XMenu adds one or more global menus to the right side of the menu bar. They give you access to your preferred applications, folders, documents, files, and text snippets. Launch any application with a single menu choice or insert text snippets into your documents. XMenu is a real app, no hack, no extension. And it's free.


- No need for configuration
- Six predefined folders: Applications, Developer Applications, Home, Documents, User-Defined, and Snippets
- Keeps all your snippets and text modules handy
- Operates as a menu extra, requires no hacks or extensions
- Ideal replacement for Dock folders

What’s New

Version 1.9.9

This maintenance release adds retina icons and support for custom icons of aliased volumes. It also supports App Transport Security, resolves aliases faster, and installs itself into the Applications folder if necessary.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Dakushi ,

Best Menu Bar App

Sure there are many apps, both paid and free, to clean up your menu bar. The two apps I cannot live without are XMenu & Bartender. Bartender, I paid for… I would definitely pay for XMenu as it stands, just for the “Snippets” and “User-Defined” menus alone. If there were a couple of more customizable menus I could add to my menu bar, that would be awesome. Otherwise, there are always work-arounds! There is room to experiment, so enjoy… and don’t forget to thank DEVONtechnologies!

earlwilliams ,


I was a big, big fan of "You Control". It became disabled and the makers closed the business. By going to “Application Support” and finding the "XMenu folder" I was able to quickly insert all of my regularly used documents. Now I have my favourite feature from “You Control” — all my favorite digital art images with a click in the Mac menu bar. — Contentment without doctors, pills and fees — way to go DEVONtechnologies.

legarejp ,

Very useful

Very useful little app, simple. Being able to add custom folders and support color labels would be some nice features to see in the next updates, still, it's great!


DEVONtechnologies, LLC
1.8 MB

OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor


English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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