MenuBar ReArranger
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Rearrange the OS X menu bar.   Demo ($9.99)
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MenuBar ReArranger lets you easily rearrange your menu bar items.
  • Keep your menu bar icons ordered as you want!
  • Define profiles for your icons' order and automatically change the order as you wish. Useful if you have different needs between your work and home, or to hide all of them the time of a presentation, or ... as you want!. Faster than dragging-and-dropping the icons.
  • Define groups of items in your menu bar and improve its appearance.
  • Use the "Behind the Curtain" feature, and hide the items you need but do not want to see, such
What's New
Version 2.1.1
  • [Bug Fix] Bug preventing a quick rearrangement using the "Current Items Order" profile.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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MenuBar ReArranger User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Rofra reviewed on 06 Jan 2014
Some comments to version 2.0:
Actually 2 profiles (e.g. home & work); 1 or 2 more would be nice;
profiles can’t be renamed but developer promissed to look into
this.
After your Mac has started, you can start all the apps in one of the
profiles and (in the end) they are shown in the order you preset;
when MenuBar ReArranger is started at login, this is all done
automatically according to the profile chosen last time.
When you change your mind about the way apps are sorted, you can
change it in the app and after pushing 'Apply’ it’s done. Magic!
At next login everything is there again as you wished.
Used LoginControl (profiles) and Exhaust (sort) before;
MenuBarReArranger replaced the both of them.
Developer very responsive to questions and suggestions. 'Try before
you Buy' (can't be bought in the App Store).
The flexibility this app gives you is amazing and although it isn’t
100% perfect (yet), it offers great options for those who need or
appreciate them. Certainly worth investigating!
[Version 2.0]


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Robin Jackson reviewed on 07 Aug 2012
Hi

This looks interesting BUT it will not open on my MacBook Pro Retina running OSX 10.8.

OSX comes up and says this App will not load please move to trash!

Robin
[Version 1.2]


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polocanada commented on 10 Jun 2012
It works OK but not without minor glitch here and there. I won't write a full review this time, however, one feature is absolutely missing:

There is no way to access the icons / apps that are hidden. If I want o access hidden apps, I need to exit the application, wait till icons go back and once I am finish restart the menu bar app. It would be nice, if you add a mini-menu to your application which would enable me to access the applications or even the submenu of the hidden app.

The "Bartender" app does that. This is a major feature for me. Switching for now to Bartender.
[Version 1.2]


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Dana Sutton reviewed on 13 Apr 2012
This addresses a real problem: one weakness of OSX is that setting the order in which apps launch in the appropriate Users and Groups preference panel doesn't ensure the order in which non-Apple items appear in the menubar. But the problem with this app. is that each time you reboot you have to use it manually to get your menubar icons arranged to your liking. And to a Mac user, "manually" is the dirtiest word in the dictionary. What we really need is an app. that does this same thing automatically as part of the boot process.
[Version 1.1]

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James-D replied on 26 Feb 2014
Well, you could try Bartender - it does exactly what you're asking (and more).
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gatovadio commented on 17 Mar 2012
now if menubar rearranger could place individual movable separators to better organize a crowded menubar, that would be sweet.
[Version 1.1]


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+49

2stepbay reviewed on 03 Mar 2012
App is simple to use and well worth the $5. Does what it says it will do. Rearranged my menu bar in 3 minutes.

Kudos to the developer for making a trial version available.
[Version 1.1]


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+5

Profp reviewed on 03 Mar 2012
I tried the demo – and then purchased the app. This app is very simple to use and does exactly what it claims to do. In the past, I have written applescripts to load apps and arrange the menu bar – now I am happy to pay for an app that takes care of it for me.

My only suggestion is a better way to deal with apps that are already on the Logins Items list – that is, when an app is added to menu bar arranger for launch, it would be nice if it was automatically removed from the login items in system preferences.
[Version 1.1]


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Dana Sutton commented on 21 Feb 2012
"This software seriously needs a timed demo tho before I plunk down $4.99." A valid point, but it is a criticism that should be directed to the way Apple Store is set up, and not to individual developers.
[Version 1.0]


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Fishscale commented on 21 Feb 2012
Look at the apps: Exhaust, delayedlauncher, and startupizer. Also applescripts can delay application launch times at startup so the icons will be arranged in the proper order (same thing this app does with a 20 second interval.) Truly there are free ways to rearrange your icons.

Example of applescript:
---
delay 0.3
tell application "alfred"
launch
end tell
delay 0.3
tell application "hyperswitch"
launch
end tell
----

That is the basics of it, put all your login items in that script and place it as a startup item and remove the items you currently have in there as the script will be doing all the launching at startup. If you really know what your doing you might even be able to do this with a launch agent.
[Version 1.0]

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seense (developer) replied on 21 Feb 2012
Just to correct something about the app.
MenuBar ReArranger doesn't wait 20 sec between each items.
But MenuBar ReArranger can wait up to 20 sec for an app to allocate the space for the icon.

For Example, If an app allocate the space for the icon in 1 sec, then MenuBar ReArranger will detect it and go the next item to be loaded. It will not wait.
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Fishscale replied on 21 Feb 2012
Thanks for the response, I honestly have no interest in this app as I do not care about the order of my menubar apps, however I once did and settled that perfectly with my applescript example above.

There are free options available that do what your app does (of course not everything, but the main gist) and if you want to be able to compete with the more developed paid apps like startupizer, I think many people here at MU would appreciate a trial version or some sort they can grab w/o having to go through MAS. If you offered a trial, most here at MU would purchase your app instead of startupizer off of MAS simply because you offered them an alternative. I am speaking for many people but from my time here, most MU members hate MAS and will support developers who make a concerted effort to supply them with a trial, even if your program is inferior. I obviously can't tell as I am unable to try your app or startupizer since both are on MAS.

Good luck with your app!
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seense (developer) replied on 03 Mar 2012
A Trial Version is now available on our website.
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wrecreation replied on 10 May 2012
Have you tried the free app Broomstick?
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Acuraice commented on 21 Feb 2012
another app trying to get money for something totally free to the people who just don't know how to do it for free from with them mac os itself!

for anyone who wishes to move the menu bar icons without paying 1 cent, simply hold the "command" button and drag the menu bar icon to your desired place in the menu. FREE OF CHARGE!!!

in the even it doesn't let you move the menu bar icon,it will do that with some of the icons. trying waiting that app first then do it, or go to system preferences and choose accounts,then choose login items and reorder the startup procedures for the menu items you have opening at the startup of the mac. this will not only change the way which app loads first over the other,but also load that particular pa's icon in the menu bar in that custom order,again FREE OF CHARGE!!
[Version 1.0]

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Doctor-Whiteface replied on 21 Feb 2012
BTW, what did you have for breakfast this morning, and what OSX version are you using?
Your suggestions Absolutely Do Not Work!
This software seriously needs a timed demo tho before I plunk down $4.99.
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MacUpdate---Ryan replied on 21 Feb 2012
Your suggestion only moves the Apple menubar icons.
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artie505 replied on 03 Mar 2012
@ Acuraice

1. With the exception of a coupl'a apps that use MenuCracker or the like, ONLY Apple menulets can be reordered; 3rd party menulets are STUCK in place.

2. Waaay back in the early days of OS X it was possible to change the order in which menulets launched by changing their order in SysPrefs (as you described), but that has not been the case since, I believe, Panther, if not Jaguar.

You CAN do it on your own with an AppleScript, but your post demonstrates complete ignorance of OS X's workings in this regard.
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Barryaus replied on 03 Mar 2012
The command-key gambit does not work with all 3rd party icons in the menu bar
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cabo rated on 19 Dec 2012

[Version 1.2]



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Desker rated on 08 May 2012

[Version 1.2]


Downloads:6,186
Version Downloads:740
Type:Utilities : System
License:Demo
Date:06 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $9.99
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MenuBar ReArranger lets you easily rearrange your menu bar items.
  • Keep your menu bar icons ordered as you want!
  • Define profiles for your icons' order and automatically change the order as you wish. Useful if you have different needs between your work and home, or to hide all of them the time of a presentation, or ... as you want!. Faster than dragging-and-dropping the icons.
  • Define groups of items in your menu bar and improve its appearance.
  • Use the "Behind the Curtain" feature, and hide the items you need but do not want to see, such as Notification Center.
  • MenuBar ReArranger can be used as a launcher for all your menu bar items. Keep tight control of the items launched at login.
  • Define many keyboard shortcuts for your actions.
  • Change or hide the MenuBar ReArranger icon.
  • Expand your menu bar by hiding the application menu.
  • Expand your menu bar and have a quick look at your items Behind the Curtain.


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