Bartender
Bartender
3.1.23

4.0

Bartender free download for Mac

Bartender3.1.23

03 June 2020

Organize your menu-bar apps.

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 Bartender

Version 3.1.23:
Bug Fixes:

Menu bar item would not hide if its position was the default

  • If a menu bar items position had not been changed by the user, and was still the default Bartender wouldn't hide it, this has been fixed.

Menu item order being lost by macOS

  • For some users, macOS would occasionally lose the order of their menu items. In this release Bartender has extra workarounds to prevent this.

Gap left on inactive menu bar

  • On macOS Catalina if the user hid the Bartender menu item a gap would be left on the inactive menu bar of a multi screen setup. This has now been fixed.

Fix for Bartender menu not showing on secondary screen

  • A bug in macOS Catalina would prevent Bartenders menu showing when the user has 2 screens setup with one above the other. Bartender now works around this bug to display the menus on all screens.

Fix for order of items in Bartender Preferences

  • Apps starting with a lowercased name would appear after all uppercased names in Bartender Preferences, this has been fixed.

Fix for show Full menu bar requiring 3 activations

  • After changing space, Bartender would require activating full menu bar 3 times before working this has been fixed.

Fix for Permissions Success window showing when starting Bartender

  • For some users when starting Bartender at login, the permissions success window would show. this should now be fixed.

Crash fix

  • We receive occasional crash reports of a crash we have not seen here, we believe this build fixes the crash.

Multipass app not controllable

  • Multipass has an uncommon app setup, which Bartender didn't handle. Bartender will now handle apps like this correctly.

Apple Text input menu item not named correctly in Preferences

  • With macOS 10.15.4 apple changed the way the Text Input menu item works. As such Bartender did not know to treat it as a special Apple item and name it as such in Bartender preferences. This has now been fixed.

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219 Reviews of Bartender

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4
Robio
21 April 2020
Version: 3.1.7

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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.
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5
Derekcurrie
03 June 2020
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.
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4
Robio
21 April 2020
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.
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Scott-C-H-
16 December 2019
Version: 3.1.7
My solution: Turn off all the unnecessary menubar icons in every app I use. $15 saved.
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M-K1030
04 November 2019
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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iksretep
07 October 2019
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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Graphic-Mac
05 October 2019
Version: 3.1.7
I've tried them all. I kept coming back to Bartender for stability, ease of setup, and the fact that I've yet to have to wait for updates to work on an OS update. Vanilla, Dozer, and most all the other similar apps all work well, and some are even free. But they all lack what makes Bartender the king of the hill. As far as I'm concerned, with very little exception, the only people who wouldn't prefer to have Bartender are the ones who habitually claim an app is "too pricey for what it does" and that it needs to cost $X and let the sales volume offset the difference. No matter what the app does or what the price is, they claim it needs to cost less (usually about 30-50% less). They also tend not to know jack-sh!t about app development and sales.
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5
Db2
07 February 2019
Version: 3.0.47
Bartender is a great way to control the menu bar. Fast response to user questions and issues. solid product backed by solid costumer service.
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TVieceli
04 December 2018
Version: 3.0.47
Love this app. Cleans up my screen.
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3.5
jim-23
10 September 2018
Version: 3.0.47
My bar was getting out of hand. Bartender is the first app I've seen that makes it manageable.
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Eric•Woehler
16 August 2018
Version: 3.0.47
Highly recommended! Works under Sierra and High Sierra. You have control over all the Menu Bar items at the top of your screen. You can have as many or as few showing by default, with all the remaining items showing in the alternative menu bar under the menu bar (Sierra) or in the menu bar (High Sierra). Recommended - try it - and your Menu Bar will be decluttered, no matter how big or small your screen may be. Particularly useful on laptops.
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