Growl 1.3 is now available, exclusively from the Mac App Store. I like the new history feature, and I’m happy to send the developers the $2. The Mac App Store necessitated the switch from a preference pane to an application, which is fine, but it also requires a compulsory menu bar icon. I’d prefer to avoid that clutter. The installation process was glitchy, even though I’d manually deleted the old version of Growl before purchasing. The App Store application kept telling me that Growl was installing, though it wasn’t, and it either didn’t appear in the Purchased list at all or did appear but with a titleless button. I kept quitting App Store, going back to the Growl page, and re-buying, and eventually it did install the application.
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