Not too long ago I noticed a flurry of menu bar apps in the BBGeeks Store. I’m not sure what prompted this influx, but it seemed as though every other new app added something to your menu bar. There is practical function for this, since the date, time, notifications, and battery meter aren’t viewable from many apps. Still, it seemed like a leap to lay down cash for such a simple function. This morning I think I found the one that’s worth it. It’s called Menux, and it adds many different features to your BlackBerry menu. Menux does add the time to the menu. At first I didn’t see the point of this with the other menu applications. Why do I need the time in the menu? Duh. Because it doesn’t show up in the top bar for many — most, really — applications. I guess backing out isn’t an issue, since it involves hitting End, and then clicking and holding Menu to switch back into the original app. But it’s much easier just to hit the menu button. In addition to the time, Menux adds another set of customizable options to the menu. You can create an item that will call, text, or email a specific contact. The email one seems the most useful. See something and want to email it to our BFF? It’s just a menu click away. There is also an application monitor, which lets you know how many applications are running. Click it, and you can see which applications are running. This is better for a quick reference, since clicking and holding menu brings up open apps. Really, it’s just an added bonus to the app. A memory booster comes with it, too, but I’m not sure how useful it really is. In applications where notifications, including the time, aren’t readily viewable, a menu app can come in handy. Menux performs the functions that many other menu apps do, but it adds a few more to make it stand out. You can get the Menux app for $1.99 at the Store.