Wanted: Extreme Minimalism

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tweaknmod, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. tweaknmod, Nov 19, 2013
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    tweaknmod macrumors regular

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    I love minimalist and beautiful interfaces. I use a lot of keyboard shortcut and gestures to get functionality; I don't need a lot of GUI buttons, I can remember shortcuts.

    So, my question for you all is this: What are some of your favourite , hidden gem, minimalist applications?

    I really like Alfred, Focuswriter, Fantastical, etc.

    Do you have any suggestions for me? Keep in mind that I do mean extreme minimalism :)

    p.s. Tinylist on iOS is another good example of what I like.

    Screen Shot 2013-11-19 at 7.40.00 AM.png

    Trust me, with all the shortcuts, scripts and gestures that I use, I have full functionality and it's very practical.

    If anyone knows of how to get rid of the menubar text on the top left - that'd be great!
    I tried a geek let image to cover it, but it moves over to other spaces and covers up the top of the GUI in full-screen apps
     
  2. colourfastt macrumors 6502a

    colourfastt

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    It looks like a DOS desktop from circa 1984. I guess this is the direction things are going .. back to the 80s and a command line only.
     
  3. tweaknmod thread starter macrumors regular

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    Touché! I suppose that's me trying to re-live the days of my old 286 :p
     
  4. Manic Harmonic macrumors 6502

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    I know this isn't exactly what you're looking for, but you could try setting the menu bar to auto hide... There's an app that does that globally but I forget what it's called.
     
  5. 2Turbo macrumors 6502

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    Try MenuAndDockless.

    I've always thought there should be an OPTION to auto hide/expand the left side menubar items. Why do I need to see File, Edit, etc. all the time? How about I hover over that area to expand the menu, or a simple keyboard shortcut.

    Or at least let us auto hide the menubar for crying out loud.

    This IMHO makes OS X seem so ancient. It's time they integrate the dock and menubar into a system wide solution. Or leave the dock but make a new standard for each app to have a settings menu that is standard compliant with a system wide icon like the three bars (Chrome settings) or something.
     
  6. tweaknmod thread starter macrumors regular

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    I cannot thank you enough. This is EXACTLY the kind of thing that i've been looking for!!! :)

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I'm going to donate to the developer also.
     

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