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iTweaX is a free utility to reveal some useful hidden features and maintenance tools for OS X 10.5 through 10.9 (versions for OS X 10.5 through 10.8 are available from 'Related Links', below).
  • User friendly GUI.
  • Uses very low system resources.
  • Maintenance tools.
  • Optimize OS X with no knowledge.
  • Many OS X tweaks for Finder, Dock, Safari, Mail, etc.
  • Clean handling of preferences! When you disable a hidden tweak it will be 100% removed (not so with other tweak tools).
  • Only hidden features - so no cluttered GUI.
  • Restoring Tweaks.
  • It's free!
  • more...

What's New

Version 5.0.3:
  • Optimised kernel cache cleaning (kextcache and pre-link kernel - recommended when your OS X 10.9.x system boots slow)

Requirements

OS X 10.9 or later

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Psychiatry Member IconReview+108
Psychiatry
+0

iTweax is great. I am happy it is free. But I am horrified.

My greatest misgiving about iTweax is that the developer is UNKNOWN. He/she has no name, no email address, no physical address. Thus, if the developer sold iTweax to a MALWARE COMPANY, we would get infected with iTweax as the trojan..

Thus for our safety, I recommend staying away from iTweax since it needs administrative rights to use. And this gives it the open door to introduce MALWARE into our Macs.

iTweax's developer has to show his/her name, email address, and physical address so we know they are taking responsibility for their work and our safety.

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Version 5.0.3
Domes
+0

I agree with your thoughts but disagree with stars.
Those are two different things.
You may address to MU to check with developer a way to contact him.
So long Tweak exists I have never read about malware, backdoor and so on.
Cheers.

GeoProf Member IconComment+889
GeoProf
+0

A quick but important question: Can the permissions for an installation of OS 10.7.5 on a portable USB or FireWire drive be accurately fixed by Apple’s Disk Utility from an OS 10.6.8 startup disk? In other words, are permissions OS-specific, or can one OS’s Disk Utility accurately fix the perms of a different OS?

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Version 5.0.3
Brooklyn_Al Member IconComment+182
Brooklyn_Al
+1

When I check for updates always receive an error message....Anyone else have this problem? Running Mavericks 10.9.1 and iTweax version 5.0.3.

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Version 5.0.3
Hmfwic
+0

5.0.3 and 10.9.2.

Roes Member IconReview+13
Roes
+0

After that shatter all applications, pay the price for maintenance. I find with this demand between / 80 to 100% solution to the technical problems, (from my point of view, there is a strange thing that drives me love this application)
Thanks and appreciation for the developer.

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Version 5.0.3
Rpmurray
+2

Huh?

polocanada
+0

he says he is in love, no wonder it's confusing in the beginning. Hope the love stays where it is in the rainy days too :)

Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3699
Jazzyguy
+2

I am enjoying this Free App. It does indeed show a lot of tweaks,some of which I didn't know about.

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Version 5.0.2
Deltaman Member IconComment+7
Deltaman
+5

This developer deserves our praise for being 1st to release a Mavericks-compatible Tweaker/Maintenance tool!

In 10.9 as well as prior OSX versions, 2D/3D Dock has only applied to Dock appearance when positioned at bottom of my display; dunno if this true for other users...(???)

However, the "2D" toggle in iTweaks 5 doesn't alter my Dock's 3D tray appearance even when positioned at the bottom. (It does quit/relaunch when I click "Apply".)

Anyhow, I'm contentedly "stuck" with a 2D Dock on my 27" display, because accessing the Dock from either side is easier/faster than keeping it at the bottom — which often requires me to lift & drop the mouse to get there.

So, I'm really hoping to find a way to restore Dock Transparency, which has been disabled by default in 10.9. That new, military gray background must satisfy the post-apocalyptic esthetic which seems to have overwhelmed Jony Ive recently. I could forgive his obsession, except the gray messes with legibility of fine details and the app status lights on my Dock Icons. I found a bucket-full of PNG resources inside the Doc.app, and I suspect that some combination of 'em is responsible for generating the Dock background. If that's true. then Dock transparency is probably beyond the scope of apps that "tweak" hidden settings, since some PNG resources might need altering (hacking) in order to restore Dock transparency.

I'm hoping some geek wot's smarter 'n' me spots my lament, and will offer some useful insights on how to restore Dock transparency... TIA!!!

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Version 5.0.0
Deltaman Member IconComment+7
Deltaman
+0

This developer deserves our praise for being 1st to release a Mavericks-compatible Tweaker/Maintenance tool!

In 10.9 as well as prior OSX versions, 2D/3D Dock has only applied to Dock appearance when positioned at bottom of my display; dunno if this true for other users...(???)

However, the "2D" toggle in iTweaks 5 doesn't alter my Dock's 3D tray appearance even when positioned at the bottom. (It does quit/relaunch when I click "Apply".)

Anyhow, I'm contentedly "stuck" with a 2D Dock on my 27" display, because accessing the Dock from either side is easier/faster than keeping it at the bottom — which often requires me to lift & drop the mouse to get there.

So, I'm really hoping to find a way to restore Dock Transparency, which has been disabled by default in 10.9. That new, military gray background must satisfy the post-apocalyptic esthetic which seems to have overwhelmed Jony Ive recently. I could forgive his obsession, except the gray messes with legibility of fine details and the app status lights on my Dock Icons. I found a bucket-full of PNG resources inside the Doc.app, and I suspect that some combination of 'em is responsible for generating the Dock background. If that's true. then Dock transparency is probably beyond the scope of apps that "tweak" hidden settings, since some PNG resources might need altering (hacking) in order to restore Dock transparency.

I'm hoping some geek wot's smarter 'n' me spots my lament, and will offer some useful insights on how to restore Dock transparency... TIA!!!

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Version 5.0.0
UserinNEW Member IconReview+10
UserinNEW
+0

Nice program, but when you select "Back files up" when the first screen appears - Only the Password blank is able to be filled and when completed it errors out

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Version 4.0.3
Tommy_Gun Member IconReview+53
Tommy_Gun
+3

Plain simple and awesome tweaker tool. The best!

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Version 4.0.1
BigJohnson
+3

What makes it "the best?" Have you tried all the others?
I'd like to see an in-depth review here of all the similar apps.

I've been using MacPilot and although I've had no trouble with it, am thinking of switching to one of the free alternatives. I've had OnyX installed for a few months but haven't really used it due to already having MacPilot set up.

I'd like to know why one is better than another.
This includes iTweax, TinkerTool, OnyX, Deeper and Secrets.

Charnk
+0

Its full of bugs and i'm weary about using it. Still waiting for Onyx.

BigJohnson
+1

You seem to be the only one experiencing all these "bugs," so perhaps the problem isn't with the app.

Just because you don't like something doesn't make it a bug.

You must be waiting for the Mavericks-compatible version of Onyx to be ready?
That's what you get for installing a new OS as soon as it's released. I never upgrade until a x.x.2 version is released, so Apple can work out some bugs and the third-party software developers have time to upgrade their apps.

MsQueen Member IconComment+1
MsQueen
+0

My main reason for getting this was for the notification for iTunes when a song plays. I used to have that feature enabled using Secrets, but after updating to Mountain Lion, it stopped working. So I tried this app out, and the feature still doesn't work. Anyone else having that issue?

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Version 4.0.0
Cybergoober
+0

Yes, Apple seems to have removed that feature in Mountain Lion.

Tommy_Gun
+0

Yep, this tweak is not working with OS X 10.8
I asked the dev to remove this in a next version.

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Liam_ARTH
Version 5.0.3
user icon+33
Version 5.0.3
user icon+114
Steeps Patrick
Version 5.0.1
user icon+16
Dubois_Cl
Version 5.0.1
user icon+13
Roes
Version 5.0.1
user icon+42
Ali_Egypt
Version 5.0.0
user icon+13
Roes
Version 4.0.3
user icon+40
Priosantos-Jan
Version 4.0.3
user icon+1
staggerdog
Version 4.0.3
user icon+30
WisdomL0RD
Version 4.0.3
> 4 81

Ratings

Overall
(81)
Current Version (5.x)
(10)

Details

Downloads 85,286
Version Downloads 5,080
License Free
Date 28 Dec 2013
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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