My name is Matthias, I’m the founder and developer of Eternal Storms Software, responsible for the Mac and iOS apps Yoink, ScreenFloat, Transloader, flickery, Glimpses, SiriMote and more. I’m also on twitter. 🙂
What is your current laptop / desktop?
My main work machine is a 2017 iMac 5k, and for work on the road, I have a 2018 MacBook Pro (with Touch Bar).
I use the iMac as my main machine because most of the time, I’m working from home, and the large screen is very, very lovely.
But there are times when I want to kick it back a little and work from the comfort of my couch, or need to do some coding “on the road”, which is where the MacBook Pro comes in. It’s a great machine, and I even love the keyboard 😛
What menu bar apps do you use and why?
Skype: I use Skype rarely, and I so wish I could get rid of that menu bar icon, but I can’t. Microsoft apparently insists on having it in there. With every update they put out, I file a new bug report. But I won’t keep this up much longer and switch to a different solution if this keeps going on.
iStat Menus: I like keeping track of what, and how, my Mac is doing, so I keep CPU, memory, network and temperature information in my menu bar.
BetterTouchTool: Having custom gestures is a godsend. For example, the one I use most is one I configured for closing windows. So instead of having to move the mouse cursor to the window’s red close button, I can just use the gesture to close it. I also use on specifically for Safari for opening links in new tabs (like, command-click a link, but with a gesture).
Plex: I use my iMac as a media server for my Apple TV, and Plex is very helpful in that regard.
Yoink: Full disclosure – it’s my own app, but I do use it multiple times throughout the day.
ScreenFloat: One of mine, again. My apologies for the self-plug. ScreenFloat lets you create floating screenshots for referencing them from any other app.
Transloader: Once more one of mine, it lets you download URLs remotely from your iOS device.
Time Machine (macOS standard menu bar item)
Bluetooth (macOS standard menu bar item)
WiFi (macOS standard menu bar item)
Date / Time (macOS standard menu bar item)
Spotlight (macOS standard menu bar item)
Users (macOS standard menu bar item)
Notification Center (macOS standard menu bar item)
Is there a menu bar app that doesn’t exist yet and should be invented?
Nothing I can think of right now, to be honest. But I’m always thinking about it 😉
Want to share your Mac menu bar? That would me great!