The folks at
have released a new Mac OS X-only utility called MaxMenus that will bring to mind classic system enhancers for the traditional Mac operating system such as Action Menus.
MaxMenus brings flexible menus that are always available in the corners of your display. They offer easy access to commonly used applications, documents, folders, volumes, preferences and more. Plus, MaxMenus can be customized as you wish. You can build a menu out of any item you want and put it wherever you want.
MaxMenus also offers the ability to link any item on your Mac via a keyboard combination. Just press the key combo while your mouse is over a menu item and that’s it. You can even assign key combinations to your menus from the MaxMenus preference pane.
There’s also support for drag-and-drop; the menus you set up in MaxMenus support spring loaded drag-and-drop.
The utility is designed to be a nice supplement to the OS X Dock and even outdo it in many ways. For example, you can list more applications in a menu than in the Dock because there’s more space. Also, MaxMenus are text and alphabetically sorted.
MaxMenus works unobtrusively. It simply places four colored tabs in the four corners of your Mac display. You click on a tab depending on what sort of items you wish to access. The software costs US$29.95.