MenuMate for OS X puts an app's menu bar in easy reach
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

MenuMate for OS X puts an app's menu bar in easy reach


If you're tired of having to mouse back to the top of your Mac's screen to access an app's menu bar options, Alice Dev Team has the solution for you: MenuMate 1.0.

The software -- available for Mac OS X 10.6 or higher at the Mac App Store for US$4.99 -- serves up a copy of an app's menu bar items right next to the cursor. You set a hot key combo to make the menu bar pop up (though you can't use the left or right keys). Mine is control z.

If you have a Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad, you can use Magic Prefs (a free app) to create a virtual center button for MenuMate. To access the utility's preferences to set things up as you like, just click on the octopus icon that appears in the menu bar when you install the Alice Dev Team utility.

MenuMate is especially useful if you have a big screen (say, a 27-inch iMac), twin screens or a tablet screen combo. It's also very helpful for those who switch from other systems to the Mac. On our favorite computing platform, the menu for the applications isn't located where it is in, say, Windows. Switchers don't understand this, and those who have to work in a dual platform work (such as my wife, who uses a PC at work but a Mac at home) tend to get confused over the location of the menu bar.

MenuMate takes care of all this. With it, the menu of active apps opens exactly where the cursor is located. MenuMate hooks itself right into the Mac's menu bar. As mentioned, the icon has to be accessed only once, in order to configure the app.

Once you've gotten used to using your hot key combo to use MenuMate, you'll wonder how you lived without it. Especially if you're a switcher or dual-platform user.

Rating: 10 out of 10

-- Dennis Sellers

 
AAPL
$93.99
Apple Inc.
+0.29
GOOG
$682.40
Alphabet Inc.
-0.71
MSFT
$50.50
Microsoft Corporation
+0.81
MacNews Search:
Community Search:
view counter

view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter

The best scanner app on mobile
People always say that the best camera is the one you have with you. Well, the same is true with scanners, and your phone can be a pretty great tool for scanning receipts and other documents while you're on the go. [Read more] | Read more »
MARVEL Avengers Academy guide - How to g...
MARVEL Avengers Academy lets you build your own superhero school and fill it with heroes from the Marvel universe. It can be a little slow going to get your school's attendance up though, so we've gathered together somesome tips to help you do this more quickly. [Read more] | Read more »
Shadow Blade: Reload guide - How to hack...
Shadow Blade: Reload is the kind of action-platformer that would have happily sucked up hours of your time on a console a few years back.Now, you can take it with you wherever you go, and its mobile conversion is not too shabby at all. To help you out, we’ve got some great tips and tricks on how to get the edge in battle. [Read more] | Read more »
Tomb of the Mask guide - How to increase...
Tomb of the Mask is a great endless arcade game from Happymagenta in which quick reflexes and a persistent attitude can go a long way toward earning a top score. Check out these tips to see if you can give yourself an edge on the leaderboards. [Read more] | Read more »
Smooth Operator! (Games)
Smooth Operator! 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Smooth Operator is a weird, weird two-player kissing game.Squeeze in for 2 player fun on a single iPad, creating awkward faux-intimacy. Get really, really close to play on an iPhone! | Read more »
Sinless: Remastered (Games)
Sinless: Remastered 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: | Read more »
_PRISM Guide - How to solve those puzzle...
_PRISM is a rather delightful puzzle game that’s been tailor made for touch screens. While part of the fun is figuring things out as you go along, we thought we’d offer you a helping hand at getting in the right mindset. Don’t worry about messing up [Read more] | Read more »
Fractal Space (Games)
Fractal Space 1.3.1 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $.99, Version: 1.3.1 (iTunes) Description: Live the memorable experience of Fractal Space, a unique first person adventure & puzzle game by Haze Games! Will you solve the mysteries of this station and get out alive? This, my friend, is up to you... | Read more »
Set off on an adventure through the Cand...
Like match three puzzlers? If so, Jelly Blast, the innovative iOS and Android game which launched last year, is worth a look. Jelly Blast sees you head off on an epic adventure through the Candy Kingdom with your friends Lily, Mr. Hare, and Mr. Rabbit, as you visit a variety of sweet treat-inspired locations. [Read more] | Read more »
Ellipsis - Touch. Explore. Survive. (...
Ellipsis - Touch. Explore. Survive. 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: | Read more »
All contents are Copyright 1984-2010 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.