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Bartender
Bartender
4.5
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Organize your menu-bar apps.

4.5
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$16.00
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Bartender overview

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 version 4.2.0

Updated on Jun 08 2022

  • Initial macOS Ventura Support
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Information

License

Shareware

Size

9 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.macbartender.com

Downloads

71317

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 11.0.0 or later
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What customer like

Stability
User Experience
Performance

What needs improvements

Social media integration

Bartender qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
5.0
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jun 10 2022
4.2.0
5.0
Jun 10 2022
5.0
Version: 4.2.0
v4.2.0 doesn't show up as an update inside Bartender because it's just: "Initial macOS Ventura Support". Only beta-testers of macOS 13 need update.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
May 16 2022
4.1.49
5.0
May 16 2022
5.0
Version: 4.1.49
v4.1.50 is out. There is a long list of patches, which I won't post here. - - [Sorry about the previous post "4.1.20". Tough day, and we can't delete posts. :-(
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
May 16 2022
4.1.49
5.0
May 16 2022
5.0
Version: 4.1.49
v4.1.20 is out. There is a long list of patches, which I won't post here.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
May 13 2022
4.1.40
5.0
May 13 2022
5.0
Version: 4.1.40
v4.1.49 is out: "Bug Fixes: • Fix for macOS 12.4 beta 4 & clock and date: macOS 12.4 beta 4 introduces an option, turned on by default to only show the date when there is room in the menu bar, this means the date is not visible when Bartender is running unless you turn this to "always" in System Preferences > Dock And Menu Bar > Clock. 
The changes in macOS 12.4 to support this also upset Bartenders logic, this has been fixed. Bartender not hiding items on 6K screen. This has been fixed. • Bartender script editor replacing quotes. This has been fixed. • Bartender script editor not resizing to window size. This has been fixed. • Spacers stated size changing in popup This has been fixed. • Items clicked on in Bartender Bar not moving to shown space if previously shown recently. This has been fixed. • Screens slider labels overlapping with many screens. Made this clearer. • Accessibility Labels for Bartender menu bar items. Added more accessibility labels. • UI glitch in Bartender Bar with Full Keyboard Access enabled in macOS. This has been fixed. • Show for Update comparison returning 0% difference in Advanced Image Comparison. This has been fixed. • Autohide menu bar in macOS getting stuck in fullscreen. This has been fixed."
bobembry
bobembry
Jan 31 2022
4.1.31
5.0
Jan 31 2022
5.0
Version: 4.1.31
★★★★★ Essential for those with lots of menubar apps
Eric•Woehler
Eric•Woehler
Oct 30 2021
4.1.14
5.0
Oct 30 2021
5.0
Version: 4.1.14
Highly recommended. For me it is indispensible utility, with so many embedded options and remarkable flexibility. My menu bar has just 4 or 5 items in it - the ones I use frequently - all the other, less-frequently used items are placed on secondary list and only appear when I need them. I have spacers between items and can group related items. Sadly, I can't remove Apple's time and notifications menu bar items - they are locked to the menu bar and nothing on earth can shift from where they "have" to be. Highly recommended, definitely a 5-star product.
ShotBlocker
ShotBlocker
Oct 26 2021
4.1.7
0.0
Oct 26 2021
0.0
Version: 4.1.7
P.S. I didn't mean to give Bartender 0.0 stars! I hope that doesn't factor into its overall rating. Did I miss how one gives star ratings when posting a comment? Evidently so, otherwise I would have assigned five stars.
ShotBlocker
ShotBlocker
Oct 26 2021
4.1.7
0.0
Oct 26 2021
0.0
Version: 4.1.7
Quick Tip: If you hold down the Command Key on your Mac, you can click and drag your Menu Bar icons wherever you want. You don't need Bartender to do that. But it will, of course, do much more than just that, and its loyal user base finds all the many features indispensable. I agree with the reviewer below who wonders why Apple hasn't incorporated all of them into macOS. No matter. Until and unless Apple does, Bartender gets the job done beautifully. This is a world-class, reliable Mac developer who always seems to get updates right. Good stuff. -SB
brian163
brian163
Sep 6 2021
4.1.3
0.0
Sep 6 2021
0.0
Version: 4.1.3
Pretty sure MacUpdate just repeated the previously posted issue with 4.1.3 also being a beta release.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Sep 2 2021
4.1.2
5.0
Sep 2 2021
5.0
Version: 4.1.2
BETA VERSION = "4.1.2"!!! - - Today I wrote to the developer out of confusion. They swiftly replied. Here's what I learned: (1) The version linked here today, "4.1.2" is a test (BETA) version specific to those testing macOS 12 Monterey. That's ALL it is. No one else should bother with it for now! The current public version really is v4.0.48. (2) The Release Notes at the dev site lists "4.1.02". That is a typo. It should read 4.1.2, which again is a BETA version. - -> MacUpdate: PLEASE please provide notification when linking to a BETA version of an app. NO ONE outside of a developer's beta program should be installing betaware. Seriously! OK? Just let us know what you're doing.
ivryernest
ivryernest
Sep 2 2021
4.1.2
5.0
Sep 2 2021
5.0
Version: 4.1.2
Since Apple has inaugurated the Dashboard "Dock and Menus Bar", Bartender is no longer useful.
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.
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