Lightning-fast access to your menu bar items is now even better. Get instant access to your hidden menu bar items simply by swiping or scrolling in the menu bar, clicking on the menu bar, or if you prefer, simply hovering.
Access the menu bar items otherwise hidden by the notch on MacBook Air and Pro screens. Bartender will automatically hide your currently shown menu bar items when needed to create room to show the items hidden by the MacBook Air and Pro screens notch, giving you access to all your menu bar items.
Make your menu bar your own, with menu bar styling you can:
Combine multiple menu bar items into one customisable menu bar item, and have quick access to all the menu bar items within.
For example group all your cloud drive apps together like Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive.
Have a group for connection related items such as Wi-Fi and VPN.
And another for media related items, like volume, media controls, airplay.
This can be a great way to have access to all your menu bar items on a MacBook Pro or Air with limited menu bar space due to the screen notch.
Create as many presets as you want and always have the right menu bar items available for your current workflow.
Show the macOS default menu bar items when recording your screen or screen sharing
Show work specific menu bar items in work hours, then social media items when at home... the possibilities are endless.
Presets can be automatically applied via triggers and also by macOS Focus modes.
With a completely new Trigger system
you can apply a preset automatically, or show a set of menu bar items whenever your trigger conditions are met. Triggers conditions currently include
Reduce the space between menu bar items using Bartender, allowing you to have more menu items onscreen before reaching the macbook notch. Or just purely for style.
Quick Search will change the way you use your menu bar apps.
Instantly find, show, and activate menu bar items, all from your keyboard.
* the macOS screen capture menu bar item can show when using this. more info
Bartender 5 is designed for all the great changes in macOS Sonoma.
Bartender 5 runs native and lightning-fast on Apple Silicon and Intel macs.
Create your own menu bar items
With Bartender widgets you can create your very own custom menu bar items, that trigger pretty much any action you want, no coding required.
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.
You can choose where new menu items will appear in your menu bar, shown for instant access, or hidden for less distraction.
Bartender 5 is only compatible with macOS Sonoma. Because of internal changes in macOS, Bartender 5 could only be designed to work with the newest version of macOS. A Bartender 5 license will work with Bartender 4 if you need.
No Bartender 5 is not free. It has a 4 week trial after this Bartender 5 will be $16, if you have a license to any previous version of Bartender you can get a great discount on a upgrade license.
If you bought Bartender 4 from July 2022 you are entitled to a free upgrade to Bartender 5, Bartender 5 will accept and use your Bartender 4 license.
You need to be on macOS Sonoma, then you can download Bartender 5 from the website, open the disk image and move Bartender 5 to your applications folder. You can then delete any previous versions of Bartender you have and launch Bartender 5.
Click Buy Now, then select Upgrade to Bartender 5. You will be prompted to enter your previous license details, once submitted and instantly verified you will be able to purchase a Bartender 5 license with a 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.