Access Menu Bar Apps Mac

If you have a Mac, chances are you’re already familiar with features like widgets, keyboard shortcuts, and even the MacBook Pro Touch Bar if you have it. But, Apple’s been constantly evolving the Mac’s software and hardware to bring out the most utility for every user. From small things like the new notification center to now being able to run your iPhone or iPad apps right on your MacBook. There are many things you can do to maximize your time on your Mac to make the most out of it.

But one of the features that doesn’t get as much attention is the Menu Bar. The bar located at the very top of your screen can be an amazing tool for your everyday life. That is if you have the necessary apps.

The menu bar runs along the top of the screen on your Mac. Use the menus and icons in the menu bar to choose commands, perform tasks and check status. You can set an option to automatically hide the menu bar so it’s shown only when you move the pointer to the top of the screen. See Change Dock & Menu Bar preferences. Quick Access is an native macOS app written in pure Swift that allow us to quickly access to favorite files, folders and apps. No more cumbersome navigations and frustration remembering your app names The app stays in the macOS status bar for convenient access. Mac’s menu bar is the perfect place to show little tidbits of information or to give users quick access to apps’ features. That’s why many apps include menu bar access. But there is only so much room at the menu bar that it’s not practical to put everything there.

There are some apps that you can place right on your Menu Bar. That way, you don’t have to waste time looking for the perfect tool, you can just access it with one click.

Menu Bar apps for your Mac are a dime a dozen, but we’ve selected the best for you. Whether it’s for work, the weather, or you just want to make sure you’re looking good, continue reading to browse the best apps for your Mac’s Menu bar.

RSS Feed for this tag 73 applications totalLast updated: Jan 29th 2021, 09:48 GMT

Boring Old Menu Bar 1.13

Replace the transparent Big Sur menu bar with the 'boring' light and dark versions from Catalina, ..

RSS Menu 3.1.3

A lightweight and unobtrusive RSS reader that enables you to stay updated with the latest news and..

Forecast Bar 5.7.4

Complex yet intuitive Mac weather app that offers detailed forecasts right in your menu bar and is..

Caffeinated 1.20

Simple yet customizable app that prevents your Mac and display from going to sleep for a certain a..

Next Meeting 2.6

View your next meeting, appointment or event in your menu bar with the help of this nifty utility ..

SwiftBar 1.2.1

Remarkably powerful and versatile menu bar enhancer that relies on plugins you can create yourself..

One Switch 1.16

A bunch of useful system switches packed into a small menu bar app, allowing you to activate vario..

Skeebus 2.3

View your current IP address in your Mac's menu bar at all times, and access more detailed informa..

MeetingBar 2.0.5


Keep track of your Zoom and Google Meet events, check their details, create new meetings or joint ..

Clockey 2.0.6

Monitor the current time in various cities or locations around the world, using simple, customizab..

Klokki 1.3.3

Automate time tracking based on a series of user-defined rules, and focus on your work without hav..

Thought Train 1.4.0

A lightweight note app that lets you quickly write down your tasks and memos, which are then shown..

NightOwl 0.3.0

Menu bar app that lets you easily toggle the macOS Dark/Light modes, either manually or on a sched..

Launchey 2.1.4

Mac Menu Bar Manager

Place shortcuts for your favorite applications in the menu bar, assign them global hotkeys and cre..


Refine window management on macOS using dedicated snap areas and customizable keyboard shortcuts to resize windows and move them instantly

The Unarchiver

Powerful and very fast archive expander designed to decompress Zip, Rar, 7-zip,Tar-GZip, Tar-BZip2, StuffIt, LhA and many other archive formats

Microsoft Remote Desktop

Offers you the possibility to quickly connect to a Windows-based computer in order to work with its programs and files, access data and more

Apple Xcode

Full-featured and comprehensive integrated development environment, designed to be used by developers who want to develop and test macOS and iOS applications


Create keyboard shortcuts for simple or highly complex strings of actions, on your desktop and in various applications, by just recording yourself performing the steps


Native macOS Gmail client that uses Google's API in order to provide you with the Gmail features you know and love, all in an efficient Swift-based app

VLC Media Player

Multi-platform multimedia player that helps its users play, convert and stream most popular video and formats via a simple and intuitive user interface

macOS Big Sur

A new macOS that welcomes the arrival of Apple Silicon and offers better integration with mobile platforms, along with fresh visuals and a host of other features

Big Sur Cache Cleaner

User-friendly and intuitive macOS application that makes system maintenance, optimization, tuning and cleaning a lot simpler and faster


Mac Menu Bar For Windows

Simple to use macOS utility designed to help you to quickly and properly uninstall any application with a just a flick of your mouse


An easy to use productivity application for the macOS that helps you save time by speeding up your searches, on the web or on your Mac


Straightforward app that integrates itself into the OS X status bar to give you quick access and control over your Mac's energy saver settings

Hidden Bar

Hide menu bar items and avoid clutter without removing the icons altogether, using this impressively straightforward and lightweight app

Mac Menu Bar Icons


Set the aerial videos recorded for the fourth-generation Apple TV as your Mac's screensaver and enjoy beautiful scenery from around the world


Powerful yet easy to use file archiver for macOS based on a 7za port that enables you to both compress and extract files with a drag and drop
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  • Amphetamine
  • Hidden Bar
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  • Keka
  • Rectangle
  • The Unarchiver
  • Microsoft Remote Desktop
  • Apple Xcode
  • Keysmith
  • Mimestream
  • VLC Media Player

MenuWeather+ 1.1.4

Monitor your local weather conditions from the menu bar, with a minimalistic app for users who are..

macOS 10.14 or later (Intel only)

iGlance 2.1.0

Monitor CPU temperature and utilization, memory and network usage, fan speed and your battery—all ..

AirPods Battery Monitor 1.0.15

Check your AirPods' battery life from the menu bar, at a glance, without having to navigate throug..


Hidden Bar 1.6

Hide menu bar items and avoid clutter without removing the icons altogether, using this impressive..

Dozer 4.0.0 / 4.2.0 Beta

Hide certan icons in your menu bar with a single click, and then reveal them again just as easily,..

Nocturnal 1.1.1

Manage the macOS Night Shift feature from the menu bar, and reduce your display's brightness to fu..

Menu World Time 1.11

See what the current time is in various cities around the world, with this simple menu bar app tha..

Bartender 3.1.23

Lansweeper sales. A minimalist macOS application which offers you the possibility to quickly manage and organize you..

Timeless 2020.7

Get a general idea of what part of the day it is, but without the anxiety of always knowing the ex..

Covid 1.1.2

Track the evolution of the Coronavirus pandemic around the world, monitor specific countries, and ..

StatusBuddy 0.5.1

Quickly check the status of all Apple developer and consumer services from the menu bar, and view ..

Menu Bar Splitter 1.1

Add several types of splitters in your menu bar to separate icons and keep everything well organiz..

Twizzle 1.2.5


Compose tweets from the menu bar and handle Twitter DMs from the desktop, thus avoiding both the n..

Commander 1.0.2

Run Shell or Python scripts from the menu bar with a tiny app that allows you to organize them int..

Battery Remaining 1.0.3

See how much longer you can expect your Macbook to run based on the current battery level, right i..

Bidbar 1.0.3

Run simple or complex Terminal commands from the menu bar after saving them, or just use the intui..