Cocktail
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General maintenance and optimization utility.   Shareware ($19.00)
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Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X 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,
What's New
Version 7.4:

Note: Cocktail (Mavericks Edition) requires OS X 10.9 Mavericks to run.

  • Improved launch time
  • Added Retina support
  • Added ability to change default screenshot filename (Interface - General)
  • Added ability to remove date and timestamp from screenshot filenames (Interface - General)
  • Added ability to remove Apple logo from the login screen (Interface - Login)
  • Improvements on the "Clear kernel caches" procedure
  • Added OS X 10.9.3 compatibility
  • Updated uninstaller, Automator actions and Help files

Version 7.4:

Note: Cocktail (Mavericks Edition) requires OS X 10.9 Mavericks to run.

  • Improved launch time
  • Added Retina support
  • Added ability to change default screenshot filename (Interface - General)
  • Added ability to remove date and timestamp from screenshot filenames (Interface - General)
  • Added ability to remove Apple more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.9 or later





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Cocktail User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 7.x:
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knakzi commented on 26 Mar 2014
7.3 seems to have lost track of connected disks including the primary disk ...
[Version 7.3]

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Maintain (developer) replied on 26 Mar 2014
Please use our support form on http://www.maintain.se/cocktail to provide feedback and send your questions. Thank you!
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+3

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Raven. reviewed on 06 Mar 2014
One of the best apps.
[Version 7.2.1]


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+2

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Djefis reviewed on 02 Mar 2014
Excellent software.
[Version 7.2]


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+1

-2

Djemp reviewed on 01 Mar 2014
Excellent little utility
[Version 7.2]


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+4

Unq1 reviewed on 19 Feb 2014
Log file cleaning *still* not fixed in "scheduled cleaning". Started out with 4000 entries(Max) and after cleaning still 4000 entries in console(show all). when will this ever be fixed? Troubleshooting through 4000! entries is not pleasant.
[Version 7.2]

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Maintain (developer) replied on 19 Feb 2014
Which of the logs are you not able to clean? Could you please send us a screenshot of the Console app window (cocktail@maintain.se)? Thank you.
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+4

Kunta-Kinte reviewed on 05 Feb 2014
Well, how about not installing launch agents and daemons without my consent!?
This is one thing I hate in any application; working in background without my knowledge...
[Version 7.1]

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Maintain (developer) replied on 13 Feb 2014
Launch agents or daemons installed by Cocktail are NOT enabled and are NOT working in background. You can verify this using Terminal, for example:

defaults read /Library/LaunchAgents/com.maintain.PurgeInactiveMemory.plist Disabled

A launch agent or daemon installed by Cocktail is only enabled when you choose to do so, for example, by enabling the "Automatically purge inactive memory every X minute(s)" option in Cocktail.

Please contact us (http://www.maintain.se/cocktail/) if you have any more questions.
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Kunta-Kinte replied on 13 Feb 2014
I see...
Again, don't get me wrong, but I can't see why are they installed even if I don't use those options...?!
For example, when I click on "Automatically purge inactive memory every X minute(s)" , then, and only then, Cocktail should ask to install them with an clearly stated explanation why...

I don't have a time, nor I'm willing to check options for every LaunchAgent and Daemon and all the garbage floating around.., I simply don't use software that forces me, every time I start it, to install some shady processes... and because of that my system is stable and functional...

Background processes on OS X from third party developers are in 90% of the time main cause for system instability, whether users know it or not...
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-9

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Mike-Ryan reviewed on 12 Dec 2013
I gave up on this with the transition to Mavericks. It has just turned out to be a piece of useless junk software.
[Version 7.1]

1 Reply

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+1

+1199
Misha replied on 18 Dec 2013
What went wrong with Mavericks?
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-10

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choll reviewed on 10 Dec 2013
A totally over prized program with no really useful options. I also don't see the target market. The experienced user could easily setup the task himself (using Mac OS X provided functions) and the unexperienced user doesn't understand what thats all about.
[Version 7.0.3]


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+8

Fced reviewed on 04 Dec 2013
Very good application to maintain and optimize your system...
I have it for some years now, and i'm always happy with it...
Get it you won't regret it...
I have put 4 stars, because it's always possible to improve a software, but cocktail is perfect...
[Version 7.0.3]


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+1

+1

Macthijs reviewed on 14 Nov 2013
excellent optimization
[Version 7.0.3]


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+31
Maintain had trouble on 16 Jan 2013
You will probably receive an error message when updating Cocktail 6.2.1 (Mountain Lion Edition) to the latest version from within the application. Please ignore it and just click OK. This is a bug in Cocktail 6.2.1 (Mountain Lion Edition) that is now fixed in Cocktail 6.3 (Mountain Lion Edition). It will not appear again in the future.
[Version 6.3]


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+33
JBX had trouble on 27 Mar 2012
515 any good?

Seems any version after 512 is a problem for me. I notice lots of pages refuse to load in safari and says I am not connected to my LAN. Only application I have installed updates for have been Cocktail, so I am presuming that it is the issue w/cleaning cache or system cron scripts (which are the only things I use it for).

I'm using 512 (OSX 10.7.3) w/o issue atm.
[Version 5.1.5]


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justmedan had trouble on 15 Sep 2011
I checked the box in the 'Login' tab so it would only show my administrator account at the Login screen. After I restarted my computer there were NO accounts at my login screen. The only option was "other..." which is useless. I have no way of loging into my computer because there are no accounts to login onto. Please help! I need this problem fixed ASAP!!!!
[Version 5.0.1]


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+31
Maintain had trouble on 07 May 2010
Please send a valid or alternate email address to cocktail@maintain.se. The one you use now is (free.ff) is not working.
[Version 4.7.4]


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+4
Mehmet-Merih had trouble on 13 Apr 2010
Do this maintenance tools change system settings when installed? I wonder.
[Version 4.7.2]

1 Reply

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Mehmet-Merih replied on 13 Apr 2010
I mean default system settings.
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-9

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Doug Engelbart had trouble on 19 Dec 2009
Evil, beware!

Cocktail opens up without any window and without saying what it's doing, but scanning my OSX.5.8 hard drives for endless 60 seconds, then opening an application list showing all my apps and asking: "Where is Cocktail?" Evil! Bad joke for 15$. Only good for trashing it instantly.

Main rating: *°°°°
[Version 4.6.2]


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Parvenu51 had trouble on 06 Nov 2009
I just tried updating to version 4.6 on my Macbook running Snow Leopard 10.6.1 and it would not install no matter what I did. I even tried a clean install by uninstalling the previous version of Cocktail but that had no effect. Each time I had to force quit Cocktail after installing it into my applications folder and then trying to open it up for the first time. I have a 2 GHz Macbook with 4 GB DDR3 memory running Snow Leopard.
[Version 4.6]

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Parvenu51 replied on 06 Nov 2009
Disregard the above trouble as for some reason after I did a restart, it worked. Normally, I would expect a program to inform me that a restart was necessary---Apple's always does.
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alas! had trouble on 19 Mar 2009
My serial code for Cocktail, which worked since I acquired Cocktail in a MacUpdate bundle
some time ago is not accepted for this latest version.
Must owners of previous versions repurchase Cocktail to use the latest edition?
[Version 4.3.2]


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+37
macman8 had trouble on 26 Mar 2008
I have been using Cocktail each evening for a while now, running it in Pilot mode, and having Cocktail automatically shutdown when it has finished. Today, for no logical reason, it stopped automatically shutting down. I trashed its preferences, hoping that would cure it, but it did not. Does the developer have any advice for me here? I'm using the Tiger version, with Mac OS 10.4.11.
[Version 4.0.3]

1 Reply

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 26 Mar 2008
You might want to try the developer's support page:

http://www.maintain.se/cocktail/support.php
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gingerly had trouble on 13 Feb 2008
After using Cocktail (the appropriate version) on my G5 iMac running 10.4.11 and tweaking the network settings last night, I came in the AM after a cold boot to find myself unable to use ALL internet services. Safari gave me a helpful error, something along the lines of "POSIX error, no buffer available" or some-such.

Handily, apple/support/discussions had this nifty thread that explained how to fix it.

Delete the folder /Library/StartupItems/Cocktail.

The helpful discussion in discussion:

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=5865520�

I suggest the programmer either fix or idiot proof this setting area, and anyone who doesn't know precisely what they are doing leave it alone.
[Version 4.0.2]

1 Reply

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Jean-Loup replied on 15 Feb 2008
No such folder : /Library/StartupItems/Cocktail for me running 10.4.8 and Cocktail 3.8.3 TE

Tanone rated on 26 Mar 2014

[Version 7.3]



+8

Aklein3876 rated on 26 Mar 2014

[Version 7.3]



Sigsgaard rated on 06 Mar 2014

[Version 7.2.1]



+36

Zincker rated on 19 Feb 2014

[Version 7.2]



+8

Roes rated on 12 Dec 2013

[Version 7.1]



+4

Lightning rated on 12 Dec 2013

[Version 7.1]



+49

Fishboy rated on 12 Dec 2013

[Version 7.1]



+3

Rangdrol rated on 05 Dec 2013

[Version 7.0.3]



+1

mu-noob rated on 04 Dec 2013

[Version 7.0.3]



+8

Roes rated on 16 Nov 2013

[Version 7.0.3]


Downloads:956,728
Version Downloads:2,760
Type:Utilities : System
License:Shareware
Date:10 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $19.00
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Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X 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.


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