Editors' reviewA scrumptious mix of interface tweaks, powerful maintenance tools, and optimization scripts make up this useful utility. Cocktail takes what was once a command-line-only affair and invites everyone to get a bit more intimate with the underpinnings of Mac OS X. A handy Pilot function manages permissions, deletes log files, runs cron scripts, and deletes your cache with one click. The interface enhancements are the most fun, though. Easily enable a number of hidden features to customize the dock and finder to your liking. One drawback we found was the stingy 10-use trial, but even with those 10 launches, you might be sold on this cool utility. Although Cocktail isn't essential fare for the everyday user, the interface customizations and comprehensive toolset are worth having.
Cocktail is a general-purpose utility for Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. It serves up a mix of maintenance tools and interface tweaks, all accessible via a comprehensive graphical interface and toolset. It's an utility that simplifies the use of advanced Unix functions. All of Cocktail's major features are arranged in five basic categories. In addition, the Pilot feature lets you optimize your system with one click of a button and schedule miscellaneous maintenance tasks.
Version 3.7.4 fixed a bug causing problems with secure deletion of temporary files; a bug causing miscellaneous problems for users with wrong permissions set on /Library folder; and a potential AS (-1728) error on Intel Macs.