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
This maintenance release adds support for macOS Catalina, improves performance, and fixes an issue where the App Store version didn't include Retina icons.
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I scanned the most critical list as I usually do and noticed that I couldn’t find a single one star rating that was true of the version I just downloaded. Then I noticed that the few complaints that weren’t from the “how do I use a mouse” crowd had been addressed in the 1.9.9 along with additional enhancements. As a long-time owner and extensive user of DEVONthink Office Pro, I’ve been delighted to see the quality of the applications that Devon creates. To add sugar to that they also help share excellent tools like this and EasyFind that make getting your tasks much more convenient. To see people complain that the app features can be done using other tools such as command line searches, writing small apps and using AppleScript are completely useless as reviews. With programming the Mac becoming more and more difficult for a wide variety of reasons and no attempts provide features that made quick and easy apostasy to auto assemble, and lack of features that were common on the Mac Classic OS. (Don’t get me going about the abomination called Automator) It was trivial then to use any number of drag-and-drop applications, databases (Double Helix), and of course, HyperCard stacks. So, to me, its very refreshing to see any simplification of tasks needed everyday.
It’s not just a matter of if a job is possible but how convenient it is accomplishing the task as well.
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.
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.
- DEVONtechnologies, LLC
- 1.8 MB
OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor
English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
- Age Rating
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.