What are those apps in the menu bar?

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  1. You are the One, Feb 9, 2016
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    User dogslobber asked in the Apple Seeds Third OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan Beta to Developers thread "What are those apps in the menu bar?"

    I thought that was a good question. Here is my menu bar:

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    Cookie.
    Nvidia Web Driver
    Audio Switcher
    Flux
    DNS Crypt
    Little Snitch

    And the green one all the way to the right:
    Viscosity

    Anyone else?
     
  2. KALLT macrumors 601

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    That’s a good one, never heard of it before. My provider’s DNS works just fine and I found the setup and maintenance of a public DNS always a bit too annoying. This is actually a fantastic helper application.

    I use most of the other applications already and I can recommend them as well, particularly Little Snitch and Cookie. I can also suggest Amphetamine, Magnet and Dropshelf.
     
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    I use flux, Magnet, MacID, and Stats Bar frequently. I also use Time Machine to backup as well.
     
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    Top row... Forecast Bar, Fantastical 2, Cookie, Bartender
    Bottom row... Dropbox, Carbon Copy Cloner, Moom, Arq (online backup)

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    A few more here.

    Totalspaces
    ClipMenu
    Gas Mask
    Macs Fan Control

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    BetterTouchTool
    Shimo VPN client
    CleanMyMac
    Skype
    Dropbox
    Google Music Manager (no retina icon, shame on you, Google)
    Viber
    Monosnap
    iStats Menus
     
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    How do you get a second row?
     
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    https://www.macbartender.com

    With the app Bartender. It allows you to move what you want (like less frequently used items) off to a second row so the menu bar is not so cluttered. It also allows you to set all the menu items in whatever order you want and they will stay in that order. Great app.
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    Still a few I don't know, for instance Shimo VPN client and Monosnap.

    Just FYI, get rid of CleanMyMac, it is crap, and not needed at all for OS X, it has been said many times it's rubbish.
     
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    What is that wheel at the bottom, far right? I have an icon looking exactly like that flashing for a brief moment once in a while on my menu bar. I have grown suspicious of it since I don't know what it is :)

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    TextExpander, OpenDNS, 1Password, OneDrive, GotomyPC, CreateCloud, Vmware Fusion. Drobo, DropBox, and iStat Menus
     
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    That is to access the settings for Bartender.

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    Hmm, I don't have Bartender. Weird, same icon. Some day..
     
  16. KALLT, Feb 10, 2016
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    That’s usually a sign that an Automator script is executed. Apple uses these too for some services, folder actions and so forth. Usually nothing to worry about.

    Shimo is a VPN client. OS X has one built in, but this one is a lot more powerful and supports OpenVPN too. It’s quite expensive though and if you want something cheaper, you should look at Viscosity.
     
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    Top row: Bartender, DropBox, Fantastical 2, WiFi, Date/Time, Battery

    Bottom row: HandyPrint, Geektool, 1Password, Volume, Keyboard Preferences, Easy Remote Desktop, Moom, FreeSpace, Padlock, Drive Mounter, Drobo Dashboard, Airplay, Bluetooth, Spotlight, Time Machine, TextExpander, Notification Center and Bartender Preferences
     
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    Thank you very much, KALLT.
     
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    Is there any way to list Automator scripts running on the machine? Maybe a Terminal command or something?
     

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