Shows the remaining battery time and percentage in the menu bar.

The app has a setting to hide the menu bar icon when the power plug is connected, which can be useful if you only care about the battery time/percentage when on battery.

You can hide the system battery indicator by dragging its icon out of the menu bar while pressing the Command key. You can also reorder menu bar icons by dragging them around while pressing the Command key. That means you can place this app exactly where the system battery indicator used to live.

There’s also a preference to notify when the battery is fully charged or at certain percentages.

Requires a MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air.


〉The menu bar icon is vertically stretched on a secondary screen.

This is a macOS 11 bug and out of my control.

〉Can it show a list of apps using significant energy like the system battery indicator?

It's unfortunately not possible because of restrictions imposed on apps in the App Store. However, you can enable the "Text Instead of Icon" setting and use this app in combination with the system battery indicator.

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What’s New

Version 2.7.0

- Improved the formatting of information in the menu.
- Removed inaccurate guesstimate of time remaining.
When you unplug the power adapter, the system needs some time to accurately calculate the time remaining estimate. Battery Indicator used to show its own guesstimate while the real estimate was calculating. This worked ok for older Macs, but for newer Macs, the guesstimate is inaccurate. Battery Indicator will now show “…” in the menu bar icon and “Calculating Time Remaining…” in the menu while the time remaining is being calculated.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

small-sur ,

Very clean menu icon

It's a pricey but it does its job well and the developer seems to be keeping the app updated. I definitely recommend it.

Christopher Sherrod ,


Provides me with what I really want to know, how much time I have left before I have to plug my MacBook into power.

imjoshellis ,


Does exactly what it says it will. Having a battery timer instead of percentage is so much better for me because I frequently work on battery power.

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