Don’t you just love the Dock on your Mac? There’s all those colorful icons that glisten and float on your screen. The little blue dot below each icon tells you the app or utility is open. You can set the Dock to disappear yet be there when you want with just a mouse swipe. Click and hold for more options. Click and right click for even more options. What more could you ask? How about a simple, elegant, easy-to-use menu browser in the Menubar?
Thanks, Menu Browser
What makes the Mac so personal are the many ways software developers find to personalize OS X. In fact, these days, there are so many ways to add functionality to my Mac that my Menubar is running out of space.
Let’s thank the Apple Gawds for all those wide screen Macs.
If the Dock doesn’t cut it for you, and you’re pining away for something very simple, yet highly functional, stop at Menu Browser.
As the name implies, Menu Browser is a simple utility that lets you browse around your Mac’s folder structure from an icon in the Menubar (click any image for a larger, pop-up view).
How simple is that? Click the icon in the Menubar and you get a drop down folder hierarchy of your Mac’s folders. Handy, no? Even better, you can customize a folder, too. For example, add the Applications folder or the Utilities folder, and Menu Browser becomes a launcher.
Menu Browser’s preferences are straightforward. Click to have it start up when you start up your Mac. Change the color of the icon in the Menubar. Display additional file information. Add a Hot Key combination (use the keyboard to open Menu Browser). Plug in the Applications folder to launch apps.
Menu Browser is very handy, more so if you still have space in your Menubar. Each menu has the Open with Terminal selection. I don’t know why that is so prominent. There cannot be that many non-geek Mac users who ever touch the Terminal. Regardless, it’s a great value for $5.