Cocktail

Category: 

Description of App: 

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets you clean, repair and optimize your Mac. It is a powerful digital toolset that helps hundreds of thousands of Mac users around the world get the most out of their computers every day. The application serves up a perfect mix of maintenance tools and tweaks, all accessible through a clean and easy to use interface. Cocktail's features are arranged into five categories that helps you manage various aspects of your computer. It also comes with an automatic Pilot mode that allows you to simply press a button and relax, knowing that Cocktail will take care of the rest. Use Cocktail to: S.M.A.R.T. status of disks Enable or disable journaling Repair disk permissions Reset home directory permissions and Access Control Lists Set disk sleep (spindown) time Enable or disable Sudden Motion Sensor Run periodic maintenance scripts Purge inactive memory and optimize virtual memory usage Enabled or disable virtual memory swapping Manage Spotlight indexing Erase Spotlight indexes Modify Time Machine settings Rebuild Launch Services database Change startup mode or set startup delay Force empty the Trash Disable startup sound Disable Notification Center Clear system caches Clear user caches Clear font caches Clear virtual memory swap files Clear temporary files Clear Internet caches Clear cookies, download lists, form values and history files Clear Adobe Flash Player caches and cookies Search for corrupted preference files Delete unnecessary localization (language resources) files Clear and manage (view, print and save) log files Clear DNS cache Delete invisible DS Store files Delete locked or inaccessible items Change speed, duplex and MTU of network cards Easily optimize network settings for common connection types Modify IP configuration parameters Configure the built-in (File Sharing) OS X file server Customize look and features of Finder, Dock, login window and other system services Modify hidden settings of Safari, Mail, iTunes and QuickTime

Version: 

6.4.8

Free or Paid: 

Paid

Version Of macOS App Was Tested On: 

10.7 and 10.8

Accessibility Comments: 

Fully accessible with voiceover!

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

Cocktail does so many things that I've only scratched the surface, even though I've used it for years. My favorite section is "pilot" which runs all maintenance scripts, clears all cashes and repairs permissions, and then the program closes itself when pilot is done!