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Bartender
Bartender
4.0.48
4.5
0.0
Bartender free download for Mac

Bartender for Mac

12 June 2021

Organize your menu-bar apps.

What is Bartender for Mac

Bartender lets you organize your menu-bar apps by hiding them, rearranging them, or moving them to Bartender's Bar. You can display the full menu bar, set options to have menu-bar items show in the menu bar when they have updated, or have them always visible in Bartender's Bar.

Features:
  • Lets you tidy your menu-bar apps how you want.
  • See your menu-bar apps when you want.
  • Hide the apps you need to run, but do not need to see.
  • Have the clean looking menu bar you want.
  • Rearrange your menu-bar items as you wish.

What's new in Bartender

Version 4.0.48:
New Features / Improvements
  • Public Beta Finished
Bug Fixes
  • Screen recording menu bar item. The screen recording menu bar item should now show a lot faster when you start recording your screen, and is in the shown section by default. You can move it to the hidden section if you prefer.
  • Hidden items not hiding again, if in app with menu bar item. Bartender will keep hidden items shown when you are using the UI of a menu bar item, this could stop items hiding if in an app that also has a menu bar item, this has been fixed.
  • Small UI adjustments. Small changes to the UI to help initial user experience.
  • iMazing mini popup not showing with custom keyboard shortcut. This has been fixed.
  • ⌘+Q quitting Bartender from Bartender Bar. Command+Q would quit Bartender from any of its UI, even when not the active app which is not desirable. The ability to quit Bartender with command Q has been removed.
  • Show for Updates Image Comparison Tuning. Thank you to the user who provided me with examples of Show for update image comparisons that have given incorrect results, using these I have tuned the image comparison more.
  • Option key added to click from Bartender Bar. Activating menu bar items from the Bartender Bar would sometimes wrongly include the option key, this has been fixed.
  • Shift in menu bar items when changing space. Bartender could shift the menu bar items for a split second when changing spaces, this has been fixed.
  • Menu bar item spacing not applied after macOS restart. For some users menu bar item spacing is not being applied after a macOS restart, and a logout and back in is required. This version has test fixes in place for this.
  • Rare slowdown loading of Menu Bar Layout Screen, and high CPU usage. This has effected a very small number of users and seems linked to accessing Current Session Dictionary, I have removed this and it should hopefully fix this issue.
  • MacUpdater left click not working. This has been fixed
  • Quick Search, Esc not resetting search. Pressing Esc in Quick search after searching for something would not reset the shown results back to all items, it does now.
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Bartender qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
5.0
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Fariborz
Fariborz
Jun 11 2021
4.1.0
0.0
Jun 11 2021
0.0
Version: 4.1.0
To MacUpdate: Please note that the latest version is 4.0.48 and NOT 4.1. This is only for Beta testers and some functions are removed. You might want to remove it before other users download it like me and then find out it’s a beta version.
Nazaire
Nazaire
Jun 1 2021
4.0.48
5.0
Jun 1 2021
5.0
Version: 4.0.48
Nicely done, useful and effective. This is one of those "dongle-apps" though: Apple should have included it, did not, now I have to pay for it.
JamesHarrisPhoto
JamesHarrisPhoto
Mar 29 2021
4.0.44
0.0
Mar 29 2021
0.0
Version: 4.0.44
So why is this showing as a new update (4.0.44) when 4.0.46 is there current version as of today?
Eric-Caldwell
Eric-Caldwell
Nov 16 2020
3.1.23
5.0
Nov 16 2020
5.0
Version: 3.1.23
Never leave home without it! Seriously, this is a must-have app. Not sure why Apple didn't think of it years ago. They would buy this from the developer for lots of cash and integrate it into the OS.
Helmo-Hass
Helmo-Hass
Oct 16 2020
4.10.2
0.0
Oct 16 2020
0.0
Version: 4.10.2
Sorry MU, a stupid question... This is marked as Bartender 4.10.2, and yet the description and downloaded app are stating version 3.1.25, ... your fingers slipped? Well... Anyway version 4 is still in beta testing and will be available only when Big Fur is officially out since it will be the minimum system requirement. hope it helps... ops forgot to state that actually Bartender 4.10.2 Do exists, BUT its a World of Warcraft add-on... go figure
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jun 3 2020
3.1.23
5.0
Jun 3 2020
5.0
Version: 3.1.23
I've been using Bartender from version 1. It just works. The dev keeps it working and better over time. I haven't found any substantial need to look elsewhere. It's in my essential utility toolkit on all my Macs.
Robio
Robio
Apr 21 2020
3.1.7
4.0
Apr 21 2020
4.0
Version: 3.1.7
I've been using Bartender for years. I don't know why I hadn't reviewed it here yet. I have bunch of Menu Bar icons, mostly for work-related apps that run in the background, and to which I need quick access. I also hate clutter. Bartender solves that problem. I can tuck away all but the most essential icons, and hide things that I don't need up there because they're accessible via keystrokes (Spotlight, Notifications). I've tried similar apps, but Bartender has the best UI/UX by far. Having said that, occasionally icons get rearranged, and getting them to stay put isn't as easy as it should be. But that's the only reason I'm docking it a star.
Scott-C-H-
Scott-C-H-
Dec 16 2019
3.1.7
1.0
Dec 16 2019
1.0
Version: 3.1.7
My solution: Turn off all the unnecessary menubar icons in every app I use. $15 saved.
M-K1030
M-K1030
Nov 4 2019
3.1.7
1.0
Nov 4 2019
1.0
Version: 3.1.7
I was okay with the price, and liked the app for a long time, but now I realize they're 'recording the screen', I'm not so okay with it anymore. Don't care what they say, they shouldn't be recording the screen. Hope they 'fix' this and keep their screen recording an option for those who don't care about privacy.
iksretep
iksretep
Oct 7 2019
3.1.7
1.0
Oct 7 2019
1.0
Version: 3.1.7
I love the app, paid for v2 and got v3 as a free update. Now with the Catalina update, Bartender "needs" Screen Recording Permission ... I know the developer says it is really not recording the screen ... but, since it's "not recording" the screen, and instead it captures images of the menu bar, it is technically "recording" the screen even if it's capturing images so the updates and preferences can work? I'm truly confused by this, and uninstalled ... sadly I'm back to all the icons on my menu bar.
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  • macOS 11.0.0 or later
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