5 Super Useful Menubar Apps For macOS

Let's breeze ❄️ through some of my most used and favourite, free menu bar applications for Mac.


Rohith Gilla

3 years ago | 2 min read

Hey everyone! In this post let's breeze ❄️ through some of my most used and favourite, free menu bar applications for Mac.

At one point or another, nearly every Mac user reaches a point where they feel as though the functionality included with macOS is not enough to enable them to perform their jobs to their standards. For this reason, many Mac owners turn to third-party applications that will help improve these workflows while offering additional features.

There are a number of menu bar applications that Mac owners use for daily workflows. In many cases, these applications help you improve your workflow and offers you some extra features that will allow you to do your work more efficiently throughout the day.

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The 5 Applications we will go over are the following.

  • Cloud App
  • Dozer
  • Tot
  • xbar
  • Drafts

Let's glide over them now

## Cloud App

Record your screen as a video with your voice & face, an annotated image, or a GIF and instantly share it as a link to get your point across.

This is an amazing application, this is currently my go-to app to take and share screenshots, record screen.

You can download it here.

## Dozer


Hide menu bar icons to give your Mac a cleaner look. This is a free version of the famous bartender application.

You can download it here

You can also check and contribute to the code here.

## Tot

An elegant, simple way to collect & edit text on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

I use to jot down quick stuff, write some important tasks and taking notes during an impromptu meeting.

## xbar

Put the output from any script or program into your macOS Menu Bar.

If you want a custom script running on your menubar, like your youtube stats, Twitter followers or anything else, this is the application for you.

You can download and check other plugins here

## Drafts

Drafts opens to a new page with the keyboard ready so you can type immediately. Go hands-free with Dictation. Drafts lets you get things down before you forget without fiddling folders, naming, etc.

This is one of the most underrated application, this is the quickest way to jot down anything. The best thing is not only it resides in the menu bar, but it can also be added as a complication to an Apple Watch. It syncs between iPad, iPhone, Mac, Watch seamlessly. You get the amazing apple ecosystem feeling.

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Feel free to drop your favourite apps in the comments below and let me know if I missed any amazing application.


Rohith Gilla

P.S: Please let me know if you want me to explain how each of the application helps make your workflow better in detail.

Will definitely try to make it happen.


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