MacPilot
MacPilot
11.0.4

4.0

MacPilot free download for Mac

MacPilot

11.0.4
16 October 2019

Enable over 1,200 hidden features in OS X and other apps.

Overview

MacPilot gives you the power of UNIX and the simplicity of Macintosh, which means a phenomenal amount of untapped power in your hands! Use MacPilot to unlock over 1,200 features, and access them all with the easy and familiar Macintosh user interface. No command line tools or complicated file operations!

Display hidden files in the Finder, disable the startup chime, add spacers and stacks to the Dock, change the screenshot file format, run maintenance tools, tweak network settings, force empty the Trash, and tons more. Keep yourself in awe and busy for days as you discover how much Mac OS X has "under the hood".

Get out of the passenger seat and take control of your Mac. Set your login window picture, use the screensaver as your Desktop, modify advanced file permissions (ACL), change the system welcome message, enable simultaneous recordings in QuickTime, view system logs, or enable the Debug menu in numerous apps.

What's new in MacPilot

Version 11.0.4:
  • Fixed Full Disk Access warning on systems below Mojave

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Espiridion
19 January 2014

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Interesting. MacUpdate bashes Koingo yet sells software by spammers and unethical companies (e.g., ondesoft, wondershare, etc.) via MUpromo. I'm a customer of both MacUpdate and Koingo. Although both parties have been quite immature, this is NOT about taking sides. It's supposed to be a place to post real reviews of the actual software. With all due respect to Peter and the people who agree with him, what does his 1.5-star review have to do with the actual use of the software? I just checked the "awful and very confusing" licensing: "...we occasionally charge upgrade fees for products. Upgrades are always free if you had purchased a retail copy of the previous version within the past six months. Also, if you own the Software CD or Utility Package Pro, upgrades are free. However, for everyone before the six month cut-off period or those with a promotional copy, a small upgrade fee is required. In the entire history of Koingo Software, we have never charged for a program update more than once in any given year. Also, any upgrade licenses before 2006 have been converted into full licenses. Lastly, any users who purchased our products through special promotions before 2006 have been granted a free lifetime Utility Package Pro, as well as for users who had donated when we had links on our web site..." Based on this, and history, people have been able to purchase a Koingo app and get free updates (not a major upgrade) even if the time period is longer than 6 months. And licenses are valid for both Mac & PC. That aside, on to the application itself. I have Tinker Tool and Tinker Tool System, as well as Cocktail and others. MacPilot gives me a wealth of information and options via a single application. Some of these options overlap with other software, but MacPilot saves me some time by having it all in one place. As Ken420 mentioned below, MacPilot's price is $29.95 (For some reason posting accurate information resulted in frownies to Ken420). At this price it can be expensive if you don't use or need all of MacPilot's features and also if you have alternative applications. I haven't had the need to use the advanced features. I'm sure some people will definitely find those useful. I've rarely contacted Koingo for support, but they've always been great. The only downside has been perhaps their discontinued software, but it hasn't been a big deal. IIRC they had a periodic table of elements back in the days before OS X.
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Version 6.0.2
BuffaloJohn
06 November 2019
I will not be using MacPilot any longer... developers have become extremely greedy in general. Apple's free OS has caused many devs to believe they now have a license to steal. I've used MacPilot for over a decade. The product has changed little in all those years. I am not picking on this dev alone. Many are doing this yearly upgrade crap. Those are the apps I am replacing or doing without. I have always believed in a clean install for a new OS. I properly utilize iCloud so doing this is now rather painless. It also makes many utilities unnecessary. There are options for MacPilot. Terminal isn't as daunting as you think... any feature offered by MacPilot can be accomplished with very little effort. Backup properly is the only real way to be protected... Goodbye to all Koingo apps for me. Other people can pay for no upgrade upgrades or subscriptions. I changed my email address to a temporary email address and no longer use a single Koingo app. Upgrade policy is as important as the software itself. I will be held hostage by any software. I loved MacPilot at one time. I now consider it a 2 star app. This low rating is due to the high cost of ownership.
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Version 11.0.4
DragonMaster
03 November 2019
This is the be all to end all of Mac utilities!!! There's virtually nothing you can't do with it on your Mac! Support without equal. Innovative. You can do things with and to your Mac that Apple never dreamed the user would be able to do!!!
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Version 11.0.4
Flavum
16 October 2019
Too many shills and fake reviews to take Koingo or their products seriously. Avoiding this out of principle.
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Version 11.0.4
BillyDee203
07 October 2019
Went to upgrade my version 10.5 to version 11 and only presented with the subscription option. Looks like this will be one piece of software I'll be doing without when I perform my next macOS upgrade! I understand that developers need to earn money but I leaned from Adobe about being nickled and dimed to death! Not into the subscription game and avoid any and all software using that model, especially for a piece of software I rarely used. Looks like I'll have to wait until a more viable option to either upgrade or do another purchase comes along!
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Version 11.0.3
Tom32547
06 October 2019
Price is out of the park too high.
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Version 11.0.3
Benezz
22 July 2019
MacPilot combines everything you've ever imagined were possible with your Mac! I'm still reeling a bit over the price of this one. You don't expect it to do all that it does for that cheap! Finally an app that gives back way more than what you initially paid for it. I'm impressed. Very impressed. Awestruck, even.
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Version 10.15
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Flavum
Flavum
05 November 2019
Fake review
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Version 11.0.4
shirleytaylor
26 June 2019
I've heard of being able to modify the way your Mac works with terminal commands and messing around with all that stuff, but I've always been too afraid to try it. For that reason alone, I'm glad I discovered this app! MacPilot is a safe way to screw around and discover things you never even imagined were possible with your Mac. Don't like the modification you just did? Just click the button again. It's honestly that simple.
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Version 10.15
I feel like the word "tweak" is an understatement. You can do SO much with this application. More than you can even imagine. I promise you.
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Version 10.15
karen2378965
14 June 2019
I feel like I'm never going to need another app for as long as I live. This one does it all. Everything. Even things you wouldn't expect - seriously, it's all here. I can't even express how much I have to recommend MacPilot. Everyone and their dog should own it. Hands down.
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Version 10.15
erpatualdia
04 June 2019
MacPilot is the best of its kind that I've used. It gets updated the most frequently, the developer is the most responsive to support and ideas, and it's functionality is just the smoothest I've seen yet. This is a must-have for all you die-hard Mac fans out there, and even those who aren't die-hards. This is just an essential app for everybody. Go for it.
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Version 10.15
$99.00

4.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.13.0 or later
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