Clean up your Mac Menu Bar with Bartender.app: Video Tip

Issue – Out of Control Mac Menu Bar

If you have a Mac you probably have downloaded applications which add a menu bar icon in the top right of your screen. You may have even found you can disable this icon in the downloaded application’s settings.  The thing is, those little icons can come in handy when you are trying to access the features of said application – making you more effective throughout your day.  Enter Bartender.

Solution – Bartender.app

Bartender is a great little app which allows you to control where (or if) a menu bar item appears.  It adds a “secondary” menu bar you can display at your will where you can relegate lesser used menu bar items to or let’s you hide them completely.  In the video tip above (or here) I show exactly how this works.

See the Video for details

Bartender is a great application which let’s you pack more punch into your Mac’s menu bar.  It solves a problem of limited room for these useful icons and let’s you be more efficient by giving you controlled access of the application menu bar items displayed.  Go download the app and I hope you enjoy this video tip!

Do you use Bartender or something like it?

If you use Bartender or something like it on the Mac or your platform of choice, let us know in the comments!  Or, if you decide to try it out after seeing this post, let us know what you think.

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  • Aaron

    Bartender is a great utility. Another essential mac app is f.lux http://justgetflux.com (it’s free and cross platform)

    F.lux adapts your display “to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.” It’s the one thing I miss most when reading on my iPad at night. It has to be experienced to understand.

    • Joshua McNary [Beta]

      Thanks Aaron. I’ve heard of F.lux, but you have convinced me to try it. Thanks for checking out the blog!

      • Aaron

        I think you’re going to love it. F.lux is available for iOS, but it requires jailbreaking. I half wait to jailbreak my iPad just so I can use it.

        Menubar filter is another gem, but it no longer works correctly since OS X 10.9. Menubar filter would invert the color of the menubar so it’d be black like it should be (so you can focus on the app, not the OS) and how it is on iOS.

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