Bartender
Bartender 1.2.11
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Organize your menu bar apps.   Demo ($15.00)
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Bartender lets you organize your menu bar apps.

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.
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
What's New
Version 1.2.11:
  • Spotlight not in correct location in OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard - In previous versions of 1.2 Spotlight would show in a bad location when hidden by Bartender and using the hotkey to launch Spotlight. This has been fixed.
  • App's popups displaying in wrong location or not at all - Bartender 1.2 caused some apps including Trickster and Mint to display their popups in the wrong location when hidden by Bartender, this has been fixed.
  • Apps not showing in Preferences - Some older apps that do not include a new identifier would not show in Bartender 1.2 preferences, this has also been fixed.
  • Text fields and controls not selectable - With previous 1.2 versions, Bartender would prevent text boxes and controls from being selected in some menu bar apps, such as Omnipresence and Bills To Pay, this has now been fixed.
  • High CPU usage - Some people have experienced occasional high CPU usage by the disnoted process, this should be fixed.
Version 1.2.11:
  • Spotlight not in correct location in OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard - In previous versions of 1.2 Spotlight would show in a bad location when hidden by Bartender and using the hotkey to launch Spotlight. This has been fixed.
  • App's popups displaying in wrong location or not at all - Bartender 1.2 caused some apps including more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6 or later



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Harristype commented on 22 Feb 2014
Found a conflict with Bartender's ability to move icons around in the menubar with BetterTouchTool installed. BetterTouchTool completely disables the feature in Bartender.
[Version 1.2.11]


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Noivad reviewed on 14 Feb 2014
Bartender is what small screens need.
When space on your menu bar is at a premium, Bartender come to the rescue with flexible and easy configuration, it is exactly what I wished for when menu items started getting hidden by application menu. It works well, and has gotten very stable. It was well worth the $15, especially for people that have a lot of menu items such as menu meters or iStats, Fantasical, Dropbox or Copy, 1Password, Cookie, Little Snitch, Sophos, etc. that are making items fall off or make the menu bar too cluttered.

The only feature that would be on my wish list would be intelligent menu collision detection, that moved lower priority items to the bartender bar. This is something that would make it a 5 star app, but as it is it is more than recommended, and I won’t miss such a fantasy feature.
[Version 1.2.11]


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Stormchild commented on 25 Jan 2014
This is great, when it works, but it's gotten really buggy lately. Rearranging icons is quite difficult; they flicker back and forth and often don't stay where you put them.

Hope all the wrinkles are ironed out soon. I have tons of menubar doodads and this is really the only way to manage them (other than just turning most of them off and accepting the fact that you can't rearrange most 3rd party menus).
[Version 1.2.11]

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Stormchild replied on 26 Jan 2014
Follow-up: on my other Mac, I'm able to move my icons around without any of the problems I described above. It could be the graphics card, or it might be because I'm running dual displays.

The glitchy one:
MacBook Pro (late 2008)
GeForce 9600M (256 MB)
External 1920x1080 display

The one that works fine:
MacBook Air (mid 2012)
Intel HD Graphics 4000
No external monitor

Perhaps I'll give it a whirl next time my newer Mac is connected to an external display and see what happens then.
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Brooklyn_Al commented on 29 Dec 2013
Clever application but I wish it was a little less costly. A reduced price would increase the applications bottom line--more people would pay for it. Any sales imminent?
[Version 1.2.11]


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Nemensiris commented on 11 Dec 2013
I love Bartender, but I too have similar issues with fast user switching. I currently hide the user menubar icon, along with dropbox 2.4.7 icon. There are instances when the icons both user switch and dropbox become unresponsive after switching users. The dropbox icon don't respond but all their functionality still works, dropbox still syncs (even though the icon doesn't reflect that).

It happened on a previous version of Dropbox, even when I pulled the dropbox or fast user switching icon out of Bartender and just have it running it still happens.

The only time it does not happen is when I do run Bartender. I sure hope there is a fix on the way.
[Version 1.2.11]

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Nemensiris replied on 11 Dec 2013
I meant to say that the only time it doesn't happen is when I do not run Bartender. Sorry.
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Jazzyguy reviewed on 16 Nov 2013
I have absolutely no problems with the Bartender app in Mavericks. It runs great. In my SnowLeopard iMacs it is running flawlessley too.
[Version 1.2.11]


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Stormchild commented on 23 Oct 2013
Works in Mavericks…sort of. I can't rearrange the icons anymore (attempting to command-drag an icon causes all the adjacent ones to freak out; sometimes after the dust settles, the one I dragged does move, but it's pretty much random and unusable).

Switching to another user causes the Bartender bar to appear halfway off the left edge of the screen, and at that point it can no longer be moved until I quit and restart the app.

When a second display is connected and the new "Displays have separate Spaces" setting is enabled, one of the two displays has an odd gap in the menubar icons. If I click the gap, it disappears, but then it reappears in the same place on the other menubar.

Looks like Bartender has some 10.9 bugs that still need to be worked out.
[Version 1.2.9]

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Darukaru replied on 16 Nov 2013
For what it's worth, the "gap" isn't a Bartender bug, it appears even without the app installed.
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+1

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Llongley reviewed on 03 Oct 2013
This is a wonderful little app that fills a need by stopping the annoyance that comes form every app wanting to put something in the menu bar. I just loved it. Then I noticed that the Launcher app in Mountain lion was not functioning. More specifically single apps would launch without problem but those in "folders" would flash and close. I contacted the dev and they responded about being aware of the problem.

After not hearing anything else from the dev I reinstalled as soon as the last update was posted to discover that the "folders" will now open but you are unable to select an app to launch; rather a random app will launch.

Because I do use Launcher app I had to uninstall again. I am not sure if the problem is with some combination of apps installed on my system or if this is just Bartender and OS 10.8.5. i am not the only person to encounter this as I found a number of threads about it on the forums at Apple and like i said the dev acknowledged being aware. I hope they get it fixed soon or at least are able to give some feedback on possible work arounds as I really miss this app. I for one do not think the price is over the top as this is a great app when it doesn't bug. It is a little expensive for an app that has a major bug that shows up after you've paid.
[Version 1.2.9]


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BigJohnson reviewed on 29 Sep 2013
DON'T INSTALL 1.2.9!

It has a bug which I've reported.

If you use the ⌘+Space shortcut, Spotlight opens on the LEFT side of the screen in a tiny sliver of a window about a half inch wide - I can't even see what's being typed.

I verified this by installing twice. When I revert to 1.0.9, Spotlight functions normally again.
[Version 1.2.9]

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BigJohnson replied on 29 Sep 2013
Oh yeah: I downloaded from MU and dev's website, in case the download was at fault.

Spotlight also functions normally immediately after quitting BT.

Normally BT works fairly well and saves a lot of space, but there is another bug I've encountered that hasn't been fixed yet:
Sometimes after running Cocktail and rebooting, Bartender fails to hide any menu apps. Even quitting and re-opening BT doesn't help. The only way to get BT working right is to reboot again, and then BT functions properly.

Developer said "very sorry you have had this issue. It sounds very much like a bug we have been working on fixing for some time."

I downloaded a test build, but the problem remained.
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BigJohnson replied on 30 Sep 2013
UPDATE:
According to developer, "this is an issue in Lion and Snow Leopard with Bartender 1.2 that we have just fixed in the latest test build"

So if you're using Mountain Lion, you should be okay.
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El-Duderino commented on 27 Sep 2013
Mac used to crash pretty much everyday. Did all sorts of troubleshooting. Was never sure of the cause. Random kernel panics tormented the soul.

In totally unrelated thoughts, via reading about how to tidy and geek up one's display, came across this application. Installed it solely to make the menu bar a bit tidier and nicer. That was the only reason. Sure, thought occasionally .o0(maybe there are an excessive number of menulets displayed up there) but aesthetics were honestly the only reason for trying this.

To my amazement, no kernel panics since.

Glorious, serendipitous Bartender.
[Version 1.2.9]


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Mac007 had trouble on 31 Oct 2012
This application is not launching under OS 10.8.2 even after repairing permissions. Crash report has been sent to developer.
[Version 1.0.3]

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Mac007 replied on 01 Nov 2012
Deleting the presence file in Users Library did the trick. Thanks!

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Benmac rated on 07 Mar 2014

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Richard rated on 30 Jan 2014

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Viole rated on 16 Nov 2013

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Lumac52 rated on 16 Nov 2013

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Runtime rated on 16 Nov 2013

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Viole rated on 29 Sep 2013

[Version 1.2.9]



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piquadratpi2 rated on 22 Sep 2013

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Runtime rated on 22 Sep 2013

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Viole rated on 18 Apr 2013

[Version 1.0.9]



alexwasserman rated on 26 Mar 2013

[Version 1.0.9]


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Date:16 Nov 2013
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Bartender lets you organize your menu bar apps.

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.
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.

There are loads of ways to configure Bartender to perform as you wish. Give it a go and find out.


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