One Thing 4+

Put one task in your menu bar

Sindre Sorhus

    • 4.9 • 716 Ratings
    • Free



Put your most important task or goal in the menu bar. Its presence there will help remind you without being annoying.

« You can achieve almost anything if you focus on one thing at a time »

— Someone on the internet

Use the app for anything you want. Maybe you just want to put your dog's (or cat's) name in the menu bar. That's ok too.

You can use Markdown to style the text with bold, italic, and strikethrough. And you can even add links.

The app also comes with support for Shortcuts, share extension, system service, and scripting.

Tip: You can drag & drop text directly onto the menu bar item. For example, from your todo app.

See the website on how to integrate One Thing with apps like Reminders, Things, etc.

The app is free without ads because I love making apps. Consider leaving a nice review.

You can contact me through the feedback button in the app.

What’s New

Version 1.12.0

- The app now requires macOS 14. You can get the last macOS 13 compatible version from the app's website.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
716 Ratings

716 Ratings

k.money_ ,


Just wanted to share my thoughts about this app (mainly b/c the developer asked in the description lol) But he definitely deserves all the 5 stars reviews for this app! Just for the simple fact it's free deserves 5 stars! But even more so since the offering is out of Dev's love for creating and wanted to share his work with all of us so THANK YOU! For creating such an awesomely simple yet incredibly useful and capable app. I found it works amazingly well in tandem w/ the flow pomodoro timer as it fits perfectly right next to it in the menu bar and i can use One Thing to put my intention for each project or workflow and then set the timer that way when i look up and check the time remaining i am reminded of the aim i'm trying to achieve with each task i'm working on. Absolutely love it and thank you again for offering it for free! Deserves 10 stars if possible!

McCloudFace ,

Grateful for this 🙏🏼

I have tried...too many ways to put a digital sticky note on my screen that stays present and visible at all times, but stays out of the way so I can get things done. I now have a bright yellow, bold text reminder in my menu bar, and it's fantastic. For anyone who is prone to yak shaving, diving down rabbit holes, or otherwise being easily distracted, like me, this is a really valuable, simple way to stay reminded of the one thing I should re-focus on.

To Sindre: they say the universe returns what you put out in the world. The universe owes you unlimited good vibes. Thanks for all the cool stuff you put out there for the nerds. I, for one, really appreciate your efforts. ☮️

Remmy909 ,

Love it and really appreciate the scripting functionality

This app is really useful for me because I'm always getting sidetracked when I have to work on large/overwhelming tasks and it serves as a reminder to get back on track when I see it. I also really appreciate the ability to script any text into the app for which the developer has written up a wonderful How To guide. Thanks so much for this awesome little app!

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