DesktopUtility for Mac
There are certain system maintenance functions that can be accessed either via the system’s menus, or by using the command line. DesktopUtility is a small Mac app that allows you to trigger them effortlessly, by using an unobtrusive status bar menu.
Straightforward status bar app that packs useful system maintenance tools
Upon launch, DesktopUtility will place a small icon in your status bar that reveals a small menu where you can choose to restart the Finder, the Dock, or the MenuBar. The same menu allows you to hide the desktop, to show the User Library, or to Show the Invisible files.
Last but not least, you have the option to force empty the Trash: by having instant access to all these options, you avoid wasting a lot of time finding the correct system menu, or the appropriate command line command.
Enables you to perform maintenance tasks by using global hotkeys
Via the DesktopUtility Preferences window, you can easily decide which functions should be accessible via a system wide hotkey. The application comes with its own default keyboard combinations, but you can easily define your own.
Simple but powerful status bar app that provides access to a collection of frequently used system tools
DesktopUtility is a great tool to have around if you want to give a clean look to your desktop: you can easily hide the desktop by using a hotkey. At the same time, you can toggle the user library or the invisible files visibility, you can force empty the trash, or you can restart the Dock, the Finder, or the MenuBar.
To conclude, DesktopUtility is a great tool to have around if you ant to be able to perform a couple of system maintenance tasks without having to deal with time consuming workflows.