HardwareGrowler is the best way to find out when hardware status changes on the Mac. If you need to know what's going on with your Mac, then you need HardwareGrowler.

When your power cable unplugs, HardwareGrowler will spring into action and lets you know about it. Plug in a device like a keyboard, thumb drive, or even a usb headset and get notified about the hardware changes.

HardwareGrowler will also let you know about changes to networking on your Mac. When a wireless connection changes to a different access point or an IP address changes, you'll be notified about the change.

HardwareGrowler is what you need if you need to know about your hardware. HardwareGrowler uses Growl to provide notifications or can do it all by itself. Simple to use, easy to configure, HardwareGrowler is the application for those who need to know.

What's New

Version 2.2

- Resolves a problem with WiFi UUID parsing.
- Other minor fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

Does exactly what it says on the tin.


App installed and worked without a hitch.

Customisation options were exactly the two I wanted (no status bar icon and don't list everything currently connected when launching).

The only reason I've withheld a star as I noticed it was using just over 100MB of RAM which considering that Growl itself uses only 60MB seemed a little steep.

Great app! With a few annoying additions

Northern Man

I like the functionality of the app and it really does give you useful information about whats plugged in/unplugged etc.

Whats really annoying though is the window that appears to notify you of what happened while you were away (even though I wasn't away). You have to manually click the exit button each time and there is no option to turn it off…. Its overly frustrating and therefore gets 1 star until fixed.


Luke Rhodes

Very useful - and in fact you can choose which notifications you want to see by going into the actual Growl settings and changing what's shown though I think it would be useful to have these within the app itsself.


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Rated 4+
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