Notification library supporting popular notifiers, such as:


  • most popular notification libraries supported
  • easy to override options at any level (new(), notify())
  • using multiple notifiers simultaneously
  • child processes reuse same configuration


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'notiffany'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install notiffany


Basic notification

notifier = Notiffany.connect(title: "A message")
notifier.notify("Hello there!", image: :success)
notifier.disconnect # some plugins like TMux and TerminalTitle rely on this

Enabling/disabling and on/off

disable with option

notifier = Notiffany.connect(notify: false)
notifier.notify('hello') # does nothing

switch on/off using methods

notifier = Notiffany.connect

Customizing options

Options vary on the notifier type. The full list is here:

Currently, only TMux has "dynamic options". (Open an issue if you need this for other plugins).

"Dynamic options" means that you can have custom options (and custom defaults) for custom notifications.

Currently, the main notification types are: success, pending, failed and notify

For example, the default message format for TMux is: default_message_format: "%s - %s"

If you send a notification success, it will look for success_message_format and if that setting isn't available, it will fall back to default_message_format.

This means you can set colors for any notification type, e.g. you can set foo_message_color, for notifications of type foo.

Ideally in the future this would allow you to send custom notifications with custom icons, e.g. foo_icon which has a default value of default_icon for plugins that show icons, etc.


  1. Fork it ([my-github-username]/notiffany/fork )
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create a new Pull Request