AccessMenuBarApps
AccessMenuBarApps
2.6.1

4.4

AccessMenuBarApps free download for Mac

AccessMenuBarApps

2.6.1
11 December 2018

Gives instant access to all menubar apps by showing a reduced app menu.

Overview

AccessMenuBarApps is a simple app that gives the user instant access to all menubar apps by showing a reduced app menu (so that there is more space for menubar apps). Activating/Deactivating of the reduced app menu can be triggered by keyboard shortcut, mouse gesture, click on the menubar icon or click on the dock icon.

AccessMenuBarApps runs as background app (can be configured to launch at startup) and is waiting for keyboard shortcuts (default SHIFT SPACE) or mouse gestures ("double knocking on the top border of the screen" and/or "pushing/squeezing the mouse on the top border of the screen" ) to activate or deactivate the reduced app menu and showing all menubar apps.

Switching and mouse gestures (knocking and pushing/squeezing) can be visualized on the screen. So you can see the sensitive area of the top border of the screen. In the preferences window you can switch the visual effects on or off.

You can hide the menubar and dock icon for a tidy menubar/dock. If the dock icon isn't hided you can change the dock icon to an analog clock showing the current time or to some eyes tracking the mouse cursor.

You can configure the app in the Preferences window.

AccessMenuBarApps is designed for users that have a small screen (like on a 13" MacBook (Pro|Air)) or lots of right side items.

What's new in AccessMenuBarApps

Version 2.6.1:
  • Bugfix when using in fullscreen apps
  • Bugfix when changing screen resolution
  • Minor improvements for dark mode of Mojave

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23 AccessMenuBarApps Reviews

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Jjmccole
06 April 2012

Most helpful

Elegant! Especially if you have a smaller display (echo comment on MB Airs) and/or have lots of menu bar apps. Try it. You'll like it. Especially appreciate the variety of ways to invoke the app.
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Version 2.1
KatRoss
11 December 2018
Better now ? But I would still be able to hide the extra stuff instead of the System ones
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Version 2.6.1
RogerKatz
11 December 2018
The version number is indeed 2.6.1, BUT the Finder Info shows creation and modified dates that are Friday, April 3, 2009 at 5:38 PM
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Version 2.6.1
1 answer(s)
Orti
Orti
11 December 2018
Hi, the creation dates are now fixed
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KatRoss
11 December 2018
Please fix it , dates are all wrong. Thanks
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Version 2.4
2 answer(s)
Orti
Orti
11 December 2018
Hi, dates are fixed. I hope you enjoy using AccessMenuBarApps.
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KatRoss
KatRoss
11 December 2018
Thanks for fixing it!
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Tubo
07 December 2018
New version 2.6 is available: http://www.ortisoft.de/resources/AccessMenuBarApps2.6.zip
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Version 2.4
1 answer(s)
KatRoss
KatRoss
11 December 2018
I downloaded it but the Creation Date is wrong: 2084. I checked inside the Package Contents, even worse. What is going on?!
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Jim-Leff
11 May 2015
A version 2.4 is available. http://www.ortisoft.de/resources/AccessMenuBarApps2.4.dmg
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Version 2.4
Djefis
07 March 2014
It is exactly what I needed.
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Version 2.4
Bob Jacobson
17 February 2014
Great app for Menu Bar opening of infinite number of applications (so it seems). I like the way the icon explodes and contracts when invoked and put away. In all ways, cool.
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Version 2.4
macpayne
26 December 2013
I used Bartender App but I wasn't a fan of its 'extra floating menu bar' feature. So I used the 'show all the items in menubar' option to show all menu bar items in one menubar row, by clicking the Bartender icon. It works, but sometimes I felt that option was unstable. Sometimes I need to click the bartender icon several times to hide all application menus and show all menubar icons. So then I found this app. It perfectly suits my need. It's running properly on Maverick OS and it somewhat faster and more lighweight than Bartender. Great app. Thanks developer
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Version 2.4
Steve-Frawley
26 November 2012
Great App for Viewing massive amount of items in the menubar. Great for control freaks.
Like (1)
Version 2.4
Mac007
01 November 2012
I was using Bartender until it quit working under OS 10.8.2 for some reason known only to the wizards of tech. Thankfully this app takes it's place just fine and it's free. Would be nice if it had the option to activate on just one knock as well as two but as it stands i can live with it as it is. I am thankful however that apps like this exist as Apple seems in no hurry to fix the problem.
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Version 2.4
Free

4.4

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 64
  • PPC 32
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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