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General maintenance and optimization utility.

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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 17.1.3

Updated on May 16 2024

  • Addresses an issue where Cocktail reported wrong application's version
  • Added a workaround for a technical issue in macOS which could cause some sandbox-protected applications to revert modified preference
  • Addresses an issue in which Cocktail may not launch at specified time
  • Fixed some minor compatibility issues with macOS Sonoma 14.5
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Information

License

Shareware

Size

2.9 MB

Downloads

1118336

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • macOS 14.0 or later
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What customer like

Performance
Design
Regular updates

What needs improvements

Support
Social media integration
Customization

Cocktail qualities

Value
3.0
Ease of use
4.1
Features
3.5
Reliability
3.0
Customer support
2.0

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Sunburn
Sunburn
May 20 2024
17.1.3
0.0
May 20 2024
0.0
Version: 17.1.3
Was a fan, but no longer. As many others have posted, Maintain has gone to a nickel-dime price model and has become unresponsive. Try OnyX instead.
robfol
robfol
Mar 10 2024
17.1.1
5.0
Mar 10 2024
5.0
Version: 17.1.1
Highly recommended by me. I just updated to V17 for $19 discounted price. Received my receipt in minutes and serial in a couple of hours. IMHO app is brilliant, simple and affordable and far less complex than alternatives, also very regularly updated with detailed email notifications. I use it any time I have a system problem and especial before and after system updates. Only puzzle is why this is still an intel app?
F451
F451
Jan 19 2024
17.0.5
0.0
Jan 19 2024
0.0
Version: 17.0.5
Unfortunately, the end has come with my twenty-year relationship with Cocktail. Maintain (the company behind Maintain) simply no longer honors their commitment, and soliciting support leads to very late or no responses. Cocktail has been around for a while and was excellent at providing a simple, but effective means of execution and utility. However, OnyX does the same and can be used for free, but accepts donations of any amount, should you wish to do so. Another stellar replacement utility is Marcel Bresink’s TinkerTool (which is free) and his outstanding, and extremely feature laden TinkerTool System, which is available for a modest price. Goodbye Maintain, it was fun while it lasted.
zlazkow
zlazkow
Jan 4 2024
17.0.4
0.0
Jan 4 2024
0.0
Version: 17.0.4
unfortunately still not compatible with Silicon Mac.
Wmardis
Wmardis
Nov 23 2023
17.0.2
0.0
Nov 23 2023
0.0
Version: 17.0.2
I've supported Cocktail for years and found it useful. I upgraded to and paid for the Ventura version earlier this year. Now along comes the Sonoma edition. Passwords that used to be good for at least a couple of versions now apparently are good for only one. The "upgrade" price is, well, full retail. And the developer is totally unresponsive, has not responded to at least 3 eMails sent to enquire about this. In my last eMail to the developer I stated that I would dump Cocktail if I didn't receive a response. I've now done so. In the past I've highly recommended Cocktail. Now I strongly recommend AGAINST it.
nairiew2022
nairiew2022
Nov 19 2023
17.0.2
0.0
Nov 19 2023
0.0
Version: 17.0.2
Not sure what's going on with this software developer, but I purchased it back in Oct and bought a Family License and was supposed to receive a license 10 hours later or sooner, but here we are on Nov 19 and still nothing. I have emailed them constantly and even Paddle has as well to no avail.
MauryLU
MauryLU
Oct 30 2023
17.0.1
5.0
Oct 30 2023
5.0
Version: 17.0.1
non si trova la versione 11.7 Big Sur dove é?
ChristianMiller
ChristianMiller
Sep 29 2023
17.0
2.5
Sep 29 2023
2.5
Version: 17.0
I love this software for cleaning out the cruff and damaged cache files. However, their licensing is now based each major version. 7 months ago I finally updated to macOS 13. I needed a new license. Now, I just updated to macOS 14 and I need a new license. And yes, there is really no support.
zlazkow
zlazkow
Jul 11 2023
16.3.6
0.0
Jul 11 2023
0.0
Version: 16.3.6
it needs a "helper" to work on Silicon Mac. I did install it, but will wait until it gets compatible with M1.
gdlow
gdlow
Feb 7 2023
16.3
0.0
Feb 7 2023
0.0
Version: 16.3
NOT a one-time purchase. Will maybe work for a few versions then you need to buy again. Given up.
Macguruguy
Macguruguy
Feb 5 2023
16.2.2
1.0
Feb 5 2023
1.0
Version: 16.2.2
Not only does no one respond from Maintain, but you can't contact MacUpdate through their support email address to ask them to remove this software!
Macguruguy
Macguruguy
Feb 5 2023
16.2.2
1.0
Feb 5 2023
1.0
Version: 16.2.2
Registration not working since version 16.2.2 in Ventura.
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
twaw
twaw
May 19 2024
17.1.3
1.0
May 19 2024
1.0
Version: 17.1.3
robfol
robfol
Mar 10 2024
17.1.1
5.0
Mar 10 2024
5.0
Version: 17.1.1
Macguruguy
Macguruguy
Feb 18 2024
17.1.0
1.0
Feb 18 2024
1.0
Version: 17.1.0
unvv
unvv
Sep 18 2023
17.0
1.0
Sep 18 2023
1.0
Version: 17.0
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jan 30 2023
16.2.3
1.0
Jan 30 2023
1.0
Version: 16.2.3
Annie-Walker
Annie-Walker
Sep 15 2022
15.3.6
1.0
Sep 15 2022
1.0
Version: 15.3.6
kaufmannn009
kaufmannn009
May 10 2022
15.3.1
4.0
May 10 2022
4.0
Version: 15.3.1
denis-m-moulin
denis-m-moulin
Jan 27 2022
15.2.1
1.0
Jan 27 2022
1.0
Version: 15.2.1
Sigsgaard
Sigsgaard
Dec 9 2020
5.0
Dec 9 2020
5.0
Version: null
ShotBlocker
ShotBlocker
Sep 3 2020
1.0
Sep 3 2020
1.0
Version: null
baxsur
baxsur
Aug 27 2020
2.0
Aug 27 2020
2.0
Version: null
Macern
Macern
Aug 16 2020
1.0
Aug 16 2020
1.0
Version: null
NedC
NedC
Aug 5 2020
1.0
Aug 5 2020
1.0
Version: null
Hermie
Hermie
Jul 2 2020
5.0
Jul 2 2020
5.0
Version: null
davidfoster65-1
davidfoster65-1
Jun 11 2020
1.0
Jun 11 2020
1.0
Version: null
cordina
cordina
Apr 2 2020
1.0
Apr 2 2020
1.0
Version: null
Mac5
Mac5
Mar 31 2020
1.0
Mar 31 2020
1.0
Version: null
Altech
Altech
Mar 23 2020
1.0
Mar 23 2020
1.0
Version: null
qwedcxza0
qwedcxza0
Dec 16 2019
5.0
Dec 16 2019
5.0
Version: null
wadcorp
wadcorp
Nov 12 2019
4.0
Nov 12 2019
4.0
Version: null
lsnathan19
lsnathan19
Oct 29 2019
1.0
Oct 29 2019
1.0
Version: null
Tomjwright
Tomjwright
Oct 16 2019
1.0
Oct 16 2019
1.0
Version: null
stuckupstate
stuckupstate
Oct 16 2019
1.0
Oct 16 2019
1.0
Version: null
Septic Monkey
Septic Monkey
Aug 22 2019
0.5
Aug 22 2019
0.5
Version: null
Pjot
Pjot
Aug 14 2019
0.5
Aug 14 2019
0.5
Version: null
Cerniuk
Cerniuk
Jul 6 2019
3.0
Jul 6 2019
3.0
Version: null
JacAbu
JacAbu
Jun 20 2019
1.0
Jun 20 2019
1.0
Version: null
Ozron
Ozron
May 11 2019
0.5
May 11 2019
0.5
Version: null
Widber
Widber
May 10 2019
5.0
May 10 2019
5.0
Version: null
Pepper131
Pepper131
May 7 2019
5.0
May 7 2019
5.0
Version: null
yosuke
yosuke
May 6 2019
1.0
May 6 2019
1.0
Version: null
Xipper
Xipper
Apr 29 2019
0.5
Apr 29 2019
0.5
Version: null
RRbob
RRbob
Apr 16 2019
4.0
Apr 16 2019
4.0
Version: null
Pross42
Pross42
Apr 15 2019
2.5
Apr 15 2019
2.5
Version: null
tinani
tinani
Apr 15 2019
1.5
Apr 15 2019
1.5
Version: null
MauryLU
MauryLU
Apr 15 2019
5.0
Apr 15 2019
5.0
Version: null
Harry-Wagendorp
Harry-Wagendorp
Apr 15 2019
1.0
Apr 15 2019
1.0
Version: null
Runner1
Runner1
Apr 9 2019
0.5
Apr 9 2019
0.5
Version: null
Mark-7faf4d14
Mark-7faf4d14
Mar 26 2019
5.0
Mar 26 2019
5.0
Version: null
PRjohnson
PRjohnson
Mar 8 2019
5.0
Mar 8 2019
5.0
Version: null
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