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Apple’s online bug reporter is slow, and requires you to log in each time you want to use it, making filing bugs a slow process. QuickRadar runs in the background on your Mac, giving you a keyboard shortcut to instantly open a window to type your bug report.
Trickster keeps track of the files you’ve been using on your computer and gives you super easy and lightning fast access to them.
This Reddit menu bar app notifies you when someone replies to one of your comments or sends you a private message on Reddit.com. Also works for Reddit modmail.
Sleep No More is a tiny menu bar application, that allows you to prevent your Mac from sleeping for a specified amount of time.
Mindful Mynah sits in your menu bar and makes a sound at a user-defined interval.
Recommended by reader Megan, who says:
On days when I find myself completely consumed by the internet, slack-jawed and paging between 16 browser tabs, Mindful Mynah brings me back to the task at hand.
MenuMate displays a copy of an app’s menu bar items whenever you want, right next to the cursor.
Quickly check for available resolutions, refresh rates, or retina capability on any of your internal or externally connected displays and projectors. Switch between aspect ratios or turn on mirroring with a single click.
Bartender lets you organize your Menu Bar Apps, by hiding them, moving them to Bartenders Bar, or displaying the full menu bar, set options to have Menu Bar Apps show in the menu bar when they are updating, or have them always visible in Bartenders Bar.
Currently in beta, and a little bit wonky, but well worth a look if your Menu Bar is cluttered with stuff you don’t need to keep an eye on at all times.