Moment for Mac Brings Facebook to your Menubar

Moment for Mac Brings Facebook to your Menubar


Tapmates have had a number of great looking apps to their credit in the past. They have some exceptional design & development talent with them and have churned out apps like Cookmate, Dribbblr, Piictu and designs like this Instagram Facelift back when the app was ugly. Tapmates also released the App.net app Twiggy and most recently, Moment for Mac.

Moment is an absolutely gorgeous menubar app that makes it easy to share updates, links, photos and videos to Facebook without going to the website in the browser. It supports drag & drop, so you can share a single photo or group a bunch of them into an album. Moment also lets you tag others into the update, add captions and locations. The animations in the app are really nicely done and it feels a part of OS X, albeit a little more shiny. There’s an option in the Settings to enhance the photos you upload to the social network and also to automatically copy the link to clipboard, which is a really nice touch.

Moment will also show you your notifications in a really nice Timeline when you invoke it. When you receive a new notification, it plays a sound and the menubar icon shows a red indicator. Different icons indicate what type of notification it is and clicking on one automatically opens it in the browser. I love that Moment will automatically use the Facebook login of OS X by default and will prompt you to manually enter your credentials only if needed.

Moment is a fabulous little Menubar entity for your Mac if you use Facebook. It sits there quietly till you receive a notification or invoke it to share something. Unfortunately, there’s a bug affecting certain users that prevent them from logging in, but it should be fixed with an update. The app worked fine for me on the first try and I’ve been pretty impressed with it. It’s available on the App Store for just $3.99.


Preshit Deorukhkar is the former Editor-in-Chief of Beautiful Pixels. He is now a Freelance Consultant, Principal at iXyr Media & SharpShutter Media. You can reach him on Twitter @preshit