MenuStrip
MenuStrip 3.0.5
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Create custom drop-down menus, and more.   Shareware ($24.95)
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Take control of your Mac's menu bar and put the empty screen space to use. Create your own custom system-wide menus full of your most important files and folders. Put shortcuts to all of your favorite applications in the menu bar. Create 'Action Buttons' that can launch, hide, or quit groups of applications with a single click. Add free plugins that give you quick access to the contacts in your address book, keep track of your most frequently visited Web pages, let you control iTunes without switching from your current application, and more. Aside from being able to add items to your menu bar,
What's New
Version 3.0.5:
  • Updated for Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger)
  • Redesigned preferences panel / updated UI look
  • Create script shortcuts and run AppleScripts directly from drop-down menus
  • Improved Auto-Hide behavior

Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later





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SuperMatt commented on 05 Feb 2006
I agree about the bug causing autohide...it's most annoying. I wish the author would update this
[Version 3.0.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Mar 2005
a nice app, very useful; but it had a bug that caused the desktop icons to auto hide, even tho that feature was turned off. The solution is to put your most used apps on the don't auto hide list. It still tries to hide my apps other than the one open...
I hope the developer is aware of this bug.
[Version 3.0.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Feb 2005
I installed this and now my finder doesn't work. I'm having to type this review on a PC at work.
[Version 3.0.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Feb 2005
Hmm. My G4 is idle and MenuStrip shows 0% CPU in the Activity Monitor. Is this were folks are seeing 30% activity? This is a one-trick pony and the developers have responded to my bug reports and suggestions kindly and quickly - good folks to work with. Really like putting "buttons" in menu bar to lauch app and use icon of app (reminds me of TaskMenuBar, a great OS9 app). MenuStrip offers a lot of possibilities and has replaced a couple of different utilities for me. I paid. I'm happy.
[Version 3.0.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Feb 2005
When the computer is idle menustrip takes all the cpu speed which makes the fan go like hell, I quitted using it cus of that! :(
[Version 3.0.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 04 Feb 2005
$20? 30% of CPU even when idle? Not worth that. Sorry guys!
[Version 3.0.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Jan 2005
Looks very pretty, but there's is nothing it can do what the freeware Butler can't do...
[Version 3.0.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Jan 2005
I think this is an excellent app. My only question is how can I add the eject menu item into the bar? Perhaps, I'm just not smart enough to figure it out. heheh. All in all, great work.
[Version 3.0.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Nov 2004
Excellent! But I don't think that it is worth $20...
[Version 3.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Nov 2004
I don't feel I can do a review without using it for at least a week, but here's a few comments.

Clock: leading zero for 24-hour format when hours < 10 would be nice. OTOH, the three programable alarms could be useful. Since I prefer to have my clock at the far right

Preferences: the ability to collapse it down to a single menu icon, similar to the collapse feature when displayed as a Control Strip would be nice. If I switch to another app while the prefs window is open, clicking on the prefs menu icon should bring that window back to the front.

Sound: an indicator of sound level would be good, so I can tell what the volume is at a glance.

Action Buttons: I'd like a "close all windows in front/all apps" option. Of course, a quick cmd-opt-w will do the same. A Force Quit action would be useful as well.

All in all, though, I quite like it. It lets me consolidate the clock, volume and a quick-launch function in a single app, where I was using QuickSilver, iClock and the original Volume menu item.
[Version 3.0]


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Kemajor rated on 03 Jan 2014

[Version 3.0.5]


Downloads:15,278
Version Downloads:8,601
Type:Utilities : System
License:Shareware
Date:28 Apr 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price: $24.95
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Take control of your Mac's menu bar and put the empty screen space to use. Create your own custom system-wide menus full of your most important files and folders. Put shortcuts to all of your favorite applications in the menu bar. Create 'Action Buttons' that can launch, hide, or quit groups of applications with a single click. Add free plugins that give you quick access to the contacts in your address book, keep track of your most frequently visited Web pages, let you control iTunes without switching from your current application, and more. Aside from being able to add items to your menu bar, MenuStrip can also extend it if it is already too cramped. By becoming a control strip that can be put anywhere on the screen, it effectively extends your available menu space.

Major features:

  • Create fully customizable drop-down menus in your menu bar
  • Create buttons that can launch, hide, or quit groups of applications at once
  • Application switcher menu item with an 'Auto-Hide Others' mode
  • Clock / Calendar / Alarm clock item with many display options
  • Quick Launcher item allows you to launch applications or open files by simply typing their name
  • Full plugin support that allows for easy expandability and future plugin tools


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