Cocktail for Mac

Cocktail for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 19 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.3.1
  • Total Downloads:
    43,213
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 11, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try (When unregistered, Cocktail (Leopard Edition) runs in demo mode and will expire after the tenth launch.); $14.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    3.07MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    21
  • Platform:
    Mac

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. Not only will you get a breakdown of the software's various features, the help files can provide a valuable primer on how your Mac works. One drawback we found was the stingy 10-use trial, but even with those 10 launches, you might be sold on this cool utility. 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.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"just another version"

June 26, 2009  |  By richard19223

 |  Version: Cocktail 4.3.1

Pros

It seems easy to use and fairly complete.

Cons

Don't see anything really wrong.

Summary

This seemed to me just another version of Spring Cleaning which I already have. Quite frankly, I don't find either program all that useful enough to pay for. (although I did bite the bullet and pay for SpringCleaning). MainMenu and AppCleaner do the same jobs for free. Plus, if you dig around, your Mac will also do it for you.

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1 stars

"Not Jaguar?"

June 25, 2009  |  By ratanchamber

 |  Version: Cocktail 4.3.1

Pros

I have not been able to use it.

Cons

I have not been able to use it.

Summary

I too was completely mislead by the description of this app. When something is just released and it lists the OS as the previous version, the assumption is that that would be the MINIMUM requirement, not the MAXIMUM. And to think it was recommended by...was it cNet? I dunno. Some online referral sent me to this never mentioning it was only for Tiger. Yet it was only added just this month? What's with that?.

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1 stars

"Download is only for Tiger, not usable on Leaopard."

June 24, 2009  |  By tcdrennen

 |  Version: Cocktail 4.3.1

Pros

Never got to try it

Cons

Works on Tiger 10.4 only

Summary

None of the description mentioned the app only works on Tiger (10.4) and won't install on Leopard (10.5) Misleading, and a waste of time and resources to download.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.3.1
  • Major improvements on the clear potentially harmful files procedure.
  • Added clearing of the Renepo.A-B, RSPlug.F-G, Tored.A trojans and Inqtana.B-C worms.
  • Fixed an issue with secure deletion of files installed by trojans and worms.
  • Improvements on the clear font caches procedure.
  • Addresses an issue in which Adobe Illustrator font caches were not deleted from users home directory.
  • Fixed compatibility with Firefox and Google Gears.
  • Other minor bug fixes.
  • Updated Automator actions.
General
Publisher Maintain
Publisher web site http://www.maintain.se
Release Date June 11, 2009
Date Added June 11, 2009
Version 4.3.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 Server, Macintosh
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.07MB
File Name CocktailLionEdition.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 43,213
Downloads Last Week 21
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations When unregistered, Cocktail (Leopard Edition) runs in demo mode and will expire after the tenth launch.
Price $14.95

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