MacPilot for Mac

MacPilot for Mac

Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 37 votes
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Date Added:
September 30, 2009
Free to try (15-day trial); $19.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
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Editors' review

MacPilot is another good option for fiddling around with your Mac, optimizing it to run better and unlocking the hidden potential of OS X and many applications--all without having to use the command line. MacPilot's graphic interface and file browser give you access to an almost staggering number of customizations, commands, key combos, and more, all organized around specific applications (include Apple and some third-party apps) as well as categories like Disks, Startup, Logs, Tools, and Power. You can do everything from changing the boot mode (64-bit or 32-bit) to tweaking the behavior of the Finder and Dock to activating hundreds of "secret features" in many apps (whether you want to, say, disable inline attachment viewing in Mail or automatically grammar check your Web forms in Safari). You can also search for features within a given app or category using a search bar, and browse through popular or favorite features.

There are other cheap--and even free--options out there with similar functionality, so try out a few just to make sure you're getting the features you want. Fortunately, MacPilot comes with a no-limits 15-day trial.

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    • 3 star: 3
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    • 1 star: 3
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  • 3 stars

    "Not for newbies"

    January 05, 2014   |   By e8u35

    Version: MacPilot 6.0.1


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


    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.


    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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