Bartender
Bartender
3.1.7

4.2

Bartender free download for Mac

Bartender

3.1.7
06 October 2019

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 3.1.7:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

215 Bartender Reviews

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Cgc
22 December 2012

Most helpful

Seems like a great app but at $15 I think it's a little to pricey for what it does. I'd bet at sub-$10 the sales volume would offset the cost difference. I'm going to keep an eye on this one but can't pull the trigger yet.
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Version 1.0.8
iksretep
07 October 2019
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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Version 3.1.7
2 answer(s)
BhupinderM2658
BhupinderM2658
14 October 2019
do u see this as a major privacy issue. i also found it very invasive.
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Version 3.1.7
BhupinderM2658
BhupinderM2658
14 October 2019
could ask this from apple?
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Version 3.1.7
Graphic-Mac
05 October 2019
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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Version 3.1.7
Db2
07 February 2019
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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Version 3.0.47
TVieceli
04 December 2018
Love this app. Cleans up my screen.
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Version 3.0.47
jim-23
10 September 2018
My bar was getting out of hand. Bartender is the first app I've seen that makes it manageable.
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Version 3.0.47
3 answer(s)
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
06 November 2018
There are at least two other recently-updated apps that do the same thing.

I tried Barsoom briefly once and had trouble with it or just preferred Bartender, I don’t remember.

Another is Vanilla, which I’ll be trying soon.

I didn’t like the way Bartender 3 functions so I’ve stuck with v2 on Sierra.

There are two visible menu icons that will not stay where I put them. Upon reboot they move to where THEY want to be.
I don’t know if that's been fixed in v3 but it’s annoying.
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jim-23
jim-23
08 November 2018
I just installed Vanilla after you posted on here, and I like this so much better. Thanks.

https://matthewpalmer.net/vanilla/
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
11 December 2018
I’ve been using Vanilla for a few days and still prefer Bartender 2 though it may be similar to Bartender 3 that I tried once but can’t recall all its functions.

With Vanilla, its arrow must be at the far left end of the apps, and I don’t want it there. Bartender 2 lets me place it wherever I choose.

When I click the Vanilla arrow I need to scroll more than 3 inches to reach the furthest unhidden icon. Depending on the number of icons one has they may need to scroll even further.

I like the way the hidden icons unhide directly below Bartender 2’s icon, with half to the left and half to the right, decreasing how far I must scroll, and that’s one reason I’ve stuck with it.

However, Bartender 2 refused to completely hide the Eject button, while Vanilla will do it.

Bartender has many options, including which icon to use and what to display when you click it.

Vanilla is plain...like vanilla. There are few settings - no hotkeys, no control over what is shown when clicked, no icon choices etc.

Vanilla’s window is also a bit confusing when you first use it - it’s unclear that the different sections are differentiated by the dots in the menu bar.

Since Bartender 2 is no longer available this may all be moot, but I may continue using it until it won’t work no more (Mojave?).
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Eric•Woehler
16 August 2018
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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Version 3.0.47
cig0
10 August 2018
Wonderful app to take the clutter out of the menubar <3
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Version 3.0.45
Malby
19 April 2018
Dear developers, I bought Bartender version 1 some years ago. However, I stopped using it because I had too many menu bar apps and it was slowing down my computer. I recently bought a faster Mac and wanted Bartender to manage the menu again. Unfortunately, 1. There's no upgrade path for people with version 1 (only v2). $20AUD is a lot of money for a small utility to start over from scratch. I think it's important to look after people who've previously invested in the product. 2. The multiple rows facility no longer exists. I really like the UI of throwing the mouse curser up to the top of the screen and seeing a palette pop down. Much better than having to find the Bartender icon and click on it. Well done for implementing that. But I can't see the point of having Bartender if all it does is run your menu items across the top line. I already have 19 items and I'd like to add more. Over to you...
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Version 3.0.45
Helmo-Hass
09 March 2018
Be ware if using Tri-Backup you will suffer :) as this version seem to have a major problem with that application
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Version 3.0.45
Robertkreijveld
04 March 2018
Keeps the menu bar clean!
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Version 3.0.32
$15.00

4.2

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
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