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Cockpit is the missing Mac control center for all your apps and tasks.

Extremely Versatile

Use Cockpit for running almost any task with a click of a button. Thanks to its plugin based architecture, Cockpit is highly extendable: you set the limits!

And with its super easy approach it is perfect for newcomers and pros.

Preinstalled Controls Plugins

  • System tasks (CPU, RAM usage and more)
  • Burn discs
  • Batch image editing
  • Batch file renaming
  • Control iTunes (supports cover art, ratings)
  • Control safari (fast bookmark access, switch tabs, ...) more...

What's New

Version 2.0.1:
  • Fixed minor bugs reported by our users.


  • Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
  • 1 GB RAM.

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Id_Ego_SuperEgo Member IconReview+60

That was quite a steep jump, from 1.03 to 2.01! All in a couple of months time (and with no intermediate releases!)! In other words, a rip-off!
And hoping for an encouraging pat on the shoulder? The developer must be as naïve as he's tricky, a terrible combination!

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Version 2.01

agreed!...i just got this app for a couple of months and it said that it needs to update (so i did..overwriting my purchased version)...and the next thing you know, it telling me that if i want to continue to use the new version (after it trial period), i got to pay for that app (again)!!...that was green & slimy, indeed!

Tachy0n Member IconReview+34

I want to like this kind of menu bar app, but this one is a little strange for me.
I really don't see how this saves you much time over built-in functions such as the Dock. There are no savings in mouse clicks, at least for the Controls that ship with the product.
It appears that it might be aimed at beginners, but then they would have to learn new non-standard ways of doing things. If they visit a friend's mac without Cockpit, they'll be lost.

Also, the 'System' panel on 10.5.8 on PowerPC gave wild CPU and RAM usage percentages, such as 900%.

Those things said, it does combine several functions, so it could replace a few separate menu bar apps you may have and save some menu bar real estate.

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Version 1.0.2
Walruscp Member IconComment+135

I have tried to install several extra controls, but I keep getting an error message saying no such directory exists.

Any ideas?

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Version 1.0.1
Eindietmar (Developer)


Please try to repair your rights on your system harddisk. This should solve the problem;)

cheers dietmar


I repaired all permissions (twice), and I still get the same error message.

Eindietmar (Developer)


Installing controls has been fixed with version 1.0.3 of Cockpit:)

cheers dietmar

Gmax Member IconComment+70

Play/Stop button control doesn't seem to work with iTunes 9.1.1 on 10.5.8.

Also, it would be nice if the Play/Stop actually changed visual states if it was playing or paused/stop.

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Version 1.0.1
Fribhey Member IconComment+31

Every time i quit itunes it automatically relaunches. The only way I can quit itunes is to quit cockpit first and then quit itunes - this of course makes cockpit completely worthless as an itunes controller if it never allows me to quit itunes.

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Version 1.0
Eindietmar (Developer)


Thanks for your feedback. Cockpit needs an application which it should control, launched. Therefore the control which is activaly choosen in the Cockpit window will always restart the application the control should control. To quit that application simply choose another control in the Cockpit window;) Simple as that;9

cheers dietmar

Eindietmar (Developer) Member IconDev+2
Eindietmar (Developer)

HI, Thanks for your feedback.

The itunes controller issurely included in the demo version so just choose the itunes controller on top of the cockpit window and you are ready to go.

Do you mean that the checkbox next to the itunes control is greyed out in the Preferences? This doesn´t mean that it is deactivated. Cockpit let´s you only uncheck those controls that are not choosen within the cockpit window.

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Version 1.0
Lvdoc Member IconComment+535

When I opened it, I did not see iTunes as one of the pre-installed app controls. Is this feature disabled in the demo? If so, you just lost my sale.

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Version 1.0
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Version 2.0.1
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Version 2.01
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Downloads 4,412
Version Downloads 1,327
License Commercial
Date 09 Apr 2011
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $29.99