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    menu bar apps
    I recently posted asking about an app that would show itunes title/artist in the menu bar ... a user recommended iTunesMenu ... and it is awesome, its tiny, uses almost no system resources, functions perfectly, and is completely free!

    I figured I would ask if there are any menu bar apps that ya'll use that you would recommend that meet all of these critera
    1.) small: doesn't tie up hardly any system resources
    2.) functions properly: is not buggy, does not lag / crash
    3.) free: not share ware, not something that is going to harass me about donating to the starving developer

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    Quote Originally Posted by schweb View Post
    Personally the fewer things I have up in the menu bar the better. I like to get rid of as many as I can, I just hate the clutter.
    I agree. In the past, I lived it up a little and used a weather menu bar app and Gmail notifier app, but that's about it. Menu bar apps can be distracting.

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    Yep - Wouldn't it be great if Apple started to give away ipads, macbooks and imacs away for nothing!
    Why stop there? General Motors, home builders, .... everything!

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    Quote Originally Posted by toMACsh View Post
    Why stop there? General Motors, home builders, .... everything!

    cannot think of anything I would even accept as a free gift from General Motors
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    yep definitely nothing
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