App Addict
June 28th, 2024

Pie Menu

Mac Apps
Pie Menu Options for Arc
Pie Menu Options for Arc

Pie Menu by indy developer Marius Hauken has a unique take on access to useful application menu bar commands. When you invoke Pie Menu with the hotkey combo you choose during setup, a radial menu pops up around your cursor which allows you to choose any of a variety of menu commands to quickly perform a task. You are saved from having to remember intricate commands that are hard to retain between different apps. Pie Menu has a library of apps with preprogrammed commands, but you can add any app on your computer. If the command you want doesn't have a keyboard shortcut, you can create one with System Preferences >Keyboard >Application Shortcuts. You can use Apple's SF symbols to label your chosen commands and the developer's roadmap includes plans to let you choose your own symbol set.

Pie Menu Interface
Pie Menu Interface

You can get a free week's trial of Pie Menu before you are asked to decide on making a purchase. If you don't purchase it, you can use it for free up to 10 times a day. The app is priced on a subscription model, at $2.99 a month or $24.99 a year. A lifetime purchase price is coming says the developer. Pie Menu is also available as part of Setapp.

There is a free and open-source application, Kando, with a similar approach to keyboard+mouse driven navigation that you might want to investigate before investing in Pie Menu.


Pie Menu Website

Pie Menu on the App Store.