AppMenuBoy
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Creates a hierarchical menu of your apps in the dock and menubar.   Free
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AppMenuBoy... When Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) changed the way that folders are represented in the Dock, I lost a handy start menu made by dragging the Applications folder to the end of the dock.

AppMenuBoy is a small Cocoa application that creates a hierarchical menu, in the dock, and when it is the frontmost app, in the menu bar, of your apps. It only shows apps. If a folder has a single app, it hoists the app up, so no subfolders of exactly one app.
What's New
Version 1.0.4:
  • As the directories change, AppMenuBoy automatically tracks those changes.
  • AppMenuBoy now uses the localized name of Apps and folders, not the hidden file name.
  • AppMenuBoy now sorts its menu (since localization can change the order.)
  • Now has a preference to skip folders with parenthesized names. Example: (OldStuff)
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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tcwwitt commented on 09 May 2008
FinderPop! Turley O'Connor's menu/contextual menu app trumps everything else!
[Version 1.0]

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ishan replied on 10 May 2008
Agreed. And doesn't crash with developer seeds of 10.5.3. I wonder why :)
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Ronl reviewed on 09 May 2008
Very nice David. Thanks!
To readers: this eliminates all of the numerous extra files from appearing in the pop-up/drop-down menus.
[Version 1.0]


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ishan commented on 09 May 2008
I like the idea. Unfortunately, it doesn't work with latest developer version of 10.5.3.
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coldfusion1970 replied on 09 May 2008
Not surprised as 10.5.3 is not available yet.
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ishan replied on 09 May 2008
I wasn't being critical of your efforts. It's just that I wanted to try your software out, and an ADC student account is free and you can have access to these beta seeds. That way, you don't have to play catch-up with Apple's software tweaks to the Dock, etc. I'll try it again when you update it after 10.5.3 is formally released.
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coldfusion1970 replied on 10 May 2008
Errrr, i'm not the author of this software.

I was just trying to get across the point that the author would be unable to guarantee compatibility with a unreleased version of the Mac OS.

It might take Apple anything from a week to 6 months to release 10.5.3 in its final version. Then it should be tested against this software.
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JazzyGB1 replied on 10 May 2008
Incompatibility is the price you pay for running a beta operating system.
Doing that is like a broken pencil in my opinion...POINTLESS!
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ishan replied on 10 May 2008
Incompatibility is the price you pay for being paid to test developer builds of software. That's what developers do. They don't use their primary drive or Macintosh to do this, unless they happen to be testing a prerelease hardware version at the same time.

Enough of this anyway. Would be happy to test this app against 10.5.3 when the app is in further development. BTW, unlike what a previous poster said, Apple is not going to delay release of this update for up to"6 months". WWDC is in June 2008. Maybe I'll see you there :)
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Downloads:3,312
Version Downloads:1,782
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Free
Date:21 Jan 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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AppMenuBoy... When Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) changed the way that folders are represented in the Dock, I lost a handy start menu made by dragging the Applications folder to the end of the dock.

AppMenuBoy is a small Cocoa application that creates a hierarchical menu, in the dock, and when it is the frontmost app, in the menu bar, of your apps. It only shows apps. If a folder has a single app, it hoists the app up, so no subfolders of exactly one app.


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