Broomstick
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Broomstick is the easiest way to hide menubar icons that you don't like. While most apps that create a menubar icon allow you to hide it, some apps don't provide this option. Broomstick lets you take back control of your menubar, by letting you hide these offending icons! Additionally, Broomstick lets you control the order of icons in your menubar.

Broomstick can currently hide the following apps: Air Video Server, Avira, BetterTouchTool, Boom, CPU Speed Accelerator, Caffeine, Chronicle Mini, ChronoSync, Click.to, CloudApp, CrashPlan, Dimmer, DropCopy, Dropbox, Droplr,
What's New
Version 0.91:
  • Updates to be compatible with new Flux and Dropbox updates. It seems that on some systems Broomstick takes a long time to un-hide the Dropbox icon, but if you give it enough time (2-3 mins), it gets there eventually.
Requirements
Mac OS X 10.6 or later, Intel



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fre.dub reviewed on 04 Dec 2013
On Mavericks, Broomstick seems to still work, but its script (the Menubar Icon Orderer) doesn't seem to launch on startup, so that I have to manually do from within Broomstick.

Am I the only one, or is an update needed? If the first, how do I fix this problem?
[Version 0.91]


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+50

Alex reviewed on 22 Oct 2013
Finally! A way of hiding the Dropbox icon on the menu bar.

Thank you :)
[Version 0.91]


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larrymcj commented on 15 Mar 2013
On his website, the developer has a long list of app icons Broomstick will hide, but (for me, anyway) it would not hide Google Drive.

Also (though not sure if this was directly related or not), when I uninstalled Broomstick and rebooted, my menu bar was empty except for the system icons. I rebooted again and everything was fine. This particular iMac is only four days old and was working perfectly, so I have to suspect Broomstick was the culprit.
[Version 0.91]


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ralfreier reviewed on 20 Sep 2012
Doesn't work anymore with Dropbox, might need an update.
[Version 0.9.1]

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Zibity (developer) replied on 10 Oct 2012
Hi there,

This should now have been fixed.

Thanks,
Sebastian
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Cgc reviewed on 03 Sep 2012
Works fine but the interface is way too demanding on the user. May as well make it a command line utility. I'll hold off until the developer makes it a little more user friendly. Thanks.
[Version 0.9.1]


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eddietta reviewed on 03 Jun 2012
Pretty good app... Please add ability to hide AccessMenuBarApps (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/38985/accessmenubarapps). Thank you very much!
[Version 0.9.1]


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artie505 commented on 01 Jun 2012
A heads-up to all: Before you submit your request to have Broomstick hide your app's icon, be sure to check the app's preferences to see if it offers the option.
[Version 0.9.1]


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Mookzmom reviewed on 16 Apr 2012
YAY! This developer is very responsive to requests, and in a very short time, has acted on my requests. Thank you! This app runs quickly and is simple to use, and clears up my menu bar for things I really want to see. Excellent app!
[Version 0.9]


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+73

Myka reviewed on 16 Apr 2012
It's a cute little app. And it can hide the Spotlight icon (at least on Snow Leopard; I don't know about Lion)! I wish it could hide a few more menu bar icons, though. Sent a request to the developer (you can send a request through the app), who very kindly offers this for free. ;)
[Version 0.9]

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Zibity (developer) replied on 17 Apr 2012
If you've got any more requests just send them to me from within the app and I'll add them as quickly as I can. I've been getting tons of requests lately, so please bear with me if your request isn't included immediately.

Thanks!
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+73
Myka replied on 17 Apr 2012
Okay. And thank *you* for this wonderful app!
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+239

RavenNevermore reviewed on 15 Apr 2012
Great little app! Thanks!
[Version 0.9]


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p9rilo rated on 24 Mar 2014

[Version 0.91]



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Pinbacker rated on 02 May 2012

[Version 0.9.1]



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Pinbacker rated on 07 Apr 2012

[Version 0.8]



+8

Widber rated on 07 Apr 2012

[Version 0.8]



+9

Robert Ballantyne rated on 02 Apr 2012

[Version 0.7]



-26

Pinbacker rated on 01 Apr 2012

[Version 0.7]


Downloads:27,348
Version Downloads:26,146
Type:Utilities : Icon Tools
License:Free
Date:02 May 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Broomstick is the easiest way to hide menubar icons that you don't like. While most apps that create a menubar icon allow you to hide it, some apps don't provide this option. Broomstick lets you take back control of your menubar, by letting you hide these offending icons! Additionally, Broomstick lets you control the order of icons in your menubar.

Broomstick can currently hide the following apps: Air Video Server, Avira, BetterTouchTool, Boom, CPU Speed Accelerator, Caffeine, Chronicle Mini, ChronoSync, Click.to, CloudApp, CrashPlan, Dimmer, DropCopy, Dropbox, Droplr, Evernote, Flutter, Flux, FullControlHelper, Garmin ANT Agent, Google Drive, GrabBox, GrabBox2, Growl, GrowlTunes, Hiss, Insync, Kuvva, Last.fm, LogMeIn, LogMeIn Hamachi, Memeo Backup, MiddleClick, MuteCon, NoSleepHelper, Nocturne, OpenDNS Updater, PleaseSleep, PuntoSwitcher, Quiet Read, RemotelessHelper, Seamless, SnagIt, Splashtop Streamer, Spotlight, ToDoHelper, Wakoopa Tracker, Wallpaper Clocks, iTeleport Connect.

If you would like to request another app be able to be hidden, then this can be done from within Broomstick.


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