's also a new Network option that enables you to forward notifications to another Mac, or to receive them from another computer running Growl.
Other features mention in the App Store's description:
- Speech display for hearing your notifications.
- Send Growl notifications from Cocoa, AppleScript, or over the network.
- Networking so that two or more Macs can forward notifications to each other.
- Can work with the iPhone and iPad via Prowl.
Growl 1.3 is available on the Mac App Store at $1.99. Make sure to check out the app's new website and Screenshots page, whilst Developers can visit this links to learn more about Growl 1.3 and its technical changes. Looks for a full review of Growl 1.3 on MacStories soon.