To get to the menus for any open app. Or, to open and use any number of utilities that can fit into the right side of the Menubar. This is the story of an app that tweets from the Menubar, and the problems that causes.
The Crowd In The Menubar
First up, let’s take a look at Tab for Twitter, the cute little Mac app that lives in the Menubar and connects you to Twitter for tweets received and tweets sent.
Basically, it’s like having Twitter but accessing it from the Menubar instead of from the official Twitter app.
Tab for Twitter uses Notification Center for incoming tweets, but the Menubar icon will change color depending upon the notification type.
That means you won’t be as distracted when tweets arrive. There’s also a stealth mode so you can check the Twitter stream without anyone else noticing (unless, of course, they’re actually watching you).
One click to the Menubar and you can view the Twitter stream, or click and tweet on your own.
Simple enough, right?
The pop down window is resizable so you can adjust it to fit your Mac’s screen size. Opacity is also adjustable if you want to leave it open to view.
Simply put, Tab for Twitter is like having Twitter in the Menubar, available for use or viewing from within just about any Mac app.
There’s also a desktop mode which is good if your Mac’s Menubar is too crowded. And that brings up an interesting trend. Too many Menubar apps for the limited space available on the screen.
If that’s a problem you’ve run into then try out Bartender. It’s a clever utility which gives you more control over the Menubar app problem.