Is Mathematica able to communicate with macOS's native Notification Center in order to notify me if an evaluation finishes in any of my open notebooks?

I'm looking for a solution similar to this one except it shouldn't rely on Growl.

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A quick Google search returned:

Based on this, we can use

notify[asc_] := 
 RunProcess[{"osascript", "-e", 
   StringTemplate["display notification \"`message`\" with title \"`title`\""][asc]}]

notify[<|"message" -> "I'm finished!", "title" -> "Mathematica"|>]

You can customize this further to your needs.

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  • $\begingroup$ I don't know. The linked thread says 10.9. It works for me on 10.12. Output is as expected. $\endgroup$ – Szabolcs Oct 30 '17 at 14:08
  • $\begingroup$ Changing Mathematica settings is not necessary because all this does is it runs an AppleScript (see the linked post!) As for showing notifications after every evaluation: see CellEpilog from the thread that you yourself linked. You might try to set this in the stylesheet. $\endgroup$ – Szabolcs Oct 30 '17 at 14:23
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    $\begingroup$ I run in macOS 10.13 notify[asc_] := RunProcess[{"osascript", "-e", StringTemplate[ "display notification \"message\" with title \"title\""][ asc]}, "StandardOutput"] notify[<|"message" -> "I'm finished!", "title" -> "Mathematica"|>], and it works in MMA 11.2. It gives me a notification. $\endgroup$ – José Antonio Díaz Navas Oct 30 '17 at 14:27
  • $\begingroup$ (+1) It's too bad osascript doesn't allow you to change the icon. $\endgroup$ – Chip Hurst Oct 30 '17 at 18:04
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    $\begingroup$ @Szabolcs Please excuse my stupidity. The notifications do in fact work perfectly. I had "Do Not Disturb" enabled yesterday and had completely forgotten about it. $\endgroup$ – Casimir Oct 31 '17 at 20:20

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