Gary Bacon

Favorite Apps in my OSX Menu Bar

Inspired by Brett Terpstra (@ttscoff) and Mark Frauenfelder (@Frauenfelder), I decided to dive in share what handy apps that I keep in the menu above.

OSX Menu Bar

Main menubar

From left to right are…

  1. Bartender – hide the unwanted icons
  2. Visits – show Google Analytics in your menubar
  3. Fantastical – best calendar app for iPhone and Mac
  4. Airmail – favorite email app
  5. Tweetbot
  6. 1Password – best password manager, now warns about Heartbleed
  7. Climate – connects to Nest
  8. Clock

Notification Center and Spotlight are completely hidden for me. I activate Spotlight with [Command]+[Spacebar] and Notification Center with a two-finger swipe.

Bartender bar

These items are tucked away out of sight. Love this app.

  1. Adobe Edge Inspect
  2. Adium
  3. Adobe Updater
  4. Evernote
  5. DragonDrop – watch the video
  6. Adobe Creative Cloud
  7. Volume
  8. User Menu
  9. Time Machine
  10. Bluetooth
  11. Battery
  12. Wifi

That pretty much sums it up for me. I keep just the necessary in view and with Bartender everything else can be tucked away out of site or hidden completely. Fantastic.