FruitMenu for Mac

FruitMenu for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 296 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.8.4
File Size:
8.27MB
Date Added:
March 03, 2011
Price:
Free to try; $12.00 to buy
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Total Downloads:
16,267
Downloads Last Week:
6
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  • All Versions:

    4.3

    out of 296 votes

    • 5 star: 203
    • 4 star: 42
    • 3 star: 20
    • 2 star: 13
    • 1 star: 18
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  • 5 stars

    "Full access to files and folders."

    September 08, 2010   |   By sturner--2008

    Version: FruitMenu 3.8.1

    Pros

    Abiltiy to customize which applications or folders are accessible from the Apple Menu.

    Cons

    Major updates of the OS are likely to break the haxie.

    Summary

    It is easy to use and best of all, free! The ability to embed folders containing files or aliases, applications, etc. shortcuts a lot of what I need to access.

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  • 1 stars

    "Don't use this!!!"

    July 29, 2010   |   By RTM32

    Version: FruitMenu 3.8

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I used this for a long time but I realized that it was not good for the system. Haxies are dangerous because they modify system files.

    I now use OpenMenuX and I am very pleased with it's simplicity and it is a stand alone app that doesn't add anything to the system files. I have used it since I installed Snow Leopard and have had absolutely no problems and it works perfectly.

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  • 5 stars

    "Updates on Twitter"

    March 01, 2010   |   By stevenvanb

    Version: FruitMenu 3.7.3

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Don't know why, but Unsanity publishes the betas on Twitter (search for haxiesbeta) including FruitMenu. Works like a charm with Snow Leopard 10.6.2! It took them long and not all their haxies have been updated, but it is worth a try.

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  • 1 stars

    "Unsanity is a LOUSY company"

    October 27, 2009   |   By tliszt

    Version: FruitMenu 3.7.3

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I have tried (and tried and tried) to get information from the developer through their www.unsanity.com website. They do not and will not respond.

    There is NO information posted about any of their products and compatibility with OSX v10.6 Snow Leopard. And no amount of email requests, support tickets, etc., have resulted in any response at all.

    As much as I loved their products and have used them for years, the company has horrible customer service and the website is even worse.

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  • 4 stars

    "Hierarchical Apple menu"

    June 21, 2009   |   By Eric van Beest

    Version: FruitMenu 3.7.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    FruitMenu brings a hierarchical menu to the rather empty Apple menu. You can add folders for recent applications and documents, system preferences, and your own favourite folders. In addition, FruitMenu expands the set of system commands available to you.

    Given the amount of "work" an applications' menu does for you, it seems strange that the Apple menu is such an anaemic affair. FruitMenu expands on this much like the hierarchical menu of Mac OS 9, or like BeHierarchic in Mac OS 8. It gives you access to your favourite applications and utilities, which you can put in the main menu or conveniently in submenus. There are also system commands, which can also be accessed with keyboard shortcuts. This gives you great access to your applications and utilities without being forced to put them in the Dock, or having to go in to the applications or utilities folders. It also gives you "one click" access to your favourite files and folders. There is also a mechanism to access this through a contextual menu, but I don't use this function.

    FruitMenu relies on Unsanity's Application Enhancer (APE), which intercepts a variety of interface actions and run "alternative extensions" or haxies. Leopard broke this mechanism well and good, so much so that haxies relying on APE were out of action for a long time. If anything, it made me realise how much I rely on FruitMenu ? and how much time a shareware developer can spend supporting this. With the re-vamped Leopard compatible FruitMenu, I have experienced few if any problems. My only qualm would be that FruitMenu does increase the start-up time, and can be a slouch the first time a menu is used.

    Maybe I'm set in my ways in that I like to be able to get to all my applications and utilities in a visually non-intrusive way. Well worth $12, I'd say.

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  • 1 stars

    "Abandonware: Unsanity Sucks! Zero Support!"

    February 14, 2009   |   By MAC_1984

    Version: FruitMenu 3.7.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    <b>Unsanity has chosen to jump ship, and leave their loyal customer base screwed. DO NOT waste you money donating or buying a license as all you will be doing is throwing your money away. I deleted all my Unsanity haxies. Never again with Unsanity.</b>

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  • 3 stars

    "Good old apple feature"

    July 31, 2008   |   By sandhopper

    Version: FruitMenu 3.7b4

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    It works good but the app need more performance.
    The price was at 10$ ok.

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  • 5 stars

    "thank you thank you"

    April 11, 2008   |   By peter L

    Version: FruitMenu 3.7b2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I've been a long time user and was sad when fruitmenu stopped working on 10.5.
    Even recognised my serial, restart and even my prefs where back.

    Shows how a small but effective prog can leave a gap when it's gone!
    please keep up the good work.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great having this Haxie back"

    March 23, 2008   |   By wtbixler

    Version: FruitMenu 3.7b2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    When OS 10.5 broke the Unsanity Haxies, I figured I would keep my system clean and haxie-free. I found another application launcher but started to really miss Fruitmenu. The other launcher required a hotkey and two clicks to launch an application and was nowhere near as intuitive. I thought I'd give this beta a try and have been very happy with it. It recognized my old preferences and registration and has worked flawlessly so far. These guys rock!

    Now if they would only update Xounds ...

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  • 5 stars

    "Works great"

    March 16, 2008   |   By wgscott

    Version: FruitMenu 3.7b1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I also have been using the beta and without problems on 4 computers. I do a lot of heavy-duty scientific computational stuff, so if anything APE interfered, I would immediately ditch it forever. I have not had any problems in the 4 or 5 years I have used Fruit Menu. I got my $7 worth many times over.

    If they can make the grey apple blue again, that would be an extra plus.

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