SecondBar
SecondBar
1.1

4.2

SecondBar free download for Mac

SecondBar1.1

21 July 2011

Add a second menubar to a dual-monitor setup.

Overview

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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34 Reviews of SecondBar

tvalleau
09 January 2010
Version: 0.00962

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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.
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5
CollinBl
10 October 2015
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!
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3
Niku1000
13 September 2014
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.
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3
keitht3716
25 July 2014
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.
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4
OrangeSVTguy
24 August 2013
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.
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anonymous-tapir-4715
27 June 2013
Version: 1.1
I don't know why FinderPop is *here* ... but hey, glad to see it show up anywhere.
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5
trungpt
26 June 2013
Version: 1.1
Work nicely on my mac os x 10.6.8. That's all I need for my second monitor.
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4
Metropical
25 March 2013
Version: 1.1
excellent. Took a while before I saw the prefs triangle on the right side to be able to config Show/Hide.
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5
307AliWood
14 November 2012
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.
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4
SPQRGuyMontag
26 July 2012
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.
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4
orange0422
09 July 2012
Version: 1.1
Nice app. Just one thing, I'm a Chinese, "SB" means asshole in Chinese Pinyin, so please change the icon...
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Popguru
08 June 2012
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.)
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5
X0pa
25 March 2012
Version: 1.1
awesome ;)
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4.5
Denflinkegrafiker
19 January 2012
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...
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5
ModStereo
05 January 2012
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!!
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0.5
Smayer97
19 August 2011
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
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Buhbye
21 July 2011
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!
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2.5
RiversideRepeat
14 March 2011
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.
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yoeff
07 March 2011
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.
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5
l33t
03 March 2011
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.
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4
KLOCK
15 January 2011
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!
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bwahacker
17 December 2010
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.
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Aikousha
26 August 2010
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. ^_^
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Sparrowhawk
05 August 2010
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.
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Drdul
03 August 2010
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.
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Jesuguru
02 August 2010
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).
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Phillman5
12 May 2010
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?
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LeMerlot
10 March 2010
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.
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boyanov
09 January 2010
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.
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Rjmorita
09 January 2010
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.
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tvalleau
09 January 2010
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.
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Thealxndr
09 January 2010
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
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Mlbkxbx
09 January 2010
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!
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Daycare
09 January 2010
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 :-)
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Techbulletin
09 January 2010
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.
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Free

4.2

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
License: 
FreeAbsolutely Free
Application is not under development & not supported.

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