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MenuStrip 3.5 is now available exclusively on the Mac App Store.


• Create your own fully customizable drop-down menus with your most commonly used applications, files, and folders.

• Add shortcuts in the menu bar to all of your favorite applications.

• Set alarms as reminders for meetings, events, or the latest creation cooking in the oven.

• Create scripts to launch, hide, or quit groups of applications at once using Action Buttons.


• Launch applications and open files simply by typing their name! No more searching through your hard drive to find where you put that important file.

• With 'Auto-Hide Others' on, as you switch between applications, all background apps will hide out of the way letting you focus on what you need to do.

• Expand with free plugins that allow you to control iTunes, keep track of your most visited web pages, quickly access the people in your Address Book, and much more...


Hide Desktop / Auto-Hide button.
Easily clear background clutter with the push of a button! When turned on, all background windows and desktop icons will hide out of view. Each time you switch applications all of the background windows will automatically disappear. This lets you focus completely on the current application. Later, when you need to access your files and click back into the Finder, the desktop icons will fade back into view. Give it a try, it might forever change the way you use your Mac!

Got screen? Use it!
Chances are if you are using a Cinema Display, or other large monitor, you have plenty of empty space up in your menu bar. Well why let all that valuable screen space go to waste? You paid good money for those pixels! MenuStrip can let you put all that empty space to good use. Create your own menus to sit alongside the standard system menus, or use that space for shortcuts to your most commonly used applications and files. Either way, by using MenuStrip you're maximizing your big-screen investment.


Small screen? No problem.
Have an iBook with a small screen or have too much stuff in your menu bar already? That's fine, MenuStrip can help out there too. Instead of taking up more space in your cramped menu bar, MenuStrip can display in a small control strip that sits underneath your existing menu bar or anywhere else on the screen. The control strip can also be set to auto-hide; basically it will hide out of view when not needed and then slide onto the screen when you want to access it. This will help you make the most out of your valuable screen real-estate.



An old friend is back.
Remember the trusty OS 8-9 control strip that you used to use before switching to Mac OS X? It gave you easy access to a bunch of little utilities that would save you time and then hide out of your way when you no longer needed them. The old control strip is now dead and gone, but MenuStrip is a perfect replacement and evolution of that same idea.

Hide Desktop / Auto-Hide button.
Easily clear background clutter with the push of a button! When turned on, all background windows and desktop icons will hide out of view. Each time you switch applications all of the background windows will automatically disappear. This lets you focus completely on the current application. Later, when you need to access your files and click back into the Finder, the desktop icons will fade back into view. Give it a try, it might forever change the way you use your Mac!


Your Preferences
You can create, edit, arrange, and remove custom menu items using MenuStrip's easy to use preferences panel. Create new drop-down menus and shortcuts. Change the title and icon of a custom menu. Add files, folders, or applications to a drop-down menu. Drag menu items around to rearrange them. Enable and disable items. Add separator items to group different menu items together. Everything is customizable!

Expand with Plugins
Along with the built-in tools and ability to create custom menu items, MenuStrip also has support for external plugins. The first free plugin pack includes TunesControl, Safari Menu, Contacts Menu, and Eject Button.





It's got history.
MenuStrip started its life on Mac OS X Public Beta - before the release of 10.0. Back then it was a simple utility that added a few
commonly needed tools to the Mac OS X menu bar. This was before the introduction of Puma (10.1), when Apple added the system menu extras, so the right side of the menu bar was bare at that time. To remedy this, MenuStrip added a clock, application switcher, volume control, and monitors settings to the menu bar. Since then many things have changed and MenuStrip has evolved a great deal. The tools that are similar to the ones offered by the system (the clock and volume control) have more options and look better than the built-in ones. Also, MenuStrip now has significantly more features than ever before - allowing you to create your own menus, create application shortcuts and workgroups, customize Action Buttons, and much more.

Why MenuStrip?
It simply works better. While there are other menu bar utilities available for Mac OS X, nothing comes close to the integration of features, customizability, value, and ease of use that MenuStrip has. Why buy four or five different tiny $15+ applications when MenuStrip can do it all in one great package? Integration and ease of use has been a priority from the very start.

Also, with MenuStrip's new flexible plugin architecture its value gets even better. Several plugins are already available, such as TunesControl, Safari Menu, Contacts Menu, etc., and more are on the way. MenuStrip has been around since the early days of Mac OS X, and will continue to be an indispensable Mac OS X utility into the future.

System Requirements
MenuStrip 3.5, updated for the Mac App Store, requires Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later.