Apple doesn’t seem to want to put much effort into blazing a new trail for OS X usability. The Dock and the Menubar are mostly unchanged in basic functionality for over a decade. One of the more useful functions is the option to drop utilities into the Menubar, making them convenient and accessible from within any app. Menubar apps are also good for quick visual notification and alerts.
The problem with the Menubar is that it gets cluttered, even with today’s widescreen Macs (and especially on Mac notebooks). Worse, there’s no rhyme or reason for which apps reside where within the Menubar. All that can change with MenuBar ReArranger.
This very useful utility lets you order the app icons in the Menubar the way you want, and even gives you options for profiles (home and work, for example; where the office might have a connected display) and groups. It can even hide Menubar items and still make them available, but not cluttering up the screen.
Setting up an using MenuBar ReArranger is rather straightforward. Create a Profile, reorder the apps in the Menubar the way you want by selecting each app, then using the up or down arrow to reorder. Then click the Apple in MenuBar button.
There are other options, too, including keyboard shortcuts, and an option to expand the Menubar by hiding the app menu (very handy when you’re on a MacBook with limited screen real estate). MenuBar ReArranger takes up a slot in the Menubar but even that can be hidden and invoked with a keyboard combo.
Take a look at your Mac’s Menubar. If the front facing app cuts off some of the Menubar apps then you need MenuBar ReArranger. If you have trouble finding a particular Menubar app and would like to rearrange the icons, that’s exactly what MenuBar ReArranger does.