If you are looking for a nice menu bar shortcut for your applications or utilities, I think your search is about to end! Let me introduce to you HimmelBar.
*HimmelBar 3.0 (accepting donations) http://softbend.free.fr/himmelbar/download.html – 10.4 / 10.5 – PowerPC friendly. It’s a very small icon on menu bar that gives you many options to easily access your folders, applications, etc. You can also customize the folders and applications to better suit your needs. After you start using it, you will likely question yourself why Apple didn’t think about this before because it’s a great feature and makes browsing your own computer much easier! One of the features that I like is that you have the choice on what size your icons are displayed (big, small or not at all!) Make sure you check the options Launch at login and go to Preferences as soon as you install, to do the setup the way you prefer.
Now comes good news for our feline relatives:
Jaguar users – 1.4.4
Panther users – 2.4.3
Tiger & Leopard – 3.0
Just one more point, this would be really great for Jaguar, Panther and Tiger because the folder dock application does not work the same way that it does on Leopard: you have to click and keeping holding until the list shows up and it’s not quite a shortcut…