TinkerTool System
TinkerTool System
6.85

4.5

TinkerTool System free download for Mac

TinkerTool System

6.85
20 February 2020

Change advanced OS X settings and more.

Overview

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 6.85:
Added:
  • New feature to enable the classic startup chime on selected Macintosh model series released after summer 2016
  • New startup option to select special maintenance systems for the next restart. The Recovery OS, Internet Recovery, Apple Diagnostics, and Apple Diagnostics via Internet are available
  • New option to add available "signpost" information for software developers when retrieving log data from the operating system
Other:
  • The Startup pane was redesigned to consume less space on small screens
  • The Info pane was redesigned to consume less space on small screens
  • Internal diagnostic features have been optimized
  • Communication with the privileged component supports new features to ensure that data is processed in the correct order even under critical situations with high system load or strongly parallelized operations
  • Corrected a problem where some lines of log reports could be partially damaged or would appear in the wrong order

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George-Baron
23 June 2019

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I've used TT System for many years. This 6.5 update has made it impossible to "Rebuild the Launch Services Database." The rotating beach ball goes on for hours. The only way to handle it is to "Force Quit." I'm used to a 15+minute spin of the beach ball but not hours. I have MacOS Mojave 10.14.5, iMac 5k, 27 inches, 44.2 GHz, 32G Ram, Radeon Pro 580 8 GB. I have sent an email to the owner of this app.
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Version 6.5
Suricate15
21 February 2020
I wonder so many people have an issue with downloading software, getting registration key aso.. I can just tell that this provider give a top quality piece of software which will be very useful to control your Mac. Some of features couldn't be find elsewhere, ie. avoiding applications on second external support to work on current internal system partition..) Using TTS for many years, questions and eventual issues are treated in the best manner : (very !) fast and with detailed explanation. I could not find this quality, including features and support by any other competitor ! I tried most of applications working in this MacOS area, but TTS and ONYX remain on the top of list. Absolutely no doubt.
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Version 6.85
George-Baron
23 June 2019
I've used TT System for many years. This 6.5 update has made it impossible to "Rebuild the Launch Services Database." The rotating beach ball goes on for hours. The only way to handle it is to "Force Quit." I'm used to a 15+minute spin of the beach ball but not hours. I have MacOS Mojave 10.14.5, iMac 5k, 27 inches, 44.2 GHz, 32G Ram, Radeon Pro 580 8 GB. I have sent an email to the owner of this app.
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Version 6.5
1 answer(s)
Suricate15
Suricate15
21 February 2020
The best way to solve your issue would be to ask the software provider Marcel Bresink. And then what..?
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Version 6.85
higherterrain-com
18 June 2019
Oh look an app I update last week.
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Version 6.5
Just-Annutha-Dewd
12 April 2019
I've been a long-time user of TInkerTool System and it's been very useful. Much of what it does isn't unique and found elsewhere in freebies like Onyx, but it does have a few tricks up its sleeve I've not seen in any other app. There's one thing it can't do that many free apps can do, and this has been a long time irritant of mine. It can't update itself. Oh sure, it can check for updates, but then it simply sends you to the website where you have to fumble around for the download link. This is clumsy.. Why can't this otherwise excellent utility that we PAY FOR not do something so basic that most other software does, even freebies?
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Version 5.99 S1
2 answer(s)
Roxzilla
Roxzilla
18 June 2019
https://www.bresink.com/osx/BresinkSoftwareUpdater.html

You can use that, I know it’s a separate app, but its easier than going to the website and download/installing it.
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Just-Annutha-Dewd
Just-Annutha-Dewd
18 June 2019
Thanks for the heads-up Roxzilla. I actually did stumble across it since posting that. Talk about a non-obvious and half-baked solution.
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JBob2047
13 February 2019
The absolute best there is.. No question.
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Version 5.99
NDirish056
04 February 2019
Great control over the OS & system
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Version 5.99
Foulger
02 February 2019
I cannot praise Tinker Tool System more highly. Just one use where a slow system is cured, is worth the cost of the license. The developer is responsive in that he answers within minutes, day or night. Especially great is the emergency tool which enables many repairs from single user mode. For those of you who remember Applejack (where did he go?) This is much better. Very highly recommended. Get a demo license and try it out - you will be amazed. Version 6 for Mojave and up is out from their web site
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Version 5.99
1 answer(s)
Suricate15
Suricate15
12 October 2019
Using this very fine software I must admit that we probably have the best solution for maintenance and optimization of MacOS. Service is really Pro-class. Others should be inspired by this software team.
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Version 6.8
TeRRyZx
29 January 2019
Used to really like this software but it seems to be DEAD now. I see no reason to pay an upgrade to something that really does NOTHING new or worthwhile....SAD!!!
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Version 5.99
higherterrain-com
03 December 2018
Not sure but I believe this release of TTS 5,98 is probably for High Sierra, not Mojave, since Mojave version number is 6.02
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Version 5.98
1 answer(s)
Fariborz
Fariborz
04 December 2018
Hello. As I mentioned here below, there’s something wrong with this link. The latest version at this date (december 4, 2018) is 6.02. Leave this link alone and go to the developer’s site to download it. The new serial number comes as an attached file that once launched registers the application. The new version functions perfectly with Mojave and has no problem whatsoever. Hope this helps.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
27 November 2018
Before the link below to TinkerTool System 6 was killed, I downloaded version 6 and paid $14 for it. I never received a serial number for the new version. The link now leads to an error message on the TinkerTool site. So apparently version 6 was withdrawn, without notice or explanation. I wrote to the developer about the fact that I never received a serial number and I included the order ID from my receipt, but have received no response. Not even an acknowledgement that version 6 was released by mistake, much less an offer to refund my payment. I have been buying software from Marcel Bresink for many years and can't remember a similar situation. Needless to say, I feel burned. Has anyone else had this experience? It would appear from the Marcel Bresink web site that version 5.9.8 was released just today which does not require a paid update from earlier editions of TTS 5—though MacUpdate has not been updated for that version. I haven't tested it yet in Mojave, but since Mojave is mentioned in the release notes it would appear that this version is supposed to work there. We shall see. Version 5.97 would run with some functions disabled, which is why version 6 seemed like a good idea. Apparently it was not. Presumably a properly serialized version 6 will be released eventually, but I'll hesitate to spend any more money on TinkerTool System, given their unresponsiveness regarding this apparent mistake. They've broken trust, with me at least.
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Version 5.97
1 answer(s)
higherterrain-com
higherterrain-com
03 December 2018
I bought TTS for Mojave but it now will only allow one machine per license. He is doing the same thing that Microsoft is doing and has been doing with Office. It came through from MyCommerce.
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