Developer: DEVONtechnologies, LLC

Current Version: 1.9.8

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 1.7 MB - Download


XMenu adds one or more global menus to the right side of the menu bar. They give you access to your preferred applications, folders, documents, files, and snippets. Launch any application or insert text snippets or web addresses into your email messages or Pages documents with a single menu choice.


- No need for configuration
- Six predefined folders: Applications, Developer Applications, Home, Documents, User-Defined, and Snippets
- Keeps all your snippets and text modules handy
- Operates as a menu extra, requires no hacks or extensions
- Ideal replacement for Dock folders in Mac OS X 10.5


Release Notes:

This maintenance update adds support for the dark mode of OS X Yosemite and fixes a bug with resolving aliases on OS X Mavericks and Yosemite.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.9.2
Review by zeishaux

Old Apple Menu - This brings back the functionality of the old Apple Menu that I've missed so much. I've paid more for less. Thanks.

Found helpful by 12 out of 12 people
Version 1.9.8
Review by abfiasp

No support, doesnt work - I couldnt get the app to work, I presume because of the new OS update, went to the developers web page….no help. The web page is totally directed and a product thats a different product??? One half star for not working…it gets rounded down…..the only good part is that its just a half a star above wht I give to apps that crash out of the starting block.

Found helpful by 1 out of 9 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.9.8
Review by ArtOfWarfare

Getting Started - It wasn’t at all obvious to me how to get started with this application. I suspect the 1 star reviews came from people who gave up trying to figure it out faster than me. When you first launch the app, a “help” window will open up. It’s basically a manual. Helpful if you’re already familiar with the basics and want to know the more advanced. Useless if you don’t know the basics. So just close that. It’ll automatically insert a tiny application icon (the A shape) all the way in the top right corner of the screen. To the left of spotlight and notification center, but to the right of the date and time. Click on that icon, then go into the XMenu submenu (it’s the first option in the main menu that drops down from the A.) Pick Preferences. Bam. It should be obvious how to use from this point. Seems to work as advertised to me, once you figure that out.

Found helpful by 8 out of 8 people
Version 1.9.8
Review by AzadelKhan

Exactly what I wanted - I was looking for something to help me put an app that I really like to use in my menubar , or right next to it. This app does that perfectly. The best part of the app is the user-defined option. If you get this app take the time to read the “read me” file and setup the application. I originally blew this app off because i didnt get it in 10 seconds. Well 10 more seconds or reading and playing with it, I got exactly what I want. Thank you guy for an awesome free app.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
Version 1.9.8
Review by Applelava

Works perfectly - It puts my apps in the Menubar, and it’s free. Does exactly what I want, and it’s free! My only request is that they improve the menubar icon, it’s not retina and looks bad. For those of you needing help making your own custom (user-defined) folder: To find the Library/Application Support/xmenu/custom folder, click on Finder, then select “go” in the menubar. Now press and hold the option key. You’ll see the library folder and you can drill down from there. Any apps (or aliases) you put in there will show up in XMenu. Make sure you have “user-defined” selected in xmenu preferences. The only way I can make this easier is if I come to your house and do it for you.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 1.9.8
Review by The green John

Helpful menu - It is a helpful app which enables additional menus. You have a very fast access to your files and folders.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 1.9.8
Review by ircorva

Finally! The Hierarchical Apple Menu Returns!! - Menu works beautifully (and their website is fine, too— don’t know what the other person’s issue was). Today is a red-letter day in my 2+ decades of Mac use— my wonderful hierarchical Apple Menu is back, and nicely improved, too! I have been getting so frustrated in trying to keep my Mac and its Desktop and Dock organized and useful. I got to the point of trying to find a Windows 10-style Start menu for the Mac, just to launch apps quickly and easily. Launching apps on a Mac is getting to be a pain in the rear. Launch Pad? Seriously? -Does anyone really ever start an app with several pages just to find the icon of the app you want to really use? I never found it any better than the disastrous Windows 8. How about the Dock? You can only put a few favorites in there, or its icons become too tiny (and crowded) to be useful. XMenu allows several different types of hierarchical menu icons to be put into your top menu bar. You can use the menus provided by XMenu for all Apps, your User Home Folder, or your Docs. Best of all, you can create your own Applications menu with sub folders, if you like, for your favorite Apps, folders, etc. It really is just like having the old Apple Menu back where you could fire up an app with a quick click, then a slide over to an icon. It gives you a nice hierarchical (ladder style) menu to zip through to launch your apps. Use XMenu’s HELP guide for instructions that are nice & easy. If you’re a long-time Mac user who has sorely missed the user-customizable Apple Menu, you have a reason to rejoice now! Apple should build this great ability to launch an app back into the OS like they once did.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people