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
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:
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.
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.
Updated on Apr 09 2011