My OS X Menubar Apps
As noted yesterday I’m trying to remove a couple of menubar icons. I don’t have too many, I think. At least not that many that I see a need for apps like Bartender. Anyway, I figured some of you might want to know what apps actually are in my menubar.
From left to right:
- BreakTime: Reminds me to take regular breaks during work. Will be started at about 11am, and closed at about 6pm by Keyboard Maestro.
- F.lux (not in screenshot): I’m still trying to get used to this. I think the display gets too dark with this, but hey, why not? Also opened/closed automatically by Keyboard Maestro for work, and night time.
- Keyboard Maestro: for obvious reasons.
- 1Password Mini
- iTranslate: I had higher hopes for this, but iTranslate is not a very good dictionary. I tend to use the OS X one a lot, with additional dictionaries for German/English dict.cc, as well as German Thesaurus.
- AirPlay: Because, OS X.
- SwitchResX: Indispensible tool for screencasters and other video producers in the field that I’m working.
- Bluetooth: Sometimes I use Type2Phone to type to my phone.
- OS X Wifi
- OS X Sound
- iStat Menus: Bandwidth, memory, CPU with active graphics card, battery indicator changing whether charging or not, date and time.
- Notification Center
You can see that from 13 menubar apps about 7 don’t come from Apple. I’m not nerdy enough for this world, I guess. (Or I just found nerdier solutions that don’t require a menubar app. mwhahaha) Sometimes I run CloudApp and other apps too, but those usually don’t run the entire day. I open CloudApp when I want to share something, I close it when I’m done.