Quickly Access Mac OS X Applications From Dock And Menu Bar, App Bar

App Bar is a Mac OS X application, which operates from both the system dock and Mac menu bar. This makes it easy to access applications from a menu bar or system dock via a comprehensive quick list. The concept behind App Bar is to provide the quickest way possible to find and open any application launched from your Status Bar or Mac Dock.

Mac App Bar

A good thing about App Bar is that it does not require any advanced configurations. In fact you don’t even have to specify the applications that you wish to access from the App Bar list. Just like Mac’s native Application folder, it sorts applications in alphabetical order. Once App bar works from the system menu bar. All you have to do is to click on it’s menu bar icon to reveal all installed applications.

System Menu Bar

Similarly, you can click on the App Bar icon from Mac OS X Dock, to reveal the application list.


You can enable or disable the dock icon and auto start App Bar with system startup by going to Preferences from the menu bar. So if you are looking for quick access to your apps without a lot of fuss, this application might just be what your are looking for. This app has been developed by iLife Touch, who use the “click and go concept” for their applications, to make application usage easier. App Bar works with the following Mac OSX versions:

  • Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
  • Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

Get App Bar from Mac App Store

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