Simply put, any Mac with a larger screen has more room for Menubar apps and utilities, while the smaller screen MacBook line ends up with a cluttered bunch of apps and utilities in the Menubar. Here’s how to fix the clutter.
Bartender Tends Apps
All the Bartender app does is tidy up the Mac’s Menubar by giving you another Menubar. You control which Menubar utilities and apps go where.
This is a problem which has needed a solution for a few years since the proliferation of Menubar utilities which sometimes compete with the Menus of open apps.
Bartender will tidy up the Menubar so it behaves how you choose, but if your Mac’s screen isn’t large enough, you have the option to create a second, pop-down Menubar which gives you even more room.
In some cases you have utility apps in the Menubar– you want them available but not visible. Bartender can tend to that, too.
My Mac life is devoted to a trust Macbook Air which goes wherever I go so I like to keep Menubar items in a specific order. Bartender tends to that, too.
Click on the Bartender icon in the Menubar or use the keyboard hotkey combo to display a Menubar with all the extra Menubar apps.
Everything in the second Menubar works exactly the same way, except you can hide the Menubar. Even better, you can re-order all the third-party Menubar items left or right as you please.
The Bartender bar icon can also be placed anywhere in the Mac’s Menubar, too, so instant access to double or triple the number of utility apps is available.
If your Mac’s Menubar is cluttered and disorganized, this is the app to use to fix it.