MaxMenus
MaxMenus
1.6

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MaxMenus free download for Mac

MaxMenus

1.6
09 August 2010

Adds customizable launching menus in screen corners.

Overview

MaxMenus adds customizable menus to the corners of any display. The menus simplify the locating and launching of applications, documents, volumes, preferences, recent items, photos, music playlists and much, much more.

What's new in MaxMenus

Version 1.6 (beta 2):
  • (really) fixed the ability to grab items from menus (press ⌘-G with the mouse held over a menu item to drag that item to other applications)
  • misc fixes

Requirements for MaxMenus

  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 64
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later

72 MaxMenus Reviews

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Mr-Leo
06 June 2009

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MaxMenus is great. It is unmistakable true. I've been using MaxMenus for years and it's superb in use in every way. MaxMenus has much functions that are farther stronger and more abundant than FinderPop. And, it is a very excellent tool far used easily. A lot of friends of me and me strongly support keeping the version improvement of MaxMenus through all eternity.
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Version 1.5.1
Tlance
24 January 2018
Anyone know if MM will be ported to 64 bit? I am well aware of lack of development, that it and LiteSwitch are available "as is".
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Version 1.6
xcoxco
27 January 2017
MaxMenus works as well on Sierra macOS as before. The only issue is reported in my prior comments. This remains my most favorite Mac utility after many, many years of use. I only wish it were still supported - indeed updated for the latest OS.
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Version 1.6
1 answer(s)
Chicagolarry
Chicagolarry
27 February 2017
Long-time big fan of MaxMenus here. I recently upgraded to Sierra and now I cannot create new Hot Keys in MaxMenus. I can select an application, but when I try to assign a hot key, it won't take it. Won't let me enter anything into that field. Are you having that problem, XCOXCO? Anybody else willing to test it? Wonder if it's a feature now lost for good, or maybe it's something wrong on my end. Would love to get feedback.
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xcoxco
16 January 2017
Help? Does anyone else have problems reordering menus items in maxMenus running on Sierra. Here, many years later, MaxMenus still remains my most important utility. The best, still. Why can't someone write a fully updated version - why can't Apple integrate its terrific functionality into the OS itself?
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Version 1.6
regis4
12 October 2016
Still working great with 10.10 and 10.11.6! Anyone about Sierra, 10.12 ?
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Version 1.6
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jglsalts
jglsalts
15 November 2016
No problems with Sierra (10.12). Amazing that it still works flawlessly even though it is no longer actively maintained.
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Mr-Leo
Mr-Leo
10 January 2017
This is a question,
Could you tell me URL address of the home page which can download MaxMenus?
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regis4
regis4
10 January 2017
And you can download it here:
http://www.clubic.com/telecharger-fiche195612-maxmenus.html
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Mr-Leo
Mr-Leo
16 January 2017
Hi regis4.
Thank you very much for telling me.
I could download MaxMenus 1.6.
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Ward
26 September 2014
Proteron LLC is gone, but MaxMenus 1.6b2 is still available for download at "Ammon Skidmore's old apps": http://sysbeep.com/ That page shows the companion LiteSwitch X prefPane was updated for 10.9 and became freeware. Since MaxMenus has not been updated, a new user would need a registration code, and there's no way to buy one. Sigh. It's a shame MaxMenus is no longer supported because it was definitely the "best of breed."
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Version 1.6
1 answer(s)
Aargl
Aargl
14 February 2015
Totally agree! It's a pity Proteron didn't make it freeware before closing. :-(
I wonder if we could share our SN here, as the app has been discontinued and the dev's gone... I suppose it would be considered piracy, anyway. :-/
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Aargl
18 November 2013
This irreplaceable app keeps working on 10.9!!! The only glitch is "menubar empty area" commands that don't work, you have to assign a shortcut to make them appear under your pointer. Still downloadable at cnet. ;-)
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Version 1.6
RogerKatz
26 December 2012
The publisher's website is "forsale", and MacWorld reports that MaxMenus is apparently abandoned (http://www.macworld.com/article/2019731/mac-gems-custommenu-provides-quick-access-to-your-favorite-apps-files-and-folders.html#tk.nl_macwk).
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Version 1.6
2 answer(s)
Deaconjohn
Deaconjohn
13 January 2013
Found this installation on another site and it works for 10.8.x and should work for earlier OS-Xs: "Install using the installer, then right click on the installer. Show package Contents. Navigate to Contents>Resources. Drag the MaxMenus app to your applications folder. System Preferences>Users&Groups. Put MaxMenus app (from Applications folder) into the Login items list." Makes sense - app is buried in a "wrapper" to form the prefpane.
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hwgray
hwgray
31 January 2013
mac.majorgeeks.com This is one "another" site. It may not be the same one that DeaconJohn is keeping to himself.
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Harv
04 August 2012
I am having no problems with MM & 10.8. Indeed MM grows a bit long in the tooth, and as the developer(s) seem to have retired, I can but hope they sell their rights/code and allow others to carry on with their good works. I have tried the competition, and have yet to find anything that is suitable.
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Version 1.6
xcoxco
05 July 2012
MaxMenus remains my most important Mac utility. I have been a user for many years. Will it work under Mountain Lion ... I surely hope so. It's functionality is so darn useful, and really should be part of the basic OSX. Which will never happen. Any word out there about Mountain Lion?
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Version 1.6
5 answer(s)
KernelG
KernelG
30 July 2012
It actually seemed to be working the same in Mountain Lion as in Lion, once loaded. But it was loading so slowly—even slower than in Lion (one corner at a time now)—that I decided to finally drop it and use something else that's in current development. I would very gladly pay for an update if the Proteron guy is still around.
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KernelG
KernelG
14 August 2012
Following up on my previous post (July 29), I gave Butler a try for a while. But I found it was just as slow to startup and would sometimes beachball for a good 10-20 seconds when hitting one of the corner menus. MaxMenus may take a while to get going in OS X 10.8, but once it does, it's still as responsive as always. Back to MaxMenus, with fingers crossed for its future!
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xcoxco
xcoxco
14 August 2012
Hmmm. Works fine for me in 10.8. But, after re-starting the Mac, I must go into Preferences to activate MaxMenus. Otherwise it does not seem to load. Perhaps if I simply wait long enough ...?
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Scott-Mackenzie-Taylor
Scott-Mackenzie-Taylor
05 September 2012
For new installs under 10.8, you must manually install the application in your users startup items. To do this right click the preference pane, select "Show Package Contents", and then navigate to Contents > Resources and drag the MaxMenus.app file to your startup items in your User Preferences screen. Enjoy!
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JStemCloud
JStemCloud
03 November 2012
Solution to startup problem in Mountain Lion! MaxMenus works perfectly in Mountain Lion except when you first boot up it won't be there. You have to open the preferences and the max menus pane for it to load. To fix this, down the install package. Right-click on the installer package and click show package contents. Then under contents, resources, drag the MaxMenus app to your application folder on your hard drive. Then go to your system preferences, users & groups, then in the login items tab, click the plus sign at the bottom and add the MaxMenus app in the Application folder and that's it. From now on it will automatically load when u boot the comp.
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Gavinque
17 July 2011
My first "comment" on MU after using it for so many years. :) MaxMenus back in the day was perfect for my workflow, I could barely live without it on my mac. Sadly it's been a shadow of it's former self, little or no updates, zero new features and the Dev's website; well thats another issue entirely. I thank the makers of MaxMenus for the effort, and I know that some may be single persons that are developing various softwares like this one all on their own and I applaud them for that. However, it makes Dev's look bad and gives the whole idea of "shareware" a bad name when they seem to abandon their programing efforts especially when making it a commercial product. I have kept MaxMenu's installed from version to version of Mac OS in hopes of seeing some improvements but haven't seen anything. I've never enabled it under 10.6 and when 10.7 hits mac app store, I guess I'll give it a try (maybe). I do miss using it a lot and hope that all is well with the developer (I know life can get in the way if your single programer making a product) and maybe one day we'll see a revamped version that will be the envy of all OS X utilities. Personally I've tried others and the structure of this utility seems to fit me far better than any other.
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Version 1.6
3 answer(s)
RunHomeSlow
RunHomeSlow
04 August 2011
Well my basic testing on Lion does not work... i only use the empty bar menu for my menu and no chance :-(
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RunHomeSlow
RunHomeSlow
04 August 2011
oups, was intented for Scott Mackenzie Taylor comments just under... :-)
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Ronl
Ronl
23 October 2011
YouControl is __much__ better.
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