Cocktail for Mac

Cocktail for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 40 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.6.2
  • Total Downloads:
    59,421
  • Date Added:
    December 05, 2009
  • File Size:
    2.47MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    14
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/10.6 Intel

Editors' Review

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Cocktail is both useful and fun for inveterate Mac tinkerers and would-be power-users (that is, power users who aren't hard-core enough to use the command line). This multipurpose utility can help you keep your computer happy and healthy, giving you access to scores of tweaks and optimizations pulled together from various utilities, preferences, third-party hacks, and command-line tools.

Cocktail can help you with routine maintenance and customization across your disks, system, files, network, and interface. Cocktail is organized around these five areas, with highly customizable options for everything from clearing caches and repairing permissions to changing the appearance and behavior of the Finder and Dock--and Cocktail's Pilot feature lets you schedule regular maintenance.

Perhaps the best part of Cocktail is its extensive help files, cross-linked to articles on Wikipedia, Apple's site, and other Mac resources. These fall short in some spots (such as with optimizing network settings), but they can provide a valuable primer on how your Mac works. There are other cheaper--and even free--options out there, but with Cocktail, you get OS-specific stability, helpful documentation, and a well-organized interface. If you're not using Snow Leopard, check out the earlier editions of Cocktail.

 
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  • 4 stars

    "Very good at what it does."

    August 05, 2013   |   By bobc47

    Version: Cocktail 5.1

    Pros

    This tool gives you one place to tweak the way your system acts, some of these tweaks could only be made from the terminal before and a lot of people are uncomfortable with that.

    Cons

    More online help would be nice, some of the options are not immediately apparent.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 4.6.2
    • Improves overall stability
    • Added clearing of the latest variants of the RSPlug (Jahlav) trojan horse
    • Addresses a number of other minor issues
    General
    Publisher Maintain
    Publisher web site http://www.maintain.se
    Release Date December 05, 2009
    Date Added December 05, 2009
    Version 4.6.2
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
    Additional Requirements Only for OS X 10.6 even though it shows only 10.5 above, this issue will be fixed soon (vt staff).
    Download Information
    File Size 2.47MB
    File Name CocktailSLE.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 59,421
    Downloads Last Week 14
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations When unregistered, Cocktail (Snow Leopard Edition) runs in demo mode and will expire after the tenth launch.
    Price $14.95

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