Developer: Boreal Interactive

Current Version: 2.3

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 3.1 MB - Download


MenuBells is a free application that installs a bell tower into your Mac

For the country bell towers nostalgia, or just to get a cool chime effect ringing hours like a real one

Main features

● Doesn't disturb your working station : MenuBells loads as a tiny menu icon, that's all
● Choose the bell chime
● Change the ring volume independently from the computer's
● Mute the bells if needed
● Enable all day or restrict ring hours
● Possible to ring half-hours
● Scheduled mode for custom hours-minutes rings
● Auto load at startup option
● Icon look changes depending on the app status (Normal / Muted)

Take a look at MobileBells for your iPhone !


Release Notes:

New icon according to the mobile version : MobileBells


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.1
Review by rah55

Love this app - Great choice of bells and peel frequency. Good control over parameters - all in all very well done. My music students love to hear what the "Bell of the Day" will be when they come for lessons. And this time of year, the Sleigh Ride bells are superb. Thanks for a great FREE app!

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 2.3
Review by WontShutUp

WARNING!!!!!!! SERIOUSLY….. WARNING! - Cannot update… it will not close to do update. BIGGER WARNING!!!!…. It Won’t delete!!!!!!! I thought it was deleted. I have tried and tried to delete it time and time again….. but it keeps coming back! I am going to have to erase and reinstall my OS if Apple Care can’t help me get rid of this that is in my opinion…. a bug/bacteria/virus. IT WILL NOT GO AWAY!!! IT WON’T DELETE!!!!!

Found helpful by 8 out of 10 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.3
Review by Rayman 2015

and also how to delete - running os x 10.10, downloaded and installed. never saw a screen as above on this page. tried to delete but denied because it was open but no indication. finally deleted App out of launch pad. hard to rate as i never was able to set it up or use it. most people seem to like it though. maybe its not made to run on iMac, (desktop).. to DELETE open launchpad. hold down alt/option key, closing X’s appear on all app. icons. click X to close. then open finder/applications and delete if it is still in there.

Found helpful by 2 out of 3 people
Version 2.3
Review by Ken Remaly

Seems to do the trick - I downloaded this app to use in a classroom, and it seems like it’s going to work pretty well. I do have some user comments and feature requests though. 1.) It would be great to be able to provide your own sound file for the bell rings 2.) It would be fabulous if you could select more than one bell sound. (For example, Bell 1 for the start of class and Bell 2 to signal clean-up time) 3.) It would be phenomenal and it would improve the UI a lot if during schedule mode you had a radio button to select which days each scheduled bell would ring. For example: Bell [1] Time [9:00am] Days Su [ ] M [X] Tu [ ] W [X] Th [X] F [X] Sa [ ] Anyway, four stars for usable and free. I’d pay for an app that had the expanded features that I described above. Cheers to you

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 2.3
Review by wm4g3

I like it - I don’t know why’s everyboy complaining (1-star reviewers), because I think the app is alright. Fine, it’s no Apple Design Award winner, but it does that job and it’s free. I’m a freelancer and I normally use FocusList for Pomodoros, but tomorrow I’m going to try to follow *school* schedule! So I wanted an app to give me ringing at set times.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 2.3
Review by PhoneGui

This Needs a LOT of Work. - Where to start. First, the chimes aren't very good. They're tinny, slightly distorted, and the decay is unaturally clipped. Depending on your expectations, they may be tolerable but they are *not* beautiful. Second, if you're expecting Westminster Chimes, this app doesn't deliver. And you only have the choice of hourly or on the half hour. Third, overall the controls are somewhat crude with no real granularity. On the Plus side, it's free, so it doesn't cost anything but time, and if it you may like it.

Found helpful by 1 out of 2 people
Version 2.3
Review by JochenDwersteg

Great little app - Makes my house seem like home where i grew up. Plus, its a fiendishly accurate long case clock replacement that never needs to be wound. Does need an extrenal speaker system with good tonal quality to be truly appreciated, so better for a desktop than a laptop.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people