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Cocktail
Cocktail
3.5
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General maintenance and optimization utility.

3.5
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$19.00
One-Time Purchase

Cocktail overview

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for macOS 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.

What’s new in version 16.2.2

Updated on Jan 30 2023

  • Address an issue in which Cocktail may not work properly on systems that were running macOS Monterey and were (instead of a clean install) upgraded to macOS Ventura
  • Resolves a number of compatibility issues with macOS Ventura discovered in the previous release of Cocktail
  • Updated Launch Daemons
  • Made clean-up of environment variables more reliable
  • Added a workaround for a technical issue in macOS which could cause some sandbox-protected applications to revert modified preference settings if they were restarted to soon after changing the setting
  • In order to avoid unintentional selection of some options by mouse clicks resulting from window reordering, the empty spaces behind option texts have been made unsensitive to clicks
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Information

License

Shareware

Size

2.9 MB

Downloads

1116426

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • macOS 13 or later
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Cocktail qualities

Value
4.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
1.0
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Pepper131
Pepper131
Nov 4 2022
16.0
5.0
Nov 4 2022
5.0
Version: 16.0
Was very good, but will not install under Ventura , says from internet?
Kenm22
Kenm22
Sep 11 2022
15.3.4
5.0
Sep 11 2022
5.0
Version: 15.3.4
I had the same problem as many others. Cocktail will not hold its registration. This through more than one release. Repeated efforts to contact the developer all failed. Asking for refund of money just paid. I don't get it. I've used Cocktail since version 3 and always found it to be pretty much bug free and found the developer to be quite friendly and helpful. Something has certainly changed.
pettifogger0712
pettifogger0712
Aug 29 2022
15.3.3
0.0
Aug 29 2022
0.0
Version: 15.3.3
Is ANYONE able to make contact with maintain.se? Whenever I post a query in their support site's message area it stays permanently stuck on "Sending....." Help!
kaufmannn009
kaufmannn009
Aug 10 2022
15.3.3
4.0
Aug 10 2022
4.0
Version: 15.3.3
What is going on with this Website and the Company, they/them reluctantly do not answer their users, who pay for their service, when problems arise, this Cocktail has 2 problems, one the registration of it product does NOT SAVE the Purchased item registration, they refuse to respond as receiving numerous reports of failure, and the next issue its not propagating checking version Number. The product can be used one has to re enter registration information after ever use. Any one have any connection with the Co in Stockholm, Sweden where based??? Now the web sit is unreachable. .Version 15.3.3 is Current for Mac.
robfol
robfol
Jun 27 2022
15.3.2
5.0
Jun 27 2022
5.0
Version: 15.3.2
Very good Mac utility app BUT over the last month or two, on two different Macs, Cocktail 15.3 and 15.3.1 keep losing my registration info - I have to re-register almost every time I use the app - Just tried installing 15.3.1 again and the same thing happened again. Sadly "Support" has gone silent and is not answering emails, despite the app being updated recently. PLEASE Maintain respond!
kaufmannn009
kaufmannn009
May 10 2022
15.3.1
4.0
May 10 2022
4.0
Version: 15.3.1
Please overall with cocktail as the application utilils work, My ambivalence re: to Support , it has been 4 days no response from ???? maintain.se support on an issue with registering the product with an already VALID registration #, the application continues to require re inputting before this application is used. Version 15.3.1 am able to use but, having to re input my name , my email and registration numb over and over not appreciated and no response from support , not appreciated..
Smeenex
Smeenex
Mar 1 2022
15.2.2
0.0
Mar 1 2022
0.0
Version: 15.2.2
This is not Apple Silicon (M1) native—it still needs Rosetta 2 installed... Dumb, just dumb!
denis-m-moulin
denis-m-moulin
Jan 27 2022
15.2.1
1.0
Jan 27 2022
1.0
Version: 15.2.1
They are selling lifetime license but ask you to buy again if you upgrade your OS. Poor communication Crooks Poor support Onyx is free and work just as well
Gary30
Gary30
Mar 11 2021
14.3
2.0
Mar 11 2021
2.0
Version: 14.3
Long time user jumping off this train. No upgrade pricing. Plus, this app does nothing significant that is not covered by free/donationware Onyx. I see no compelling reason to pay the kind of money they seek any more.
Sigsgaard
Sigsgaard
Dec 9 2020
14.0
5.0
Dec 9 2020
5.0
Version: 14.0
I bought a lifetime license for Cocktail in 2007. I have never had any problems with the app, or the developer, sometimes there have been a little delay before versions for new versions of MacOS were ready, but I prefer that to having a half finished app. Maintain normally sends me a new license key when nessecary, except once where I wrote to Maintain, and they promptly sent a new license key. Cocktail does what it is ment to, without any problems whatsoever.
StrictlyBagel
StrictlyBagel
Nov 12 2020
13.2.5
0.0
Nov 12 2020
0.0
Version: 13.2.5
Looks like maintain.se is not available anymore? Has the developer gone the way of the Dodo? Update checks within the app don't seem to work anymore either.
qb
qb
Sep 24 2020
13.2.5
0.0
Sep 24 2020
0.0
Version: 13.2.5
Has Maintain closed down? I was a lifetime-paid owner of Cocktail since way back. I was forced to pay to get the BETA version for Catalina. So much for lifetime. Today I wanted to run Cocktail and when I noted I still had the Beta I first tried the apps "check for update". That gave an error. So I tried to go direct to maintain.de and Safari says "Can't find the server" Then I come to MacUpdate and tried to get the 13.2.5 version. This download results in the same error. Did Maintain take my money (and other users' money) and run? Reminds me of when Unsanity.com of FruitMenu, WIndowShade and others did the same. They even asked for customers to pre-order to help them financially then closed down.
ShotBlocker
ShotBlocker
Sep 3 2020
13.2.5
1.0
Sep 3 2020
1.0
Version: 13.2.5
This is not a review per se, it is a discussion of the class of software to which this program belongs. As a public service to the MacUpdate community, I've found as many of these "cleaner" apps on this website as I could and listed them them below. (I did a search for 'cleaner'.) If MacUpdate will let me, I intend to post this every time a new or updated version of one of these things shows up on this site. There are 40 in the list, and it seems like new entries in the 'Mac cleaner' market space pop up every day, metastasizing like a cancer. Unfortunately, more is not better. They are all of dubious value. Many have no reviews at all. Many have what look to be essentially fake 5-star reviews with no useful commentary. Many -- probably the most accurate and honest -- have negative reviews, by users who have been burned by them. Most of the developers' descriptions boast about what a great job they do, but the truth is, there are no good, comprehensive, head-to-head reviews of these programs by impartial 3rd parties. True experts in macOS maintenance advise against using any of them, because in general they serve little useful purpose and they can easily do more harm than good. Macs simply do not need "cleaning." (See for example: https://www.thesafemac.com/the-myth-of-the-dirty-mac/) Some of these programs are notorious for being little more than malware. The user is well-advised to read any program documentation and make a RELIABLE BACKUP before attempting any changes. If I have missed any programs that should be on the list, please leave a comment and let me know. I will rate all these programs with one star, probably one more than they deserve. And I would appreciate comments. If you disagree, please speak up. But if all you can come up with is 5 stars and a sentence or two saying that program X is great and I don't know what I'm talking about, please save your breath. No one here will take you seriously. And I apologize for the almost unreadable formatting, a severe limitation of MacUpdate itself, which compresses maximum text into minimum space, leaving no whitespace for readability. :: BEGIN LIST: : Aooro : App Cleaner & Uninstaller : AutoTrash : AweCleaner : CleanGeeker : Clean Me : Cleaner One Pro : CleanMyMac X : Cocktail : Combo Cleaner : Disk Aid : Disk Cleaner : Disk Cleaner Pro : Disk Expert : Disk Health : DiskKeeper Advanced Cleaner : DiskKeeper Cleaner - Modern : DiskKeeper Pro : Disk Xray : Doctor Disk Cleaner : HD Cleaner : iMac Cleaner : MacBooster : Mac Cleaner : MacClean : MacClean360 : MacCleaner Pro : MacCleanse : MacEnizer : MacMaster : Mojave Cleaner : PowerMyMac : Pro Disk Cleaner : Quick Cleaner : Sensei : Stellar SpeedUpMac : TrashMe 3 : Washing Machine : WeCleanse : Wise Mac Care :: END LIST : :: The only system maintenance tools I recommend are 1) TinkerTool System, a true bargain priced at only $14 for a single license. TinkerTool System is a an exceptional piece of quality engineering, safe when used properly, and superbly documented, with in-depth tutorials for every option. 2) OnyX, from Titanium Software, another excellent developer. 3) I have used Northern Softworks' "Cache Cleaners" in the past (the latest being "Catalina Cache Cleaner," which I have not used) and their products are first rate. As for the rest, listed above, it is safe to say that nobody who really knows what they're doing with Macs and macOS will touch them. Don't get sucked in by a pretty interface. You may very well regret it. -SB
baxsur
baxsur
Aug 27 2020
13.2.5
2.0
Aug 27 2020
2.0
Version: 13.2.5
Decent, but nothing special here.
Macern
Macern
Aug 16 2020
13.2.4
1.0
Aug 16 2020
1.0
Version: 13.2.4
No upgrade price, just pay full price for new version is the message I received from developer when I asked about an price for upgrade. No thanks, I'll find something else to use since most of this is just an fancy front end for commands in Terminal.o
NedC
NedC
Aug 5 2020
13.2.4
1.0
Aug 5 2020
1.0
Version: 13.2.4
Not to keen on the now $
Hermie
Hermie
Jul 2 2020
13.2.3
5.0
Jul 2 2020
5.0
Version: 13.2.3
Just upgraded to the Mojave edition, which is the first time I paid again for ages. 40 percent off the new price which means this falls in line with the normal major version upgrade practice off almost all software companies. According to the email I received this serial number will work for the next five system versions as well. Which is a good thing to know. In the mean time Cocktail is running fine and working as advertised, thank you very much.
davidfoster65-1
davidfoster65-1
Jun 11 2020
13.2.3
1.0
Jun 11 2020
1.0
Version: 13.2.3
Tired, tired, tired of their hand reaching into my wallet EVERY SINGLE TIME the system is updated (frequently this era). Deleted FOREVER!
Macguruguy
Macguruguy
Apr 17 2020
13.2.1
1.0
Apr 17 2020
1.0
Version: 13.2.1
App no longer updates. Getting warnings that website is not safe?
cordina
cordina
Apr 2 2020
13.2.1
1.0
Apr 2 2020
1.0
Version: 13.2.1
Had Cocktail for years, like others here, paid for major upgrades when asked. They seemed to have had a bad period recently with updates and fixes. I thought that they had fixed that. Just updated to 13.2.1 and I also got a demand for a new password. Whatever I was using for 13.2 no longer worked. If they are going to push an upgrade that will force a new payment they should make that clear before you click on the "Install" button. They just can't be trusted so I deleted everything. Onyx works well for me. I liked Cocktail but way too much hassle doing business with them.
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