Snarl 2.2 Beta
Snarl is a notification system for Windows. It provides a standard, simple way for application to notify you, the end user, of important events.
Applications register notifications but ultimately you decide which notifications should appear – and how they appear. All of this is centralized into a single location – Snarl’s preferences – so you know where to look each time, no matter which application it is. You can also assign different styles and schemes to each notification.
Support for applications can also be added through a feature unique to Snarl: extensions. These are small modules which run in the same process space as Snarl and allow Snarl to detect events occurring in other applications.
With Snarl running, any Snarl-enabled application you install will automatically register with Snarl and start displaying notifications. There’s no configuration or intervention required.
Snarl itself uses virtually no resources on its own, and the code required to integrate Snarl support into an application is equally lightweight. There are no large installations – Snarl does not use .net – and it works fine on Windows 2000 as well as XP and Vista.
Download: Snarl 2.2 Beta