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AccessMenuBarApps

Version 2.6.1

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

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AccessMenuBarApps 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 version 2.6.1

Updated on Dec 11 2018

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

Information

License

Free

Size

12.8 MB

Downloads

17516

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 64
  • PPC 32
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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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.
Mac007
Mac007
Oct 31 2012
2.4
4.0
Oct 31 2012
4.0
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!
Lvdoc
Lvdoc
Oct 18 2012
2.4
5.0
Oct 18 2012
5.0
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!!
GoSa
GoSa
Oct 13 2012
2.4
5.0
Oct 13 2012
5.0
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!
eddietta
eddietta
May 26 2012
2.3
5.0
May 26 2012
5.0
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!
rocketmouse
rocketmouse
May 13 2012
2.1
0.0
May 13 2012
0.0
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.
Jjmccole
Jjmccole
Apr 6 2012
2.1
5.0
Apr 6 2012
5.0
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.
Edgarcabrera
Edgarcabrera
Oct 18 2011
2.1
5.0
Oct 18 2011
5.0
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.
paulrudy
paulrudy
Oct 17 2011
2.1
4.0
Oct 17 2011
4.0
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.
Jacques-971
Jacques-971
Jun 16 2011
1.0
4.5
Jun 16 2011
4.5
Version: 1.0
Very nice (and free !) app. Would be perfect if no icon could be shown in the dock....
EndoLab
EndoLab
Jun 16 2011
1.0
0.0
Jun 16 2011
0.0
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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