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AccessMenuBarApps is a simple app that gives the user instant access to all menubar apps by showing a reduced app menu (so that there is more space for menubar apps). Activating/Deactivating of the reduced app menu can be triggered by keyboard shortcut, mouse gesture, click on the menubar icon or click on the dock icon.

AccessMenuBarApps runs as background app (can be configured to launch at startup) and is waiting for keyboard shortcuts (default SHIFT SPACE) or mouse gestures ("double knocking on the top border of the screen" and/or "pushing/squeezing the mouse on the top border of the screen" ) to activate or more...

What's New

Version 2.4:
  • Support for hidden dock icon
  • Support for hidden menubar icon
  • 'Poof' effect is now a visual effect without sound
  • Fixed some issues with OS X 10.7 Mission Control and fullscreen mode
  • New application icon

Requirements

OS X 10.5 or later

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Djefis Member IconReview+155
Djefis
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It is exactly what I needed.

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Version 2.4
Bob.jacobson Member IconReview+106
Bob.jacobson
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Great app for Menu Bar opening of infinite number of applications (so it seems). I like the way the icon explodes and contracts when invoked and put away. In all ways, cool.

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Version 2.4
macpayne Member IconReview+18
macpayne
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I used Bartender App but I wasn't a fan of its 'extra floating menu bar' feature. So I used the 'show all the items in menubar' option to show all menu bar items in one menubar row, by clicking the Bartender icon.
It works, but sometimes I felt that option was unstable. Sometimes I need to click the bartender icon several times to hide all application menus and show all menubar icons.

So then I found this app.
It perfectly suits my need. It's running properly on Maverick OS and it somewhat faster and more lighweight than Bartender.

Great app. Thanks developer

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Version 2.4
Steve Frawley Member IconReview+188
Steve Frawley
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Great App for Viewing massive amount of items in the menubar. Great for control freaks.

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Version 2.4
Mac007 Member IconReview+198
Mac007
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I was using Bartender until it quit working under OS 10.8.2 for some reason known only to the wizards of tech. Thankfully this app takes it's place just fine and it's free. Would be nice if it had the option to activate on just one knock as well as two but as it stands i can live with it as it is. I am thankful however that apps like this exist as Apple seems in no hurry to fix the problem.

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Version 2.4
Mac007 Member IconComment+198
Mac007
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Does not play well with Google + menu bar app. I have to switch to System Preferences app to access Google + app. A fix would be helpful. Thanks!

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Version 2.4
Ortisoft (Developer)
+2

Hi, thanks for your feedback. Indeed it's a problem. Sorry.
I will try to find a fix, so that menubar apps like google+ will work properly in future.

Ortisoft (Developer)
+1

On my Mac, the problem only exists when I have checked the "Hide Dock Icon" option in the Preferences.

So for a workaround, please uncheck the "Hide Dock Icon" option, until I've fixed the problem.

Mac007
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Now for some strange reason it works with Google+ app just fine. Very strange. Color me confused.

Lvdoc Member IconReview+535
Lvdoc
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I can only reiterate what others have said: This app works great and has solved a major problem for me. Thanks developer!!

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Version 2.4
GoSa Member IconReview+1
GoSa
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Hi,
I just installed it and I already like it.
I always use to click on Finder to be able to see the other icons since Finder had fewer menu-items than for instance firefox.
Now I just click on the ying yang icon and all my icons appear.
The ability to hide the dock icon and the menu icon itself is already implemented in this version which is nice too.
So in short this release does what it says it does.
Well Done!

There is one feature that would be awesome, is the ability to rearrange the icons.
Hope you will consider this :-)
Keep up the good work!

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Version 2.4
eddietta Member IconReview+3
eddietta
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This app is excellent! However, would you please add an option to hide the dock and menu bar icons? So that some ppl can use mouse gestures or shortcut and also have a tidy menu bar/dock. Thanks!

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Version 2.3
Ortisoft (Developer)
+2

Thanks for your review.
Hiding dock icon and menubar icon coming with the next version. Look forward to version 2.4

eddietta
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That's great! When will the next version release please?

rocketmouse Member IconComment+0
rocketmouse
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I wish I could review it... It won't install properly on my Intel 13" MacBook (Model Identifier: MacBook1,1) running Snow Leopard 10.6.8, but:
"You can’t open the application “AccessMenuBarApps.app” because it’s not supported on this type of Mac."
I tried it on a MacBook Pro (which doesn't need it but also runs 10.6.8) and there were no problems.
I have downloaded it several times from different venues, thinking it might have been corrupted--and obviously then installed it several times. Nothing seems to help.
What should I check/fix? (I did look at permissions, but all seems to be in order.)
I noticed Ortisoft replying to others, and missing support at their site I thought I'd take a chance here.

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Version 2.1
Ortisoft (Developer)
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Hi,

I have seen your similar trouble report already at www.macworld.com and I answered in that forum.

Now to the answer:

AccessMenuBarApps v2.1 is a 64-bit application. I suppose your 13" MacBook has a Core Solo or Core Duo processor. Snow Leopard supports on this type of cpu only 32-bit applications. That's why AccessMenuBarApps (64-bit) will not start on your MacBook.

Meanwhile I've released a version 2.3 (available via http://www.ortisoft.de/en/accessmenubarapps) which solve some problems reported to me. It is a universal binary running on 10.5+ Intel 32/64-bit and PPC.

I hope you will enjoy using AccessMenuBarApps.

It would be nice if you could give me a feedback, whether v2.3 solves your problem or not, because I only have a 13" MacBookPro with Lion and a separate boot partition with SnowLeopard for compiling Universal Apps with Xcode3. So, I have only limited resources or testing. And it's just a hobby to learn programming Objective C (AccessMenuBarApps is my first app for OS X).

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Thomas.sd
Version 2.4
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Arpan-CJ
Version 2.4
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Rioren
Version 2.3
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Mr.P
Version 2.3
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sferrazzi
Version 2.1
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Mtin79
Version 2.1
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appleHQ
Version 2.1
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Downloads 10,839
Version Downloads 6,615
License Free
Date 24 Jun 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32 / PPC 64
Price Free
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