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Having not seen the question posed in a few months, I think it’s time once again. What’s in your Menu Bar? I think there are enough of us out there with some little app or utility that we take for granted. Lets post em so everyone […]

Having not seen the question posed in a few months, I think it’s time once again. What’s in your Menu Bar? I think there are enough of us out there with some little app or utility that we take for granted. Lets post em so everyone can find a new gem or two. I’ll start.

From left to right:
Synergy (iTunes control)
Desktop Manager (Virtual Desktop Manager)
GmailStatus (gmail, um, status)
Textpander (Typing aid/magic)
Slim Battery Monitor (Takes up less space)
Menu Meters (RAM and CPU)
Airport
Clock (customize the format in System PrefsInternational)
Spotlight

Alright, let’s see them people. My first suggestion would be to post to flickr – where you can annotate your screen shots – and tag them with ‘tabmenubar’. Then post a comment with a link to your flickr page. But do it however you like – even if it’s just a list in the comments. I just happen to like pictures…Shiny and colorful things hold my attention longer.

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  1. Well… Apparently my flickr account is still “pending”, so here’s a link to my menubar this way instead…

    http://flickr.com/photos/85252178@N00/102481603/

  2. Here’s a listing of what I’ve got in my menubar:

    1. URLWell — great for earmarking websites you want to visit later.
    2. iSeek — from Ambrosia Software, the most useful Internet Search tool ever. Set it with a keyboard shortcut and you’ve reached new levels of productivity!
    3. Timbuktu Pro
    4. GMail Status
    5. iChat
    6. QuickDay (part of Now Up-To-Date)
    7. iSync
    8. Volume
    9. Date/Time
    10. Spotlight

  3. heres mine

    Adium
    Quicksilver
    Meteorologist
    Slimbattery Monitor
    MenuCalendarClock
    High Priority (Easier ToDo lists)
    MenuMeters (Memory, and CPU)
    Airport
    Bluetooth
    Modem (for getting online through my RAZR)
    Volume
    Displays(with a custom icon)
    Clock
    Sync (with a custom icon i made)
    Spotlight

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/25659945@N00/102499171/

  4. I’ve got a 12″ powerbook, so menubar real-esate is tight. I like the simplicity anyways. From Left to right:
    1. Blue Phone Elite: shows the battery and signal status of my bluetooth cellphone
    2. SlimBatteryMonitor: More customizable than the apple one and takes up less space
    3. airport
    4. clock: in HH:MM format, no date, no day to save space and be simpler
    5. Spotlight: I never use the menu, just the window and quicksliver wish I could get rid of it.

  5. 17″ Intel iMac (one sexy machine, seriously)

    Skype
    iBiz *get this now if you freelance
    Adium
    Synergy
    Quicksilver
    Volume
    Time
    Airport
    Bluetooth
    Spotlight

  6. And apparently this site doesn’t want to show my picture! (feel free to merge)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffclark/102513607/

  7. wouldnt show mine either

  8. All the menu bar utilities I’m running on my menu bar. From left to right:

    * Adium
    * Skype
    * Quicksilver
    * Path Finder
    * iScrobbler
    * Adobe Version Cue CS2
    * SSHKeychain
    * Textpander
    * Mark/space Missing Sync
    * Menumeters
    * iSync
    * Applescript
    * Time
    * Switch users
    * Spotlight

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/31634770@N00/102538680/

  9. Fabien de Serres Tuesday, February 21, 2006

    Here is mine:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nanocactus/102552587/

    I recently removed some… my eyes were blurry…

    ;-)

  10. From left to right I have:

    Slim Battery Monitor: Saves space (every little helps when you have a 12″ screen!
    Adium Everyone’s favourite messenger client
    Path Finder Cocoatech’s fantastic Finder app
    Quicksilver Probably the most used app on my machine
    iScrobbler for automatic last.fm updates.
    Romeo Old and looks to be unmaintained, but does the job of connecting address book to my phone via bluetooth when it’s in range perfectly
    Bluetooth
    Airport
    Volume
    MenuCalendarClock: Much more control over the display of the time (yey, full stops rather than colons), I just wish I could get lower case am and pm. Spotlight

    (http://sam.aaron.name/blog/?p=69)

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