Friday, May 14, 2010

OmniGrowl 4.0.2 released

OmniGrowl 4.0.2 has just been released. This is mainly a maintenance release.

It fixes a bug that prevented validating the Yahoo Upcoming API key on 10.5 intel machines and possibly other system configurations. (Version 4.0 did not have this bug on most configurations.)

OmniGrowl is now 64-bit compatible. Macs that are 64-bit capable now require OS X 10.5 or higher. However OmniGrowl remains compatible with Tiger on older Macs.

If using GeekTool integration, a redundant geeklet refresh (which generated excess system logging) has been eliminated. This requires GeekTool 3.0 final.

Please see the version history.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

OmniGrowl 4 is here! Hold on to your socks!

After weeks of dedicated work, OmniGrowl 4.0 is finally here! We're really excited about this release and hope you will find out why.

It adds so many new features and enhancements that we can only highlight a few major ones:
  • Local event notifications powered by Yahoo Upcoming
  • OmniGrowl can run optionally as a normal application in the dock with menus
  • Easily show iTunes artwork on the desktop with integrated GeekTool support
  • Integrated music controls to add found artwork to iTunes
  • Revamped concert notifications with images
  • 4info searches can search by set, and each search term can have a custom image
  • More images overall
  • Auto-fill presets for twitter, Netflix, and facebook
Please note that OmniGrowl 4 is a $6 paid update if you bought it before January 1, 2010.