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Cocktail for Mac

CNET Editors' review

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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  • All versions:

    3.6 stars

    out of 19 votes

    • 5 star: 7
    • 4 star: 5
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 4
  • Current version:

    1.7 stars

    out of 3 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 3.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 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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