AppMenu Magic
AppMenu Magic
1.3

2.6

AppMenu Magic free download for Mac

AppMenu Magic1.3

15 November 2012

Save menubar space by modifying app name displays.

Overview

AppMenu Magic is a small, simple application with one cool trick: It replaces the application's name with its icon in the system menubar. The functionality of AppMenu Magic has been part of CrystalClear Interface (CCI) and Crystal Black (CB) since those applications were first released. I am releasing the app separately because of continued requests for it. This app lets users take advantage of the improved appearance and reduced "screen real estate" of their menubar that AppMenu Magic offers, without having to use either CCI or CB.

What's new in AppMenu Magic

Version 1.3:
  • Reduces the icon size slightly and fixes a problem that could prevent AMM from loading.

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22 Reviews of AppMenu Magic

Llscotts
26 June 2012
Version: 1.1

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I've confirmed the problem with loading in Finder on Lion, and the source of the problem probably explains why it doesn't load correctly in some other apps -- for example, Pereubu's report for Safari. I've also fixed the problem and will be updating the software ASAP. Re: Pereubu's finding that AMM crashes Adobe apps... I only use Photoshop, and it works fine -- or may be ignored -- in that app. If someone can send me a crash report on one of these problem apps, I'll be happy to take a look. Although there isn't an interface for it, AMM does include an "excludedApps" property list that technical users can edit manually. There just isn't an interface for editing it in this version.
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NeptuneC4474
01 June 2014
Version: 1.3
Hi ! I like AppMenuMagic. All is fine for me. I've been using it from almost the beginning. Then I made the update in 2012 june, after sending an email to the support who answered quickly and with all clear explanations. Then, I never had any kind of problem. Only recently (2014 may), I had to visit and download the last update (2012 nov) because of a new installed python App which was crashing at startup. Immediately after installing the update (v1.3) on top of v1.2, my python App could open and work normally. I've got two python coded Apps : TextSTAT and Linguae, both of them are tools for translators. For those who are interested in using AppMenuMagic, you can try these two Apps, and appreciate… I also use JAVA coded Apps, some Cocoa and Carbon coded Apps, and if sometime a Java App doesn't work, it is not because of AMM but because of other reason. And for the Mac App, I never had problem, since the beginning. Thanks to AMM I can enjoy having a zen GUI (the name of currently activated App, next to Apple icon on the left of the menu bar, is not there any more, except for some very few Apps). Instead of that title text name, it screens a nice looking icon which is much more discrete and comfortable for the eyes, like a good companion. So, I recommand AppMenuMagic. Thanks to the project team. :-)
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0.5
Vslavik
19 February 2014
Version: 1.3
Beware, crashes some applications.
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ylluminate
22 September 2012
Version: 1.2
Splendid concept. It really helps, but some of the issues below such as memory consumption do have me worried.
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Jonsi
30 June 2012
Version: 1.2
The idea is good, it works ok but its far too memory hungry for an eye confect. It takes as much as LaunchBar!
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1.5
iamdavid
29 June 2012
Version: 1.2
Having tried and failed to get the previous version to work, I thought I would try the latest iteration. Yes it worked, but it changed the keyboard command in Safari so that Cmd-W closed the window even if there was more than one tab open, and there was no keyboard command for closing tabs. So once again, I trashed it and wont be trying it again, shame really, I like the convenience of having the icon instead of the application name in the menu bar
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Llscotts
26 June 2012
Version: 1.1
I've confirmed the problem with loading in Finder on Lion, and the source of the problem probably explains why it doesn't load correctly in some other apps -- for example, Pereubu's report for Safari. I've also fixed the problem and will be updating the software ASAP. Re: Pereubu's finding that AMM crashes Adobe apps... I only use Photoshop, and it works fine -- or may be ignored -- in that app. If someone can send me a crash report on one of these problem apps, I'll be happy to take a look. Although there isn't an interface for it, AMM does include an "excludedApps" property list that technical users can edit manually. There just isn't an interface for editing it in this version.
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Pereubu
26 June 2012
Version: 1.1
Interesting, but not usable: it crashes all Adobe applications without any possibility to disable AMM, with VinylStudio on must disable AMM for using VS; it doesn't function on Safari, and so on
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Dgerzeeboy
25 June 2012
Version: 1.1
Glad the developer has discovered the problem. AMM does work now, but only in programs that are native to the MAC OS i.e. Safari, Mail, Preview, Garageband, iTunes, etc. But not in Apple add-on applications like iMovie or Pages. Does not seem to work in third party apps like Photoshop or Poser or the aforementioned Firefox. Sometime in a future release, perhaps.
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Llscotts
25 June 2012
Version: 1.0.1
Thanks to everyone who tried this out. The fact that AppMenu Magic started working after installing/uninstalling CCI was a huge clue. I had indeed left a small, but critical component out of the install -- one that gets installed with CCI but is also needed by AMM. Should work fine now without any hassles.
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Jschur
24 June 2012
Version: 1.0.1
After some trouble getting it installed it is up and running and doing exactly what the developed claims. I like it! (I give it four stars rather than five because of the installation issues.)
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4.5
anonymous-rooster-2921
24 June 2012
Version: 1.0.1
After multiple failed attempts to install this plugin I feel that I got lucky when it finally installed. However, I did go to the developer's website and installed a trial of CCI before this successfully installed. After uninstalling CCI I tried to install this plugin once again. It worked. I'm giving it an overall rating of 4.5 because 1. Once it installed it does exactly what it's supposed to do. 2. It's very easy to use, since you really don't have to do anything once it's installed. 3. It's not overpriced at only $5. Perhaps the trick for other people who are experiencing difficulty installing this plugin is to do this: 1. Install CCI 2. Uninstall CCI 3. Install this plugin
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Llscotts
24 June 2012
Version: 1.0.1
Obviously, something is going wrong for some people who are trying this out. (Aren't you glad you didn't have to buy it first through the App Store?) :-) To help me figure this out, please open Activity Monitor and see if you have a process called MTLAgent running. If you don't see MTLAgent, then AppMenu Magic won't be running either. If you do see MTLAgent in Activity Monitor, and AppMenu Magic isn't working, then the plot thickens and I'll have to think of some other reason for the problem. Anything that comes to mind that might help would be appreciated... it tests fine on my two test systems, running 10.7.4, 10.7.5 (build), 10.8 (build), and 10.6.8 on different partitions.
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anonymous-rooster-2921
24 June 2012
Version: 1.0.1
Checked for the plugin (AMMagicFilter.bundle) - even reinstalled it one more time today. It was apparently installed correctly based on the developer's comment below. AMM options never appeared in any application's menu above "Quit", as the User Guide indicated should have happened. As cool as its one trick may have been, I give up on this plugin for today. Clearly it's not quite ready for public release. Maybe the one cool trick will work for more people in a future release.
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Lvdoc
24 June 2012
Version: 1.0.1
Well, the developer does have a point about negative reviews chalking up faster than positive ones. So I'm going to rate on the basis of my experience with it, although I recognize the installation difficulties some are experiencing. I did not have this issue, and I'm writing accordingly. The program works as advertised. Note that you can access aspects of it ("About," "Uninstall," etc.) via the icon it uses to replace the program title in the menubar. Although you cannot find an application or anything on your computer, you will find evidence of its existence via this method.
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Llscotts
24 June 2012
Version: 1.0.1
See message from Lvdoc below... The installer works fine. You just need to log out and back in. This isn't an "application" as such, so it won't show up as one. If you want to see whether it's installed, see if you have a process called MTLAgent running. Then look in /Application Support/MarsThemes If you have a plugins folder there, with AppMenuMagic.plugin installed, then all is as it should be. Please read the User's Guide that comes with the download. AppMenuMagic doesn't work with all apps... but it does with the vast majority of them. To control it, look for the AppMenuMagic item in the application's main menu. It contains the small options panel and other stuff.
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Graphic-Mac
24 June 2012
Version: 1.0.1
I've tried installing this on two machines, twice each. Nothing ever gets installed. Great idea, but clearly the developer needs some help with building an installer.
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Lvdoc
24 June 2012
Version: 1.0
I downloaded and installed the newer version he created that forces a log out. It's working fine for me. 10.7.4 on a 2008 MBP. No issues.
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Ulyssesric
24 June 2012
Version: 1.0
Same here, it's not working on my iMac mid-2010 and MBP mid-2009, both running OS X 10.7.4. I've check system log and I'm pretty sure the installation process is done without error. The framework itself doesn't seem to be loaded at all after re-login. Can't find any trace in the log. Is that related to the 32bits / 64bits things ? Anybody get this to work ?
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anonymous-rooster-2921
24 June 2012
Version: 1.0
Same problem as everyone else... it doesn't seem to install and therefore, doesn't work. For verification I finally ran MacUpdate Desktop after restart, only to see that it is not recognized as an installed application on my MacBook. I'm running OS 10.7.4.
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2.5
Buhbye
24 June 2012
Version: 1.0
It's unworking. A nice idea to save a bit of menu bar space, but as of version 1.0, it seems to remain only an idea.
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Llscotts
24 June 2012
Version: 1.0
I've updated the installer to require user logout. Should have done that to begin with, since the app doesn't load until each app is launched. That would make it appear that nothing is happening/working after the installation. If you download the app, be sure to take a minute to glance through the User's Guide. I'm sure it'll answer any questions you may have... but if not, leave feedback on my site.
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TheRoxzilla
23 June 2012
Version: 1.0
Does not appear to work, yet, ok 10.8 DP4.
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