TinkerTool System
TinkerTool System
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TinkerTool System for Mac

12 February 2021

Change advanced OS X settings and more.

What is TinkerTool System for Mac

TinkerTool System is a collection of system utility features helping you in performing advanced administration tasks on Apple Macintosh computers. The application makes use of a self-adapting user interface which automatically adjusts to the computer model and to the version of OS X you are running. All options available in the current situation are accessible via "panes", very similar to the techniques you already know from the System Preferences application. The features are controlled via a single window which allows you to use the application as a general toolbox and First Aid assistant. This includes:

  • Built-in maintenance features of OS X, usually not visible on the graphical user interface;
  • Extended file operations, not available in the OS X Finder;
  • The possibility to access advanced system settings which are not visible in System Preferences;
  • Genuine and unique features of TinkerTool System, designed to resolve typical real-world problems of administrators and to fix the effects of certain defects ("bugs") in the operating system;
  • An emergency tool to troubleshoot and repair OS X in cases where the graphical user interface is no longer starting correctly or the user account of the system administrator has been damaged;
  • Features to protect your privacy, e.g., by reviewing and editing the list of Internet cookies stored for your user account;
  • Functions to collect advanced information about the hardware, operating system, and applications.

What's new in TinkerTool System

Version 7.12:
  • Added new feature to repair user accounts that are affected by a bug in macOS 11.2 that causes all user interface elements for connecting to network computers to fail. TinkerTool System can validate and fix active local user accounts where the Network folder of the Finder, login panels for servers, AirDrop, Handoff, and Instant Hotspot are missing.
  • Added new internal feature to allow normal users to check, remove and re-apply Access Control Lists for file system objects they own. This makes it possible that non-administrative users regain permission to deactivate, reactivate, or delete their personal caches if the cache folders use Apple’s recommended default permission settings.
  • TinkerTool System no longer relies on Time Machine itself to detect whether Time Machine is configured for a network-based backup target. Because current versions of macOS 11 are too unreliable to perform Time Machine maintenance features on network servers, TinkerTool System now completely hides all its Time Machine features when it detects such a configuration.
  • The detail display for the current settings of System Integrity Protection has been updated for the latest macOS versions.
  • User guidance when changing the selection of startup jobs to repair when the repair operation is already running has been improved.
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ShotBlocker
ShotBlocker
Feb 13 2021
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Feb 13 2021
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TinkerTool System 7 is for macOS 11 "Big Sur." It is world class software, supremely well engineered and documented. It is not just for experts. One of the many useful features that anyone can use is the "Uninstallation Assistant," which is probably the best Mac app uninstaller you can buy. TinkerTool System also has the most sophisticated cache cleaner available, allowing differential deactivation (rather than just brute force deletion) of caches, to aid in diagnostics. These are just two of the dozens of well-crafted tools in the package. The documentation is a graduate level course in Mac maintenance and internals. Another feature is that you can import the "panels" from the free sister app TinkerTool into TinkerTool System, putting all the functions under one roof. There are 75 other Mac "cleaner" products on MacUpdate. They may be safely ignored. TinkerTool System is in a class by itself. -SB
pl-svn
pl-svn
Feb 12 2021
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again: current version is 7.12 :rolleyes:
pl-svn
pl-svn
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ehm... current version is 7.11 ;)
Suricate15
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Apr 24 2020
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Two pieces to test and to use : Tinker Tool, free and very useful in an easy way, for everyone. TinkerTool System a MUST have for all advanced Macusers who are ready to go in deep adjustments and repair functionalities. Price is very low in regard to services you'll get when you're in front of an issue or just want to use some of the special features this application offers... You're Macusers ? How much cost your Mac ? License price is about 15 $.. Service and regular updates are absolute first class. Marcel Bresink, author of TTS is a true Professional. He seems to know MacOS as well as Apple's R&D people. Answers are, most of time, given some hours after your submitted question. No doubt, TTS is one of the top utilities you should have to try and use. NB : I don't own shares from TT, my comment is only due to a 10 years experience.
artie505
artie505
Apr 18 2020
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Don't know why this is listed as free? TinkerTool is free, but TinkerTool System costs $14.
ShotBlocker
ShotBlocker
Mar 28 2020
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Mar 28 2020
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For everyone tempted to buy an OVERPRICED and probably HARMFUL "Mac Cleaner" app (of which two or more new ones seem to appear EACH WEEK), spring for fifteen bucks (less than half of what most of those ripoff "cleaners" cost) buy this OUTSTANDING UTILITY (really a suite of utilities) and READ THE MANUAL before you go HACKING AROUND macOS. This is beautifully engineered and DOCUMENTED software. You will learn a lot about macOS internals, when, why and how you should (and shouldn't) do "cleaning," and a thousand other things about what makes macOS tick. The Emergency Tool, which could SAVE YOUR BACON some day, is itself worth $15. And here's a tip: if you use the free, and also excellent, TinkerTool utility, by the same company, you can pull all of its functions into TinkerTool System. Great software, great vendor, great price. -SB
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