Powerful macOS menu bar customization tool (by swiftbar)

SwiftBar Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to SwiftBar

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Posts with mentions or reviews of SwiftBar. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-04.
  • Weather App?
    5 projects | reddit.com/r/macapps | 4 Jan 2022
    Yeah Carrot is definitely expensive. I’ve been looking for SwiftBar, an open source menu bar app that has lots of community plugins. There’s ones for weather too. And free.
  • My Hacktoberfest journey with Appwrite
    11 projects | dev.to | 17 Oct 2021
    Because my programming background is primarily for scientific purposes, I really had little experience with servers and backends. Until now, my only real experience was with my Coffee Counter web application that is hosted on Deta, a great service for beginners. This app (which is still running and I use everyday through a SwiftBar app in my Mac's menu bar) technically has a backend database, but it is relatively rudimentary and completely managed by Deta – a great option for getting started, but the constraints mean that I cannot get a deeper understanding of the technology. Thus, many of the features of Appwrite were completely novel to me.
  • Xbar: Put anything in your macOS menu bar
    8 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 19 Mar 2021
    How does it compare to Swiftbar[0]? Any reasons to use Xbar over SwiftBar given that the latter was built with a stack that is more "native" to Mac than Golang?

    [0] https://github.com/swiftbar/SwiftBar

    8 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 19 Mar 2021
    I was wondering about why SwiftBar existed when there was already BitBar, and a lot is explained in this thread on Github: https://github.com/swiftbar/SwiftBar/issues/95

    TL;DR: BitBar stopped working well in Big Sur and the old code base was increasingly hard to update and build.


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swiftbar/SwiftBar is an open source project licensed under MIT License which is an OSI approved license.

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