Bartender 5.0.52

Bartender 5

Status bar menu applications are extremely useful because you have access to their capabilities at all times, without having to disrupt your work, or deal with complicated tools.

Bartender is a small Mac app that takes things even further, by allowing you to use a single menu to contain them all.

Forthright software solution for regaining your status bar space
Unfortunately, in some cases, if you are using a large number of menu apps, your status bar can become cluttered, which means that you will spend more time looking for specific tools.

Moreover, Via the Bartender Preferences window, you can choose to hide certain icons altogether, or to send them to the Bartender menu.

This way, you will gain more space on your status bar, and you can decide to keep only the most frequently used applications. In addition, you can choose to hide the Bartender menu and activate it via a hotkey.

Effortlessly manage your status bar menu icons
To get started, you must open the Bartender Preferences window and navigate to the Menu Items panel. Here you will see a list of all the menu items currently active, but also the system items: via the settings panel, you must decide what to do with the menu bar item.

Furthermore, if the Bartender application detects a modification in any of the contained items, it will display a notification. You have the option to decide how long should the message be displayed.

User friendly solution for organizing your status bar menu items
Bartender offers you the possibility to limit the number of items displayed in your status bar to the ones that you are using frequently. At the same time, you have the option to organize the hidden items in an equally easy to access menu that can be either kept on the status bar as a single icon, or activated with an user defined hotkey.

What's New:

Version 5.0.52:

New Features

  • Image comparison improvementsю. Due to changes in the menu bar icon image data supplied by macOS, I had to revisit the image comparison algorithm, I have taken this opportunity improve the algorithms ability to spot useful differences, and ignore non important changes. Basically its better at ignoring light/dark mode, resolution or menu bar size differences, and better at spotting intentional color changes (such as part of an icon turning red), or shape changes.
  • Re-added the ability to only use the Bartender Bar on screens with a notchю. Now you can once again set Bartender to only use the Bartender Bar on screens with a notch.

Bug Fixes

  • CPU usage creeping up over daysю. With a menu bar style applied it was possible for the CPU usage to start increasing over days, this has been fixed.
  • Small improvement to menu bar style when switching spacesю. It could take a second for the menu bar style to be applied when changing spaces, this has been fixed.
  • Small improvements to image comparisonsю. Making small incremental improvements to image comparisons.
  • Fix for highlight showing when Bartenders menu bar item set to be hiddenю. This has been fixed.
  • Bartender Advanced settings window resizing causing window to move offscreenю. I still have not tracked down what in AppKit is causing this, but I have disabled resizing in Advanced settings to prevent this, until I can find the issue.
  • Bugs in the new image comparison trigger conditionю. There were a number of small bugs reported for the new image comparison trigger conditions. These have been fixed.


  • Title: Bartender 5.0.52
  • Developer: Surtees Studios Ltd.
  • Compatibility: macOS 14.0 or later
  • Language: English
  • Includes: K'ed by TNT
  • Size: 12.59 MB
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