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CustomMenu 3 - access your favorite apps, files, and folders faster | PointWorks
“CustomMenu 3 lets you build your own global menu containing your favorite apps, files, and folders. Once created, you can easily open apps and files or browse folders and access their contents from any app with your CustomMenu.”

(via this Reddit thread on underrated Mac apps:
pointworks  2019  mac  macos  osx  software  via:reddit  menubar 
june 2019 by handcoding
Vanilla - hide Mac menu bar icons for free
This is that app that looks to be a competitor with Bartender. And among other tidbits, there’s this:
“(Seriously, I use this with Command-Shift-< like forty times a day [to toggle icons]. Get Pro just for this.)”
matthewpalmer  2019  mac  macos  osx  software  menubar 
june 2019 by handcoding
Speed up AppleScript UI scripting? - Stack Overflow
This thread goes over some potential AppleScript to remove the 5-second delay when accessing menubar items through AppleScript.
applescript  stackoverflow  menubar  delay  2016 
march 2019 by handcoding
macos - Applescript: on clicking Menu Bar item via gui script - Stack Overflow
This thread offers some semipromising leads on interacting with menubar items through AppleScript.
2013  stackoverflow  2019  applescript  menubar  flux  keyboardmaestro 
march 2019 by handcoding
Clicking an app in the system menu bar - Questions & Suggestions - Keyboard Maestro Discourse
This thread goes over some potential leads on interacting with menubar items via AppleScript.
applescript  menubar  osx  mac  2015  keyboardmaestro  macos 
march 2019 by handcoding
Going mouseless on Mac – Robert Kozikowski's blog
“Ctrl+f2 shortcut changes focus to menu bar, so you can navigate it with arrows. For some reason it started working for me only after I remapped it to different binding.”
macos  keyboard  shortcuts  2016  menubar 
march 2018 by handcoding
Computer gradually slows down as KM macros runs, CPU usage reaches 100% after a few hours - Questions & Suggestions - Keyboard Maestro Discourse
“After Googling a bit, I discovered that in fact many Yosemite users have the similar problem. In this stackexchange question WindowServer high CPU on Yosemite3 for example, it says the way to solve WindowServer process high CPU is to shut down applications on the menu bar that were making high frequency drawing updates. In their case it’s the ‘Network Monitor from Little Snitch,’ in my case it’s ‘Keyboard Maestro Engine’.”
keyboardmaestro  cpu  menubar  2015 
march 2018 by handcoding
TextBar - Mac App
"TextBar is a tiny but powerful app that lets you add any text to your MenuBar."
mac  software  macos  2018  menubar 
march 2018 by handcoding
Shade - The greatest contrast tool in the galaxy
This looks to be kind of a neat menubar utility for checking color contrast.
contrast  accessibility  a11y  mac  macos  menubar  apps  software  osx  2017  color 
august 2017 by handcoding
briksoftware's products
"UnPlugged is an application that notifies you when the power cord of the MacBook is unplugged or plugged back in. It also notifies you in regular steps about your batteries capacity while you run on battery or while you charge your battery."
mac  power  software  menubar  2017  osx  macos  notifications 
august 2017 by handcoding
Volume · Scroll
(This is kind of a neat concept, but: This hasn’t been updated since 2013, and the scroll direction seems to go the wrong way.
"Use your scroll over the menu bar and change the volume."
volume  menubar  mac  osx  software  2013 
june 2017 by handcoding
Create menu bar status icons using BitBar - Macro Library - Keyboard Maestro Discourse
"Sometimes I want to have a persistent notification or indicator generated by Keyboard Maestro. I might use this to have an alert, show that a macro is running, or anything else.

"I've started using BitBar for this purpose. BitBar just runs shell scripts and displays their output in your menu bar."
bitbar  menubar  keyboardmaestro  2017 
may 2017 by handcoding
Best Menu bar widgets for the Mac | iMore
"In order to connect your iPhone and iPad to iBetterCharge, you have to enable Wi-Fi syncing in iTunes. That way, the software can communicate with your devices. When they are connected, you will also always be able to tell how full their batteries are, even if they are in another room. So, if you are working in your office, and want to make sure your iPhone is fully charged for your Pokémon Go walk later that evening, but it's in the living room, you can click on the Menu bar widget to see if it's got enough juice for you to catch 'em all."
mac  menubar  power  charging  2017 
may 2017 by handcoding
Day-O 2 //
(Nope—still no means to tear the window off the menubar.)
mac  osx  calendar  2017  software  menubar 
may 2017 by handcoding
EzyCal Calendar 2017 | AppYogi Software
This is an okay-ish menubar calendar jobbie, but: It can’t be dragged off of the menubar.
mac  osx  menubar  calendar  apps  software  2017 
may 2017 by handcoding
Mac Kung Fu: How to hide menu bar icons on Mac – for free!
"For many Mac power-users the Bartender app has been a solid inclusion in their must-have list of apps. It’s asking price isn’t high at $15 but there’s now a way to get the most vital feature it provides – hiding any menu bar icons you select – entirely for free.

"All you need do is install the Vanilla app, which was created by Mac developer Matthew Palmer. There is a “Pro” upgrade available for $3.99 that’s well worth it but the core functionality is entirely free – and there are no nags aside from a prompt that appears within the Preferences dialog box."
mac  osx  menubar  2017  software 
may 2017 by handcoding
How to display the File, Edit, View menu in Internet Explorer
"If you want to have the File, Edit, View menu always shown like in previous versions of Internet Explorer, follow the steps below.

1. Press the Alt key to temporarily show the File menu.
2. Click View.
3. Click Toolbars.
4. Click Menu Bar."
ie  menubar  ie11  prefs  setup  2017 
february 2017 by handcoding
Ryan Jones on Twitter: "@ktnrsvm Degrees"
Another person asked @rjonesy which menubar weather app he was using, and it looks like it’s Degrees.
weather  mac  osx  macos  software  menubar  2016  twitter  rjonesy 
october 2016 by handcoding
Accessible Dropdown Menus Revisited | Terrill Thompson
On the difference between role=“menu” / role=“menubar” and role=“navigation” for dropdown menus:
"According to the ARIA spec, a menubar is "a presentation of menu that usually remains visible and is usually presented horizontally." And menu is a "type of widget that offers a list of choices to the user." Further, "A menu is often a list of common actions or functions that the user can invoke. The menu role is appropriate when a list of menu items is presented in a manner similar to a menu on a desktop application."

"A website navigation menu is similar to a menu on a desktop application, but it isn't comprised of a list of common actions or functions; it's comprised of a list of links. Therefore role="menu" or role="menubar" may not be the best choice. Perhaps enclosing the menu in a container with role="navigation" may suffice.

"Also, if links are tagged with role="menuitem", screen readers no longer handle them as links. For example they don't show up in the JAWS Links List dialog or VoiceOver Links list in the Rotor."
accessibility  terrillthompson  2013  dropdown  menus  menu  menubar  aria  a11y  navigation 
may 2016 by handcoding
BitBar - Put anything in your Mac OS X menu bar
"The BitBar app lets you put the output from any script or program right in your Mac OS X menu bar. And it's completely free. An impressive number of plugins have already been contributed by a wide range of developers just like you, and this site makes it easy to find them."
mac  software  menubar  apps  2016 
may 2016 by handcoding
Mowglii - Itsycal for Mac
"Itsycal is a tiny calendar for your Mac's menu bar.” (This isn’t too bad, but there’s no way to tear off the panel—at least as of December 2016 / v0.10.16.)
mac  menubar  software  apps  calendar  osx  2016 
february 2016 by handcoding
osx - WindowServer high CPU on Yosemite - Ask Different
"Animated menubar items was the culprit in my case as well. Disabling the MozyHome menubar item reduced WindowServer CPU from nearly 70% to ~5%.”

A later comment also offered this idea:
"Somehow my user preference file,, had acquired several keys with very long values (all named Bookmark); the lengths ranged from about 2.7 MB to 4.3 MB which made the size of the preference file larger than 11 MB. It appears that whenever an operation occurred that needed to access the (sequential) preference data from that file, reading the entire file brought everything to a near standstill until complete."
menubar  windowserver  mac  osx  cpu  stackoverflow  2014 
february 2016 by handcoding
Kaomoji for Mac
This app ($3) gives you quick access to various kaomoji through a list in the menubar.
mac  software  kaomoji  2015  apps  menubar  osx 
november 2015 by handcoding
Menu Stopwatch on the Mac App Store
This looks like an okay-ish Mac stopwatch app.
mac  osx  software  stopwatch  2015  menubar 
november 2015 by handcoding
seense | The Clock, the best world clock for Mac.
This looks like a neat-ish world clock / menubar jobbie.
clocks  timezones  menubar  software  2015  mac 
october 2015 by handcoding
Apparently John Siracusa rather likes this menubar app for mounting/unmounting drives.
mounting  unmount  drives  menubar  apps  software  osx  mac  2015 
october 2015 by handcoding
The olá Brothers - Sip
This is that color picker that Matt from RefillWise was using -- it looks pretty nice. (Among other things, it lets you organize your colors into palettes and that sort of thing.)
color  mac  osx  software  colorpickers  menubar  2015 
october 2015 by handcoding
Icons in Menu Bar disappearing | Apple Support Communities
Some tips on some things to check in case your menubar is crashing: "The fact that the problem doesn't happen to the other user but does to you really makes it clear that some preference file is corrupted or possibly some other app/utility is interfering with the Menu Bar internals.
"Did you also remove the file in ~/Library/Preferences/ByHost as well as the one in ~/Library/Preferences? The xxxxxxxx will be a bunch of hex digits that are either the MAC address or the UUID of the system (I think but not positive) and then kill and restart the program? You might even want to do a safe boot to see if the problem goes away. And then reboot in normal mode."
mac  osx  menubar  yosemite  2015  crash 
october 2015 by handcoding
InScopeApps {+}
"ShellTo opens Terminal, iTerm, iTerm2, or xterm to the current directory in Finder."
apps  menubar  terminal  2015  mac  osx  software  shell 
october 2015 by handcoding
It looks like this menubar jobbie can be used to switch between audio inputs. But it also seems a skosh intimidating at first.
audio  mac  switcher  software  osx  2015  menubar 
october 2015 by handcoding
Add emoji search to Mac OS X's menu bar
"There’s already a pretty easy way to bring up the emoji keyboard in OS X – ctrl + cmd + space – but here’s a nice addition to your arsenal: Emojibar.

"The app, which is still really in its beta form, is a lightweight launcher that sits in your Mac’s menu bar and allows you to quickly search for the ideal ideogram for your current conversation."
mac  emoji  menubar  apps  software  osx  2015 
september 2015 by handcoding
Gestimer review: Mac menu bar timer like you've never used before | Macworld
"Gestimer (Mac App Store link) took the very presumptions I had about menu bar apps and turned them on their head. With the soul of an iOS app and the heart of an applet, the basic timer utility doesn’t just boil down a series of steps into a single click; it extracts the very essence of simplicity in such a way that will change the way you approach your Mac’s menu bar."
mac  osx  softlight  menubar  timer  timers  2015  10.10 
july 2015 by handcoding
TripMode review: Tethered Mac? Your wallet will love this data monitoring app | Macworld
"Ever since it was possible to tether a computer to a cell modem, it's also been possible to blow through one's monthly or service-plan limit and either run out of mobile data, be throttled to a trickle, or face expensive overage fees. TripMode is the first easy-to-use OS X utility to help with that problem. It could do more, but for $8 (or $5 in its current sale), it does plenty."
mac  osx  software  apps  menubar  tethering  10.10  2015 
may 2015 by handcoding
Pomodoro Time review: Elegant productivity timer finds a home on your Mac's menu bar | Macworld
"The aptly named Pomodoro Time (Mac App Store link) takes that proven method and digitizes it for your Mac. It’s far from the first app to do so (and it certainly won’t be the last), but its simple, elegant execution might actually help you stick with it."
pomodoro  mac  osx  software  10.10  menubar  2015 
may 2015 by handcoding
AudioMate — Easy audio control for Mac
"AudioMate allows you to easily control all your device settings from the status bar, run actions when a device becomes available, display system notifications, and more!"
mac  audio  softwre  osx  2015  menubar  opensource  10.8  10.9  10.10 
march 2015 by handcoding
(Its main downside—as of May 2017—is that you can’t tear the window off the menubar.)
"CalendarMenu is a Mac OS X menu bar application, which provides a small calendar showing all informations you need to keep track of all upcoming appointments, birthdays and reminders in the blink of an eye."
mac  apps  software  osx  calendar  menubar  2015  10.8 
january 2015 by handcoding
Semulov 1.3 | Macworld - Mac Gems
Semulov ("volumes" backwards) allows you to eject disks (CDs, DMGs, and so on) from the menubar.
eject  menubar  max  osx  freeware  software  2008 
september 2008 by handcoding
MagiCal crashes when preference selected -- MagiCal Bug Report R776652
MagiCal appears to crash for most (all?) Leopard users when they try to view its preferences. This is the bug report to track that.
magical  mac  osx  bugs  software  freeware  calendar  menubar 
february 2008 by handcoding
Anxiety - Lightweight To-do Management
"Anxiety is a super-lightweight To-do list application for Mac OS X Leopard that synchronizes with iCal and Mail."
mac  software  todo  freeware  ical  via:tinyfly  menubar  osx  gtd 
january 2008 by handcoding
FlickScreen - Quickly upload screenshots to Flickr
"While FlickScreen is running it lives in your menu bar and is always available [...] Before you upload, you have the opportunity to set the title, description and tags for your screenshot so that no further editing is necessary."
mac  menubar  freeware  screenshots  osx  flickr  software 
november 2007 by handcoding
InstantShot! « Projects
"InstantShot! offers classical screenshot functionality for capturing the whole screen, a portion of it, or a window. It also has the option to make timed screenshots or to make delayed captures over time."
mac  software  screenshots  osx  freeware  menubar 
october 2007 by handcoding
RSS Growler - menubar item RSS reader
"RSS Growler is a menu bar item RSS reader similar to RSS Menu, but designed specifically for use with Trac. "
software  osx  mac  opensource  rss  trac  menubar 
may 2007 by handcoding - Google Reader Notifier
This is an open source menubar-notifyer for Google Reader.
software  osx  mac  opensource  gpl  googlerreader  rss  menubar 
may 2007 by handcoding
MagiCal - Free Menu-Based Clock and Calendar
MagiCal is kinda like MenuCalendarClock, except that it supports tear-off calendars (and it's free, too).
software  freeware  mac  osx  calendar  menubar 
march 2007 by handcoding
RSS Menu : Blog Archive
"Forgive me for stating the obvious, but this one puts RSS feeds in your menu bar. You can set how often to get new updates, import/export groups of feed (through OPML), and be alerted when new feeds appear. (It does Growl alerts too.)"
rss  menubar  mac  osx  freeware  software 
january 2007 by handcoding
FoggyNoggin Software - Desktopple - quickly and easily hide all of your Desktop clutter
"With Desktopple, you can quickly and easily hide all of your Desktop clutter. [...] Need to focus on the task at hand? Dim the Menu Bar when you hide the Desktop for a distraction-free workspace." [Shareware, $12]
software  shareware  mac  osx  presentations  screencasting  desktop  menubar 
december 2006 by handcoding
Jeb-Soft: Ejector
"Ejector adds an Eject icon to the Mac OS X menu bar. From it you can eject any disks, e.g. an iPod, a CD, a DVD, an USB Key and even a .dmg or a hard disk (including external one)."
software  osx  mac  freeware  via:kraemer  eject  dmg  menubar 
december 2006 by handcoding
What’s in your Menu Bar? at The Apple Blog
"What’s in your Menu Bar? I think there are enough of us out there with some little app or utility that we take for granted. Lets post em so everyone can find a new gem or two."
menubar  osx  software  mac  freeware  shareware 
december 2006 by handcoding
How To: Display Date in OS X Menu Bar -
"With a slight of hand, you too can easily display the date in the OS X menu bar without the need of additional applications."
osx  mac  calendar  menubar  date 
december 2006 by handcoding
OpenSoft Development: DiggUpdate
"DiggUpdate gives you quick access to the front page stories of in your Mac OS X menu-bar."
opensource  software  osx  digg  menubar 
february 2006 by handcoding
super OS X menubar items
This is a comprehensive list of menubar apps for OS X -- some free, others not free
mac  osx  software  menubar  list  lifehacker 
april 2005 by handcoding
Loopware - Software - IPMenu
This freeware menubar app allows you to quickly view your current IP address
ipaddress  software  mac  freeware  menubar 
april 2005 by handcoding
Meteorologist - a weather program for Mac OS X
Meteorologist is a free weather program for Mac OS X which sits in the menubar.
weather  osx  menubar  software  mac  opensource 
april 2005 by handcoding
jumpcut: a clipboard extender for os x
Jumpcut is a freeware clipboard manager for OS X.
freeware  menubar  clipboard  osx  software  mac 
april 2005 by handcoding

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