I like my computer screen to be nice and tidy. Everything has it’s own place. So when I got my first Mac, app icons in the menu bar drove me crazy.
But then I discovered the Bartender app, a great little app to keep all those open apps cleaned up.
Here’s how it works:
The Beauty of Bartender
- Install Bartender here. There is a 4 week free trial.
- Open Bartender Preferences.
- Tell Bartender what you want to do with each app. You have the option to do nothing (leave it in the menu bar), show in Bartender bar, or completely hide menu bar item.
And you’re done!
Once you’ve done these simple steps, your menu bar will become nice and tidy again.
Bartender hides in the menu bar as 3 little dots, and you can get at the apps in there by clicking on the dots. Bartender is also Mavericks ready for multiple displays.
Oh and you’ll thank me!