FMenu is a program for Mac OS X and Facebook that sits in the menu bar (near the clock) and provides notifications about various events. In addition, it provides a menu to easily access common Facebook pages and keeps a count of your messages, pokes, events, friend requests, wall posts, and photo comments. It also features a "Quicklaunch" box which gives you immediate access to your friends' profiles (just start typing a friend's name and it will autocomplete – press enter and go to that friend's profile) and Facebook searches (type a phrase and press enter). Notifications are issued using Growl and can be customized to the user's liking (including turning on/off and customizing display style). They are:

  • A friend updated his profile
  • A friend changed his status
  • A friend wrote a new note
  • Someone wrote on your wall
  • You have new messages
  • You have new pokes
  • You have new friend requests
  • You have new photo comments

FMenu checks for updates by default every 5 seconds (or at whatever interval you set), but checks for each kind of notification (friend details, friend requests, wall, photo comments, messages, pokes, events) separately. Consequently each particular type of notification is refreshed once every 35 seconds.