Bartender 4 has been completely designed and re-written for macOS Big Sur, and is the only version of Bartender capable of controlling menu bar items on macOS Big Sur.
Bartender 1,2,3 are not compatible with macOS Big Sur. If you do not want to upgrade to Bartender 4 and wish to continue using Bartender 1,2,3 you might want to avoid installing macOS Big Sur.
If you are on a previous version of macOS and wish to see the Bartender 3 website here.
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.