Look how long it took Apple to make the Finder a 21st century app with simple add ons like tabs. Mail plugins still break every time Apple upgrades Mail. The Mac’s Menubar gets overcrowded and becomes unwieldy for MacBook users who like Menubar utilities.
Here’s how to fix the Menubar mess. Use Bartender.
This clever utility lives– you guessed it– in the Mac’s Menubar but it gives you more Menubar options and controls. Including multiple Menubars. An overcrowded Menubar isn’t as much of a problem for iMac users who have all that extra screen real estate to populate with Menubar utilities, but we MacBook users have issues. Not enough pixels.
Bartender lets you create multiple Menubars and populate each one with just the apps you want to use at the time. Take a look.
All the utilities, tools, and apps in the Menubar still work the same way as before, but Bartender lets you have more of them, and lets you control where they sit, and switching from one Menubar to another is just a click (or a hotkey).
There’s even an option to go all minimalist on your bad self and leave nothing in the Menubar and just use the custom Menubars from Bartender. There’s even an option to hide or move the Notification Center Menubar icon.
Not only is Bartender good for Mac neat freaks, it’s good for those of us blessed with an extra OCD gene, or the pure utilitarian Mac user who just needs more space for more, well, you know, apps in the Menubar.