HimmelBar
HimmelBar
3.0b64

4.5

HimmelBar free download for Mac

HimmelBar3.0b64

16 October 2008

Launch & quit apps using the menu bar.

Overview

Note: HimmelBar is no longer under development, and it is no longer available for sale.

HimmelBar is a little faceless application that provides an icon in the menu bar to quickly access your installed applications by scanning standard locations such as local, user, developer and network applications, and also utilities.

What's new in HimmelBar

Version 3.0 beta has been almost completely rewritten for efficiency and performance boost. It also adds support for multiple custom locations. Please note that it is beta version and some localizations are still missing.

This version is not compatible with previous versions. That means you'll have to set up again your preferences, but that also means you can revert to version 2.4.3 easily if you encounter any problem.

Warning: If you encounter problems upgrading from previous versions, first quit HimmelBar then launch the installer.

Changes:

  • Bug fixes.
  • Added the Danish localization.
  • You can now set a custom location from within a standard location.
  • Full path of applications is now displayed as tooltips in the preferences drawer.

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How would you rate HimmelBar app?

34 Reviews of HimmelBar

Brennanmeister
12 April 2006
Version: 2.4

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I would suggest that you check out XMenu also. Similar in purpose and function to this app.
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Random-Number-Generator
27 June 2019
Version: 3.0b64
With Catalina 64 bit it no longer works.
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spangledtablet
28 September 2018
Version: 3.0b64
sorry about the copy
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5
Xente
09 January 2012
Version: 3.0b64
It's useful, clean, simple, and efficient. Makes accessing your apps so much easier. Only reason that I gave it a three for stability is because I've only had it for a day or two, so I can't really say much about stability just yet. No problems so far though
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3.5
misterjspencer
21 August 2011
Version: 3.0b64
I think this is a great idea, but it no longer works in Lion, and does not display all folders in a given directory.
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Lev
01 October 2008
Version: 3.0b
Sorry, but that's nonsense; LaunchBar doesn't use either the desktop or the menubar. It activates IN the menubar with a keystroke, or you can cmd-tab to it in the list of running apps if you like. In other words, it runs just as it always has.
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Jani333
16 August 2007
Version: 2.4.3
Ist ein super Programm, ich finde ihn sehr gut.
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Simichavel
04 December 2006
Version: 2.4.3
I recommend comparing with the simple and elegant Namely and the powerful Quicksilver, both activated by keystroke shortcuts and both likewise freeware.
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Bolobar
25 July 2006
Version: 2.4.2
The ability to close all open applications makes this little gem a winner.
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Brennanmeister
12 April 2006
Version: 2.4
I would suggest that you check out XMenu also. Similar in purpose and function to this app.
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X9
01 April 2006
Version: 2.3.2
This is badass! Since Dock Extender is no more, I've been looking for another kind of launcher that's simple, clean, and mean. This is it. Butler is too convoluted and Launchbar is useless as it uses the desktop and not the menu bar anymore. Kudos to the dev! Best of all, it's free. Pretty customizable and leaves a small footprint.
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Anonymous
04 August 2005
Version: 2.3
awesome app. this version is buggier than the last few though. it keeps on crashing a few hours into startup.
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Anonymous
20 July 2005
Version: 2.3
Every Mac should have this installed. Apple should buy this app and include it in OS X. Can't live with out it!
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Anonymous
02 June 2005
Version: 2.2.1
How do I install the english version as shown in the example, mine does install something in norwegian or such. does anybody know?
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Anonymous
28 April 2005
Version: 2.2
Good, but check out XMenu also, by DEVONtechnologies.
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4.5
ACB
28 April 2005
Version: 2.2
This small app does exactly what it should. Here's my two cents: Cent #1: A simple search feature built into the drop-down menu. Cent #2: Ability to create an unlimited number of custom folders. I do like the way that you don't have to go through each app's folder to get to it. I also like the 'deep search' and regular search ability. Thanks for making this free! ACB
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Anonymous
14 March 2005
Version: 2.1
good, but i prefer MoofMenu..
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4.5
Derekpunsalan
16 February 2005
Version: 2.0.1
i just started using this app today. works like it's supposed to. i often find myself navigating through numerous apps in the finder to find what im looking for. this app beats dropping the apps folder into the dock. i configured himmelbar to list a few important apps that i access but don't want to be sitting in the dock when not being used. the only recommendation i have is to allow an easier method of creating more optional folders to organize apps. i.e. a folder for dvd burning apps, communicaiton apps, ect. it just crashed on me while i was typing this up so stability is something ill follow closely.
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Anonymous
18 January 2005
Version: 2.0
love this app. but after update 2.0 it doesn't work. the icon is there but nothing happens when klicking... got a tibook with 10.3.7
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Anonymous
14 January 2005
Version: 2.0
Wonderful little application ! this is the application I was sarching for Good work.
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Anonymous
11 December 2004
Version: 2.0b2
It would take 1 minute to program Butler to do the same thing, or am I missing something here? With all the positive reviews on here, I'm wondering...
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Anonymous
10 October 2004
Version: 1.4.3
Does its job well but wish it didn't have to index the HD each time it starts up.
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Anonymous
07 August 2004
Version: 1.4.1
Very nice app. works almost without any problem. Why does this app list some applications two times? example print services, is it a listing bug of apple? .. sometimes it quits on a g4 733 os 10.3.4
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Anonymous
02 August 2004
Version: 1.4
as Leonadro da Vinci said once "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." but he also said: "Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen." good job guys.
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Anonymous
01 March 2004
Version: 1.3
On some configuration, the application may quit some seconds after the installer finishes. In such case you'll have to manually restart the application after the installation process. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Anonymous
07 February 2004
Version: 1.2.1
It's a very nice small app, but unfortunately it does tend to use up too much memory and CPU, compared to its size and functions. Especially when updating preferences, it does hang for a few seconds. I've tried other similar apps, a nice one with lots of features (more than you'll need probably) is Another Launcher. But honestly, in the end you're better off with the system Dock, IMHO. Put folders and aliases in there, and you can browse anything without having to go to the Finder. The Dock uses the least memory/CPU of them all. You can't disable it, so you might as well get used to it and exploit it, instead of looking for alternatives. At least in my experience, that's the best solution.
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4.5
Anonymous
25 January 2004
Version: 1.2.1
It's a very useful utility, just what I was looking for. I used to ctrl-click an application folder in the Dock to get my apps but this was slow and ugly.
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4.25
Anonymous
09 January 2004
Version: 1.1.2
cool, but created a glitch with all my browser windows; forms (such as a google search window) would not allow me to type a "space" between words...
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Anonymous
09 January 2004
Version: 1.1.2
Very stable and useful. Himmelbar, Fire, Desktops Manager, and MenuMeters are my must-have utilities for OS X. Free software rocks!
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Changwei
20 December 2003
Version: 1.1.2
It's a very useful application. I just love it. Thanks!!
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4.5
Anonymous
02 December 2003
Version: 1.1
Did a nice job finding my apps. I have been looking for something like this that is free and works well, I found it. There is one thing, I would like to be able to move it around in the menu bar.
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4.5
Anonymous
02 November 2003
Version: 1.0
Great little app. But it doesnt list all the apps. in the "Applications folder" in my user folder only a few from each sub-folder.
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Anonymous
21 October 2003
Version: 1.0b2
Kind of like a 'Lite' version of Another Launcher.
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4.25
Anonymous
20 October 2003
Version: 1.0b2
I like this little piece of software. Very nice! However I would like the ability to add another folder. Only my main apps are in the apps folder, not all my fun little stupid ones.
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Anonymous
20 October 2003
Version: 1.0b2
Right idea but the Alias Menu approach is better IMHO i.e.; use folders/aliases in Application Support and let the user build the menu structure as they see fit. HimmelBar is small and fast, but ultimately too restrictive.
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