The menu bar in Mac is where you can quickly access various functions on your machine. From connecting to various WiFi networks to checking out how much power is left on your battery, you can do that all right from the menu bar on your Mac. The great thing about it is it can be accessed regardless of what application you are currently using. It does not distract your current work and lets you get your task done.
Various applications have come into existence that have been designed to sit in the menu bar and let you perform various tasks. Just one click on these apps’ icons and you will be able to get the thing done.
Here are six menu bar apps for your Mac that will help you utilize that precious area on your screen:
Loading lets you see what apps are accessing your network connection. It sits right in your menu bar and shows you all the apps that are currently or have recently used your network connection. You can then find out which apps are using your bandwidth and uninstall them accordingly.
It’s a great tool to check out the apps that you are not aware of that are using your connection. You can get the app for free from its official website.
2. Clip Menu
How many items does the default clipboard on your Mac save for you? Only one. With Clip Menu that limit extends to eight. It keeps the most recent eight items in it, and you can then paste them where required. It would not be wrong if I called it an enhanced version of clipboard that we all might want to see in the next version of OS X.
You can grab the app for free from its official website.
Are you sick of right-clicking on individual disk drive and selecting eject to eject them from your Mac? Ejector aims to make it a bit easier for you. When you want to eject a drive on your Mac, simply click on the Ejector icon in your menu bar and select the drive you wish to eject, and it will be safely ejected from your Mac. You can also select to eject all the drives off your machine, it is ideal when there are multiple drives connected to your machine and you do not want to eject each of those individually.
It’s available for free on the MacUpdate website.
Tomighty helps you set a timer right from your menu bar so you can keep track of how long your break was or how long you have been working on your machine. Just click on the app icon in your menu bar, select the break type, and the timer will start. It will keep ticking until the specified time is over.
You can get the app for free from its official website.
Droplr is one of the fastest ways to share a file with your friends or family. Just install the app on your Mac, drag and drop a file onto the Droplr icon in your menu bar, and you will instantly get a link that you can share with your friends. That link is where the shared file is located. It also lets you share URLs from your web browser.
You can get it for free from the Mac App Store.
Excuse me, but this is not the bartender you see in bars. Bartender for Mac lets you organize the menu bar icons so they do not overlap and are in good shape. It lets you rearrange the menu bar icons, put them however you want, hide the icons that you do not want to see in your menu bar, and so on. While it does modify the menu bar on your machine, those apps will still work the way they are supposed to. The app does not interfere with their workings in any way.
You can try Bartender for free for four weeks after which you can move up to the paid version.
Everyone should get the most out of the menu bar on their Mac, and the above apps help them achieve it. Let us know what other apps you are utilizing your menu bar with!
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