If you have a large monitor or a multi-monitor setup on your Mac, no doubt you had to endure mousing up to the menubar. If you’ve coveted quick access to the menubar instantly from your current mouse position, MenuPop from BinaryBakery may be just what you need. Besides, it’s free, and you can’t argue with free. So how does it work?
After installing the app, you can use Control-Z to activate MenuPop, or assign a specific hotkey of your liking.
In the Menu Options tab, you have several more configuration options including the ability to resize the menu.
Once you’ve configured MenuPop, using it is as simple as invoking the hotkey. After activating MenuPop, I can instantly access the application’s menubar from anywhere on my desktop. In the example below, you can see the Google Chrome menubar appear.
You can instantly access any active application menubar from anywhere on your screen. No more need to travel to the top of the screen each time you want to access the application’s menus.
MenuPop is a very useful application. I’ve found it to be an invaluable tool in my Mac arsenal. One feature I would like to see in a future version of MenuPop is the ability to bind a mouse button to activate the program, in lieu of invoking a keyboard shortcut.
In summary, MenuPop is a true productivity booster for Mac power users. It’s stable and works well with every application I’ve tried. The best way to see if you’ll find MenuPop useful is to give it a try and see for yourself. Worth mentioning: MenuPop is for Snow Leopard only, so PowerPC Mac users won’t be able to partake in the experience. If you have Snow Leopard and an Intel Mac, MenuPop is a must-download. Did I mention MenuPop is free?
MenuPop gets a 4.5/5 Bob Weiners.