XMenu
XMenu
1.9.11
4.5
0.0

Menubar item lists/launches apps, and more.

XMenu overview

XMenu adds one or more global menus to the right side of the menu bar. They give you access to your preferred applications, folders, documents, files, and snippets. Launch any application, or insert text snippets or URLs into your email messages or Pages documents with a single menu choice.

  • No need for configuration
  • Six predefined folders: Applications, Developer Applications, Home, Documents, User-Defined, and Snippets
  • Keeps all your snippets and text modules handy
  • Operates as a menu extra, requires no hacks or extensions
  • Ideal replacement for Dock folders

What’s new in version 1.9.11

Updated on Aug 19 2021

Version 1.9.11:
Added:
  • Full support for M1-based Macs.
Improved:
  • Brazilian Portuguese localization.
  • Overall reliability.
View older XMenu updates

Information

License

Free

Size

2.3 MB

Downloads

54722

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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Aargl
Aargl
Nov 6 2021
1.9.11
0.0
Nov 6 2021
0.0
Version: 1.9.11
I like it! Only downside is that it doesn't display labels. It would be nice to have a custom order, or some system like FinderPop had, that allows sorting (i.e. when a name was prefixed with "01) " the prefix was not displayed but the item order was taken into account).
DragonMaster
DragonMaster
Dec 4 2019
1.9.10
5.0
Dec 4 2019
5.0
Version: 1.9.10
Simply marvelous. Free and out performs virtually any other competitor. Easy to personalize. Works perfectly in Catalina. Near zero cpu and RAM usage. True out does not show the contents of the Utilities folder…but you can add what you want to the menu and it does open the folder directly so you can choose what you need. Really, how many items in the Utilities Folder do you use on a daily basis?
Vitaly
Vitaly
Oct 5 2019
1.9.9
3.0
Oct 5 2019
3.0
Version: 1.9.9
XMenu 1.9.9 under Catalina does not show all items in folders Applications, Utilities.
lovermac
lovermac
Apr 6 2018
1.9.9
5.0
Apr 6 2018
5.0
Version: 1.9.9
best
rayj
rayj
Jan 23 2018
1.9.8
5.0
Jan 23 2018
5.0
Version: 1.9.8
This is one of the most useful apps I have. It provides quick access to all my files and apps without having the desktops littered with Finder windows – double-quick for the commonest items that I keep in the “user-defined” file – and the snippets are as easy to use as those offered by the ridiculously expensive specialist apps. And the service Devon offers is second to none.
Roger-Rodrigues
Roger-Rodrigues
Sep 21 2016
1.9.8
0.0
Sep 21 2016
0.0
Version: 1.9.8
Does it work with Sierra?
Max-G
Max-G
Oct 1 2015
1.9.8
5.0
Oct 1 2015
5.0
Version: 1.9.8
Does this work on 10.11 El Capitan?
Chappy-Guy
Chappy-Guy
Nov 27 2014
1.9.8
0.0
Nov 27 2014
0.0
Version: 1.9.8
Thank you so much for the inclusion of support for the Dark Mode of Yosemite. I have a visual impairment, and that makes it easier to use XMenu. I love the app and use it every day. I have found that on Yosemite there is a delay when I pull down one of my custom folders, before it will show the contents. If this can be addressed in a future update that would be great. Either way it's mandatory software for me.
nicefollower
nicefollower
Nov 3 2014
1.9.8
5.0
Nov 3 2014
5.0
Version: 1.9.8
Always been a fan of this, been using it since Snow Leopard. Clean and simple access to all your stuff without clicking through interminable finder windows. Great app!
WordWeaver
WordWeaver
Oct 31 2014
1.9.8
0.0
Oct 31 2014
0.0
Version: 1.9.8
For those of you who have used both, how is XMenu compared to FinderPop? Similar to XMenu, FinderPop uses a "FinderPop Items" folder in the user's library where the user can add aliases to folders, files, etc., which are then accessible via a contextual menu in the Menubar. Does XMenu have any particular advantages over FinderPop? Thanks in advance.
Maclover1-1
Maclover1-1
Aug 15 2014
1.9.7
0.0
Aug 15 2014
0.0
Version: 1.9.7
FolderGlance which has not been updated for almost 2 years is still the best on here and still working flawlessly (Thank God). It uses Quicklook to generate previews in the menu or directly inlined in the Finder. By far the best in this menu enhancing category (when it came along I ditched FinderPop.. though I had used it forever..). I'm a little puzzled that DevonTech does not make this more powerful. I always give it a twirl when it gets updated just to see if it got better.. Oh well... I love their apps though (I use DevonThink Pro all day long, DevonAgent and DevonSphere at times ). But this one here is really too basic. Free or not.
Macguruguy
Macguruguy
Dec 14 2013
1.9.6
0.0
Dec 14 2013
0.0
Version: 1.9.6
Could not figure out how the heck to make this work. When clicking app, all I see is an app window. Where are the preferences for this app. They do not show up as a sub menu in Mavericks. Any help?
GeogProf
GeogProf
Oct 11 2012
1.9.4
0.0
Oct 11 2012
0.0
Version: 1.9.4
Mountain Lion's Notification Center has really screwed up the easy accessibility of XMenu and Spotlight. Now the Notification Center is the farthest right menubar icon, and Spotlight's now to the left of XMenu! Even after using a hack to get rid of the useless and annoying Notification Center, the Spotlight icon is still to the left of XMenu, which sucks because I use Spotlight ten times more frequently than XMenu but can no longer just sweep my index finger to the upper-right corner of the Track Pad to access it — now I have to apply care and precision to hit the Spotlight icon without accidentally clicking one of the XMenu icons instead. Mr./Ms. Developer, could you please find some way to re-engineer Xmenu so its icons can be placed just to the left of the Spotlight icon for those of us who’ve nuked the Notification Center? Pretty please?
delete-PLEASE
delete-PLEASE
Jun 20 2011
1.9.3
2.0
Jun 20 2011
2.0
Version: 1.9.3
I am trying to delete xmenu from my iMac. When dragging the application folder to the trash, I receive the message "xmenu can't be moved to the trash because it's open". Can't see where it's open anywhere, I've never used it and no longer want it on my system. Can anyone help?
coughlin-jake
coughlin-jake
Apr 29 2011
1.9.3
4.0
Apr 29 2011
4.0
Version: 1.9.3
It's extremely simple to use but adds so much convenience. I like that it does what it does well.
Poikkeus
Poikkeus
Apr 10 2011
1.9.2
4.5
Apr 10 2011
4.5
Version: 1.9.2
FinderPop has been around for some time - but I've rarely used it, despite its ease of use. But XMenu can be accessed from a drop down menu, and gives you fast access to your applications, for free. For me, this is an example of a great idea that's even simpler to use. If you have a lot of applications, scrolling down to your program of choice is a natural. Like FinderPop, XMenu is free - the best price.
Scottyo
Scottyo
Apr 7 2011
1.9.2
4.0
Apr 7 2011
4.0
Version: 1.9.2
I've used XMenu for many years, because it's provided exactly the interface I want to access apps and other stuff. But 1.9.2 brings what is, for me, a huge disadvantage. It no longer places its menus close to the right edge of the menu bar, where they're always accessible. Instead, it places them to the left of all (?) other menu extras. This usually has them hidden behind application menu items on my little 1280x800 MacBook screen. That means I have to switch to Finder or some other menu-light app before I can get access. For Snippets, it's deadly, as I can no longer easily paste them where I want because of having to switch out of the target application. Try as I might, I can't get them to move to the right. I sorted XMenu to first position in my Login Items pref and logged out/in, no joy. The DEVONtechnologies XMenu forum has a similar issue posted April 1 by theorg, asking for advice/fix, with no response after a week. I'll be trying to find 1.9.1 and reinstall. Advice: if you have a small screen, stick with 1.9.1.
Guest
Guest
Mar 27 2011
1.9.2
4.5
Mar 27 2011
4.5
Version: 1.9.2
Correction of two points in my review below: 1) The 'Download Now' link above has been updated and now yields v. 1.9.2; 2) The developer informed me that XMenu was not completely rewritten in the 64-bit architecture. Rather, "Version 1.9.2 indeed supports 64-bit, but it wasn't completely rewritten, only recompiled after minor changes."
Guest
Guest
Mar 20 2011
1.9.2
4.5
Mar 20 2011
4.5
Version: 1.9.2
DOWNLOAD NOTE: Direct download link for XMenu 1.9.2: http://www.devon-technologies.com/files/XMenu.app.zip because as of 7:00 AM on March 20, the version downloading from this MacUpdate link is still 1.9.1. XMenu is a GREAT free app that gives you super-fast, easy access to your files and apps, and I'm thrilled that DEVONtechnologies continues to develop it. I've been using it for years, but previous versions became too slow — I had to retire the Applications menu and replace it with Himmelbar because it started taking too long to open under OS 10.6.3+. Thankfully, version 1.9.2 was rewritten as 32/64-bit, so now it’s snappier by perhaps 15-20%. So, I re-rate it at 4.5 stars. The only things that could make it better would be a color preference for the menus, and even speedier operation of the Applications menu. But asking that of such a generous developer would be greedy!
Jesuguru
Jesuguru
Mar 19 2011
1.9.2
5.0
Mar 19 2011
5.0
Version: 1.9.2
LOVE this little piece of code, adds to OSX the only "Windows-like" feature I missed: point to quickly open deeper files/folders. Newest version 1.9.2 seems quicker to respond than previous version. Well done!
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