# For users running OS X El Capitan (10.11) or macOS Sierra (10.12), there's a newer version available. Please search for "CustomMenu 3". #

CustomMenu lets you build your own global menu containing your favorite apps, files, and folders. Once created, you can easily open apps and files or browse folders and access their contents from any app with your CustomMenu.

An OS X Dock usually contains running apps, often used apps, files, folders, and minimized windows. By adding items to CustomMenu instead to your dock, you can keep your dock clean and clear but still have them instantly and systemwide accessible.

What’s New

Version 2.1.2

- Added German localization.
- Other minor tweaks and enhancements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

JohnF9 ,

Good software

I’m very demanding on the apps I use to do productive work on my Macbook. Easily, 9 out of 10 have much hype, but fall short in what I accept. CustomMenu is good and very useful. I’ve tried other similar software, but for one reason or other they are just not as good. Now I have all my main program shortcuts in it and I do not have to search for them to start them up. It’s Application Switcher is also useful when I’m running a program full screen and want to jump to another one.
Another very useful ability is that besides creating a menu of apps you use, you can also create a menu to specific - files - you use. I often make copies of important files used in my work. Problem is that after awhile its easy to make a mistake and open a copy instead of the master file and add to it. So I easily made up a menu that links to the exact main file for each of my apps so I’m sure I’m always working on the respective master version of the file.

mcpopvb ,

Like the old Apple Menu

This is a 5-star app that Apple should integrate with its OS software. It is so easy to mouse to the menu bar to select something and open it. Otherwise you lose your train of thought and rhythm as you mouse down through folders trying to find something. Only problem…and it's a very minor one…the app would be easier to find in the menu bar if an icon were used instead of the letters CM. It gets lost in a busy menu bar.

Poseidon1564 ,

Nice app to easly access your files

Very useful app to access your most used files or just to add them all and have them in groups for even easier access! If you want to stay productive and access the files you need to quickly, this is the app for you! You won’t be disapointed! Great app! What would be nice to see that I either haven’t found it or it’s just not there, would be; when adding files that CM will recognize that you have already added it and not add it and give you a popup to let you know that it is already in the group or location you add it. Another one I couldn’t find is the option to alphabetize your groups or your files if you wish. If those two options are not in the app and are added in an update, I’ll give a 5 star review! It’s pretty close now. :) If you want to be productive and tidy, get this app!


Wolfgang Weber
1.7 MB

OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor


English, German

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.