At last count, the Menubar on my iMac has about 30 apps plugged in and ready to do something or another with a click. That’s the nature of the Menubar. Apps wait to be used. Because of Menubar clutter I added Bartender to help organize the apps to match my diminishing screen real estate.
To make the Menubar even more efficient I added Amelita, a free collection of one-trick pony apps (more like functions) all accessible with a click (though some have additional options).
Here’s what Amelita looks like when you click the icon in the Menubar.
Most of these added functions are Finder-based, which means you’ll need to select a file in the Finder for the Menubar function to work.
For example, Get Movie Info. Select a movie file, and select Get Movie Info from the Menubar instead of using Get Info from the Finder.
As another example, Filenames requires you to select a few files in the Finder to apply name changes (there’s no undo).
Many of these add-on functions are also available in the Finder or within other apps, but Amelita brings them together in your Mac’s Menubar, only a click away.
The real difficulty with using Amelita is remembering what each function does and when. For example, Email Items is a no brainer. Select files, and then select Email Items. Mail launches with attachments attached and ready to send.
Filenames requires more consideration and an understanding of what happens when you append or change file names on a group of files.
Still, Amelita is free and if you find frequent usage for three or four of the functions, you’re ahead of the game when it comes to making the Menubar’s limited screen real estate more efficient.