AccessMenuBarApps
AccessMenuBarApps
2.6.1

4.4

AccessMenuBarApps free download for Mac

AccessMenuBarApps for Mac2.6.1

11 December 2018

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

What is AccessMenuBarApps for Mac

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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KatRoss
KatRoss
Dec 11 2018
2.6.1
4.0
Dec 11 2018
4.0
Version: 2.6.1
Better now ? But I would still be able to hide the extra stuff instead of the System ones
RogerKatz
RogerKatz
Dec 11 2018
2.6.1
0.0
Dec 11 2018
0.0
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
KatRoss
KatRoss
Dec 11 2018
2.4
4.0
Dec 11 2018
4.0
Version: 2.4
Please fix it , dates are all wrong. Thanks
Tubo
Tubo
Dec 7 2018
2.4
0.0
Dec 7 2018
0.0
Version: 2.4
New version 2.6 is available: http://www.ortisoft.de/resources/AccessMenuBarApps2.6.zip
Jim-Leff
Jim-Leff
May 11 2015
2.4
0.0
May 11 2015
0.0
Version: 2.4
A version 2.4 is available. http://www.ortisoft.de/resources/AccessMenuBarApps2.4.dmg
Djefis
Djefis
Mar 7 2014
2.4
5.0
Mar 7 2014
5.0
Version: 2.4
It is exactly what I needed.
Bob Jacobson
Bob Jacobson
Feb 17 2014
2.4
5.0
Feb 17 2014
5.0
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.
macpayne
macpayne
Dec 26 2013
2.4
5.0
Dec 26 2013
5.0
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
Steve-Frawley
Steve-Frawley
Nov 26 2012
2.4
4.5
Nov 26 2012
4.5
Version: 2.4
Great App for Viewing massive amount of items in the menubar. Great for control freaks.
Mac007
Mac007
Nov 1 2012
2.4
4.0
Nov 1 2012
4.0
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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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 64
  • PPC 32
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later

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