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

4.5 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

ArtOfWarfare ,

Getting Started

It wasn’t at all obvious to me how to get started with this application. I suspect the 1 star reviews came from people who gave up trying to figure it out faster than me.

When you first launch the app, a “help” window will open up. It’s basically a manual. Helpful if you’re already familiar with the basics and want to know the more advanced. Useless if you don’t know the basics. So just close that. It’ll automatically insert a tiny application icon (the A shape) all the way in the top right corner of the screen. To the left of spotlight and notification center, but to the right of the date and time. Click on that icon, then go into the XMenu submenu (it’s the first option in the main menu that drops down from the A.) Pick Preferences. Bam. It should be obvious how to use from this point.

Seems to work as advertised to me, once you figure that out.

Applelava ,

Works perfectly

It puts my apps in the Menubar, and it’s free. Does exactly what I want, and it’s free! My only request is that they improve the menubar icon, it’s not retina and looks bad.

For those of you needing help making your own custom (user-defined) folder: To find the Library/Application Support/xmenu/custom folder, click on Finder, then select “go” in the menubar. Now press and hold the option key. You’ll see the library folder and you can drill down from there. Any apps (or aliases) you put in there will show up in XMenu. Make sure you have “user-defined” selected in xmenu preferences. The only way I can make this easier is if I come to your house and do it for you.

AzadelKhan ,

Exactly what I wanted

I was looking for something to help me put an app that I really like to use in my menubar , or right next to it. This app does that perfectly. The best part of the app is the user-defined option. If you get this app take the time to read the “read me” file and setup the application. I originally blew this app off because i didnt get it in 10 seconds. Well 10 more seconds or reading and playing with it, I got exactly what I want. Thank you guy for an awesome free app.


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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