Glow for FB icon

App Specs
File size:
4.74 MB
August 14, 2012
January 9, 2013

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Reliable Facebook notifications for your Mac, finally.

Runs on Mac OS 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, including Growl integration.

Glow for FB shows beautiful Facebook notifications right on your menu bar with a glowing dot.

"Glow is a Mac app that aggregates your Facebook notifications into Notification Center without being intrusive.
The nice thing about Glow is that it's easy to customize to fit your needs." - LIFEHACKER

"The app is excellent regardless which version of OS X you're using;[...] It is an excellent way to keep up with your Facebook activity while staying as productive as possible."


Unsatisfied with Mountain Lion's Facebook integration? With Glow for FB, you get a menu bar app, that informs you with a glowing dot as soon as something has happened on Facebook. It helps staying away as long as possible and being productive instead!

Once there's something new (new poke, new comment, new like, new friend request, new message, etc.), a notification will appear which you can click to open Facebook instantly. It's that simple.

  • Features
  • deliberately minimalist design
  • individually choose which notifications you want to receive (general notifications, messages, friend requests)
  • precise Notification Center integration*
  • optional preview of notification / message or friend request in Notification Center*
  • GROWL support
  • directly mark notifications as read by ALT+clicking the 'f' (only general notifications)
  • mute all notifications temporarily for 10 minutes
  • Option to launch Glow for FB as soon as you start your Mac

    and of course:
  • fully Retina-ready

  • News
    Follow or to get the latest news about the development process.

  • Preview
    Head over to to see Glow for FB in action.

    What do you pay for?
    We are serious about good design. We've spent a lot of time thinking about what's the best way to inform you about news on your social network in a decent and elegant way.
    Next, we guarantee, that there's nothing between your Mac and the Facebook servers: We do not store your Facebook credentials remotely or collect any of your data, promise. We don't want to make money with your data!

    Help, it doesn't work!
    Please head over to and follow the instructions filed under "What can I do if Glow for FB does not work?" or get in contact via Facebook!
    Glow for FB is a so called 'Best Effort' service, meaning that there may be outages due to server disturbances.

  • - Notification Center integration requires OS X Mountain Lion!

  • What's New

    We listened to our customers and we're happy to announce:
  • full Growl support
  • option to log out the current user
  • new graphics
  • fix to work properly with the Bartender app
  • translated to the languages German, Spanish, Italian (more languages coming soon)

  • Glow for FB (me.raffael.glow-for-fb) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of

    Operating System: Mac

    Default Install Path: /Applications/Glow for

    Minimum OS version: 10.6

    Copyright: Copyright (c) 2012 All rights reserved.