I have quickly mocked up in Photoshop some suggested improvements to the to bar screen real-estate.
I suggest that Applications be made available as main and sub-menu options in a main menu system similar to that used on Google but using the standard Bootstrap Navbar:
I don't see why Progress needs repeating twice, or what 'Pacific' has to do with anything.
This top-menu should be configurable - with each application having the option to be shown or not and if shown, to be a main or sub-menu link.
We see the left nav bar as the developer navigation for navigating all the applications that we have in development in Rollbase, that is hidden for non-developer users and the top-nav bar as the non-developer users main way of navigating the available applications.
Then, within each APplication, you have the same tabs and sub-tabs navigation that there already is for navigating objects and pages.
Forgot to add a link to the Inverted Style:
Since I cannot add images to comments on this thread I have added some enhancement suggestions to a thread here: