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Stack Menu stays in the macOS menu bar to provide quick access to Stack Overflow. Search for programming problems and share answers without moving out from your development environment.

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  • macOS, 10.13

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  • Swift

My immediate feedback:

  • I’m not normally a fan of applications in place of browser interfaces (Slack is still in a tab for me), but this seems potentially quite useful. (With the usual caveat that my job is basically tied to activity on the sites.)

  • Switching to a new site required me to click the Google button again, but I didn’t need to use my password or 2FA, which is nice.

  • The hamburger menu can get lost in the top bar:

    Before clicking

    That can make it impossible to get the sidebar menu:

    After clicking

  • It’s awkward to type Markdown without preview. (If only we had CommonMark for this!)

  • The logo is too similar to the SO logo. Ideally, you’d be able to use our logo, but I don’t think that’s authorized. (See our trademark guidance.) My best suggestion is to use something like a question mark that indicates what you’re getting if you click on it, but doesn’t create the impression that it’s coming from Stack Exchange Inc. (I’m not a lawyer nor have I consulted one. This is just an immediate reaction.)

  • I love the way you’ve rearranged the layout, but I wish I could change the screen size and location.

At any rate, great job! I’ll be trying it out for a while and see if it sticks!

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    It occurs to me the problem with the hamburger might be that I have a diamond on the top bar that most users won't have. If needed, I can log out and test with a sock puppet that doesn't have a diamond. – Jon Ericson Aug 22 at 16:20
  • Thanks, I've updated the logo to be less similar to SO. – adib Aug 25 at 2:48

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