If you’re running a bunch of menu bar apps on a laptop you may have noticed they disappear when you run a program with a large set of menu options. AccessMenuBarApps is a simple little program that allows you to expand your menu bar when you need it.
When you’re working on a small screen laptop like a 13-inch Macbook, programs with a lot of menu options like Photoshop clutter up the top menu bar and you right-side menu bar apps get covered up. AccessMenuBarApps is a tiny icon and when you click it, the menu bar expands to give you access to your apps. You can load up AccessMenuBarApps with a keyboard shortcut, mouse gesture, or by clicking the icon.
If you’re on a smaller screen and use a load of menu bar apps like Dropbox, Caffeine, or Sparrow, AccessMenuBarApps is a handy utility to have around. It’s a free download from the developer’s site below.