TextBar - Mac App

TextBar is a tiny but powerful app that lets you add any text to your MenuBar.


Download app (1.10.19) || Purchase

“TextBar is an awesome app which solves a problem that I have been struggling with for at least three years” -

“[it] takes a little messing around with before you find a use for it, but it’s well worth the time” - lifehacker

Key Features:

  • Configure TextBar to run scripts/commands/… and display the results in your menubar.
  • Quickly copy the text to your clipboard, or,
  • Configure your own action scripts (see TextBar Actions).
  • Enable/disable each item individually.
  • Configure how often you want each item to be updated.
  • Configure whether you want to be notified when the text changes.
  • Drag/Drop reordering in the Preferences table.


TextBar - Recipes [Contributions welcome!]


Release Notes


TextBar is limited by the available space in your MenuBar - which is dependent on screen resolution and the number of other items being displayed. If you find that you run out of MenuBar space, then MacBartender is a fantastic app to free some space.

Minimum System Requirements

Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.9 or later.