TinkerTool for Mac

TinkerTool for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 187 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    96,624
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 23, 2001
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.39MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    209
  • Platform:
    Mac
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  • Current Version

    5.0

    out of 19 votes

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    4.6

    out of 187 votes

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1 stars

"The average user should stay away from this utility"

June 04, 2013  |  By ddealer27

 |  Version: TinkerTool 4.95

Pros

None it is dangerous to the health of your Mac. I was looking at the programs features to determine if I wanted to purchase the utility. I found that it had created a problem that I had been unable to resolve for a couple of months.

Cons

I installed this utility and never really used it. Recently I found I could not access the App store. I called Apple and they had me do a complete reinstall of OSX which did not repair the problem so I gave up. Several weeks later I actually started looking at the features of Tinker Tools and came across a feature that prevents you from accessing the app store for anything other than iOS updates. I tried to change the setting but kept getting the message that I had to buy Tinker Tools in order to make changes to the system.

Summary

People can say what they want about how great Tinker Tools is but I don't want any product that eliminates iOS features that are normally used, and prevents you from changing them unless you buy the program. I uninstalled Tinker Tools and everything works great.

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4 stars

"a good reliable tool"

December 23, 2010  |  By carlsfrog_dotmac

 |  Version: TinkerTool 4.4

Pros

Tinkertool makes it easy to deal with the OS in a user friendly fashion. I've been using it for years!

Cons

none that I can think of

Summary

Very useful tool. It has served me well and faithfully through various iterations

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5 stars

"Love it and always have!!"

December 23, 2010  |  By kbritany

 |  Version: TinkerTool 4.4

Pros

Easy to use and powerful

Cons

None really

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4 stars

"easy to use for changing system parameters"

December 18, 2010  |  By Sandy Fontiwt

 |  Version: TinkerTool 4.4

Pros

esay to use

Cons

no problems

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2 stars

"I haven't had a chance to try it out yet"

December 16, 2010  |  By candyman13

 |  Version: TinkerTool 4.4

Pros

I haven't had chance to try it out yet.

Cons

None, haven't had a chance to try it out.

Summary

None at this time.

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5 stars

"Way to kool for messing around."

November 11, 2010  |  By Dac1943

 |  Version: TinkerTool 4.3

Pros

Fast easy to follow instruction and easy to click for any problem with explainations.

Cons

I did't find any that I can say.

Summary

Defult is not the best and this software gives a lot of options.

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4 stars

"Does what it says on the label."

October 12, 2010  |  By chissg

 |  Version: TinkerTool 4.3

Pros

Simple interface to OS tweaks. Well laid-out and succinct. No observed undesirable side effects.

Cons

Might be nice to have a more detailed explanation of some tweaks or categories where appropriate, either with mouse-over or right-click, maybe.

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5 stars

"Simply honest!"

October 06, 2010  |  By GianMarco_Tavazzani

 |  Version: TinkerTool 4.2

Pros

clear, stable, free, complete, simple.

Cons

For sure someone more clever than me will find it! A good review finds ever some flaw, lac, at least adds some wishes but not, I can't!

Summary

Typical 'must have' in the Utility Folder

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4 stars

"when I to used it it was very efficient and useful"

October 05, 2010  |  By A Greaves

 |  Version: TinkerTool 4.2

Pros

haven't used it enough to comment

Cons

haven't used it enough to comment

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5 stars

"Great features, very solid"

September 29, 2010  |  By wjodon

 |  Version: TinkerTool 4.2

Pros

Powerful and useful features, well maintained. Very convenient

Cons

Just average appearance, boreing interface

Summary

Well worth having..

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0
  • added feature to control sizing and placement of the desktop background image
  • added feature to control position of scrollbar arrows
  • added feature for disabling automatic play of audio CDs and video DVDs
  • added feature to change the startup and login window language of Mac OS X without having to reinstall the operating system
  • removed features that can no longer be supported in Mac OS X 10.1. This affects "mark foreground application with blue arrow", and "show trashcan on the Desktop".
  • the new version avoids a window flicker effect when TinkerTool is loaded into System Preferences
  • changing Dock position no longer produces a "logout to activate" message
  • the Terminal preview window now also respects the user-selected background color
  • the wording of some user interface elements has been changed in five language packages to better match its counterparts in the standard preference panes
  • an Icelandic language package has been added
  • the language package for Traditional Chinese has been re-integrated into the 2.0 version
  • TinkerTool now comes with an installation notes reader that automatically displays instructions in one of the nine supported languages
  • the FAQ document has been updated
General
Publisher Marcel Bresink Software-Systeme
Publisher web site http://www.bresink.com
Release Date October 23, 2001
Date Added October 23, 2001
Version 2.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.1, Mac OS X 10.2, Macintosh
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
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    File Size 1.39MB
    File Name download.php5
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 96,624
    Downloads Last Week 209
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    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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