Power On Software is giving away free copies of Action Menus, its utility for menu customization.

The menu utility customizes Apple's Application menus, creates new menus within applications and in the Finder, and creates keyboard shortcuts.

John Wallace, president of Power On Software, explained the decision to offer the utility free of charge: "We wanted to do something extraordinary in recognition of our customers' support, and we felt that a holiday gift of one of our leading products was just a small way of thanking everyone who has contributed to our success."

Action Menus runs under Mac OS 8.6 through 9.2, including Mac OS X's classic environment. The download is available from Power On Software's Web site.

The company says the promotion "may end any time". Action Menus usually costs $29.95.