As much as there’s not a shortage of free Menubar apps for the Mac, there’s more than a shortage of screen real estate in the Menubar itself. If you’re one of the growing number of Mac users with a growing number of Menubar apps, then you’ll enjoy using Bartender, which gives you another Menubar for more tools.
Here are three free Menubar utilities you’ve probably never used, you don’t really need any one of them, but once installed they’ll get used regularly.
Lock Me Now – Need a fast and simple way to lock up your Mac when you step away? Lock Me Now does that and nothing more to justify the free price tag. Either click the icon in the Menubar or use a keyboard shortcut to lock the Mac’s screen.
CPU LED – I love this utility. CPU LED sits in the Menubar and monitors your Mac’s CPU usage. Green bars means the CPU is ready for work. Red bars means it’s already working too hard. A simple glance tells you how the Mac’s CPU is behaving.
Display Menu: Many Mac users change screen resolutions and the official way to do it is complicated. Display Menu makes it easy. Click the icon in the Menubar, select which display you need to change, select the resolution and you’re done.
Three apps you’ve not likely seen, not of which is a must-have, but each one brings something useful to your Mac. For free.