Clean Your Menubar With Hidden Bar
Product: Hidden Bar
Github: dwarvesf/hidden: An ultra-light MacOS utility that helps hide menu bar icons
Hidden Bar is not needed on the iMac. But on a laptop, it is essential.
This is the menu bar on the MacBook Air.
As you can see, there are way too many icons. They are a distraction. They have little notifications which pop up, they change depending on what the program is doing in the background and I don’t care for any of it. I would like to see them when I need to.
Hidden Bar lets me do that.
Everything hidden except the ones I want to see. LittleSnitch activity, Wifi status and battery state. The rest of the stuff? Hidden.
This is the menu bar unhidden.
When I need to, I can expand the menu bar or contract it when I don’t need it. Makes for a better environment.
Hidden Bar has well designed preferences.
Dozer Is Another Alternative
Mortennn/Dozer: Hide menu bar icons on macOS is another free and open source application which does the same thing.
Bartender is Another Choice
Bartender is a commercial application which does the same thing with a few more features. It costs $15 to buy.
I chose Hidden Bar because this is not a feature which I want to spend $15 on. Your decision might be different. They are all good solutions for a clean menubar without distractions.
I recommend Hidden Bar enthusiastically.
macosxguru at the gmail thingie.