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MacPilot Reviews11.1.4

25 May 2020

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

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1920 Riverside
31 December 2019
Version: 11.0.5

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I have their softwares, use them several time. It’s not that good but also not that bad. Especially MacPilot, it is doing simple things that can be done using Mac it self. By the way, talking about the dev, I am sorry, bad side is they upgrade their apps too quickly. Baseline is, I think, they sell apps through bundle and promotion, then they upgrade everything. User must pay. OK, Pay. No Pay, no working softwares. That’s ain’t good for business.
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Vitalii@macudate.com
21 April 2020
Version: 11.1.3
The previously listed price was incorrect. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Aldomiguel
04 January 2020
Version: 11.0.6
They have lost their minds.
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1920 Riverside
31 December 2019
Version: 11.0.5
I have their softwares, use them several time. It’s not that good but also not that bad. Especially MacPilot, it is doing simple things that can be done using Mac it self. By the way, talking about the dev, I am sorry, bad side is they upgrade their apps too quickly. Baseline is, I think, they sell apps through bundle and promotion, then they upgrade everything. User must pay. OK, Pay. No Pay, no working softwares. That’s ain’t good for business.
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iMacWare
23 December 2019
Version: 11.0.5
Wow. This is amazing
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Mac5
23 December 2019
Version: 11.0.5
Ridiculous price.. Greed is killing so many of these developers.. and they don't see it..
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Fariborz
23 November 2019
Version: 11.0.4
Is this price ($99.00) real?!! Could someone please comment on this?!
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BuffaloJohn
06 November 2019
Version: 11.0.4
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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DragonMaster
03 November 2019
Version: 11.0.4
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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Flavum
16 October 2019
Version: 11.0.4
Too many shills and fake reviews to take Koingo or their products seriously. Avoiding this out of principle.
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BillyDee203
07 October 2019
Version: 11.0.3
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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Tom32547
06 October 2019
Version: 11.0.3
Price is out of the park too high.
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Benezz
22 July 2019
Version: 10.15
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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shirleytaylor
26 June 2019
Version: 10.15
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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helengonzaleszx34szrfgbv
24 June 2019
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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karen2378965
14 June 2019
Version: 10.15
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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erpatualdia
04 June 2019
Version: 10.15
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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breathbulopug
02 June 2019
Version: 10.15
It's like my computer just turned into a Swiss Army Knife! I'll admit I was expecting to be impressed, but I ended up being entirely blown away by the functionality of MacPilot altogether. I'm going to be discovering and re-discovering this one for a while, I'm sure. This app is just spilling over with hidden features for your Mac. Seriously… who knew?
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steelesliopu
30 May 2019
Version: 10.15
This is an all-in-one app to the power of eighty-four! It does EVERYTHING. I'm absolutely amazed at how much I can customize my Mac with this thing. Who knew there were so many hundreds of hidden features in every Mac out there? It just blows my mind.
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seploodonlifs
28 May 2019
Version: 10.15
Amazing how much Apple has hidden to streamline the average user experience. MacPilot gives those decisions to you. Now you can hide or show as much or as little as you want. There are basically no limits here! It's like rediscovering your Mac all over again from the top down, which I'm sure many would agree is a truly magical experience.
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tranraropgo
26 May 2019
Version: 10.15
Some things this app has shown me are things I didn't even know I needed but can't live without now. And it just does so much that I feel like I'm discovering new things about it all the time. Absolutely genius, this one.
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0.5
YHC
31 December 2018
Version: 10.15
1. Very Bad Support (No Response) 2. On their website, they said you can use MacPilot 9 forever without upgrading it to 10, BUT actually you cannot use MacPilot 9 on macOS Mojave (this 9th version will reject you to launch the app on Mojave, so you must use version 10 on Mojave. That means you must pay it again if you are using the newest macOS). Conclusion: If you upgrade macOS to the newest version yearly, you must pay this app yearly. This developer is such a LIAR.
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0.5
waryuser
03 December 2018
Version: 10.15
Oh look, three paid reviews.
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5
thanddeceva
17 October 2018
Version: 10.13.0
Perfect for getting some control back over Mojave.
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4.5
tielodalri
15 October 2018
Version: 10.13.0
I miss the older interface, but the new version is way more stable!
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teforcoja
14 October 2018
Version: 10.13.0
My second must-install app after a fresh install of OS X.
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George-Baron
12 October 2018
Version: 10.12.0
You advertise a $15.00 cost for today's apps. However when you go to the MacPilot page in Macupdate it's $29.95??????
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Michael-Spencer
13 September 2018
Version: 10.1.1
I'm surprised by the number of apps that control the startup chime. I was looking for something to ADD a chime to these new systems that don't have one! Any ideas?
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DragonMaster
02 July 2018
Version: 10.1.1
Easy to use and creates amazing things in your OS that can be reversed instantly if you choose to.
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georgecxole
24 April 2018
Version: 9.1.4
Amazing app. Really helpful and savvy.
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DragonMaster
24 February 2018
Version: 9.1.1
Support stinks! Takes months to get a response. On the other hand it works really well. Its system maintance features are very good.
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waynem77590
16 February 2018
Version: 9.1.1
I was hoping that it would be able to change the system fonts to a larger scale without having to decrease the display resolution
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1.5
Kendrew
14 February 2018
Version: 9.1.1
The only reason I purchased MacPilot 9 (using MacOS 10.13.3) was because Promo MacUpdate listed “Add spacers and stacks to your Dock” among the most popular features. I have a very congested Dock with lots of minuscule apps icons. It would be ideal if I could group similar apps into “stacks” - and then the fewer individual icons in the dock would be therefore of a more suitable size. I could not find any info in Mac Pilot as to how to create stacks - - - unless they are referring to the “auto stack” which is created for “Recent Applications”. I sent a query to Koingo several days ago but have not yet received a response. I find the MacPilot ‘guide’ difficult to absorb - it is certainly not “intuitive” from my point of view. Not happy.
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Eveningclouds
08 August 2017
Version: 9.0.9
Software I buy allows me to use it on all my computers, in my case the desktop at work and the laptop portable or at home. This one is one computer only, meaning I'd have to buy two copies to cover my personal uses. Even greedy Adobe lets you use their software at home and at work. I like the software, but the licensing policy doesn't fit the way most people use computers (or it does, and these folks are just squeezing users for as much as they can get). Note: am NOT opposed to paying fair prices. I understand development costs etc.
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josephjsam111
21 March 2017
Version: 9.0.5
new and this works fine thank you
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Dougster
19 March 2017
Version: 9.0.5
Thank you for reinstating the startup chime mute.
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Dougster
15 March 2017
Version: 9.0.4
What's happened to the 'mute startup chime' preference? I do not see it listed in 9.0.4
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4.5
behnamsammak
14 March 2017
Version: 9.0.4
Systemtool zum Aktivieren und Deaktivieren versteckter Einstellungen und Features sowie zum Optimieren und Reparieren von Mac-Betriebssystemen; passt darüber hinaus verschiedene Einstellungen an die eigenen Bedürfnisse des Nutzers an, etwa durch Deaktivieren der Menübar oder durch Aktivieren eines Dock-Schutzes, sodass dieses nicht verändert werden kann. Sehr zu empfehlen.
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graydereikson
11 March 2017
Version: 9.0.3
This is by FAR the best incarnation of MacPilot yet. Version 9 feels like a native OS X app!
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sheralyncomby
07 March 2017
Version: 9.0.1
Wow. I had no idea so many hidden features were tucked away inside my Mac. The level of customizability that this app reveals is just insane. Whether it's something as simple as putting spacers in my Dock and muting the startup chime or something as obscure as configuring iPhoto to have a certain opacity in its adjustment windows, it's all here… all just one click away. Seriously.
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Big Johnson
24 February 2017
Version: 8.1
I received the following email from Koingo on 2/15/17:
Koingo confirmed its authenticity.

Critical Bug Fix: Immediate Action Required

Due to recent system software updates, the internal automatic updaters inside our products are broken. This bug has been fixed in the latest version of our apps. Please ensure you download the most recent version of the apps that you own from us to ensure you are not missing any critical security fixes. Follow the steps below. For App Store buyers must follow the steps in our FAQ to move to the retail version (for free) first.
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0.5
teovela
16 February 2017
Version: 8.1
What the hell I can't run it! Nothing works(
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Big Johnson
11 February 2017
Version: 8.1
"This version has not yet been fully qualified with macOS Sierra, but is now mostly working."

Way to go, Koingo!
Thanks for the "mostly working" software.

Why waste time thoroughly testing your app when you can just let your customers be the guinea pigs?

After all, that’s what the disclaimer in the license is there for, right?
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Big Johnson
15 June 2016
Version: 8.0.6
This app has not yet been updated to protect against the Sparkle updater framework vulnerability that was discovered in Jan. 2016. Apps that use a vulnerable version of Sparkle and an unencrypted HTTP channel for server updates are at risk of being hijacked to transmit malicious code to end users.
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Big Johnson
23 January 2016
Version: 8.0.6
Found two more non-working functions:

Finder>Features>Quicklook: Allow text selection.
Startup>Mute startup chime

I'm aware that Quicklook text selection does NOT work in El Capitan, so I was surprised to see the function listed without any sort of notice that this function isn't available in OS X 10.11.
I thought maybe they'd found a way to make it work, but nope - it's useless (like koingo).

Even the very basic muting of the startup chime doesn't work!

Can't Koingo do ANYTHING right? (answer = NO).

OS X 10.11.2 & 10.11.3
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Big Johnson
06 January 2016
Version: 8.0.6
I installed MacPilot an hour ago and already found a bug. No surprise there since it's Koingo software!

I installed it solely to securely delete a folder since my Path Finder won't do anything requiring a password right now and I USED to prefer MP over Cocktail/Onyx for its many extra functions.

It deleted the folder correctly.
But now it deletes EVERYTHING securely even though the "securely" box is UNchecked for erasing.

I uninstalled MacPilot to see if it would do that from a clean install or if it just got stuck in secure mode after I'd used it.

After re-installing I created an empty folder in my Downloads folder and used MP to erase it, making sure the "Securely" box was UNchecked (which it is by default).
I was asked for my password and then MP displayed a message that read: "Securely Deleting Folder MacPilot test Completed."

I didn't WANT it deleted securely!
Forgive me Koingo, I forgot that you know what the user needs better than the user does, and your software will function accordingly. I'm sure you had a good reason for overwriting an empty folder multiple times.

IDIOTS!

ALL Koingo software should come with a can of bug killer because you're gonna need it!
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fwilkinson
02 November 2015
Version: 8.0.5
Seems ok got a new Mac and going nuts installing all sorts of things hopefully I don't mess up with these settings
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Gary30
14 October 2015
Version: 8.0.2
A little perspective seems to be in order: I am a Mac user, consultant and, now retired, a hobbyist going back to the late 80's. In the interest of UI simplification and reducing support costs, I have watched control taken away from ordinary users of OS X with successive updates. Apps such as MacPilot allow experienced users and inveterate tinkerers such as myself to retake control while staying in the graphical UI. Moreover, developers of these utility apps offer warnings and guidance for certain settings that can lead to trouble. As best I can determine, MacPilot offers more tweaks, better organized access to tweaks, and more diligent cautions/warnings than its competitors. Sure, there are free alternatives such as Secrets, CLIX ands others. But as you update your machines, the tweaks offered up for free by these developers may no longer apply, lead to weird problems, etc. as API's are deprecated and the UNIX underpinnings are themselves updated. It is hard to make a living developing free software and even harder to keep it current. So, they can't and don't. Also, there are developers who offer free UI's for selected tweaks as sidelines. But not nearly as many tweaks, and without nearly as much documentation/support as MacPilot. Ya gotta ask yourselves, folks: As you update your copy of OS X, does the ability to continue getting "under the hood" with ease and prudence via a UI have value? Consider that you are getting OS upgrades for free. To me, maybe $15 or so isn't a bad deal. I am not shilling' for Koingo here; I have a downrev version of MacPilot and am using a downrev version of OS X myself. But I don't understand all the bad feelings toward those folks. Maybe haters just gonna hate. I dunno.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
09 October 2015
Version: 8.0.1
Yet another paid upgrade. Yuck. Glad I got off this train some years ago. No regrets.
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frankmclynn
09 October 2015
Version: 8.0
Paid for a download through MacUpdate Got Version 8 but the access codes(eMail address) will not allow me to register the software version. Tried a number of times and then my account was blocked. This appears to be some kind of SCAM Frank McLynn
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hwgray
06 October 2015
Version: 8.0
Surely, this is v8.0b1! "New in Version 8 No commands available Description No feature selected. Please select one for" "Recent Additions" is the same. "Descriptions" read "This feature could use some work. It" "Helps maintain compatibility with older" "Both Pages and Keynote have several" "Automatically save all changes to make" WTF, Koingo! If sentences are left unfinished, who knows what else has likewise been left unfinished? I *love* MacPilot, especially since you changed the icon. (Though they may not matter to other people, icons matter to me. I still miss the Happy Mac at start-up.) I've used MP happily since '04. But, the way that you've half-assed v8 makes me wonder whether it might not be time for me to move on.
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