MacPilot for Mac

MacPilot for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 37 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0.5
  • Total Downloads:
    55,527
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 19, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    15.58MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    66
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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The number of options available in the Mac OS and its applications can be difficult to manage for all but expert users. With MacPilot for Mac, users can track and change settings in a number of areas from one program.

The free trial version of MacPilot for Mac comes with a 15-day usage limit, while the full program requires a payment of $19.95 to activate. The program's native installer set the program up quickly, but a lengthy user agreement must be accepted to use the program. Upon startup, the user is prompted to purchase the full version or continue with the limited trial, but this dismisses quickly. No instructions were apparent, which would have been helpful since the sheer number of options and their potential system effects make using this program difficult for novices. The interface's graphics are well designed, and the top row of buttons divides the system options by category. Each menu has a slightly different design due to the varying options and some of them are not easy to figure out. The changes do take effect when selected and it is easy to revert back if the user does not like the new choices.

While functional, MacPilot for Mac's cluttered interface and lack of instructions make it a poor choice for beginning Mac users, while those with experience may find it useful.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of MacPilot for Mac 5.0.8.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 37

3 stars

"Not for newbies"

January 05, 2014  |  By e8u35

 |  Version: MacPilot 6.0.1

Pros

Outstanding and comprehensive for uncovering and tweaking the many features (hidden and not hidden) in Mac OS.

Cons

This program is not for a novice as you can inadvertently create major headaches, ending up having to wipe your HD and re-install everything, go through all the updates since for every app, and really mess up your Mac.

Summary

For the informed user (at least moderate to advanced knowledge), this program is very good. For an expert user: Excellent. For those without much more than minimal computing skills: avoid. It is a good program overall when those factors are put into the equation but the developers do not tell you that in their marketing. Thus, only 3 stars. Be very careful as this is a very powerful program, know what you are doing. The developers need to 'dummy down' and clearly explain all it can do, make it very clear what changes are to occur and how they will have effect on your computer based on your use of the program.

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3 stars

"It says "can't be opened" on my Mountain Lion."

February 06, 2013  |  By johnprtl

 |  Version: MacPilot 5.0.4

Pros

I bet it's good, I can't tell.

Cons

I can't open it.

Summary

I've tried several downloads. It always says"MacPilot.app" is damaged, and can't be opened.
It sounds like a really good app to me, but I can't open it on my Mountain Lion machine.
I wish I could skip putting stars on the review, because I don't want to add noise to the review stats.

Updated on Feb 6, 2013

I went to the developer's home page, and downloaded version 5.05. It opened fine, and looks to be a really useful utility. I have been bothered by the "accidental click" feature on my trackpad not working correctly. I quickly found the option to fix it on MacPilot, a great start.
I fully expect to pay for this and use it beyond the trial period.

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4 stars

"Good prog. Very intuitive"

March 03, 2011  |  By BrianJ17

 |  Version: MacPilot 4.1.8

Pros

Good prog. Very intuitive

Cons

remember to clear cache

Summary

Re MacPilot:
I installed the program and was adjusting this and that, back and forth, seeing the effects of what I was doing and then after doing that I tried to use Word, Excel, and Safari. None of these would work.
I was freaking out. But then I remembered the old Empty the Cache routine. I did this, with MacPilot, under the maintenance section but Word would still not work. Then I did a restart, and all's well. Yay. It's a good program, but do remember to do the above. By the way it runs really fast now. I guess I was getting bogged down with cache files for some time now.

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4 stars

"Comprehensive and powerful"

October 24, 2010  |  By sarahdox

 |  Version: MacPilot 4.0.8

Pros

Covers many elements of system management, most of which you should be aware, and many of which you should exercise some control. Covers more system admin areas than the competition.

Cons

In an ideal world there would be a better overview of the system admin tasks/elements, how they interact, and pros/cons of making any changes. I'd enjoy the bigger picture(s) as well as the item summaries.

Summary

Comprehensive, powerful - more so than the competition. Better big-picture info to supplement the individual item summaries would be most helpful.

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4 stars

"When I need it I need it!"

October 08, 2010  |  By JerryWilcox

 |  Version: MacPilot 4.0.8

Pros

The ability to perform many tasks which I could do on terminal but don't do often enough to recall all the syntax and options.

Cons

You need a modicum of system knowledge OR the good sense to not do things you don't undersstand.

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4 stars

"Worthwhile functions. Needs good tech knowledge"

October 07, 2010  |  By ricklib

 |  Version: MacPilot 4.0.8

Pros

Makes many utilities easily available. Great way to fine tune your Mac. Can definitely improve computer function.

Cons

Requires some technical knowledge. Number of tasks performed is daunting at first. Documentation could be better.

Summary

I like it. I use it frequently. Has never caused any problems.

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5 stars

"Great product."

July 08, 2010  |  By hearududes

 |  Version: MacPilot 4.0.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Nuff said.........

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4 stars

"Provides very easy GUI access to many program settings."

January 05, 2010  |  By Saklad78231

 |  Version: MacPilot 3.5.1

Pros

Rapidly updated and easy to use.

Cons

A more detailed explanation of what each setting does and showing examples would make it more approachable.

Summary

This is something that everyone that is an Intermediate or better Mac OS X user should have in their toolbox.

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4 stars

"very useful to me"

January 03, 2010  |  By stanhall

 |  Version: MacPilot 3.5.1

Pros

Options to change almost everything

Cons

Options to change almost everything. can be dangerous if you do not know what you are doing

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4 stars

"Great way to access some well-hidden features"

December 18, 2009  |  By ricklib

 |  Version: MacPilot 3.5

Pros

simple interface

Cons

explanation of functions is often unclear or too brief

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.0.5
Added feature to set Time Machine Delay in addition to the interval.
General
Publisher Koingo Software
Publisher web site http://www.koingosw.com/
Release Date December 19, 2014
Date Added December 19, 2014
Version 7.0.5
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.7, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 15.58MB
File Name macpilot.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 55,527
Downloads Last Week 66
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $29.95

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