MenuTab for Facebook

Last modified
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Description of App

Menutab takes your Facebook addiction to a whole new level. It is the best app for instantly accessing your Facebook account without having to open your web browser! With our competitors, you have to manually hit refresh constantly - way too much work. With MenuTab, we take advantage of the magic of Facebook to make everything totally real-time, with the latest news from your friends coming straight onto your desktop. Oh, and unlike all those other apps, we don't crash. MenuTab is absolutely free and allows you to view your news feed, profile page, inbox, photos and more. Downloading this should be a total no brainer!

Version

4.3

Free or Paid

Free

Version Of macOS App Was Tested On

10.7.3

Accessibility Comments

This is a much better alternative to using Facebook on Safari in my opinion. The app is laid out a lot like the Facebook for iPhone app. I recommend using the trackpad to avoid confusion. If you scroll left and right with voiceover, items will be read in random order. It's also one of those apps that hides in the status bar so the only way to bring it up with voiceover is to go to the desktop and press control F.

Usability

There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

Other Comments

I haven't used this app for too long so there might be more accessibility issues that I haven't encountered yet.
Developer's Twitter Username
@MenuTab

Recommendations

2 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Earle 4 years 6 months ago

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Comments

Submitted by Walei on Friday, May 4, 2012

Actually I lied. You don't have to be in the desktop to use the hotkey. So if you press control F anywhere, Menutab should come up. I'm not sure if the hotkey is enabled by default so make sure you check out the preferences the first time you open it.

Submitted by Maria on Monday, June 4, 2012

So far this app looks pretty good to me. Thanks for submitting it, and yes it does feel a lot like the iphone app but seems a lot easier to manage than safari. lol. Do you know how to change the news feed to most recent stories instead of at random? Still I like this app. and for the price? Well that's a bonus.

Submitted by Earle on Monday, June 4, 2012

I've been using this app for a few hours now and I love it. I've noticed that if I use vo left and right arrows to go through content I get the same results as if I used the trackpad. I didn't see any randomness when scrolling with vo commands. Using the trackpad with this app is very convenient though.

Submitted by Walei on Friday, June 8, 2012

In reply to by Maria

Hey Maria. I'm happy to hear that people like this app. To answer your question, there's a sort button in the top right corner after you interact with the html content. You can press on it and the links, top stories and most recent, will show up. I hope this helps.

Submitted by DJHey20 on Monday, August 19, 2013

Hey there. I got this app to make using Facebook easier on my Macbook Air, and have heard great things about how well it works with VoiceOver. However, every time I open it, it closes right away. Has anyone else had this problem too? And if so, what would be the best way to fix it? Or is this a bug I should contact the developer about? Thanks. Heather

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Monday, August 19, 2013

In reply to by Earle

I tried the app and I hated it so much that there was no point in even keeping it. It uses the fb mobile web site and that is ever changing. I tried it even last year and it still was not my cup of tea.

Submitted by Edward Alonzo on Monday, March 31, 2014

this seems to be pretty accessible. I like how it has a hot key that does help sense there doesn't seem to be a way to get at it even from the status menus option.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Saturday, April 19, 2014

In trying this app for I think the 5th time I think I'll stick to it this time. I tried their twitter app and it sucked. All it did was bring up a mobile version of the twitter website similar to what this does for facebook.

I find how ever with the facebook version of menu tab sometimes it won't switch focus back to the main menu no matter how many times you click the button. I find a restart of the app works, how ever I don't want to have my fb friends see me log out and in all the time. lol!

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