Bartender is an award-winning app for macOS that superpowers your menu bar, giving you total control over your menu bar items, what's displayed, and when, with menu bar items only showing when you need them.
Bartender improves your workflow with quick reveal, search, custom hotkeys and triggers, and lots more.
Lightning-fast access to your menu bar items is now possible with Quick Reveal. Get instant access to your hidden menu bar items simply by moving your mouse to the menu bar, or if you prefer, by clicking the menu bar.
The Bartender Bar is back!
Access your hidden menu bar items in the Bartender Bar beneath the menu bar. Great if you need more room for all your menu bar apps.
Reduce the space between menu bar items using Bartender, allowing you to have the same spacing as previous macOS versions, or even less, allowing you to have more menu bar items.
Quick Search will change the way you use your menu bar apps.
Instantly find, show, and activate menu bar items, all from your keyboard.
With the power of the new Triggers in Show for Updates, you now have options when an item shows.
Triggers include: any change, icon matching, or a script.
Allowing you to show menu bar items exactly when you need them.
Bartender also includes some unique Triggers for:
Bartender 4 is designed for all the great changes in macOS with Big Sur, Monterey, Ventura and newer.
Bartender 4 runs native and lightning-fast on Apple silicon M1 macs.
More powerful and refined, with the new menu bar layout screen, you have complete control of your menu bar items.
You can have them hidden but still easily accessible.
Set your most essential menu bar items always visible.
Define the exact order of menu bar items for your workflow.
Bartender will keep your items ordered as you want.
Add hotkeys for any menu bar item; this can show and activate any menu bar item via any hotkey you assign.
With Spacers, your menu bar is uniquely your own, with the ability to customize menu item grouping and display labels or emojis to personalize your menu bar.
Use Apple Script to show and activate menu bar items. Fantastic for some advanced workflows.
Swap shown items for your hidden ones to take up less menu bar space, allowing you to have more menu bar items on a smaller screen.
Search and Activate menu bar item using Spotlight. Just start your search with the keyword "Bartender ".
You can choose where new menu items will appear in your menu bar, shown for instant access, or hidden for less distraction.
Bartender 4 is only compatible with macOS Big Sur, Monterey, Ventura and newer. Because of the massive changes in macOS, Bartender 4 could only be designed to work with the new version of macOS. I can provide a version of your Bartender 4 license you could use with Bartender 3 if you need.
No Bartender 4 is not free. It has a 4 week trial after this Bartender 4 will be $16, and will have a great discount of 50% for users with a license to any previous version of Bartender.
If you bought Bartender 3 after April 2020 you are entitled to a free upgrade to Bartender 4, Bartender 4 will accept and use your Bartender 3 license.
You need to be on macOS Big Sur or Monterey, then you can download Bartender 4 from the website, open the disk image and move Bartender 4 to your applications folder. You can then delete any previous versions of Bartender you have and launch Bartender 4.
Click Buy Now, then select Upgrade to Bartender 4. You will be prompted to enter your previous license details, once submitted and instantly verified you will be able to purchase a Bartender 4 license with a 50% discount.
Yes, a license is for use on all the macs you own and are the main user of.
Please contact us with as much information as possible by sending feedback in Bartender or by emailing [email protected]. Screen recordings and screen shots always help a lot.