Sunday, July 20, 2008

Apple’s super MAC OS X menubar items

 

access web services

icon
name Sort descending.
description
cost

Amua icon
Amua
Control Last.fm radio streams; an alternative to the official player.
free; open source

BloglinesMenu icon
BloglinesMenu
Display the number of unread items in your Bloglines subscriptions.
free; open source

Delibar icon
Delibar
Quickly access your del.icio.us bookmarks.
free

DiggUpdate icon
DiggUpdate
View a drop-down list of front page stories on Digg.
free

dotMac Menu icon
dotMac Menu
Quickly access parts of your .Mac account and iDisk.
free

FMenu icon
FMenu
Display Facebook notifications and quickly access parts of the site.
free; open source

Gmail Notifier icon
Gmail Notifier
Display the number of unread messages in your Gmail inbox.
free

iScrobbler icon
iScrobbler
Automatically send recent iTunes track information to Last.fm.
free

iSeek icon
iSeek
Search the Web using various search engines.
unlimited trial; $15

MacBiff icon
MacBiff
Display if (and in which folders) your IMAP server has new mail.
free; open source

MailCountX icon
MailCountX
Display the number of unread messages in Apple Mail.
free

MailTicker icon
MailTicker
Automatically see whether POP3 accounts have new messages.
free

Monocle icon
Monocle
Search the web, Spotlight-like, using various engines.
free

MUMenu icon
MUMenu
View a list of new software on MacUpdate (checked periodically).
free

NetD icon
NetD
Look up word translations between English, Japanese, and Korean.
free

Reader Notifier icon
Reader Notifier
Display the recent unread items in your Google Reader account.
free; open source

RSS Menu icon
RSS Menu
Be notified of new entries in RSS and Atom feeds.
free

WoW Status icon
WoW Status
Display the current status of World of Warcraft servers.
unlimited trial; $8

wStock icon
wStock
Display a scrolling stock ticker in your menubar.
free

YMail icon
YMail
Check whether your Yahoo Mail inbox has new messages.
free; open source

launch things

icon
name Sort descending.
description

HimmelBar icon
HimmelBar
Launch applications, organized by folder.
free

MoofMenu icon
MoofMenu
Launch applications, files, folders, and urls.
limited trial; $5

TigerLaunch icon
TigerLaunch
Launch selected applications (automatically adds new ones).
free; open source

manage information

icon
name Sort descending.
description

BlogAssist icon
BlogAssist
Format text in the clipboard, especially to help markup blog entries.
unlimited trial; $10

Check Off icon
Check Off
Make simple to-do lists and check them off.
free; open source

ClipboardSharing icon
ClipboardSharing
Share clipboards across your local network.
free

Hallon icon
Hallon
Create bookmarks (with notes and due dates) in several applications.
free; open source

High Priority icon
High Priority
Create, edit, and delete iCal To Do items.
unlimited trial; $6

Jumpcut icon
Jumpcut
Save and access your clipboard history.
free; open source

Library Books icon
Library Books
Display the list of books you have checked out from your library.
free

URLwell icon
URLwell
Easily save and access URLs from a drop-down list.
free

VoiceNoteMenu icon
VoiceNoteMenu
Record and access voice notes.
limited trial; $12

time and weather

icon
name Sort descending.
description

Alarm Clock icon
Alarm Clock
Set alarms (with optional music), timers, and stopwatches.
free

Cosmic Debris icon
Cosmic Debris
Display the probability of an Aurora Borealis event in your area.
free; open source

Countdown Clock icon
Countdown Clock
Display the amount of time remaining until a point in the future.
free

FuzzyClock icon
FuzzyClock
Display the current time in a “fuzzy”, idiomatic style.
free

JetClock icon
JetClock
Display the current time in four different cities around the world.
free

MenuCalendarClock icon
MenuCalendarClock
View a compact monthly calendar.
unlimited trial; $20

Meteo icon
Meteo
Display customizable weather forecasts for United States cities.
free; open source

MoonMenu icon
MoonMenu
Display the current phase of the moon.
unlimited trial; $12

PowerController icon
PowerController
Set an alarm clock; optionally play an MP3 as the alert.
limited trial; $10

QuakeBar icon
QuakeBar
List recent earthquakes around the world.
free

TinyAlarm icon
TinyAlarm
Set a simple alarm clock for the near future.
free

WeatherBug Lite icon
WeatherBug Lite
Display the current local temperature and any weather alerts.
free

interface helpers

icon
name Sort descending.
description

Amnesty icon
Amnesty
Select Dashboard widgets and display them on your desktop.
limited trial; $20

ASM icon
ASM
Switch applications, Classic-style.
unlimited trial; $15

Caffeine icon
Caffeine
Stop your Mac from going to sleep or displaying the screensaver.
free

CoconutWiFi icon
CoconutWiFi
Indicate the existence of any open wireless networks in range.
free

DeskShade icon
DeskShade
Manage your desktop pictures, lock your desktop, and more.
limited trial; $13

Desktopple icon
Desktopple
Easily hide all of the icons on your Desktop.
limited trial; $17

Ejector icon
Ejector
Eject any or all disks (iPod, CD, USB drive, .dmg file, etc.).
free

IC-Switch icon
IC-Switch
Change your default email, FTP, news, RSS, and web apps.
free

iDiskMenu icon
iDiskMenu
Mount and unmount iDisk, WebDAV, and FTP servers.
free; open source

Lab Tick icon
Lab Tick
Control your backlit keyboard with a slider.
free

MainMenu icon
MainMenu
Run a variety of maintenance tasks from your menubar.
free

MenuPrefs icon
MenuPrefs
Access specific System Preference Panes.
unlimited trial; $5

ProcessWizard icon
ProcessWizard
Control the priority of each currently running process.
free

ScreenSaverMenu icon
ScreenSaverMenu
Change your screen saver or lock your screen.
limited trial; $5

SharingMenu icon
SharingMenu
Access and modify your Sharing preferences.
free

SoundSource icon
SoundSource
Switch between audio input and output devices.
free

SpiritedAway icon
SpiritedAway
Automatically hide applications after a period of inactivity.
free

SSHKeychain icon
SSHKeychain
Manage your SSH keys (integrates with Keychain) and forward ports.
free; open source

SwitchResX icon
SwitchResX
Extensively manage the resolutions of all your monitors.
limited trial; €14

WindowFinder icon
WindowFinder
Switch between open windows via an itemized list.
limited trial; $10

iTunes

icon
name Sort descending.
description

Barquee icon
Barquee
Display customizable iTunes information and control iTunes.
limited trial; $10

ByteController icon
ByteController
Control iTunes with customizable buttons and hotkeys.
free

iTunes Doodad icon
iTunes Doodad
Basic drop-down iTunes controller.
free

M-Beat icon
M-Beat
Control iTunes with a variety of features.
limited trial; $10

Menuet icon
Menuet
Control iTunes, rate songs, display artwork, submit tracks to Last.fm, etc.
free

Synergy icon
Synergy
Control iTunes and display album artwork.
limited trial; $10

watch your system

icon
name Sort descending.
description

App Stop icon
App Stop
Pause CPU usage and set priorities for running applications.
limited trial; $15

Cee Pee You icon
Cee Pee You
Display CPU load as a percentage in your menubar.
free

IPMenu icon
IPMenu
View your current internal and external IP addresses.
free

MemoryCell icon
MemoryCell
Display how much memory the current application is using.
free

MenuMeters icon
MenuMeters
Monitor CPU, memory, disk, and network statistics.
free; open source

Mouse Position Menu icon
Mouse Position Menu
Display your mouse-position coordinates.
limited trial; €15

Server Siren icon
Server Siren
Monitor your web servers and get alerts if they go down.
limited trial; $15

SlimBatteryMonitor icon
SlimBatteryMonitor
Monitor battery power in a variety of styles.
free

SMARTReporter icon
SMARTReporter
Display the “health” status of your hard drive.
free; open source

Temperature Monitor icon
Temperature Monitor
Display your current processor temperature, where possible.
free

UptimeInMenuBar icon
UptimeInMenuBar
Display the amount of time since you booted your computer.
free

other stuff

icon
name Sort descending.
description

BluePhoneElite icon
BluePhoneElite
Extend your Bluetooth phone with call alerts and other features.
limited trial; $20

Deviant icon
Deviant
Link your desktop to any folder, effectively switching the items on it.
free

DropCopy icon
DropCopy
Easily send files across a LAN by dragging and dropping.
free

Menulator icon
Menulator
Calculate a variety of things from your menubar.
free; open source

Mp3Bar icon
Mp3Bar
Play MP3s (light CPU load, unlike iTunes).
free; open source

Pinki icon
Pinki
Easily create thumbnail icons for image files.
free

Sidekick icon
Sidekick
Create new Appleworks documents and access recent ones.
limited trial; $10

SkypeMenuX icon
SkypeMenuX
View and change your Skype user status, launch/quit Skype, and more.
free; open source

1 comment:

Jon said...

Another great menu bar application is iStat Menus. With this program users can monitor their bandwidth, processor usage, memory, as well as many other statistics. Click the link for detailed instructions on how to do this.