AccessMenuBarApps
AccessMenuBarApps
2.6.1

4.4

AccessMenuBarApps free download for Mac

AccessMenuBarApps2.6.1

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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How would you rate AccessMenuBarApps app?

23 Reviews of AccessMenuBarApps

5
Jjmccole
06 April 2012
Version: 2.1

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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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4
KatRoss
11 December 2018
Version: 2.6.1
Better now ? But I would still be able to hide the extra stuff instead of the System ones
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RogerKatz
11 December 2018
Version: 2.6.1
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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KatRoss
11 December 2018
Version: 2.4
Please fix it , dates are all wrong. Thanks
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Tubo
07 December 2018
Version: 2.4
New version 2.6 is available: http://www.ortisoft.de/resources/AccessMenuBarApps2.6.zip
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Jim-Leff
11 May 2015
Version: 2.4
A version 2.4 is available. http://www.ortisoft.de/resources/AccessMenuBarApps2.4.dmg
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5
Djefis
07 March 2014
Version: 2.4
It is exactly what I needed.
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5
Bob Jacobson
17 February 2014
Version: 2.4
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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5
macpayne
26 December 2013
Version: 2.4
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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4.5
Steve-Frawley
26 November 2012
Version: 2.4
Great App for Viewing massive amount of items in the menubar. Great for control freaks.
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4
Mac007
01 November 2012
Version: 2.4
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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Mac007
31 October 2012
Version: 2.4
Does not play well with Google + menu bar app. I have to switch to System Preferences app to access Google + app. A fix would be helpful. Thanks!
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5
Lvdoc
18 October 2012
Version: 2.4
I can only reiterate what others have said: This app works great and has solved a major problem for me. Thanks developer!!
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5
GoSa
13 October 2012
Version: 2.4
Hi, I just installed it and I already like it. I always use to click on Finder to be able to see the other icons since Finder had fewer menu-items than for instance firefox. Now I just click on the ying yang icon and all my icons appear. The ability to hide the dock icon and the menu icon itself is already implemented in this version which is nice too. So in short this release does what it says it does. Well Done! There is one feature that would be awesome, is the ability to rearrange the icons. Hope you will consider this :-) Keep up the good work!
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5
eddietta
26 May 2012
Version: 2.3
This app is excellent! However, would you please add an option to hide the dock and menu bar icons? So that some ppl can use mouse gestures or shortcut and also have a tidy menu bar/dock. Thanks!
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rocketmouse
13 May 2012
Version: 2.1
I wish I could review it... It won't install properly on my Intel 13" MacBook (Model Identifier: MacBook1,1) running Snow Leopard 10.6.8, but: "You can’t open the application “AccessMenuBarApps.app” because it’s not supported on this type of Mac." I tried it on a MacBook Pro (which doesn't need it but also runs 10.6.8) and there were no problems. I have downloaded it several times from different venues, thinking it might have been corrupted--and obviously then installed it several times. Nothing seems to help. What should I check/fix? (I did look at permissions, but all seems to be in order.) I noticed Ortisoft replying to others, and missing support at their site I thought I'd take a chance here.
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5
Jjmccole
06 April 2012
Version: 2.1
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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5
Edgarcabrera
18 October 2011
Version: 2.1
This is a great addition for my MBA 13", very good idea. Better than other menu applications. As a reviewer pointed before, it would be nice to to have the dock icon deactivated.
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paulrudy
17 October 2011
Version: 2.1
Although I'd love to see Apple offer the ability to have a two-line menu bar or some other variation, apps like this are helpful for those of us with smaller screens and a lot of menubar items we like to keep. I tried some of the alternatives and enjoy the customizability of AccessMenuBarApps. Being able to activate it just with the mouse (by "pushing" the mouse to the top of the screen and/or by "knocking" the pointer twice against the top of the screen) as well as with a hotkey, makes it convenient enough to be worth it. Only problem is so far, the sound effect won't turn off without the visual effect also being turned off.
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4.5
Jacques-971
16 June 2011
Version: 1.0
Very nice (and free !) app. Would be perfect if no icon could be shown in the dock....
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EndoLab
16 June 2011
Version: 1.0
This is a 64 bits version. I've tried it on a friend's computer but I prefer NoMenuBar or Menuola which I run with FinderPop.
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5
Jic
15 June 2011
Version: 1.0
A very good idea, it works very well for 13" displays, like my MacBook Air.
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gcoghill
15 June 2011
Version: 1.0
This is pretty much just an app with no menu items, so there is more room for right-side menu icons. The app needs to be front most for it to do anything. Lots of other apps already out there that do the same thing.
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0.5
Flash1296
15 June 2011
Version: 1.0
Installs but does absolutely nothing but give a nice sound. I have 19 menu bar items on the right side and there are no changes when activating "accessmenubarapps" I tried setting different command keys, but to no avail.
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