MenuBells 2.3

This Menu Bar plays a bell sound at the top of the hour.

MenuBells is a program designed for Mac users who love hearing the sound of bells ringing at the top of the hour. The application lets you choose from a wide range of chimes, uses a small amount of CPU resources, and comes with easy-to-configure alarm settings.

This utility might come in handy whenever you wish to know when it's time for a break from work. If you're like me and forget to check the time (I take breaks every two hours and I often forget to check the time), MenuBells could do the trick for you.

You can pre-listen the bells tones and select the preferred one to be the default chime, configure the app to play the sound file at every half hour or between a certain interval of time, etc . What's more, you can schedule events for later if necessary.

Another good aspect about this program is that it enables you to adjust the bells noise volume without altering the system sound level.

To conclude, I'd say it's worth trying MenuBells. This program offers you plenty of bell sounds to choose from, is very simple to handle, and comes without a price tag.

Ashley Griggs
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Review summary


  • Easy-to-use
  • Offers various configurations
  • Lets you schedule bell rings


  • Couldn't find any disadvantages
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