Bartender
Bartender
4.0.44

4.0

Bartender free download for Mac

Bartender for Mac

30 March 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 4.0.44:

Bartender 4 the biggest update yet, specifically created for macOS Big Sur. It is currently in Public Beta as more exciting new features are added. It is free to use whilst in Beta. It will then be a paid upgrade.

New Features / Improvements
  • Custom Hot Keys for any menu bar item - Now with Bartender you can now assign hot keys to any menu bar items, Activating the hot key will show the menu bar item (if its hidden) and optionally left click or right click it. Great for apps that are hidden, or apps that don't let you assign a hot key (like Control Center or Notification Center).
  • Initial AppleScript support - You can now perform a number of Bartender functions via AppleScript (see its library in Script Editor). This includes showing menu bar items, and activating them.
  • Initial Spotlight support - You can now search for menu bar items and activate them using spotlight, start your search with the keyword "Bartender ".
  • Show For Updates Image Comparison Algorithm - The image comparison algorithm has been completely re-written, it has always worked in light/dark mode and with different backgrounds, but it now has less chance of false positives, and better detection of real even very small changes (This now works with Arq), all this and it uses less CPU to do the check.
  • Updated sidebar icons - There are new images for the sidebar icons in Bartender Preferences.
Bug Fixes
  • 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.
  • 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 seemed to still be an issue for some users, this should be 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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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.
Graphic-Mac
Graphic-Mac
Oct 5 2019
3.1.7
5.0
Oct 5 2019
5.0
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.
Db2
Db2
Feb 7 2019
3.0.47
5.0
Feb 7 2019
5.0
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.
$15.00Buy Now

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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 11.0.0 or later
License: 
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