Bartender 4 is designed for all the great changes in macOS with Big Sur.
Bartender 4 is the only app capable of positioning menu bar items and keeping them where you want.
More powerful and refined, with the new layout screen you have full control of your menu bar items.
You can have them hidden but still easily accessible, set your most important items to always be visible, and define the exact order of items for your workflow.
Bartender will keep your items ordered as you want, even after macOS restarts.
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:
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.
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 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.
With Spacers your menu bar is uniquely your own, with the ability to customise menu item grouping and display labels or emoji to personalise your menu bar.
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.
For users with multiple monitors Bartender now hides all menu items on inactive menu bars to give a cleaner appearance.
You can choose where new menu items will appear in your menu bar; shown for instant access, or hidden for less distraction.
Unfortunately we do not have a date for this.
Due to the huge changes in macOS Big Sur, Bartender 4 had to be completely written from its core out to work with the new macOS. However some of our planned features are not yet ready, as such we are releasing as a public beta with the core features as we continue work on more exciting features. As soon as these are in we will release the full version.
Bartender 4 is only compatible with macOS Big Sur. Because of the massive changes in macOS Big Sur Bartender 4 could only be designed to work with the new version of macOS.
No Bartender 4 is not free. It has an unlimited trial while it is in Public Beta. After this Bartender 4 will be $15, 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, 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.
While Bartender 4 is in Public Beta it is in an unlimited free trial, after this it will revert back to a 4 week trial.
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.