MenuStrip
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Create custom items in the menu bar.   Commercial ($9.99)
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MenuStrip…Take control of your menu bar! MenuStrip allows you to create your very own custom menus that appear in the menu bar or as a control strip placed anywhere on the screen. Add applications, files, or folders to any number of customizable menus. Always have your most frequently used items easily within reach.

HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Create your own fully customizable drop-down menus with your most commonly used applications, files, and folders.
  • Add shortcuts in the menu bar for all of your favorite applications.
  • Quicklaunch applications and open files simply by typing
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later



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Zo219 commented on 16 Nov 2013
Wait, wait … it's the famous YouControl, back from the dead! In different clothes and without the big website! What a splash that made, for a little while until a new OS wiped it out. Expensive, too, as I recall. Seemed revolutionary at the time.
[Version 3.5]


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Neartheredrocks commented on 08 May 2011
The maker of MenuStrip 3.5 (Indeeo, Inc) seems to be the successor of the maker of MenuStrip 3.0.5 (MacPowerUser Software).

On their website Indeeo writes under "What's New" that MenuStrip 3.5 has been updated for OS X 10.6.6 - whatever that means. Besides that nothing seems to have changed.

Well, the old version 3.0.5 works perfectly fine with OS X 10.6.6 on my machine. I therefore see no need to buy version 3.5 (again).

MenuStrip 3.0.5 is "normal" old-style shareware (try before you buy) and can still be downloaded from the MacPowerUser website.
[Version 3.5]

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Neartheredrocks replied on 08 May 2011
... I forgot to add that I think MenuStrip is one of the best Mac utilities ever. It needs a little effort to understand all its possibilities and how to configure it according to one's needs, but it is definitely worth the time to do so.
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Cocoanut reviewed on 07 Feb 2011
I love it and I'm thrilled to have it back. MenuStrip was the first utility I purchased back in the early days of OS X. It worked well until around 10.4 when I sadly had to abandon it.

I can't tell if anything is new, it doesn't seem like there is but that's ok since this utility is probably the best and most useful utility to pass my wireless in 20 years of computing.

At first it seems replicate functions which already exist but it offers options to truly master your UI and workspace to get the most of your computer. I had this installed for only one day and my workflow has already been transformed.

If you buy it, take time to learn all the features and myriad ways you can use it to improve your computing experience. My two favorite features are the auto-hide button it puts in my menubar (essentially returning the "one-app" feature of the first public beta of OS X and the ability to custom script more little buttons in your menubar to do whatever you want from hiding applications, launching them, applescripts, automator actions or anything with just ONE click.

This is an absolutely terrific utility and I'm positively thrilled to have it back!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[Version 3.5]

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Lvdoc replied on 06 Apr 2011
I'm sure you have an honest, valid experience, but there's no way I'm giving someone $10 without a demo.
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Randy-Crawford replied on 04 Jun 2011
I agree totally with Lvdoc. A demo is a must. Has the MacApp store killed shareware? Long live MacUpdate.
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Roes rated on 07 Aug 2012

[Version 3.5]



Johnny_8d41d180 rated on 21 Apr 2012

[Version 3.5]


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Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Commercial
Date:05 Feb 2011
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $9.99
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MenuStrip…Take control of your menu bar! MenuStrip allows you to create your very own custom menus that appear in the menu bar or as a control strip placed anywhere on the screen. Add applications, files, or folders to any number of customizable menus. Always have your most frequently used items easily within reach.

HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Create your own fully customizable drop-down menus with your most commonly used applications, files, and folders.
  • Add shortcuts in the menu bar for all of your favorite applications.
  • Quicklaunch applications and open files simply by typing their name! No more searching through your hard drive to find where you put that important file.
  • Launch, hide, or quit groups of applications at once using fully-customizeable "Action Buttons".
  • Hide background clutter. With the 'Auto-Hide' feature enabled, as you switch between applications all background apps will hide out of the way letting you focus on what you need to do.
Got screen? Use it!

Chances are if you are using a Cinema Display, or other large monitor, you have plenty of empty space up in your menu bar. Well why let all that valuable screen space go to waste? You paid good money for those pixels! MenuStrip can let you put all that empty space to good use. Create your own menus to sit alongside the standard system menus, or use that space for shortcuts to your most commonly used applications and files. Either way, by using MenuStrip you're maximizing your big-screen investment.

Small screen? No problem.

Have a MacBook with a smaller screen or have too much stuff in your menu bar already? That's fine, MenuStrip can help out there too. Instead of taking up more space in your cramped menu bar, MenuStrip can display in a small control strip that sits underneath your existing menu bar or anywhere else on the screen. The control strip can also be set to auto-hide; basically it will hide out of view when not needed and then slide onto the screen when you want to access it. This will help you make the most out of your valuable screen real-estate.

FEATURES:
  • Custom Menus: Create custom menus with your favorite applications, folders, or files.
  • QuickLauncher: Launch applications or open files by simply typing their name.
  • Application Switcher: App Switcher menu with Hide Desktop / Auto-Hide feature
  • Action Buttons: create customizable menu buttons which perform multiple custom actions (launching, hiding, quitting application or opening specified files with the push of a button)
  • Alarm Clock and Calendar
  • Control Strip: place your menus anywhere on the screen
Why MenuStrip?

It simply works better. While there are other menu bar utilities available for Mac OS X, nothing comes close to the integration of features, customizability, value, and ease of use that MenuStrip has. Why buy four or five different tiny $15+ applications when MenuStrip can do it all in one great package? Integration and ease of use has been a priority from the very start.


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