Shortcut Bar is an incredibly handy app that connects you to the files, folders, apps, web bookmarks and text snippets that you need lightning fast access to.

The app lives in your menubar and allows you to add in an unlimited number of shortcuts. Whenever you require access to these important files and folders, simply click on the menubar icon and select the item from the dropdown list.

We believe that within just a few days of use, you'll be totally hooked and wonder how you ever lived without Shortcut Bar. The app will save you time and speed up your workflow.

- Add as many files, folders, web links, apps and text snippets that you would like instant access to
- Sort files and folders into Groups with headings, making it easier to find the shortcut you’re looking for
- Expand and collapse Groups to keep your shortcuts organized and tidy
- Folders and files are presented with their respective icon
- Choose whether clicking on a shortcut opens it in Finder or opens the item itself
- Expand and navigate within folders
- Choose whether the app starts at login or not

- Ultra quick access to any file/folder/website/app/text snippet that you desire
- No more shuffling through directories on Finder to locate exactly what you’re looking for and use regularly
- Save time and improve productivity

We've worked hard to make Shortcut Bar an amazing experience for our users. We would love to hear your thoughts via email and make any improvements to future versions of this app. We intend to have an active development cycle powered by your feedback and support!

What's New

Version 2.3

Thanks for all the feedback, this update includes some of the most popular feature requests we have received over the last few months!

[New] Collapse and expand shortcut groups
[New] Text snippet shortcuts with pasting support
[Improvement] You can now edit the display name of shortcuts
[Improvement] Rounded corners to dropdown menu
[Improvement] Updated preferences design
[Fixed] Flickering issues
[Fixed] Minor UI issues
[Fixed] Bug with editing web link names

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

20 Ratings

20 Ratings

A great time-saver!


Get instant access to your most-used files & folders. I got so tired of going to the finder and manually navigating to folders I frequently use. Now I can access them quickly and easily with a click on the menu bar, plus a click on the needed folder. The real kicker: while hovering over the chosen folder, all sub-folders show up, so I can drill down as far as I need to. My only complaint: the Shortcut Bar icon is great; but on the menu bar it’s just a plain old star outline. I’d rather see the colorful icon! Thank you for a very helpful and useful app!

A “Must Have” App


I rarely write reviews and usually do not buy apps for functions that exisit in macOS (or iOS), however I feel compelled to praise Shortcut Bar as a fantastic time and “motion” saver. I use it easily over ten times daily to open a set of files that would have required a trip to Finder or creating a desktop “alias”. Kudos to FIPLAB for this outstanding, simple file management app.

Amazing Time Saver


I love this program. It is a great time saver if you have multiple files and need to switch back and forth without having to open mulitple layers in volumes or folders. Everything that I use on a regular basis is in my shortcut bar, so with one click I go to the file or folder that I need…a truly great asset!


4.4 MB
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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