Every Mac owner uses the Menubar is some way, either to tell the time or date, run Spotlight, adjust the sound volume, or as a repository for a couple of dozen Mac utility apps. The Menubar might be the unsung hero of the Mac’s interface; handier and easier to use than the Dock.
For me, the favorite Mac Menubar app is a no-brainer.
Notes Everywhere For Free
If I was required to ditch all the Menubar apps on my Mac and use only one, I choose Evernote. This free cross platform, note-taking Mac app is a must-have.
Think of Evernote as a handy, always open mini word processor that stores notes in the cloud.
The claims to fame are price (free), ease of use (easiest word processor ever), and cross platform.
That means there’s Evernote online, Evernote for Windows PCs, iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices, and it syncs data between each so your notes are always available, wherever you are.
I use Evernote for storing clips, notes, to-do items, lists, but it also stores images and PDFs. It sits in the Menubar and with a single click I can create a new note or paste clipboard contents into a note.
The Toolbar is elegant and virtually self explanatory with basic functions merely a click away.
Use Evernote to create multiple Notebooks and create as many notes as you want for each. Search is handled with your local files.
The Toolbar also displays basic user tools. One click for a new note. One click to sync notes online (which then sync up with Evernote on other devices).
The app is free and so is the Evernote sync service, but you’ll pay if you use too much online storage. The Account icon in the Toolbar displays how much data has been used.
Not a day goes by that I don’t use Evernote on one of my Apple devices, but it’s also available online with any Mac or PC browser connected to the internet.