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Prowl: Easy Push Notifications

By Zachary West

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Prowl is an easy push notifications client iOS. Push to your device notifications from your Mac or Windows computer, or from a multitude of apps and services. Easily integrate the Prowl API into your applications.

A list of supported apps/services:

The only limit of what the service can do is your imagination.

To receive notifications from your computer, you need the latest:
• Growl on your Mac @, or
• Growl for Windows @, or
• Snarl on Windows @, or
• Any program or web service using the public API.

"I was extremely impressed with Prowl and the elegance with which I was able to view Growl notifications on my iPhone.”
—Aron Trimble, TUAW

"[A] powerful tool to connect your Mac with your iPhone, seamlessly over the air.
—Federico Viticci, MacStories

"Great idea. This opens up iPhone push notifications for anything you can think of.”
—John Gruber, Daring Fireball

"Probably the best $3 I’ve ever spent in the App Store.”
—Darrell Etherington, The Apple Blog

• Push Notifications—When a Growl notification pops up on your computer, it's sent to Prowl and displayed on your iOS device within seconds.

• Sweet application support—Prowl has support from a bunch of cool applications and services. Check out the full list at

• Redirections—Launch a different application when you open a push notification. For example, a notification from your desktop Twitter client can relaunch into your favorite mobile client. You can even pick custom URLs to launch, so you can go anywhere!

• Email to push—Use your Prowl email address (from the Prowl homepage's "API keys" tab) to get email delivery right on your device. Generate as many email addresses as you need!

• An amazing API—Use the Prowl API with a multitude of libraries in various programming languages. You can send notifications from anything that can talk to the internet, and do some fun things along with it.

• Quiet Hours—During the hours you specify, only the badge numbers are updated. No matter the source. Instead of getting a noisy alert, messages are quietly delivered. You can allow emergency-priority items to break quiet hours.

• Do Not Disturb—Keep the application quiet whenever you're busy, or when you need a break from a constant alert. Controllable from within the application.

• Control—Open the edit view to get a quick glance at your notifications, and do away with pesky ones. Quickly copy, email or SMS a notification directly from Prowl (depending on device and iOS version).

• Browse quickly—Use Prowl's internal browser to quickly open links from a notification without having to open Safari.

• History—Up to 10 days of notifications are kept on the server. You can delete notifications that you don't want to see any more, or remove all of your history.

• Customized notifications—Only events you want are sent to Prowl. You can specify all kinds of conditions from the Prowl plugin for Growl.

• Send any message to your device—From the Prowl website, you can send any text to your device: links and phone numbers are automatically linked, so you can easily navigate around without having to worry about typos. From the website or API, you can also automatically redirect to the attached URL.

Prowl is built into Growl 2.0. For earlier versions: — for Mac. — for Windows.

@prowlapp on Twitter

What's New in Version 1.5.2

iOS 9 compatibility, including fixing refresh on startup.


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Customer Reviews

The best pushmail app!

Found this app after the overall demise of "pushmail". Prowl is everything you need for pushmail.

If you are looking for a pushmail app, this is the one you want and the only one you need. It's stable and works excellent and the developer responds to bug reports. Do not hesitate to buy this for your pushmail alerting needs.

Indispensable app

I not only use it not only for pro active monitoring of servers for my job but I also use it at home with my home automation and burglar alarm system.

Keep up the great work and development.


Five stars after iOS 9 compatibility.

Prowl: Easy Push Notifications
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $2.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.5.2
  • Size: 2.2 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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