Bartender 4


Organize your menu-bar apps
10 MB
macOS 11.0 or later
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Bartender 4 lets you organize your menu-bar apps by hiding them, rearranging them, or moving them to Bartender’s Bar. You can display the full menu bar, set options to have menu-bar items show in the menu bar when they have updated, or have them always visible in Bartender’s Bar.
Bartender 4 is our biggest update yet, specifically created for macOS Big Sur.

New in Bartender 4

Menu bar layout
More powerful and refined, with the new layout screen you have full control of your menu bar items.
You can have them hidden but still easily accessible, set your most important items to always be visible, and define the exact order of items for your workflow.
Bartender will keep your items ordered as you want, even after macOS restarts.

With the power of the new Triggers in Show for Updates you now have options when an item shows.
Triggers include: any change, icon matching, or a script.
Allowing you to show menu bar items exactly when you need them.
Bartender also includes some unique Triggers for:
• Battery – show when on battery power, or at specific levels.
• WiFi – show when not connected to a WiFi network.
• Time Machine – show while time machine is backing up.

Quick Reveal
Lightning fast access to your menu bar items is now possible with Quick Reveal.
Get instant access to your hidden menu bar items simply by moving your mouse to the menu bar, or if you prefer by clicking the menu bar.

Quick Search
Quick Search will change the way you use your menu bar apps.
Instantly find, show and activate menu bar items all from your keyboard.

Menu bar Spacers
With Spacers your menu bar is uniquely your own, with the ability to customise menu item grouping and display labels or emoji to personalise your menu bar.

More space on small screens
Swap shown items for your hidden ones to take up less menu bar space, allowing you to have more menu bar items on a smaller screen.

Clean inactive menu bars
For users with multiple monitors Bartender now hides all menu items on inactive menu bars to give a cleaner appearance.

New menu bar items
You can choose where new menu items will appear in your menu bar; shown for instant access, or hidden for less distraction.

Much more still to come….


  • Lets you tidy your menu bar apps how you want.
  • See your menu bar apps when you want.
  • Hide the apps you need to run, but do not need to see.
  • Have the clean looking menu bar you want.
  • Rearrange your menu bar items as you wish.



Version Size Requirements Date
5.0.27 10 MB macOS 11.0 or later 01/10/2023
4.2.8 10 MB macOS 11.0 or later 09/09/2022
4.2.0 10 MB macOS 11.0 or later 07/06/2022