Vanilla
Vanilla
2.0.2

3.7

Vanilla free download for Mac

Vanilla for Mac

18 December 2020

Hide menu-bar icons.

What is Vanilla for Mac

Vanilla lets you hide the icons in your menu bar.

The app is free with limited features. The pro version is $4.99.

What's new in Vanilla

Version 2.0.2:
  • Updated app icon for macOS Big Sur
  • Update to macOS Big Sur 11.1 to fix the issue where your menu bar icons do not maintain their position across reboots or app re-launches
  • Improved the checkout experience for purchasing Vanilla Pro
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How would you rate Vanilla app?

19 Reviews of Vanilla

Derekcurrie
03 June 2020
Version: 1.2.2

Most helpful

The Pro version is $5. Here is a list of its features: - - "Vanilla will never nag you to upgrade, but if you’d like, you can unlock the Pro version to reach peak Mac minimalism. - - • Perfect your menu bar by completely hiding icons, • Hide any app icon from your Mac’s menu bar, • Compatible with light and dark menu bars, • Automatically hide icons again after five seconds, • Start Vanilla automatically when you log in, • Toggle icons with a keyboard shortcut, (Seriously, I use this with Command-Shift-< like forty times a day. Get Pro just for this.)"
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5
Mitchismo
20 December 2020
Version: 2.0.2
Works great, went pro. I like it—although Big Sur helps—I really prefer having the option of both. And the last update made fixed the minor glitches it had before. Great name, great icon, great app.
(0)
5
Bezbozny
17 December 2020
Version: 2.0.2
this software is excellent and free with very good support and quick updates from the developer.... i really can not understand all these negative reviews
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1
rmorris
17 December 2020
Version: 2.0.2
Just search for "Hidden Bar" on MacUpdate and download it instead. It's free, open source, and works great.
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Derekcurrie
03 June 2020
Version: 1.2.2
The Pro version is $5. Here is a list of its features: - - "Vanilla will never nag you to upgrade, but if you’d like, you can unlock the Pro version to reach peak Mac minimalism. - - • Perfect your menu bar by completely hiding icons, • Hide any app icon from your Mac’s menu bar, • Compatible with light and dark menu bars, • Automatically hide icons again after five seconds, • Start Vanilla automatically when you log in, • Toggle icons with a keyboard shortcut, (Seriously, I use this with Command-Shift-< like forty times a day. Get Pro just for this.)"
(1)
1
janerikasplund
06 November 2019
Version: 1.2.2
Regret my purchase of this paid app, very buggy, constantly hides menu items from the apps I'm using or leaves a weird "Desktop 1" artifact in the center of my screen.
(0)
3
prcobra37h4
12 October 2019
Version: 1.2.2
The app is quite buggy: sometimes it hides things that aren't supposed to be hidden (like some random apps and a big chunk of the bar on the top). Overall does its job but can't get it right some 30% of the time. I bought the full version but wouldn't do it again as long as it is still so buggy. In hope for a future fix I will probably switch to a more reliable competitor. I'm using version 1.2.2
(0)
3
iksretep
07 October 2019
Version: 1.2
Works great, I purchased the pro version after getting "need to enable screen recording" in another app that does basically the same thing. The only gripes I have about Vanilla is that in both light and dark modes on Mojave 10.14.6 there is a different shade of the menu bar to the left of the "<" symbol. Also if you're using Xcode or something with a bunch of menu options, they tend to get cut off. Otherwise does what it says without the need of enabling screen recording or other options. I'm using v1.2
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3
Larsen2k4
02 September 2019
Version: 1.1.3
Works as promised, but switching between two monitors really slows down the menu bar performance (switching inactive/active state). I also experienced lots of cut off menus after launching apps. Maybe I’ll give this a try again with a later version.
(0)
Lumac52
19 November 2018
Version: 1.1
Doesn't work if you have enabled auto-hiding of the menu bar
(0)
1.5
KatRoss
19 November 2018
Version: 1.1
HighSierra - After installing Vanilla my sounds in Apple Mail were gone. Didn't realize the culprit for few days. Then I uninstalled it and the sounds are back. Please fix it. Thanks
(0)
5
Andreore
27 April 2018
Version: 1.0.8
Simple and useful utility to keep your taskbar lean and clean. Recommended.
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5
LeoMorrison
26 April 2018
Version: 1.0.8
I love Vanilla. It keeps all of my apps organized in my menu bar since I have so many. I love being able to decide which ones I always want there, the ones I only want to see upon expansion, and then the icons I want to remove completely. It's an inexpensive app and gets the job done!
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5
Rodney-Sanches
13 March 2018
Version: 1.0.8
great little app!
(0)
5
Jlock
27 February 2018
Version: 1.0.8
Awesome app! Keeps my menu bar clean :)
(0)
jehpo
30 January 2018
Version: 1.0.8
Vanilla 1.0.8 is on my computer for a long time !!!
(0)
4.5
Toben
09 August 2017
Version: 1.0.6
Great little app for decluttering your menu bar
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Wts
26 July 2017
Version: 1.0.3
I've tried the " free " version and it's tantamount to using the Mac's built in process as explained @ this web site: http://osxdaily.com/2009/08/11/rearrange-the-status-items-in-the-mac-menu-bar/ .
(0)
anonymous-thrush-1121
09 May 2017
Version: 1.0.2
Try version do not work. What do have mean "tryout" ?
(0)
Dorkypants
08 May 2017
Version: 1.0.2
The free version doesn't enable all features. You have to upgrade to a paid "pro" version to get the full feature set.
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3.7

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
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