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PlugINCool is a Plugin manager for Mac OS X. Thanks to this software, you can easily add, activate/deactivate and remove plugins for:
  • Dashboard
  • Screen savers
  • Spotlight
  • Preferences Panes
  • QuickLook
  • Web browser
  • iTunes
  • QuickTime
  • Mail
  • Growl
  • Coda
  • Audio Units
  • VST

What's New

Version 2.1:
  • Add support of Audio Units plug-in
  • Add support of VST plug-in
  • Add support of Coda plug-in


Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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Elmarco Member IconComment+8

I contacted the dev about an annoying bug in 2.0.2 : not only he answered almost immediately but the bug was eliminated and 2.0.3 was available within an hour !
Wow !
I requested a Print option too, and I support the ~/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins request, both woulld be great in th future.

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Version 2.0.2
Morpe Member IconComment+28

add support for VST Audio Unit e RTAS plug-in ??

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Version 2.0
Ed-Shiro (Developer)

I need the directory and the extension of the plugin please.


Audio Units: /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components/

VST: /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST/

Ed-Shiro (Developer)

VST extension is .vst
Audio Units extension is .component

it's good ?

Ed-Shiro (Developer)

I add the support of VTS and Audio Units in PlugINCool 2.1.


Small problem, Audio Unit requires Admin privileges.

Protools RTAS path: /Library/Application Support/Digidesign/Plug-Ins
extension .dpm

huuuuuuuuuuuuu thank you!

Peter da Silva Member IconReview+94
Peter da Silva

The user interface is not standard and it's also not very "discoverable".
* The buttons on the lower right should also be on the menu.
* Since they bring up a dialog they should be tagged with ellipses...
* The "Delete..." button should be in a contextual menu as well.
* The control to switch views should be visually distinct from a button, perhaps a labeled arrow.
* The animated rotation for Mac OS Software was surprising: simply having more tabs in the tab bar may have been preferable.
* I still can't figure out how to enable or disable a plugin rather than delete it completely. I would expect this to be a button and a contextual menu.

It looks like it could be a very useful tool, once these quirks are ironed out.

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Version 1.2.1
Peter da Silva

Gah, I don't know why I missed the big blue checkboxes next to the items.


"The user interface is not standard and it's also not very "discoverable."

WHAT? The user interface is clean and beautiful! I don't understand what you mean by saying it's not very "discoverable." It doesn't get any easier to navigate its feature set.

Peter da Silva

Not discoverable:

No cue that the button on the lower left will rotate the window.

No indication that the buttons on the lower right will provide a dialog before deleting the selected item.

No menu items to add/delete/activate or deactivate items.

No menu item to select the application sets.

No contextual menus.

Vagabundo Member IconReview+28

With the addition of activating and deactivating capabilities, PlugINCool just got better! BIG thank you to the developer for creating such an excellent gem.

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Version 1.2
Jrox Member IconComment+1

Nice piece of software. Definitely saves me time when looking for a particular plugin. Kudos to the developer!

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Version 1.1.1
macsolu Member IconComment+163

Instead of "Add" and "Remove", how about the more useful "Enable" and "Disable"?

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Version 1.0
Ed-Shiro (Developer)

I add this in a futur version.

morpe Member IconComment+28

please add support for Audio Unit and VST plug-ins, huu!!!

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Version 1.0
Ed-Shiro (Developer)

I watch your proposition this week-end

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Version 2.1
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Current Version (2.x)


Downloads 8,426
Version Downloads 2,288
License Free
Date 21 Oct 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free