MainMenu Pro
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Accelerate and improve your Mac's performance.   Shareware ($19.99)
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MainMenu Pro ensures speedy and reliable performance from your Mac.

Optimize your experience with handy menu-bar controls:
  • Faster searching. Rebuild your Spotlight library for accelerated searching.
  • Improved application performance. Clean caches to keep your applications running smoothly.
  • Advanced customization. Repair permissions, disable your Dashboard, and more.
Demand a top-of-the-line performance from your Mac -- get MainMenu Pro!
What's New
Version 3.1.6:
  • Fixed: Reset button not working for hot key
  • Fixed: Window not appearing correctly in OS X Mavericks
  • New: French Localization
  • New: Option to sign up for our newsletter
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.7 or later



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MainMenu Pro User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Eric-Woehler commented on 30 Sep 2013
MainMenu is available through the MAS, but MainMenu Pro is not - is this deliberate or is it a case of the Pro version doing things that Apple won't allow in a MAS app?
[Version 3.1.6]

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Incredible Bee Ltd. (developer) replied on 03 Oct 2013
Hi there,

It's the latter. You see, Apple prohibits software in the Mac App Store to run system maintenance tasks such as cleaning the system cache.

MainMenu standard edition was designed for those users that prefer to buy software via the Mac App Store and that don't need the system maintenance tasks.

Unfortunately, this means that MainMenu Pro will not be available on the App Store.
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Sanchai reviewed on 06 Mar 2013
When I started Mainmenu Pro3.1.3, it prompted me to download version 3.1.4 but he download fail. And when I attempt to download from the developer website, ol the old version 3.1.3 is there.

What happened?
[Version 3.1.3]


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GeoProf commented on 07 Dec 2012
I don’t understand why v. 3.1.3 is just now being released via MacUpdate because I’ve had it since August 30.
[Version 3.1.3]

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Mac-Devil replied on 08 Dec 2012
same here...
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GeoProf commented on 08 Oct 2012
Found another annoying MainMenu behavior in Mountain Lion: When you click ‘About MainMenu,’ the About window doesn't display in front of the currently open apps. For instance, if I’m running Safari when I click ‘About MainMenu,’ its ‘About’ window appears in between Safari windows, so I have to hunt for it — not just between different currently running apps but between the multiple open windows of EACH app.
[Version 3.1.0]


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GeoProf commented on 11 Sep 2012
I love the convenience of having so many oft-used utils in my menubar.

One major problem though: When ‘Show Invisible Files’ is selected, any open Finder windows are closed! Why? That’s really annoying, as I must then re-open everything that was summarily nuked by MainMenu — effectively negating the convenience of the app (and then some, especially if I had a lot of Finder windows open when it was run)!
[Version 3.1.0]

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Heymini replied on 08 Dec 2012
The reason you have to re-open everything is due to 'Show Invisible Files' has to restart the Finder and hence shut everything down.
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GeoProf replied on 08 Dec 2012
Heymini, I assume that is so, but why is it that every other app that performs the same ‘Show Invisible Files’ function automatically and immediately reopens those same Finder windows that are closed as part of the operation, while MainMenu does not? I refer to Onyx, DesktopUtility, Maintenance, Mountain Lion Cache Cleaner, Invisibility Toggler, Invisiblix, Kilometre, IShowHide, etc.
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GeoProf replied on 10 Mar 2013
Does anyone know if MainMenu still fails to reopen all the Finder windows that it closes when using its ‘Show Invisible Files’ (and the opposite function of hiding invisible files), as I described in the 2 posts above this one? I’d rather not have to download and install the most recent version just to determine if it functions properly yet (as nearly all other such apps do).

Thanks.
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GeoProf commented on 30 Aug 2012
Any word yet on Mountain Lion compatibility?
[Version 3.1.0]

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GeoProf replied on 09 Sep 2012
The current version of MainMenu Pro is 3.1.3 (don’t know why this page still lists 3.1.0 as the latest), and it works fine in Mountain Lion.
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tvisuals reviewed on 14 Aug 2012
WORST APP I HAVE EVER DOWNLOADED

i just wanted my mac to run a little smoother.
it erased all my important framework files from my libary.
now itunes wont open !!!or reinstall!!!!
word wont open
spotify wont work. not even mainmenu itself !!!!

Dont download!!! i have never had a problem with my mac im a professional photographer and am very tech savy... appertnly not enough to download this stupid app
[Version 3.1.0]


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Bobzozus reviewed on 08 Aug 2012
Love the interface. It is just so convenient to access everything on the Menu Bar for me. Does want I want, when I want it- and, is easily accessible. For me, it is especially useful to maintain Unix Clean-up routines. And, for stopping and restarting balky programs. Recently, had difficulty and the developer was extremely responsive.
[Version 3.1.0]


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Neostar.Neko reviewed on 25 Dec 2011
I see some people don't understand my comment, the thing is MainMenu was great it did what I wanted it to, and putting it in the menubar is very convenient BUT in the long run I don't use it all the time SO this is the reason for my earlier comment

Since my rating was kinda harsh before I will re-rate this with 3 stars because I did like it and it works well for what the developer intended, but alas it is not for me.
[Version 3.0.5]

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Castle Rose replied on 10 Feb 2012
FYI when you quit the program it disappears from the menu bar.
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William S. reviewed on 06 Dec 2011
Amazing software, worth of every penny and would recommend it to every Mac user! HOWEVER, I'd like to propose a feature that should be implemented asap! The program is lacking a Scheduled Tasks feature. Where the app would run on system start up and run the custom made tasks at the specified intervals the user sets. I.e. Daily Maintenance runs Daily, Complete Maintenance runs every two months...etc.
[Version 3.0.5]

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Derekcurrie replied on 22 Sep 2012
Actually, adding scheduled maintenance would be redundant. These processes are already scheduled in OS X by default. They run over night as long as your Mac isn't asleep at the time. UNIX is designed to be running 24/7, thus the expectation that maintenance routines would always be run. It is possible to change this scheduling but it involves CLI tweaking, not advisable to general users. You can look it up if you're interested.
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Zoghabi had trouble on 28 Dec 2009
Great App w.r.t. the price and functionalities. The problem I am facing concerning the auto launch when booting. Although I've checked the "Start MainMenu Automatically" from the preferences and rebooted my Snow Leopard, I have to launch it manually! Any solution?
[Version 2.0.4]

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Fanchee replied on 02 Jan 2010
Have you gone into system preferences->accounts to make sure it's under login items? I don't recall having to put mine there manually, but I do know it must be there in order to start up automatically when you log in. Good luck!
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Zoghabi replied on 03 Jan 2010
I've manually added the entry in the system preferences--> Accounts and it worked fine, thanks.
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johnnyrockit had trouble on 12 Aug 2008
Since using this update running OS X 10.3.9, 'clean all logs' doesn't clean any logs although it indicates that the task is complete at it's log window. When I check the console the logs are still there.
[Version 1.7.3]


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Eric-Woehler had trouble on 18 May 2008
Great app but regulalry unable to run 'Maintenance Scripts' = the cron scrips for daily/weekly/monthly purges of logs etc etc
all other options on offer but the 'Maintenance Scripts' and arrow head is greyed out, and unable to be invoked. All other options are ok
If I want to run the scripts, I have to kill and restart Main Menu. Other utilities (Cocktail, Onyx etc) are all able to run the scripts, so is hard for me to see why...
any ideas out there?
thanks
E
[Version 1.7.3]


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MacSimon.se had trouble on 31 Dec 2007
Since I upgraded to 10.5 Leopard the Maintenance Scripts (Daily, Weekly, Monthly) isn't reacheble anymore. A bug?
[Version 1.7.2]

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Santa Claws (developer) replied on 09 Jan 2008
Some functions in MainMenu don't work properly in leopard right now e.g the mainenance scripts/dns refresh...

Hopefully will have to time put out a proper update for 10.5

thanks
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timm_tem had trouble on 15 Mar 2007
I have been using MainMenu for a while an love it!!

Then the update to 10.4.9 broke it not very happy!!!

So I hunt around looking for an update!!

v1.7.1 says it works with 10.4.9 but I downloaded it from this page and it still comes up with the compatibility error?!?!?

What an I doing wrong please help

Thank you in advanced

Tim
[Version 1.7.1]

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arthaus commented on 15 Mar 2007
I downloaded the latest version from the developer's website and it all works well for me under 10.4.9
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timm_tem replied on 15 Mar 2007
could you give me a url so I can be sure I have the same software to eliminate that as a cause of the problem

Thank you
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arthaus commented on 15 Mar 2007
From the dvelop[er's website:

http://www.santasw.com/cgi-bin/download.cgi?file=MainMenu

HTH.
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timm_tem replied on 15 Mar 2007
It still does not work of me I still get the compatibility error any suggestions??

Thank you

Tim
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arthaus commented on 15 Mar 2007
Hmm... I really have no idea.

I suppose you could try doing a 'fresh' install. Go into System Preferences/Accounts/Login Items and delete it from your list. Then delete com.santasw.MainMenu.plist from ~/Library/Preferences/. Then delete the MainMenu.app from Applications then restart.

After restart, install MainMenu.app again into your Apps folder and launch. Any joy?
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Prome had trouble on 13 Mar 2007
The app is unfortunately unsupported by Mac Os X 10.4.9.

When the dev will fix it? :)
[Version 1.7]

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peanut butter replied on 13 Mar 2007
yeah, no kidding. 10.4.9 came out today, why isn't there is an update already.... just kidding.

Hopefully we'll see an update soon and some 8 processor Mac Pros.
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Santa Claws (developer) replied on 15 Mar 2007
Hey guys,

1.7.1 released with 10.4.9 compat. (in case you have email reminders set for your post)

Thanks for being patient :)
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simichavel had trouble on 27 Oct 2006
Download overload? Site seems down.
[Version 1.7]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 27 Oct 2006
Yes, it is unfortunate, the site and download appear to be inaccessible.

We've informed the developer a couple of times that we will host his download so that he can save his money and the download will always be available via MacUpdate, but he declined.
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Santa Claws (developer) replied on 27 Oct 2006
The download and site should be working again, thanks!

Regarding the MU mirror, perhaps it could be included as an alternate link on this page, for when the site is down?
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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 27 Oct 2006
Well, as our system is set up, if we mirror a file it will be the main (primary) download link. But make no mistake, we appreciate your efforts in developing this utility for us all and I can understand your desire to have some independence, your own (download) site and system of doing things.

We stand by to assist you to the best of our abilities.
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ProgramHappy had trouble on 27 Oct 2006
I have Tiger (10.4.8), and MainMenu 1.7 tells me that it cannot disable dashboard because I am using Panther. This is obviously a glitch.
[Version 1.7]

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Santa Claws (developer) replied on 27 Oct 2006
It sure is. :) The first couple hundred downloads were affected, until one of the users reported it. 

Those who have this issue should re-download MM, the problem should be solved.

Thanks!
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larry2 had trouble on 12 Sep 2006
Do Not use the function: Remove .DS_Store Files... if you have a windows HD. It will wipe the .DS files from the Windows HD, that you didn't know existed and the direve will become corrupt. You may get to work again but it will never be the same so it will be better to start fresh. YUK! TRUST ME ON THIS ONE...EXPERIENCE LEADS THE WAY!!!

P.S. This not the fault of this program it is grreat. The faulty information in Apple not passing on such valuable information. This is still the best Utility for Intel Macs. Would still like for it to inspect font cache and REALLY clean font caches instead of having to use font finagler.
[Version 1.5.5]

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Santa Claws (developer) replied on 17 Sep 2006
Hey Larry!

Will definitely add font cache inspection in the near future. ;-)

Thanks for the suggestion!

Regards,

Developer
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adamlea had trouble on 31 Jan 2006
This is an awesome program! Full of features and very easy to use.

However, I am having trouble getting it to launch on login, like, say, Himmel Bar or Butler. Although I have selected the "Start MainMenu at login" and the "Authorize at launch" options in the preferences, I still have to manually relaunch everytime I restart.

Is anyone else experiencing this?

Other than that, an excellent little utility all the way around.
[Version 1.5.2]

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Billy Ray Valentine replied on 31 Jan 2006
I've fixed that for 1.5.3, to be released on Feb 1st or 2nd :)
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Billy Ray Valentine replied on 02 Feb 2006
It has been updated now, with the fix :)

Note: Just in case if the person had "Email me when someone replies to this review thread" ticked.

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Derekcurrie rated on 30 Sep 2013

[Version 3.1.6]



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Ghostcat rated on 25 Aug 2013

[Version 3.1.5]



Paddy57 rated on 09 May 2013

[Version 3.1.4]



davidlfolender rated on 11 Mar 2013

[Version 3.1.4]



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Ghostcat rated on 11 Feb 2013

[Version 3.1.3]



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jhencken rated on 09 Feb 2013

[Version 3.1.3]



Scott-Lee rated on 23 Nov 2012

[Version 3.1.0]



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Xypher rated on 20 Oct 2012

[Version 3.1.0]



Jumboframe rated on 13 Sep 2012

[Version 3.1.0]



Physhbourne rated on 13 Sep 2012

[Version 3.1.0]


Downloads:420,168
Version Downloads:4,222
Type:Utilities : System
License:Shareware
Date:30 Sep 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $19.99
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Optimize your experience with handy menu-bar controls:
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  • Advanced customization. Repair permissions, disable your Dashboard, and more.
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