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MoonMenu is an extension that adds a small moon in the current lunar phase to the right side of your menubar. It serves as a subtle, unobtrusive reminder that there's an entire universe out there, even without your Web browser.

What's New

Version 3.0.5:
  • Fixed issue with expiration if non-appstore versions of MoonMenu were installed previously. Sorry!
  • Better defaults to expand whole window on first run.
  • Fixed GMT offset with lunar quarter times.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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2stepbay Member IconReview+62
2stepbay
+1

I've used Moon Menu since 2003. Very nice GUI easily accessed via Menu Bar. Easy Very informative about Moon cycles, Sunrise/set etc. Well worth the price.

Regarding EarthGlobe etc. Small globe does not make for a useful app. There are widgets that do the same thing and with better graphics.

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Version 3.0.4
Drsfg Member IconComment+55
Drsfg
+0

I have my machine set to San Francisco time. Yet, no matter what I try, the time on the Moon Menu drop down is 7 hours too fast. How does one fix this? I have the preferences set to local time.

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Version 3.0.3
Sanford Selznick
+0

The time displayed at the top is always GMT. All of the details presented are in or selected zone. This was requested by users many years ago.

Gbbob Member IconComment+65
Gbbob
+1

I must apologize some how my comment got posted twice. Really soory that was not meant to happen. Robert Lewis

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Version 3.0.3
Gbbob Member IconComment+65
Gbbob
+0

There are two apps that are available that are both free and only show on the desktop when in the finder. They are Moondock and EarthGlobe. I reviewed both years ago. Because they were written exactly to Apple specs they still run flawlessly today. I am running a G5 dual 2gig Mac and have used the two of then for almost 10 years. The moon goes through it's phases and the earth follow it's pace as it goes into day and night. You can set the earth by moving it by hand or entering the coordinate where you live. If you click on either one you get a small data page giving you all the info you need. You can also set the size of the two. In all the time I have used them they have never crashed. Both are stand alone apps. So you can decide if you want them as start up items or not and use very little memory or CPU. But, the best part is both are FREE. The author also made another program called Cosmos Saver thats you on a tour of the solar system using skins from the voyager probes. That does require a small fell but the graphics are fantastic. Look I am not trying to bash MoonMenu but when there is a better alternative I must state my mind. I checked and it is still available on MUD. Sorry MoonMenu but you were out done almost 10 years ago. I just wish the author of Cosmos Saver would update it with the latest skins we have now.

Robert Lewis
Freelance Writer
PS: If anyone is looking for a Mac writer please feel free to contact me.

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Version 3.0.3
Sanford Selznick
+1

I think users like MoonMenu's tight UI and our twist on the typical boring menu. MoonMenu has lots of controls to dial up moon information for particular dates and locations and has much improved icons (as of version 3.)

I hope you're not implying that MoonMenu doesn't adhere to Apple's standards. MoonMenu uses 100% documented APIs to do what it does.

Gbbob Member IconComment+65
Gbbob
+1

There are two apps that are available that are both free and only show on the desktop when in the finder. They are Moondock and EarthGlobe. I reviewed both years ago. Because they were written exactly to Apple specs they still run flawlessly today. I am running a G5 dual 2gig Mac and have used the two of then for almost 10 years. The moon goes through it's phases and the earth follow it's pace as it goes into day and night. You can set the earth by moving it by hand or entering the coordinate where you live. If you click on either one you get a small data page giving you all the info you need. You can also set the size of the two. In all the time I have used them they have never crashed. Both are stand alone apps. So you can decide if you want them as start up items or not and use very little memory or CPU. But, the best part is both are FREE. The author also made another program called Cosmos Saver thats you on a tour of the solar system using skins from the voyager probes. That does require a small fell but the graphics are fantastic. Look I am not trying to bash MoonMenu but when there is a better alternative I must state my mind. I checked and it is still available on MUD. Sorry MoonMenu but you were out done almost 10 years ago. I just wish the author of Cosmos Saver would update it with the latest skins we have now.

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Version 3.0.3
David Landrith Member IconComment+8
David Landrith
+7

As a werewolf, I find this app to be invaluable.

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Version 3.0.2
Sebuchen Member IconComment+30
Sebuchen
+2

Is this a set up or what? Come on! Supposedly 5 different people commented or reviewed it and every last one of them rated this program 5 stars? Give me a break! It's the phase of the moon in the menu bar. Just how many people even CARE what the phase of the moon even IS? And $12 dollars just for that? I don't think so. Someone is trying to convince everyone how nice this is and I personally wouldn't give a buck for it. It could be the best piece of software in the world but it's a dinky one trick pony and they want $12 just to see the moon's phase... Yeah, I wouldn't hold my breath on this big seller if I were you.

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Version 3.0.2
John Brownie (developer)
+0

It does more than just put the moon phase in the menu bar. It creates a menu which allows you to check sunrise and sunset times, and moon phases at any given time. It's invaluable for making calendars which show moon phases (which I do each year, since that's important information for fishermen). So it's more than a one-trick pony.

Gbbob
+0

Then try EarthGlobe and MoonDock they are free and supply more info and nicer to view from your desktop and if you want a neat screen saver try CosmoSaver. I mean what have you got to loose. They are stable in 10.5.8. Sorry I cannot speak for 10.6 since I own a G5 Mac. They are free except for CosmoSaver.

Laraine Member IconReview+46
Laraine
+1

A very elegant and useful piece of software. I haven't been able to find anything wrong with it; it works like a charm on my G5 under Tiger. Therefore, I've given it five points for everything. Many "small" pieces of software like this are much more expensive, so full marks to the developer for not being greedy. I'm sure I will miss it when my trial period runs out so I have it down for a future possible purchase. Keep up the good work, Selznick!

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Version 3.0.1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
+1

This is the neatest program! I look at the phase of the moon at least once a day (it updates itself in real-time). Everyone should have this program for reference!!!

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Version 2.0.3
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
+1

This thing's a must-have!
The sunrise/sunset feature is important too!

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Version 2.0.3
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Downloads 21,132
Version Downloads 12,002
License Shareware
Date 20 Aug 2011
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $12.00
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