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Bartender for Mac

Organize your menu-bar apps.

$16.00
In English
4.5
Based on 203 user rates

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 5.0.54

Updates
  • Bartender is now part of the Applause family! We’re a small team of indie devs based in NYC that has been using Bartender for years. We’re excited to continue delivering updates and improvements to make Bartender better than ever.
  • We are enhancing privacy in this update by removing Amplitude product analytics, which was added in version 5.0.52. This was originally included to count the number of users encountering issues with permissions outlined here.
Improvements
  • Issues with permissions is one of the most common support requests, and this should make setup easier. For users that experience permissions issues, we now remove Bartender permissions automatically by running tccutil reset All com.surteesstudios.Bartender in the background. This makes it easier to add Bartender permissions using the system prompt.
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Bartender for Mac

$16.00
In English
Version 5.0.54
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5.0
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4.5

(254 Reviews of Bartender)

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duru
duru
Jun 20 2024
5.0.54
0.0
Jun 20 2024
0.0
Version: 5.0.54
For security reasons I now prefer ICE <https://github.com/jordanbaird/Ice>. And ICE is free!
svoop
svoop
Jun 5 2024
5.0.52
0.0
Jun 5 2024
0.0
Version: 5.0.52
⚠️ SECURITY WARNING! The owner of Bartender has silently changed in April 2024 without making this public or information to existing users. The new owners behave very secretive about this an given Bartender requires screen recording permission, you should be aware of this situation before installing or keep using this application. For details see https://www.macrumors.com/2024/06/04/bartender-mac-app-new-owner/
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
May 23 2024
5.0.52
3.0
May 23 2024
3.0
Version: 5.0.52
CONCLUSION (of my rant fest): I had a good email conversation with Surtees Studio's tech support. They apologize for the [extraordinary] process required for the upgrade. They are going to look into finding a streamlined automation process. There are a few elements involved. (1) The new version uses a new security certificate, requiring users to set up security settings all over again. (2) Changes in macOS Sonoma in particular have made look like the old settings remain, when they don't. That's Apple's fault. Apple also has failed to provide an automated method of working around that nonsense. Therefore, a forced RESET is typically required using the CLI (Character Line Interface). Shameful Apple. (3) Amidst this mess, Surtee's Studio put out a sloppy workaround process, and GUI, and added CLI reset instruction page. - - FUTURE: Expect the Dev to clean up the process. I would also hope Apple sorts out their own, sadly perennial macOS blundering. 🙄😤
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
May 19 2024
5.0.52
3.0
May 19 2024
3.0
Version: 5.0.52
v5.0.52 now attempts to contact Amplitude.com. They are a user metadata collection company. Data is collected, the referrer is paid, the data goes on the market to be sold or to be handed over to the government. DO NOT APPROVE of Bartender connecting to Amplitude.com, suggest I. - - Something has, to be subtle, CHANGED over at Surtees Studios. Typically in these situations, at the very least their management has changed. Selling user data and blundering coding is common when marketing assumes the roll of management, which is a phenomenon of aging companies. Sometimes the company is sold and the buyers pursue money rather than respect and quality. I could lecture all day about this stuff. JUST BE WARY of Bartender at this point in time, say I. (0_o)
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
May 18 2024
5.0.52
3.0
May 18 2024
3.0
Version: 5.0.52
NIGHTMARE = Finished version 5.0.52. DO NOT INSTALL, unless you enjoy bugs. This is NOT ready for prime time. It's actually a shameful update. HERE is a short version of the problems: (1) You install the update and have a non-removable floating window shoved at you. It tells you to do thing's you've already done for previous versions. But the stupid window won't go away. So you "Kick-The-Machine" by turning OFF the requested settings and you Quit then reboot Bartender. And the stupid window returns and won't go away. Meanwhile, Bartender is 100% inert in its purpose. So now what? There's a link on the offending window to: https://www.macbartender.com/Bartender5/PermissionIssues/ - - That page tells you to run a couple CLI (Character Line Interface) commands. UNACCEPTABLE EVER for average users. But you bother with it anyway and find the CLI tells you it can't find what you're looking for. Nonetheless, the RESET has worked. So you go back to the stupid window and follow along re-making the original settings. NOW, hopefully, they work and take hold. So you reboot macOS and find that Bartender isn't automatically loading! So you try to get into the Bartender settings by holding down Option as you click it's icon. Oops, wrong CLI comes up. Do exactly the same and NOW you get to settings and find that Bartender is turned OFF for booting when your computer starts. Turn it ON again. Then go have a stiff drink, of water at least. SHAMEFUL! But the nastiness is hopefully over. BLAME THE DEVS for this NIGHTMARE. And I don't get ticked off easily about software. SHAMEFUL.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
May 23 2024
5.0.52
3.0
May 23 2024
3.0
Version: 5.0.52
Dolphinboy2u
Dolphinboy2u
Jan 22 2024
5.0.49
5.0
Jan 22 2024
5.0
Version: 5.0.49
thebridegrace
thebridegrace
Oct 5 2023
5.0.36
5.0
Oct 5 2023
5.0
Version: 5.0.36
Diarbyrag
Diarbyrag
Sep 24 2023
5.0.10
5.0
Sep 24 2023
5.0
Version: 5.0.10
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
Sep 21 2023
4.2.24
5.0
Sep 21 2023
5.0
Version: 4.2.24
Panocha
Panocha
Jan 1 2023
4.2.21
5.0
Jan 1 2023
5.0
Version: 4.2.21
LKN G-Man
LKN G-Man
Dec 6 2022
4.2.21
5.0
Dec 6 2022
5.0
Version: 4.2.21
ERNEST UNGUREANU
ERNEST UNGUREANU
Nov 11 2022
4.2.14
5.0
Nov 11 2022
5.0
Version: 4.2.14
Vyggo
Vyggo
May 13 2022
4.1.49
5.0
May 13 2022
5.0
Version: 4.1.49
mrfrankus
mrfrankus
Jan 2 2022
4.1.21
5.0
Jan 2 2022
5.0
Version: 4.1.21
Diefis
Diefis
Dec 11 2021
4.1.21
5.0
Dec 11 2021
5.0
Version: 4.1.21
jfbloom22
jfbloom22
Nov 7 2021
4.1.14
5.0
Nov 7 2021
5.0
Version: 4.1.14
Rick6
Rick6
Oct 30 2021
4.1.14
5.0
Oct 30 2021
5.0
Version: 4.1.14
Godefroyr
Godefroyr
Sep 6 2021
4.1.3
5.0
Sep 6 2021
5.0
Version: 4.1.3
Nazaire
Nazaire
Jun 1 2021
4.0.48
5.0
Jun 1 2021
5.0
Version: 4.0.48
Eric-Caldwell
Eric-Caldwell
Nov 16 2020
5.0
Nov 16 2020
5.0
Version: null
Sixbillships
Sixbillships
Oct 18 2020
5.0
Oct 18 2020
5.0
Version: null
Robio
Robio
Apr 21 2020
4.0
Apr 21 2020
4.0
Version: null
Scott-C-H-
Scott-C-H-
Dec 16 2019
1.0
Dec 16 2019
1.0
Version: null
M-K1030
M-K1030
Nov 4 2019
1.0
Nov 4 2019
1.0
Version: null
iksretep
iksretep
Oct 7 2019
1.0
Oct 7 2019
1.0
Version: null
Graphic-Mac
Graphic-Mac
Oct 5 2019
5.0
Oct 5 2019
5.0
Version: null
argentum76
argentum76
Jun 29 2019
5.0
Jun 29 2019
5.0
Version: null
Db2
Db2
Feb 7 2019
5.0
Feb 7 2019
5.0
Version: null
TVieceli
TVieceli
Dec 4 2018
5.0
Dec 4 2018
5.0
Version: null
jim-23
jim-23
Sep 10 2018
3.5
Sep 10 2018
3.5
Version: null
Eric•Woehler
Eric•Woehler
Aug 16 2018
5.0
Aug 16 2018
5.0
Version: null
cig0
cig0
Aug 10 2018
5.0
Aug 10 2018
5.0
Version: null
Malby
Malby
Apr 19 2018
2.0
Apr 19 2018
2.0
Version: null
Edelheid
Edelheid
Mar 10 2018
4.5
Mar 10 2018
4.5
Version: null
Robertkreijveld
Robertkreijveld
Mar 4 2018
4.0
Mar 4 2018
4.0
Version: null
Rikyman
Rikyman
Mar 3 2018
5.0
Mar 3 2018
5.0
Version: null
usmaak
usmaak
Jan 2 2018
4.0
Jan 2 2018
4.0
Version: null
robfol
robfol
Dec 13 2017
5.0
Dec 13 2017
5.0
Version: null
KatRoss
KatRoss
Dec 12 2017
1.0
Dec 12 2017
1.0
Version: null
bobembry
bobembry
Dec 12 2017
5.0
Dec 12 2017
5.0
Version: null
Freenergy
Freenergy
Dec 11 2017
4.5
Dec 11 2017
4.5
Version: null
YHC
YHC
Nov 22 2017
0.5
Nov 22 2017
0.5
Version: null
aadams
aadams
Oct 13 2017
4.5
Oct 13 2017
4.5
Version: null
VRH
VRH
Oct 12 2017
4.5
Oct 12 2017
4.5
Version: null