From Musings From Mars:
AppMenu Magic is a small, simple application with only one cool trick: It replaces the application's name with its icon in the system menubar. The functionality of AppMenu Magic has been part of CrystalClear Interface (CCI) and Crystal Black (CB) since those applications were first released. I am releasing the app separately because of continued requests for it. This app lets users take advantage of the improved appearance and reduced "screen real estate" of their menubar that AppMenu Magic offers, without having to use either CCI or CB.
This application could hardly be simpler to use. Simply run the installer, and voila! No more long application titles consuming precious space in your menubar. In its place, you'll see the application's icon -- which is usually much prettier than its title in any case.
What's new in this version: Ensured that users have a ScriptingAdditions folder, without which AMM will not load. Reduced icon size by 2 pixels.
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"Bait and switch--listed as "Free" but is $5"
Version: AppMenu Magic 1.3
Saves space on the menu bar like it says.
Classic bait and switch. List as free, then surprise, $5 after 15-days.
Upon installing a supposedly "free" utility as it is listed here, the very first thing that shows up when logging back in is a pop-up that tells you that you have 15-days to evaluate a "free" utility, and then you must pay $5. This is classic bait and switch, and as such, a developer immediately has lost a potential buyer because any trust is immediately lost.Not sure how to respond to a response, but the question is do I think it's worth $5, ''hard feelings aside''.
Updated on Dec 16, 2012
I'd easily pony up an App Store 99-cents or if I hadn't been baited and switched, $1.99. But, this left such a sour aftertaste I really am not interested. I uninstalled it and haven't thought twice since.
Actually, the concept/idea is a good one and I'm baffled why Apple doesn't simply make this an option in OS X. I own a MacBook Pro ''retina'' 15-inch model and went looking for something like this to give me better space on the menu bar in the ''best for retina'' mode. I'm one of those people with lots of stuff going on in the menu bar and at least 3 items are hidden in some applications with long names.
If the developer would put it in the App Store at $1.99 but have a Christmas special for a week or so at 99-cents, I'd actually reconsider and buy it. But $5 for what amounts to a utility--and one that doesn't iconize every application by the way--way too much money.
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