Search The Web From Mac MenuBar With MenuSearch

MenuSearch is a free Mac OS X application which adds a search utility to the Mac Menu Bar. It supports a number of Internet search engines including:

  • Google
  • Yahoo
  • Bing
  • Wikipedia
  • Daum (Korean)
  • Naver (Korean)
  • Baidu (Chinese)
  • Yandex (Russian)

The search history can also be displayed and the search field made semi-transparent in the menubar. You can search the web quickly using a hotkey, such as Control-S to speed up your text searches. The default search engine is set to Google but you can replace it with Yahoo, Wikipedia, Bing, etc.

You can toggle numerous search related behaviors to turn them on or off, specify  hotkeys, and enter custom search engine URL from Preferences. You can also add search query URLs of most frequently visited websites. MenuSearch contains your search history.


The below screenshot demonstrates the usage of MenuSearch application.

1. You click on the icon or use a hotkey.

2. This opens the search box from where you can start the search using your default search engine or select another one from the drop down menu.

3. Enter text for the search term.

4. The result is displayed in your default browser.


MenuSearch works on Mac OS X 10.6.6 or higher, including:

  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard
  • Mac OS X Lion

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