Menubar applications are sometimes more favorable than normal applications because not only
these menubar applications can run seamlessly on background but also they can save most of
our valuable dock space.
Most importantly, in this article you will see some variations of useful, free menubar
applications. Let’s try them out!
Caffeine is used to prevent our Mac from automatically going to sleep mode and especially
useful for watching movie. Using this, we won’t be worried that our Mac accidentally going
to sleep mode.
A simple del.icio.us desktop client for Mac OS X, to help collects
all of our bookmarks in the menubar. It’s way simpler to access our bookmarks this way.
With iStat Menus, monitoring our system stats is just a glance away, which is by looking at our menubar.
iStat Menus can display various system stats, ranging from CPU Speed and Memory Usage, up to Fans Speed.
Many have known and used this, but I believe it’s important to re-emphasize it again.
SpaceControl is used to track down used and available disk space to let you set alerts
based on certain used space thresholds.
Another way to see our remaining space is to use Get Info panel, but that will be much slower than
ClipMenu can assist us in managing clipboard history. With ClipMenu, we can store up to 8 clipboard types,
from plain text to image. This is very useful if you’ve different tasks at hand that need more than 1 clipboards.
DiggUpdate is the fastest and easiest way to receive updates from Digg. When a new stories hit the front
page or friends digg a story, we will be presented with a gorgeous notification window.
Check Off is a to-do list that calmly sits on Mac’s menubar. Though it’s just a simple interface,
but with this we can easily keep track of our tasks.
BwanaDik is a menubar app that monitors network for a good connection. It can also quickly copy WAN
and LAN IP address to the menubar.
Eigenclock is a menubar clock that features a fully customizable menubar display format, as well as a
nice-looking calendar in a pop-up menu.
FMenu is a menu extra providing customizable Growl notifications about various Facebook events,
a menu to easily access common Facebook pages.
It’s really really useful for Facebook addict.
Isolator is a small menubar application that helps you concentrate. Upon turning it on, it will
isolate you from other running applications by showing only one active application.
I love this! It really helps me concentrate on one thing.
WeatherDock allows us to display weather information the way we want it. And it’s sitting on our
menubar, allowing us to easily update and show current weather status.
HimmelBar provides an icon in the menu bar to quickly access your installed applications
located under standard locations such as local, user, network and developer applications.
HimmelBar’s behavior resembles that of our Dock List View, but by installing HimmelBar, we can save
our precious Dock space.
ClipboardSharing is a Mac OS X application that allows you to share the contents of your
clipboard with other users, either across the network or locally.
I haven’t really tried this, but I love the idea to share our clipboards.
PTH iTunes Notifier is a Mac OS X utility that gives you full control over iTunes from within the menubar.
It gives you a simple controller on the menubar that allows you to forward/reverse/play/pause with a
single mouse click.
IPMenulet shows the current external IP address in the menubar.
Easily save and access URLs from a drop-down list. You can also drag-n-drop URL from
your web browser and the URL will be added to this URLWell.
With MeNotes, we can easily create a new note from menubar to capture our quick thoughts. I know we will need
this, especially if we are not specially trained to crystallize our thoughts.
coconutWiFi displays you a small aqua-bubble at the top of your screen which indicates whether
you’re in range of a wireless network or not.
F.lux makes the color of our computer’s display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and
like sunlight during the day.
Menubar Countdown is a simple countdown timer that displays itself on the right side of the Mac OS X menu bar.
Temperature Monitor is an application to read out all accessible temperature sensors in Macintosh computers.
The program can visualize the history graphs of the readings, display measured values in a large variety of
fashions, or announce readings by speech output.
SMARTReporter is an application that can warn you of some hard disk drive failures before they actually happen!
It does so by periodically polling the S.M.A.R.T. status of your hard disk drive.
Spirited Away checks each running application’s activity, and if an application isn’t active for a
certain fixed time, Spirited Away hides the application automatically. It is, in effect, Spirited
I Love Stars is my new freebie application that shows the rating of iTunes’ currently playing
song in the menu bar.
Anyway, half-star rating is not supported in this menubar application.
Process Wizard is a menu hack that allows you to access to all the processes of your system
(applications, background applications, user processes, non user processes) and to change their
InstantShot! offers classical screenshot functionality for capturing the whole screen, a portion of
it or a window and also the option to make timed screenshots or to make delayed captures over time.
RSS Menu is a systemwide menu that allows you to read and organize your favourite RSS or Atom feeds.
The articles are automatically updated and you will get a notification when new articles are available
or when some other event occurs.
WeatherBug Alert for Mac helps you plan your day with confidence by putting severe weather alerts and
your live temperature on your desktop.
AllBookmarks adds a new item to your Mac OS X menu bar giving you quick access to all your bookmarks.
All your Safari, Firefox and Flock bookmarks are shown and can be selected.
Pauser is a menubar application that allows you to pause and then continue any process running on your
Mac OS X user account.
Nomu is an application that helps you to quickly access your NeoOffice documents and templates.
Nocturne is a simple app for switching a computer to night vision mode.
Perhaps you’ve other kind of menubar applications to share with us, why don’t you speak
out in the comment box provided?