Bartender 1.2.24 Build 74

A minimalist Mac OS X application that offers you the possibility to quickly manage and organize your status bar menu applications.
Status bar menu applications are extremely useful because you have access to their capabilities at all times, without having to disrupt your work, or deal with complicated tools. Bartender is a small Mac app that takes things even further, by allowing you to use a single menu to contain them all.

Forthright software solution for regaining your status bar space

Unfortunately, in some cases, if you are using a large number of menu apps, your status bar can become cluttered, which means that you will spend more time looking for specific tools. Via the Bartender Preferences window, you can choose to hide certain icons altogether, or to send them to the Bartender menu.

This way, you will gain more space on your status bar, and you can decide to keep only the most frequently used applications. In addition, you can choose to hide the Bartender menu and activate it via a hotkey.

Effortlessly manage your status bar menu icons

To get started, you must open the Bartender Preferences window and navigate to the Menu Items panel. Here you will see a list of all the menu items currently active, but also the system items: via the settings panel, you must decide what to do with the menu bar item.

Furthermore, if the Bartender application detects a modification in any of the contained items, it will display a notification. You have the option to decide how long should the message be displayed.

User friendly solution for organizing your status bar menu items

Bartender offers you the possibility to limit the number of items displayed in your status bar to the ones that you are using frequently. At the same time, you have the option to organize the hidden items in an equally easy to access menu that can be either kept on the status bar as a single icon, or activated with an user defined hotkey.

Reviewed by on August 4th, 2014

last updated on:
October 18th, 2014, 8:24 GMT
file size:
5.2 MB
developed by:
Surtees Studios Ltd
license type:
operating system(s):
Mac OS X 10.6 or later
binary format:
Intel only
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What's New in This Release:
  • New Features / Improvements:
  • Bartender now works with Google Chrome menu items - Bartender can now control Google Chrome menu items, thanks to the Chrome team for working with us on this.
  • Light Bartender Bar - There is now a hidden defaults setting (LightBartenderBar = true) to make the Bartender Bar light even when Yosemite is in Dark Mode, allowing you to store Dark Mode incompatible apps in the Bartender Bar.
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Application description

Bartender is a simple application that allows you to organize and manage menu bar items associated to your application...

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