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Broomstick is the easiest way to hide menubar icons that you don't like. While most apps that create a menubar icon allow you to hide it, some apps don't provide this option. Broomstick lets you take back control of your menubar, by letting you hide these offending icons! Additionally, Broomstick lets you control the order of icons in your menubar.

Broomstick can currently hide the following apps: Air Video Server, Avira, BetterTouchTool, Boom, CPU Speed Accelerator, Caffeine, Chronicle Mini, ChronoSync, Click.to, CloudApp, CrashPlan, Dimmer, DropCopy, Dropbox, Droplr, Evernote, Flutter, Flux, FullControlHelper, Garmin more...

What's New

Version 0.91:
  • Updates to be compatible with new Flux and Dropbox updates. It seems that on some systems Broomstick takes a long time to un-hide the Dropbox icon, but if you give it enough time (2-3 mins), it gets there eventually.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.6 or later, Intel

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fre.dub Member IconReview+2
fre.dub
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On Mavericks, Broomstick seems to still work, but its script (the Menubar Icon Orderer) doesn't seem to launch on startup, so that I have to manually do from within Broomstick.

Am I the only one, or is an update needed? If the first, how do I fix this problem?

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Version 0.91
Alex Member IconReview+67
Alex
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Finally! A way of hiding the Dropbox icon on the menu bar.

Thank you :)

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Version 0.91
larrymcj Member IconComment+234
larrymcj
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On his website, the developer has a long list of app icons Broomstick will hide, but (for me, anyway) it would not hide Google Drive.

Also (though not sure if this was directly related or not), when I uninstalled Broomstick and rebooted, my menu bar was empty except for the system icons. I rebooted again and everything was fine. This particular iMac is only four days old and was working perfectly, so I have to suspect Broomstick was the culprit.

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Version 0.91
ralfreier Member IconReview+3
ralfreier
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Doesn't work anymore with Dropbox, might need an update.

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Version 0.9.1
Zibity (Developer)
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Hi there,

This should now have been fixed.

Thanks,
Sebastian

Cgc Member IconReview+511
Cgc
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Works fine but the interface is way too demanding on the user. May as well make it a command line utility. I'll hold off until the developer makes it a little more user friendly. Thanks.

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Version 0.9.1
eddietta Member IconReview+3
eddietta
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Pretty good app... Please add ability to hide AccessMenuBarApps (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/38985/accessmenubarapps). Thank you very much!

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Version 0.9.1
artie505 Member IconComment+88
artie505
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A heads-up to all: Before you submit your request to have Broomstick hide your app's icon, be sure to check the app's preferences to see if it offers the option.

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Version 0.9.1
Mookzmom Member IconReview+40
Mookzmom
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YAY! This developer is very responsive to requests, and in a very short time, has acted on my requests. Thank you! This app runs quickly and is simple to use, and clears up my menu bar for things I really want to see. Excellent app!

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Version 0.9
Myka Member IconReview+84
Myka
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It's a cute little app. And it can hide the Spotlight icon (at least on Snow Leopard; I don't know about Lion)! I wish it could hide a few more menu bar icons, though. Sent a request to the developer (you can send a request through the app), who very kindly offers this for free. ;)

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Version 0.9
Zibity (Developer)
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If you've got any more requests just send them to me from within the app and I'll add them as quickly as I can. I've been getting tons of requests lately, so please bear with me if your request isn't included immediately.

Thanks!

Myka
+1

Okay. And thank *you* for this wonderful app!

RavenNevermore Member IconReview+1317
RavenNevermore
+2

Great little app! Thanks!

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Downloads 30,199
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Date 02 May 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
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