Cocktail for Mac

Cocktail for Mac 12.4.2

Simplifies the use of advanced UNIX functions, gives access to hidden Mac OS X settings, let you easily optimize your system.

Free to Try
3.0 MB
4.5 13 votes

Cocktail gives you access to hidden features of your disks, system, files, network and interface.

It is a smooth, powerful and simple to use utility with all major features arranged in five basic categories and a "Pilot" that lets you maintain your system with one click of the button.


  • Enable or disable journaling.
  • Repair disk permissions.
  • Set disk spindown time.


  • Prebind and re-prebind entire system or selected folder.
  • Run cron scripts.
  • Change startup mode and language.
  • Modify sleep settings.
  • Force empty trash.
  • Rebuild Launch Services database.
  • Update whatis and locate databases.


  • Delete locked or inaccessible items.
  • Delete invisible DS Store files.
  • Clean system, user and Internet caches.
  • View, rotate, print and save logs.
  • Create symbolic links.
  • Recreate Mac OS 9 Desktop alias.
  • Lock or unlock files and folders.


  • Change speed, duplex and MTU.
  • Optimize network settings for eight most common types of connections or apply the custom optimization.
  • Configure the Mac OS X file server.


  • Customize look and features of Finder, Dock and login window.
  • Modify hidden settings of Exposé, Mail, Safari and other applications.


  • Easily optimize your system.
  • Schedule maintenance tasks.

What's New:

Cocktail adds ability to search and delete corrupted preference files, adds a searchable database of Mac OS system error codes, adds a list of commonly used network ports, improves the clear log files procedure and fixes a number of minor bugs discovered in the previous release.