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:
    Dec. 05, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try (When unregistered, Cocktail (Snow Leopard Edition) runs in demo mode and will expire after the tenth launch.); $14.95 to buy (Buy it now)

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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User Reviews
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5 stars

"great for what it does"

December 17, 2009  |  By macsolutions

 |  Version: Cocktail 4.6.2

Pros

as it stands, this is a great product. There are other similar utilities out there that the developer should look at for ideas, but this is my go to app for gui based repairs and changes.

Cons

none; it does what it says it's going to do and it's easy to use.

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5 stars

"Excellent Utility"

December 14, 2009  |  By carlspsyd

 |  Version: Cocktail 4.6.2

Pros

Easy to use and a great compilation of utility tools.

Cons

None that I've discovered.

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5 stars

"Does what it's supposed to do."

December 14, 2009  |  By •wmh

 |  Version: Cocktail 4.6.2

Pros

Easy to use.

Cons

None to speak of.

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4 stars

"Great utility"

December 13, 2009  |  By jmsenger

 |  Version: Cocktail 4.6.2

Pros

Works as promised

Cons

Nothing bad to say

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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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