Too far back in the day to be comfortable for my memory, long before the OS X Dock there was once a a global Apple Menubar selection which was easily customized to launch apps, files, and open folders. You can kind of sort of do the same thing by dropping an empty folder into the Dock, the adding aliases, but that gets messy.
Instead, create your own custom menu on your Mac’s Menubar with… drum roll, please… the cleverly named CustomMenu app.
Click on the Menubar icon and a custom list of apps, files, and folders drops down, ready for action.
It’s just as easy to setup the custom menu as it is to use it. Open CustomMenu, create a group, add an item– app, file, folder– to the group. Instantly it appears in the Menubar drop down.
And, well, uh, that’s about it.
CustomMenu lets you navigate through folders (Desktop, Applications, Documents, Downloads) right from the Menubar. Hit the Command-key and click and the app, file, or folder is displayed in a Finder window.
This is one of the first steps you’ll take toward becoming a Mac power user. A custom menu. What’s missing? Even considering the low price CustomMenu just screams for keyboard shortcuts to open the pop down menu and navigate without leaving the keyboard.