And that’s the problem. Seemingly, there is no rhyme or reason for which tool or utility goes where in the Mac’s Menubar, and sometimes they just disappear from view, depending upon which app you’re using or ocean tide schedules. Riding to the rescue is the MenuBar ReArranger.
Second Favorite MenuBar App
As the app’s title suggests, MenuBar ReArranger lets you re-arrange the apps in the Menubar, and gives you control over multiple Menubar profiles. That means, for the most part, you decide which apps go where in the Menubar. Most. But not all. That’s the wacky nature of OS X’s Menubar.
First of all you’ll need to create a profile to re-arrange the Menubar apps. Then, one by one, add the apps you want to run in the Menubar. MenuBar ReArranger lets you re-arrange the order the apps will appear in the Menubar. That’s a huge plus. There are even options to adjust the flexible space between apps in the Menubar, and setup keyboard shortcuts to open specific app profiles in the Menubar.
The clever Behind the Curtain feature lets you hide Menubar items you may need, but don’t want to be visible in the Menubar (great for Macs with smaller screens).
The advantage of a Menubar management utility is obvious if your Menubar is already cluttered. Sometimes a utility shows up on the left, other times on the right, occasionally not at all. MenuBar ReArranger ends the clutter, ends the mess, and brings just enough control to the Menubar that you’ll know exactly where apps are at a glance because you control where they go.
I particularly appreciate the Groups view, where I can place useful tools in a section where I always know they’ll be there. Mac power users will appreciate the keyboard shortcuts. As a good Mac citizen, MenuBar ReArranger is available as a trial app so you can set it up, tinker with it a bit, nail down how you want the Menubar to work, and then buy if it works for you.