It’s easy to become a digital version of Hoarders by adding more apps, more functions, more tools, more utilities until the Mac is clogged up with productivity enhancements. Take the Mac’s Menubar. Please. It’s easy to populate it to the level of messy with little apps you can’t live without.
How can you fix the Menubar?
Rearrange The Menubar With A Rearranger
Last week I tried to find something I thought was in my Mac’s Menubar. I couldn’t find it, only to find it later. It hadn’t moved. The Menubar was just too crowded.
MenuBar ReArranger to the rescue. This inexpensive little app does exactly what you expect.
It rearranges the apps in the Menubar so you decide where they go, in what order, and which gets launched when.
It also eliminates the need to use System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Items to launch most of your utility apps upon startup.
Menubar ReArranger leaves your Apple Menubar items alone so you won’t have to worry about Sound, or Bluetooth, or Airport, or Spotlight or the Date apps in the Menubar. They load up just like normal.
What it does is give you management over all those 3rd party Menubar apps which seem to grow over time.
The simple pop up app finds your apps and lets you move them into startup mode with a click. Then you can rearrange which ones load up before or after the others.
Not only does it let you manage where in the Menubar the 3rd party apps go, it gives you more control over which apps get launched when your Mac starts up.
You’re not limited by Menubar apps. MenuBar ReArranger also lets you startup any apps on your Mac at login.
The MenuBar ReArranger separater keeps all of Apple’s Menubar apps on the right, and loads up 3rd party apps on the left. All those Menubar apps you love remain a click away, but always where you want them to be.
You can even control the amount of time that Menubar ReArranger takes to allow an app to launch. This handy app also makes it easy to ensure your Menubar has the apps you want when you’re struggling with screen real estate restrictions.
The must-have apps go to the right, near the separator, apps you don’t need can be placed on the left (where they may be overwritten by a Mac app with a long menu.
MenuBar ReArranger is worth the price of admission for just the startup controls, but the added bonus is control over 3rd party apps in the Menubar.