Cockpit
Cockpit 2.0.1
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Multi-app controller and automation center.   Commercial ($29.99)
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Cockpit is the missing Mac control center for all your apps and tasks.

Extremely Versatile

Use Cockpit for running almost any task with a click of a button. Thanks to its plugin based architecture, Cockpit is highly extendable: you set the limits!

And with its super easy approach it is perfect for newcomers and pros.

Preinstalled Controls Plugins
  • System tasks (CPU, RAM usage and more)
  • Burn discs
  • Batch image editing
  • Batch file renaming
  • Control iTunes (supports cover art, ratings)
  • Control safari (fast bookmark
What's New
Version 2.0.1:
  • Fixed minor bugs reported by our users.
Requirements
  • Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
  • 1 GB RAM.



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Id_Ego_SuperEgo reviewed on 10 Apr 2011
That was quite a steep jump, from 1.03 to 2.01! All in a couple of months time (and with no intermediate releases!)! In other words, a rip-off!
And hoping for an encouraging pat on the shoulder? The developer must be as naïve as he's tricky, a terrible combination!
[Version 2.01]

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KWESTboogieNYC replied on 08 Jun 2011
agreed!...i just got this app for a couple of months and it said that it needs to update (so i did..overwriting my purchased version)...and the next thing you know, it telling me that if i want to continue to use the new version (after it trial period), i got to pay for that app (again)!!...that was green & slimy, indeed!
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Tachy0n reviewed on 11 May 2010
I want to like this kind of menu bar app, but this one is a little strange for me.
I really don't see how this saves you much time over built-in functions such as the Dock. There are no savings in mouse clicks, at least for the Controls that ship with the product.
It appears that it might be aimed at beginners, but then they would have to learn new non-standard ways of doing things. If they visit a friend's mac without Cockpit, they'll be lost.

Also, the 'System' panel on 10.5.8 on PowerPC gave wild CPU and RAM usage percentages, such as 900%.

Those things said, it does combine several functions, so it could replace a few separate menu bar apps you may have and save some menu bar real estate.
[Version 1.0.2]


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Eindietmar (developer) commented on 29 Apr 2010
HI, Thanks for your feedback.

The itunes controller issurely included in the demo version so just choose the itunes controller on top of the cockpit window and you are ready to go.

Do you mean that the checkbox next to the itunes control is greyed out in the Preferences? This doesn´t mean that it is deactivated. Cockpit let´s you only uncheck those controls that are not choosen within the cockpit window.
[Version 1.0]


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Lvdoc commented on 29 Apr 2010
When I opened it, I did not see iTunes as one of the pre-installed app controls. Is this feature disabled in the demo? If so, you just lost my sale.
[Version 1.0]


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Walruscp had trouble on 09 May 2010
I have tried to install several extra controls, but I keep getting an error message saying no such directory exists.

Any ideas?
[Version 1.0.1]

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Eindietmar (developer) replied on 09 May 2010
Hi

Please try to repair your rights on your system harddisk. This should solve the problem;)

cheers dietmar
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Walruscp commented on 09 May 2010
I repaired all permissions (twice), and I still get the same error message.
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Eindietmar (developer) replied on 17 May 2010
Hi

Installing controls has been fixed with version 1.0.3 of Cockpit:)

cheers dietmar
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Gmax had trouble on 08 May 2010
Play/Stop button control doesn't seem to work with iTunes 9.1.1 on 10.5.8.

Also, it would be nice if the Play/Stop actually changed visual states if it was playing or paused/stop.
[Version 1.0.1]


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Fribhey had trouble on 07 May 2010
Every time i quit itunes it automatically relaunches. The only way I can quit itunes is to quit cockpit first and then quit itunes - this of course makes cockpit completely worthless as an itunes controller if it never allows me to quit itunes.
[Version 1.0]

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Eindietmar (developer) replied on 07 May 2010
HI

Thanks for your feedback. Cockpit needs an application which it should control, launched. Therefore the control which is activaly choosen in the Cockpit window will always restart the application the control should control. To quit that application simply choose another control in the Cockpit window;) Simple as that;9

cheers dietmar
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Sakhalin rated on 23 Feb 2012

[Version 2.0.1]



steven0224 rated on 15 Apr 2011

[Version 2.01]



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Dan1983 rated on 06 Dec 2010

[Version 1.0.3]


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Version Downloads:1,279
Type:Utilities : Control Strips
License:Commercial
Date:09 Apr 2011
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $29.99
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Cockpit is the missing Mac control center for all your apps and tasks.

Extremely Versatile

Use Cockpit for running almost any task with a click of a button. Thanks to its plugin based architecture, Cockpit is highly extendable: you set the limits!

And with its super easy approach it is perfect for newcomers and pros.

Preinstalled Controls Plugins
  • System tasks (CPU, RAM usage and more)
  • Burn discs
  • Batch image editing
  • Batch file renaming
  • Control iTunes (supports cover art, ratings)
  • Control safari (fast bookmark access, switch tabs, …)
  • Capture tasks (Screen, Audio Video Capture, …)
  • Create todos, iCal events, mails and more
  • Browse the Controls Gallery for even more free plugins
Task-Driven Plugins

Cockpit is based on plugins called Controls. Each Control consists of up to 12 tasks that are referenced to 12 buttons in the Cockpit Control Panel window.

Tasks can consist of Automator workflows, Apple Script or shell scripts.

Example use cases for Cockpit and tasks:
  • System optimization tasks
  • Control multimedia apps like EyeTV or DVD Player
  • Launch files and applications
  • Batch convert files like video or audio files
  • Backup files or volumes
  • and much much more
Extend Cockpit

Extend Cockpit with new Controls plugins. Browse through dozens of Controls in the built in Controls Gallery letting you experience new plugins every day.

Once you found your preferred Control in the Controls Gallery, just click "Install" and Cockpit will automatically download and install it for you.

Global Hotkeys and More

In the Cockpit Controls Manager you can not only set global hotkeys for every task in a Control, it also lets you manage your Controls in every aspect.
  • Sort Controls with drag and drop
  • Deactivate and activate Controls
  • Export Controls
  • Install and uninstall Controls
  • Access the Controls Gallery and more
Developing Controls

Creating your own Controls is super easy thanks to the built-in editor. There are no coding skills required.

Controls can be built by using Automator, Apple Script or shell script or a combination of those 3 types.

When finished, you can submit your Control to the Controls Gallery and share it with Cockpit users worldwide!

With the new Cockpit you can build Controls just like the ones preinstalled for you. it is even possible to display messages in the Controls Display or on overlays.

You can even display outputs from scripts and more using the Automator action "Display Text", which can be accessed directly in Automator.

Furthermore you can set a Control icon and a monochrome blue display icon to give it the final touches.
  • Super easy development, no coding skills required
  • Develop with Automator, Apple Script or shell script
  • Built-in editor for Apple Script (with code highlighting) and shell script
  • Automator is just a click away
  • Test-run your tasks
  • Support for your Control icon and display icon
  • Support for displaying messages via display or overlay
  • Submit your Control to the Controls Gallery with Cockpit
  • More information is available in the Cockpit help built into Cockpit


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