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SecondBar
SecondBar
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4.2
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SecondBar free download for Mac

SecondBar for Mac1.1

21 July 2011

Add a second menubar to a dual-monitor setup.

What is SecondBar for Mac

SecondBar is a utility that allows you to add a second menubar to a dual-monitor setup.

What's new in SecondBar

Version 1.1:
  • Added support for OS X 10.7

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CollinBl
CollinBl
Oct 10 2015
1.1
5.0
Oct 10 2015
5.0
Version: 1.1
Thank goodness for SecondBar - yes El Capitan has one of sorts. You can only have a native second menu bar on a thunderbolt screen if you treat it as a space which in turn means you cannot drag one window across onto the other screen and see bits of the window on both screens - Surely i am not the only one with 2 27inch screens and no iPad!
Niku1000
Niku1000
Sep 13 2014
1.1
3.0
Sep 13 2014
3.0
Version: 1.1
I have to keep looking because what I wanted was an additional menu bar on the SAME screen. I hope that's possible because I've run out of space, and I don't like the idea of multiple monitors at all.
keitht3716
keitht3716
Jul 25 2014
1.1
3.0
Jul 25 2014
3.0
Version: 1.1
It's very dark. Why is it so dark? It should match the style of the existing menubar. It's free, I get it, but I wish it wasn't so dark. I almost didn't notice it there after I started the app.
OrangeSVTguy
OrangeSVTguy
Aug 24 2013
1.1
4.0
Aug 24 2013
4.0
Version: 1.1
Not bad for a free app. Not what I was expecting either. Would like an App that would turn my 3 monitors into one big one, Nvidia Surround comes to mind. Just duplicate the app and then launch the new copy if you want a menubar on more than just one screen.
anonymous-tapir-4715
anonymous-tapir-4715
Jun 27 2013
1.1
0.0
Jun 27 2013
0.0
Version: 1.1
I don't know why FinderPop is *here* ... but hey, glad to see it show up anywhere.
trungpt
trungpt
Jun 26 2013
1.1
5.0
Jun 26 2013
5.0
Version: 1.1
Work nicely on my mac os x 10.6.8. That's all I need for my second monitor.
Metropical
Metropical
Mar 25 2013
1.1
4.0
Mar 25 2013
4.0
Version: 1.1
excellent. Took a while before I saw the prefs triangle on the right side to be able to config Show/Hide.
307AliWood
307AliWood
Nov 14 2012
1.1
5.0
Nov 14 2012
5.0
Version: 1.1
Great app. Now can you make it for all monitors. For more then just a 2nd monitor. Great job. I would pay 4.99 for version that would add this function to all monitors. Thank you for creating this little applet.
SPQRGuyMontag
SPQRGuyMontag
Jul 26 2012
1.1
4.0
Jul 26 2012
4.0
Version: 1.1
Coming from the world of UltraMon I was expecting quite a bit from a multi monitor app. SecondBar isn't bad. It's definitely worth the price.
orange0422
orange0422
Jul 9 2012
1.1
4.0
Jul 9 2012
4.0
Version: 1.1
Nice app. Just one thing, I'm a Chinese, "SB" means asshole in Chinese Pinyin, so please change the icon...
Popguru
Popguru
Jun 8 2012
1.1
0.0
Jun 8 2012
0.0
Version: 1.1
I found this very useful, until I realized that Secondbar is still displayed when the screen is locked (as other have commented below). Would be great if this were fixed. (Tested with SecondBar 1.1 on Lion 10.7.4.)
X0pa
X0pa
Mar 25 2012
1.1
5.0
Mar 25 2012
5.0
Version: 1.1
awesome ;)
Denflinkegrafiker
Denflinkegrafiker
Jan 19 2012
1.1
4.5
Jan 19 2012
4.5
Version: 1.1
Not a lot of features... just a second menubar for your secons monitor. Just the way it's supposed to work. For all you long distance mouse runners - you no more need to move cursor from the extra 22" screen to the iMac's 27" screen and to the menubar...
ModStereo
ModStereo
Jan 5 2012
1.1
5.0
Jan 5 2012
5.0
Version: 1.1
Works great on macpro 10.6.8! Essential for a multi-monitor display. When going fullscreen the bar stays on top, which sometimes means clicking the hide button, but other than that fantastic free app!!
smayer97
smayer97
Aug 19 2011
1.1
0.5
Aug 19 2011
0.5
Version: 1.1
First problem is that 1.1 does not work well with FF (3.6.17) on Mac OS X.6.7. It often stops responding. Going back to 0.968 works best at this time. Would be nice if it worked with other utils like FinperPop which can trigger by clicking on blank space in menubar. Would also be nice if Menu Bar items could be supported, selectively, though not as critical. Rating is for v1.1. Rating for 0.968 would be 2.5
Buhbye
Buhbye
Jul 21 2011
1.1
5.0
Jul 21 2011
5.0
Version: 1.1
Simple, functional, and free. I was afraid this was dead with the advent of Lion, but here we are with a update only one day later. Thank you!
RiversideRepeat
RiversideRepeat
Mar 14 2011
0.00968
2.5
Mar 14 2011
2.5
Version: 0.00968
Ease of Use: 5 Value: 5 (Free for how long I wonder...) Stability: 5 (Hasn't crashed yet!) Features: 2.5 Would have given it five stars 'cause all I wanted was a menu bar on my other monitor. I would also have been looking for a window management software, but Secondbar already has some promising features. Promising, because they don't all work right on my set up. Yet. Overall, 5, 'cause I expect ease of use, value and stability from ALL of my software, so that doesn't count as much as features. Features are where it's at. The rest is all either pass or fail. This passes, but needs some work in the features area. Better, IMHO, than Menueverywhere. I certainly DON'T want menus with every single window. clutter, clutter, clutter! And, with that feature turned off, Menueverywhere is just Secondbar without the window management.
yoeff
yoeff
Mar 7 2011
0.00968
3.0
Mar 7 2011
3.0
Version: 0.00968
This is a good app. Would be great app if the menu didn't show up on my second monitor when the screen was locked. Would be nice if this was fixed so my co-workers couldn't open a hundred windows when my screen was locked.
l33t
l33t
Mar 3 2011
0.00968
5.0
Mar 3 2011
5.0
Version: 0.00968
Apps that require intensive menubar usage like Photoshop or Illustrator on a second monitor really suffer without this app on OSX. When tweaking effects or making minor adjustments you can be back and forth between your document and the menu hundreds of times. If that menu is thousands of pixels away on the other monitor you can reach a point of frustration pretty quickly. There are other popup solutions but SecondBar is a simple duplicate of the original menu on the second monitor. This is the same workflow you're used to so there is no additional frustration. Thanks SecondBar, I LOVE this app. It's one of my top 10.
KLOCK
KLOCK
Jan 15 2011
0.00968
4.0
Jan 15 2011
4.0
Version: 0.00968
I use Parallels a lot. If there is a way that Secondbar will not overlap with a maximized MS Windows, that would be awesome. Besides overlapping, I also noticed MS Windows flickers a lot when it is maximized. But I LOVE the shortcut where I can snap Mac Windows left, right and maximize. It enhances my productivity 10 folds!
bwahacker
bwahacker
Dec 17 2010
0.00968
0.0
Dec 17 2010
0.0
Version: 0.00968
This is awesome. Two issues though: 1. It only does its magic on a second monitor. I have 4. 2. It appears when the screensaver login window is up and the menus are usable. Feels like a big security problem.
Hotodi
Hotodi
Oct 1 2010
0.00968
0.0
Oct 1 2010
0.0
Version: 0.00968
I made a German Videotutorial about how to use the app: Ich habe ein Videotutorial in Deutsch gemacht um zu zeigen, wie man das Programm anwendet: http://youtu.be/2nG2OsMEaqQ?hd=1
Aikousha
Aikousha
Aug 26 2010
0.00968
0.0
Aug 26 2010
0.0
Version: 0.00968
Awesome idea. I'm surprised this hasn't surfaced much earlier. It would be great if it could support previous architecture and OS versions, but I don't know if that's even possible. Now, if it could also add mirroring of the Dock it'd be a perfect little app. ^_^
Sparrowhawk
Sparrowhawk
Aug 5 2010
0.00968
0.0
Aug 5 2010
0.0
Version: 0.00968
TIPP FLO pointed me in the direction of this app. I'd been hoping something like this would come along for ages now, and frankly shame on Apple for not providing it themselves. Although it is not as pretty as the OS X native menu bar, I really don't care - it works! My sincere thanks to the developer. One small niggle: when maximizing a window on the secondary monitor, SecondBar pushes it down below the new menu bar (good) but does not reduce the window height sufficiently so that the resize handle is partially hidden.
Drdul
Drdul
Aug 3 2010
0.00968
0.0
Aug 3 2010
0.0
Version: 0.00968
Promising app. I found it works better if the secondary monitor is on the right, as the menu items will then be close to the centre of the dual-monitor setup, and easier to reach from either monitor. I ended up uninstalling it, however, as it doesn't (yet) do anything more for me than Deja Menu does, while taking up real estate on my screen to do so. Currently, SecondBar only replicates the menu items from the left half of the menubar. For whatever reason, it is not possible to replicate the items from the right half of the menubar. So most of SecondBar ends up empty. If the dev can add some options to display information on the right side of the bar, then I wouldn't mind giving up that extra bit of screen space to run SecondBar. If there were enough useful options, I'd happily pay for it, too.
Jesuguru
Jesuguru
Aug 2 2010
0.00967
0.0
Aug 2 2010
0.0
Version: 0.00967
Simple, fantastic. Does exactly what it's supposed to, no more or less (although adding customization options in the future would be a welcome bonus).
Phillman5
Phillman5
May 12 2010
0.00965
0.0
May 12 2010
0.0
Version: 0.00965
I really want to use this app. When I double click it nothing happens. Why is it an universal app but then requires 10.6?
LeMerlot
LeMerlot
Mar 10 2010
0.00962
4.0
Mar 10 2010
4.0
Version: 0.00962
Found a hint to SecondBar on Lifehacker.com and installed it immediately. As an early stage version it works pretty well and I'm looking forward to its further development.
boyanov
boyanov
Jan 9 2010
0.00962
0.0
Jan 9 2010
0.0
Version: 0.00962
For a long time looking for something like that. I like it, but it is not compatible with Adobe products (photoshop, illustrator and others) - when maximizing the window goes below the bar.
Rjmorita
Rjmorita
Jan 9 2010
0.00962
0.0
Jan 9 2010
0.0
Version: 0.00962
This is something that I've always wanted. It took a little while to figure out how to display the configuration menu but other than that, it works. The best part is that it's free.
tvalleau
tvalleau
Jan 9 2010
0.00962
0.0
Jan 9 2010
0.0
Version: 0.00962
Wow. Very impressive first release. Looks pretty good too. (Yes, it's not a perfect clone, but it isn't ugly either. Living with it isn't hard... but it does take some getting used to having a second bar available. First thought is, of course, instead of just (or only) mirroring the main menu bar, is there some way to customize it with other utilities, menus etc? All in all, a great start, IMHO.
Thealxndr
Thealxndr
Jan 9 2010
0.00962
3.0
Jan 9 2010
3.0
Version: 0.00962
The application needs a little more polishing & smoothing but other than that i think it's very promising and quite useful when using a second monitor. Oh! and it's free :D
Mlbkxbx
Mlbkxbx
Jan 9 2010
0.00962
0.0
Jan 9 2010
0.0
Version: 0.00962
Wow! Talk about synchronicity, i was just researching how to do this with cocoa, and then some random developer serve it to us on a silver platter :) Hats off to the developer, this is severely needed. I don't understand why apple hasn't got something like this already built in to snow leopard. I haven't tried it out just yet, but i second previous commenters, after you get the function of the application working well enough, please concentrate on configurability and looks. After all, mac users are quite picky about the appearance of the desktop, with good reason IMHO. This was all that hindered me from looking to buy another monitor for my setup, so thank you very much!
Daycare
Daycare
Jan 9 2010
0.00962
0.0
Jan 9 2010
0.0
Version: 0.00962
does a perfect job! Could not test it for a longer time - but seems to work as expected. For every one with a 2-monitor setup a must have. Yes, its an own app, it won't mirror the original Menue-bar - but it helps so much that I don't care :-)
Techbulletin
Techbulletin
Jan 9 2010
0.00962
0.0
Jan 9 2010
0.0
Version: 0.00962
This is not an actual duplicate of the Mac OS X menu bar. It is just recreated and really does not look that great. The blue highlight needs work. The clock is too small and the drop down menu's are to circular on the edges. Please fix these things, then I will start using the app.
Free
4.2
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
License: 
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Application is not under development & not supported.

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