You know what the first thing that catches my eye about a new Mac app? No, it’s not price. Or, a list of features. It’s the app’s icon. I’m a sucker for cute icons. If the icon is visually worthy, I’ll look at the app and give it a whirl.
Sometimes I get lucky and a cute app icon is married to a very useful, highly affordable Mac app that everybody needs. Imagine this scenario. Instead of moving the mouse pointer all the way across the screen to get to an app’s menu, the menu comes to the pointer.
Bring The Menu To The Pointer
It’s not that it takes too long to move the mouse or trackpad pointer across the screen– left or right, up or down– to click on the app’s menu. It’s an easy enough effort.
The problem is that you’re aging by the minute. Add up all those wasted hours and days and months devoted to moving the pointer around the screen and you’ll thank me for a solution.
That’s what MenuMate does. It brings the app’s menu to the pointer so you don’t have to aggravate your carpal tunnel syndrome, or irritate your tennis elbow, or just waste time moving the pointer.
Think of the time savings. Think of the monetary savings you’ll have by not buying NSAIDs by the crate. Think how it will make you feel to force the menu to come to you first.
MenuMate brings the app’s menu right to the mouse-cum-trackpad pointer. And it’s easy to setup and use. Assign a hotkey combo (or, a mouse button), and the menu shows up at the tip of your pointer instead of you having to burn calories to move the pointer to the Menubar first.
I know you’d like it to do more, but bringing the menu to you is worth a few bucks by itself.
The cute little app icon is just icing on the cake.
MenuMate works with the Mac’s Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad, but especially so when you use the free app Magic Prefs to assign an extra button to bring up MenuMate.