Awesome List of macOS Menu bar Apps

Get more out of your menu bar

Mac O’Clock
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5 min readJun 22, 2022


Image: Apple

The Menu bar is one of the best things about macOS. The menu bar runs along the top of the screen on your Mac. Every mac user is very familiar with it and rely on it to help them learn what an app does and find the commands they need.

It’s one of the most important features of the macOS you need to learn. Other elements of the menu bar include a basic app launcher, status menus, and access to the Control Center and notifications. You can customize various aspects of the menu bar’s design and functionality, so here’s how to make the most of it with some of the best open-source menu bar applications.


Image: CloudyTabs Interface

CloudyTabs is a simple menu bar application that lists your iCloud Tabs and Reading List. To use CloudyTabs, launch the app and select a tab from one of your devices.

The URL of the tab then opens it in your default browser Cmd(⌘)-Selecting a tab (or highlighting it and pressing Cmd(⌘)-Return(⏎)) opens the tab in the background. Opt(⌥)-Selecting a tab (or highlighting it and pressing Opt(⌥)-Return(⏎)) will copy the tab’s URL.

Typing the first few letters or the title of a tab will take you to that tab.
When you hover your mouse over the CloudyTabs menu bar icon, a tooltip appears that displays the date that iCloud last updated the synced tabs database or Bookmarks plist (where CloudyTabs reads data from).


Hidden Bar

If you want to have multiple apps easy access in your menu bar, but only want to see some more than others, then this is the app for you. Hidden Bar is simple and functional

Hidden Bar lets you hide menu bar items to give your Mac a cleaner look. All you need to do is + drag…



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