Speaking of Mac utilities, this new Menu Bar app is pretty cool. It’s basically a Menu Bar folder, where you can store away some of the Menu Bar apps which are necessary evils. I’ve got a few apps living in my Menu Bar that I keep running but which I don’t need to see. Bartender hides them for me.

Bartender is currently in public beta, so it’s free to try out and if you buy a license now it’s half the price that it will be once it reaches version 1.0. My only quibble with Bartender so far is that the icon options are all blurry in the Menu Bar. If you’re going to have just a single Menu Bar icon, it ought to be crisp and well-designed.

Update: Here is a nice replacement icon by Adam Betts.

(Via MacStories.)

Bartender: Mac Menu Bar Item Control