MacPowerUser.com has updated MenuStrip for Mac OS X to version 2.0, adding new features such as the ability to exist either in the menu bar or in its own floating window anywhere on the screen.
MenuStrip is a multi-purpose utility for Mac OS X that allows quick access to frequently used settings, such as the computer volume and monitor controls, right from the OS X menubar. It also features a menubar clock for easy viewing of the current time, according to Adrian Diaconu of MacPoweruser.
In version 2.0, pressing Command-Control-S will hide/show MenuStrip. The AppSwitcher menu item can now switch between applications, similar to the Mac OS 9 application menu. When running in Single App mode, certain user designated applications will no longer cause others to hide. There are also volume control updates with the keyboard volume keys.
MenuStrip is extensible through its plug-in architecture, which allows for future development of useful utilities that can be quickly accessible and always available to the user in MenuStrip’s floating window or in the menu bar, Diaconu said. Currently the only available plug-in is SoundSchemes 1.0, but more are coming soon, he added.
SoundSchemes is a plug-in for MenuStrip that allows custom sounds to be played at certain system events. You can set any standard sound file (MP3, AIFF, WAV, etc.) to play for events, such as logging in, logging off, inserting and ejecting disks, etc.
MenuStrip for Mac OS X is US$12 shareware. For more info, visit the MacPowerUser Web site.