Cockpit
Cockpit
2.0.1

3.2

Cockpit free download for Mac

Cockpit2.0.1

09 April 2011

Multi-app controller and automation center.

Overview

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

What's new in Cockpit

Version 2.0.1:
  • Fixed minor bugs reported by our users.

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How would you rate Cockpit app?

8 Reviews of Cockpit

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Tachy0n
11 May 2010
Version: 1.0.2

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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.
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RogerKatz
03 January 2017
Version: 2.0.1
The current version, Cockpit 2.0.2, is NOT COMPATIBLE with macOS Sierra!
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Id-Ego-SuperEgo
10 April 2011
Version: 2.01
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!
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Tachy0n
11 May 2010
Version: 1.0.2
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.
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Walruscp
09 May 2010
Version: 1.0.1
I have tried to install several extra controls, but I keep getting an error message saying no such directory exists. Any ideas?
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iGMX
09 May 2010
Version: 1.0.1
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.
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Fribhey
07 May 2010
Version: 1.0
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.
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Eindietmar
29 April 2010
Version: 1.0
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.
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Lvdoc
29 April 2010
Version: 1.0
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.
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