Cocktail for Mac

Cocktail for Mac

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Quick Specs

Version:
1.3
File Size:
Not available
Date Added:
March 31, 2003
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.2/10.3
Total Downloads:
291
Downloads Last Week:
2
Additional Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.2 or higher
  • BSD subsystem installed
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    • 5 stars

      "Good as always"

      August 15, 2006   |   By Mathue

      Version: Cocktail 3.6

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      I've found cõcktail to be very useful on a number of occasions. Whenever I get a new machine or am working on someone else's it's an automatic install along with 'Sloth' and 'Applejack'.

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    • 5 stars

      "Ready for TIGER"

      April 24, 2005   |   By dZign

      Version: Cocktail 3.5.4

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      Can we get a Tiger version please ? TIA ;)

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    • 3 stars

      "Good utility, but skip it for the automatic..."

      March 31, 2005   |   By jhaefeli

      Version: Cocktail 3.5.3

      Summary

      ...scheduling.
      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      I've been running C-tail on a fleet of machines and the Pilot automatic execution feature is getting shut off.

      For one, it won't run at the next availalbe opportunity if the user's machine is not on and the scheduled run time is missed. That's sort of a drag when people's machines are frequently asleep when they aren't in their offices all day. The author says it is a problem with the OS. It seems like a pretty simple thing to work around IMHO.

      The bigger problem is that it must execute with admin privileges, and it frequently leaves users' logged in as sys admin. This is a real drag on machines in public labs. It also confuses the heck out of users, as suddenly their files have gone away.

      I had a really bizarre incident where a user's desktop folder was placed in the desktop folder of the root user. The user said C-tail was running when their files started disappearing.

      Adding to the problem is that C-tail often doesn't cleanly exit after automatic execution. I'll often find it sort of hung.

      The author, when he responds to my mail, is helpful. When he responds.

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    • 5 stars

      "v3.5.3 faster"

      March 16, 2005   |   By richielj

      Version: Cocktail 3.5.3

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      This is a great utility for flushing printer caches, etc. New version is much faster than previous releases. Highly recommended for Mac OS X troubleshooting toolkit!

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    • 1 stars

      "Bad News..."

      February 22, 2005   |   By MAC_1984

      Version: Cocktail 3.5.3

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      Cocktail tries to undo certain applications and in doing so will corrupt important applications like NetBarrier. I have been a long time registered user of Cocktail, but have chosen the Uninstall option in the menu as the Developer sees fit, for an application of not much merit, and to insure he lines his pockets with money, to include code to disassemble other apps you might have on your CPU. Hardly, worth it. This app has turned into: garbage in, garbage out. Developers' like this should be held legally accountable.

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    • 5 stars

      "A Very Reliable Utility"

      February 16, 2005   |   By joelmcintosh

      Version: Cocktail 3.5.2

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      I administer an office of 10 Macintosh computers, and I have installed Cocktail on each CPU. I have had no trouble with Cocktail on any of my machines. I use the auto-scheduler to run maintenance on the systems once a week. This allows me to keep all of the systems in my office in pretty clean shape without lifting a finger. This scheduling feature for running the various maintenance routines is worth the rather minimal cost of the site license.

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    • 4 stars

      "Crashes My Powerbook"

      February 08, 2005   |   By KHW666

      Version: Cocktail 3.5.2

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      The program runs fine on my G5 dual processor, but constantly freezes up my G4 powerbook. It happens when the cache clearing is running. I can't even force quit. It is necessary to hold the power key down to shutdown.

      If I run everything EXCEPT the cache clearing, I have no problem. THEN I can run the cache clearing by itself with no problem. But if I run cache clearing along with everything else, the cache clearing runs first, and the machine freezes right up.

      The disappointing part is that I have gotten NO RESPONSE from the cocktail website from my emails asking for help, even though I am a paid and registered user.

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    • 5 stars

      "I agree - Cocktail Rocks!"

      January 25, 2005   |   By gskibum

      Version: Cocktail 3.5.2

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      Never had a problem with it and it does a fine job.

      An update to Cocktail usually means there's an OS X update around the corner...

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    • 5 stars

      "One of the very best..."

      January 24, 2005   |   By fontguy

      Version: Cocktail 3.5.2

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      ...apps I've purchased. It does what it sets out to do and does it very well. I often read about the various and sundry problems people have when updating to new versions of OS X, for instance, but I've never experienced a one of them, and I chalk that up to regular use of Cocktail for system maintenance.

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    • 5 stars

      "Excellent App!"

      January 24, 2005   |   By PQXYZ33

      Version: Cocktail 3.5.2

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      In my estimation, this app is anything but "crap." It is an excellent program. Is Onyx as good or better? I haven't used Onyx, but if you take a look at the feedback comments on Onyx, I don't have much confidence that Onyx is better, let alone as good.

      The one problem that I had previously with Cocktail is that the "Rebuild Whatis Database" function would never finish. This has been fixed in this version and the job now gets done in a few seconds. Given all the other functionality in this app, bringing together in one place many of the functions and settings which are otherwise hidden or hard to get at in Panther, I say it is well worth the registration fee.

      Cocktail has served me well on both my G5 desktop and my G4 iBook.

      Highly recommended!

      (And no, I have no connection with the developer. I am just an enthusiastic PC to Mac switcher with slightly more than 1 year experience with the Mac, although I am a certified PC tech.)

      -Don-

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