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TinkerTool for Mac

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Editors' Review

by   / November 20, 2014

TinkerTool for Mac provides quick access to otherwise buried settings and features. Through this app, you can tweak and adjust features as much as you want without worry, because you can always revert everything back to the original settings, with just one click.

Pros

Interface layout: This app's interface is organized by location, with icons arranged across the top of the main viewing window for Finder, Dock, General, Desktop, Applications, Fonts, Safari, and more. When you select one of these locations, the various options for customizing their behavior appear below this menu bar, and you can quickly switch from one to another at will.

Individualized changes: Any of the changes you make through this app apply only to your current user account. Because these aren't systemwide or permanent changes, you don't need Admin privileges to make them, and you don't have to worry about impacting other users if you're on a shared machine.

Cons

Limited Help and descriptions: The only Help available for this program is a FAQs page, and there are no explanations for the items listed that you can change or turn on and off through the app itself. That means you're left basically to just find out what happens when you make changes through trial and error, which is fine because the changes aren't permanent, but much less efficient than it could be with descriptions that are a little clearer.

Bottom Line

TinkerTool for Mac customizes your settings and features. The lack of documentation and descriptions can be off-putting to inexperienced users, but the reversible nature of the changes makes it unlikely you'll do any harm by poking around.

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Editors' Review

by   / November 20, 2014

TinkerTool for Mac provides quick access to otherwise buried settings and features. Through this app, you can tweak and adjust features as much as you want without worry, because you can always revert everything back to the original settings, with just one click.

Pros

Interface layout: This app's interface is organized by location, with icons arranged across the top of the main viewing window for Finder, Dock, General, Desktop, Applications, Fonts, Safari, and more. When you select one of these locations, the various options for customizing their behavior appear below this menu bar, and you can quickly switch from one to another at will.

Individualized changes: Any of the changes you make through this app apply only to your current user account. Because these aren't systemwide or permanent changes, you don't need Admin privileges to make them, and you don't have to worry about impacting other users if you're on a shared machine.

Cons

Limited Help and descriptions: The only Help available for this program is a FAQs page, and there are no explanations for the items listed that you can change or turn on and off through the app itself. That means you're left basically to just find out what happens when you make changes through trial and error, which is fine because the changes aren't permanent, but much less efficient than it could be with descriptions that are a little clearer.

Bottom Line

TinkerTool for Mac customizes your settings and features. The lack of documentation and descriptions can be off-putting to inexperienced users, but the reversible nature of the changes makes it unlikely you'll do any harm by poking around.

User Reviews
  • All Versions

    4.6

    out of 187 votes

    • 5 star 150
    • 4 star 19
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 8
 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.42

  • The documentation could be updated for macOS 10.15 Catalina because its news embargo is no longer active.
  • The Portuguese user interface has been reviewed for terminology changes in macOS 10.15.

General

Publisher Marcel Bresink Software-Systeme
Publisher web site http://www.bresink.com
Release Date November 01, 2019
Date Added November 01, 2019
Version 7.42

Category

Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Tweaks Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac
Additional Requirements
  • macOS Catalina
  • macOS Mojave
  • macOS High Sierra
  • macOS Sierra
  • OS X El Capitan
  • OS X Yosemite
  • OS X Mavericks

Download Information

File Size 1.39MB
File Name External File

Popularity

Total Downloads 111,090
Downloads Last Week 42

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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