Searching for a way to show a script output on the Gnome Shell panel (top bar), I came across Argos. This Gnome Shell extension does only one thing: it adds a new item with a dropdown menu to the panel, showing the output from a script and exposing functionality. The extension is inspired by BitBar, a popular program to put the output from any script on the macOS menu bar, and it's even compatible with most BitBar scripts. Besides installing Argos and some basic usage, this article also includes some extra Argos plugins/scripts, and a few places to find plugins for Argos. Continue reading!