I love using simple nifty tools to personalise my Mac experience. Look at my top 10 list of free Mac apps.
And recently I came across this wonderful compilation of Mac menu bar apps on The Verge by Dieter Bohn.
There is a hidden GEM in it!
Meet Vanilla, a free Mac menu bar app that keeps your menu bar clean and tidy by hiding all the clutter away.
I have always been tempted to buy Bartender, the famous Mac menu bar utility, but I could not justify forking out money for it.
Vanilla is dead simple to use.
Launch the app, and you will see a dot on your menu bar.
To hide the menu bar icons, command + click on the icon to drag it to the left of the dot.
Tap on the arrow icon on the left end of the menu bar to toggle Vanilla.
Yass! I love how minimal my menu bar looks now!
Vanilla is available for free. You can also purchase Vanilla Pro for USD 4.99 to unlock more features such as a keyboard shortcut to toggle the app, completely hide the menu bar apps.