Cocktail 9.1

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User Rating: 2.6 (25 votes)

Cocktail is an award winning general purpose utility for Mac OS X. It is a smooth and powerful digital toolset with a variety of practical features that simplifies the use of advanced UNIX functions and helps Mac users around the world to get the most out of their computers. Cocktail is installed at more than 200 000 computers world wide. The largest part being private individuals, but Cocktail can also be found at large international companies (Puma, Sony), educational institutions (Harvard University, University of Texas) or newspapers (The New York Times, Business Week).

The application serves up a scrumptious mix of maintenance tools and interface tweaks, all accessible via a comprehensive graphical interface. Most of Cocktail's major features are arranged in five basic categories. In addition, a Pilot lets you clean, repair and optimize your system with one click of the button.

Disks
• Automatically check SMART (Self Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) status of disks
• Enable or disable journaling on selected disk
• Repair disk permissions permissions on selected disk
• Reset home directory permissions and Access Control Lists
• Set disk sleep (spindown) time
• Modify sleep settings for portable computers
• Allow or prevent mounting of external disks during system startup
• Enable or disable Sudden Motion Sensor

System
• Run periodic maintenance scripts
• Enable or disable Spotlight indexing of selected disk
• Erase Spotlight index for selected disk
• Set backup interval and modify other Time Machine settings
• Rebuild Launch Services database
• Update locate and whatis databases
• Change startup mode
• Set startup delay
• Force empty Trash
• Enable Kiosk mode

Files
• Clear system caches, component caches, data detectors caches, Directory Service caches, dynamic link editor's (dyld) shared cache, kernel caches, user caches, ColorSync caches, Dock caches, Java caches, QuickLook caches, QuickTime caches and font caches (including font caches created by applications from Adobe, Microsoft and Quark)
• Clear trojan horses and worms such as Astht (AplS.Saprilt, Hovdy), Inqtana, iServices, Leap (CME-4, Oomp), RSPlug (Jahlav), Lamzev, PokerStealer or other malwares that may harm your system in any way.
• Clear CUPS (Common Unix Printing System) job files, core files, virtual memory swap files and other temporary files
• Clear Internet caches, cookies, download lists, form values, history files and page icons created by Safari, Camino, Firefox, OmniWeb, Opera and Shiira web browsers
• Search for corrupted preference files
• Manage (view, print and save) log files
• Clear log files (manually or automatically rotate and/or remove archived copies of log files)
• Delete DS Store files from disks or folders and their subfolders
• Allow or prevent DS Store files creation on network volumes
• Delete locked or inaccessible items
• Lock or unlock files and folders

Network
• Change speed, duplex and MTU of network cards
• Easily optimize network settings for common connection types (Dial-up/PPP, Bluetooth/GPRS/EDGE, Satellite, DSL/PPPoE, Cable modem and Fiber/FiOS)
• Manually modify TCP receive and send window sizes, TCP slow link window size, UDP outgoing datagram size, UDP receive buffer size, receive and send buffer sizes for local stream sockets as well as state of delayed ACKs, NewReno Fast Recovery and RFC-1323 extensions
• Configure the built-in (File Sharing) Mac OS X file server

Interface
• Customize look and features of Finder, Dock, Safari, Exposé, login window and other system services
• Modify hidden settings of Address Book, Backup, Disk Utility, iCal, iTunes, Mail, QuickTime X, Remote Desktop, Screen Sharing and Terminal

Pilot
• Clean, repair and optimize your system with one click of the button
• Schedule clearing of system, user and Internet caches, clearing of log files...

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File Size: 2 MB License: Trialware Price: $14.95
Platform: Mac OS X
System Requirements: Mac 10.4+
Downloads: Total: 291 | This Month: 15 Released: 2015-11-05
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