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Recent Menu is a shiny little menu item, sitting around in you menu bar and showing files and folders recently accessed on your computer. Define which types of recently accessed items to show by creating custom filters for file types or filenames. Click on a menu entry to open an item, press the command key and click to show it in Finder.

What's New

Version 1.2.3:
  • Now requires OS X 10.9 or later
  • Fixed: Recent Menu bug when running on OS X 10.9.


  • OS X 10.9 or later

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Drdul Member IconReview+449

Recent Menu is a promising app, but in the end I found its definition of "recent" too limiting to be useful. It appears that a file is only considered "recent" if it's been opened in an application. Creating a file in an app and saving it doesn't count. Downloading a file or copying a file from an external source doesn't count.

I really like the ability to create and customize "filters," so that I can group files however I want, and show only the types of files I want to see. If RM could show all recent files by including files created or modified recently (this could be an option in prefs), I would buy the app.

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Version 1.2.1
@timi Member IconComment+459

Uhh. I'll just use the one that's already under the Apple Menu.
You know, the built in one?

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Version 1.0.1
Tim Schroeder (Developer)

Recent Menu is somewhat more configurable than the built-in list available under the Apple Menu. With Recent Menu you may freely decide which file types to show in the list of recent item. The Apple Menu is not configurable and only shows applications, documents and servers.

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Downloads 838
Version Downloads 220
License Free
Date 27 Jun 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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