Developer: Binary Bakery

Current Version: 1.6.1

Last Updated: 1 year ago

Download Size: 4.3 MB - Download


The No. 1 Rated Menu Selection Utility

MenuPop pops up an application's menu using a hot key or a mouse button right by your mouse cursor.



"Simply put, MenuPop is a standout system add-on that’s claimed a place among my login items," -Dan Frakes, Macworld. Rated 4.5/5.0 mice.

*******Rated 4.5/5.0 stars by MacUpdate users!*******

Note: You can access the preferences for this application using the icon it places on the menu bar (the little red bottle cap) or by relaunching it.

If you’ve got a large monitor, Wacom Cintiq or a dual or multi-monitor setup, then MenuPop will eliminate the frustration of having to reach out for the menu bar and losing focus on your work.

Give your wrist a rest! Help fend off RSI and other complications by having ON THE SPOT ACCESS to the menu bar.


1- User-selectable menu item font sizes from small to super large.

2- User-selectable hot key combination and, optionally, a non left/right mouse button (use a free app called Magic Prefs to create a middle mouse button for your Apple Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad)

3- Fold/unfold alternate menu items (such as Shut Down... and Shut Down).

4- Selectable menus to show: Apple menu and currently focused application's menu.

5- Showing shortcuts is optional.

6- Works with almost any application!


Release Notes:

[FIXED] Consecutive menu pop-ups if shortcut pressed multiple times.
[FIXED] Now works with macOS Sierra.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0.2
Review by Steve 102

Review and instructions for the impaired - Having a 27" iMac this app is essential and very easy to use. If you are having a problem using the app, you should probably stick to just using a computer at work, and maybe get an iPad for home use. But here goes what should be self explanatory instructions: 1. Once the app is downloaded, launch it from your dock. If you haven't previously enabled assistive devices under Universal Access in System Preferences, you will get a pop up message stating that you must first enable this feature for the app to work. Click on "Open System Preferences" then check the box in the lower left corner that says "Enable access for assistive devices" then close the window. Proceed to step 2. If you didn't get this message, skip this step, and proceed to step 2. 2. Launch MenuPop (again). Select a key combination that you would like to use to enable MenuPop (I chose control+shift+s, which appears as ⇧˄S in the highlighted field) simply by pressing the key combination (at least 2 keys, someone mentioned that you must use command or control as one of the keys, but I haven't tested this) on your keyboard (the field should already be highlighted). This is known as a 'hotkey', or keyboard shortcut. Side note- There are many other default keyboard shortcuts, that if you aren't using, you probably don't care about efficiency. 3. Check the box that says "Launch MenuPop on startup" (or don't, if you don't want to). 4. This step is optional, but near the top of the window you can click on "Menu Options" to customize how the menu will appear when you press the key combination you selected. 5. Click "Done" 6. Again optional, but if you're like me and you like a neat dock, drag the icon for MenuPop off of your dock, and poof, it disappears from your dock, and remains in your applications folder. Now whenever you want the menu for the application that is in the foreground to appear where your mouse cursor is, just press the key combination you selected (your 'hotkey'), and you have a convenient way to bring up basic menu functions without scrolling half way or more across the screen. Also, you can adjust your preferences for MenuPop by hitting your hotkey combo and selecting MenuPop > Preferences… If you are still confused. Give up, have a relaxing beverage of your choice, and the next time you talk to your old friend, you can tell them what a waste of time computers are and how you got along so much better without them. ***Disclaimer- I am not affiliated with MenuPop in any way, and I have not received any compensation from MenuPop, other than this great free app.

Found helpful by 16 out of 20 people
Version 1.0.2
Review by DrewBoo126

Confusing - I see how this can be helpful. But after installing it, I could not get it to work properly. Also, the instructions provided are minmal and insufficient for skilled use of the application. It is a nice concept, but I would pass on this one.

Found helpful by 5 out of 21 people