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MacPilot for Mac

By Koingo Software Free to try Editors' Rating

Key Details of MacPilot

  • Unlock over 1200 hidden features in Mac OS X and other apps
  • Last updated on 06/01/20
  • There have been 1 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Apr 2, 2013

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 11.1.4

Fixed crash when downloading an app update and the window was closed in the middle of the download process.

General

Release June 1, 2020
Date Added June 1, 2020
Version 11.1.4

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh
Additional Requirements
  • macOS Catalina
  • macOS Mojave
  • macOS High Sierra

Popularity

Total Downloads 57,707
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

With the power of UNIX and the simplicity of Macintosh, you have a phenomenal amount of untapped power in your hands! Use MacPilot to unlock over 1,200 features, and access them all with the easy and familiar Macintosh user interface. No command line tools or complicated file operations
Display hidden files in the Finder, disable the startup chime, add spacers and stacks to the Dock, change the screenshot file format, run maintenance tools, tweak network settings, force empty the Trash, and tons more. Keep yourself in awe and busy for days as you discover how much Mac OS X has "under the hood". Get out of the passenger seat and take control of your Mac. Set your login window picture, use the screensaver as your Desktop, modify advanced file permissions (ACL), change the system welcome message, enable simultaneous recordings in QuickTime, view system logs, or enable the Debug menu in numerous apps. Or perhaps you're feeling the need for a simpler lifestyle? Disable the Notification Centre, virtual memory, Dashboard and iCloud saving. Ditch time-wasting graphical animations, prevent system sleep, suspend Safari's web caching, disable App Nap, remove the downloaded files warning message, and more.