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MenuStrip...Take control of your menu bar! MenuStrip allows you to create your very own custom menus that appear in the menu bar or as a control strip placed anywhere on the screen. Add applications, files, or folders to any number of customizable menus. Always have your most frequently used items easily within reach.


  • Create your own fully customizable drop-down menus with your most commonly used applications, files, and folders.
  • Add shortcuts in the menu bar for all of your favorite applications.
  • Quicklaunch applications and open files simply by typing their name! No more searching through more...


Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later

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Zo219 Member IconComment+506

Wait, wait … it's the famous YouControl, back from the dead! In different clothes and without the big website! What a splash that made, for a little while until a new OS wiped it out. Expensive, too, as I recall. Seemed revolutionary at the time.

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Version 3.5
Neartheredrocks Member IconComment+183

The maker of MenuStrip 3.5 (Indeeo, Inc) seems to be the successor of the maker of MenuStrip 3.0.5 (MacPowerUser Software).

On their website Indeeo writes under "What's New" that MenuStrip 3.5 has been updated for OS X 10.6.6 - whatever that means. Besides that nothing seems to have changed.

Well, the old version 3.0.5 works perfectly fine with OS X 10.6.6 on my machine. I therefore see no need to buy version 3.5 (again).

MenuStrip 3.0.5 is "normal" old-style shareware (try before you buy) and can still be downloaded from the MacPowerUser website.

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Version 3.5

... I forgot to add that I think MenuStrip is one of the best Mac utilities ever. It needs a little effort to understand all its possibilities and how to configure it according to one's needs, but it is definitely worth the time to do so.

Cocoanut Member IconReview+209

I love it and I'm thrilled to have it back. MenuStrip was the first utility I purchased back in the early days of OS X. It worked well until around 10.4 when I sadly had to abandon it.

I can't tell if anything is new, it doesn't seem like there is but that's ok since this utility is probably the best and most useful utility to pass my wireless in 20 years of computing.

At first it seems replicate functions which already exist but it offers options to truly master your UI and workspace to get the most of your computer. I had this installed for only one day and my workflow has already been transformed.

If you buy it, take time to learn all the features and myriad ways you can use it to improve your computing experience. My two favorite features are the auto-hide button it puts in my menubar (essentially returning the "one-app" feature of the first public beta of OS X and the ability to custom script more little buttons in your menubar to do whatever you want from hiding applications, launching them, applescripts, automator actions or anything with just ONE click.

This is an absolutely terrific utility and I'm positively thrilled to have it back!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Version 3.5

I'm sure you have an honest, valid experience, but there's no way I'm giving someone $10 without a demo.


I agree totally with Lvdoc. A demo is a must. Has the MacApp store killed shareware? Long live MacUpdate.

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Version 3.5
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Downloads 1,550
Version Downloads 1,550
License Commercial
Date 05 Feb 2011
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $9.99