Cocktail for Mac

Cocktail for Mac

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.8.1
  • Total Downloads:
    59,421
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 10, 2011
  • 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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3 stars

"Good for advanced users"

March 12, 2011  |  By fastknitter

 |  Version: Cocktail 4.8.1

Pros

Does what I used it for well. It seems to have features that go beyond what Socks and Onyx do.

Cons

Much of what Cocktail does is beyond my understanding and expertise. Other than that I find nothing wrong with this program.

Summary

This is probably a good maintenance program for more advanced and technology knowledgeable users. However, I get all maintenance capability I need from Onyx which is free.

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4 stars

"Works very well"

February 20, 2011  |  By veldugo

 |  Version: Cocktail 4.8.1

Pros

Easy to install and use

Cons

I have found none yet

Summary

I would recommend this program to anyone who feels they need it

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5 stars

"One of the best packages of Unix scripts managers"

February 19, 2011  |  By richard fosse

 |  Version: Cocktail 4.8.1

Pros

Dead easy to use

Cons

None - Cocktail does it all

Summary

I use this in preference to OnyX

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.8.1
It fixes compatibility issues with the latest versions of supported web browsers (Camino 2.x, Chrome 9.x, Firefox 4.x, Flock 3.5.x, OmniWeb 5.x, Opera 11.x, Safari 5.x) and improves the "Delete localization files" procedure. This release also fixes other minor bugs discovered in the previous version.
General
Publisher Maintain
Publisher web site http://www.maintain.se
Release Date February 10, 2011
Date Added February 10, 2011
Version 4.8.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6
Additional Requirements None
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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