Cocktail is a general purpose utility for macOS that lets you clean, repair and optimize your Mac. It is a powerful digital toolset that helps hundreds of thousands of Mac users around the world get the most out of their computers every day.
The application serves up a perfect mix of maintenance tools and tweaks, all accessible through a clean and easy to use interface. Cocktail's features are arranged into five categories that helps you manage various aspects of your computer. It also comes with an automatic Pilot mode that allows you to simply press a button and relax, knowing that Cocktail will take care of the rest.
Cocktail is installed at more than 250 000 computers world wide. The largest part being private individuals, but Cocktail can also be found at large international companies, educational institutions or newspapers.
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Download Cocktail from the top of this page, then double click the disk image (.dmg) file to mount it on your desktop. This disk image contains an application that you need to drag to your Applications folder. After you have installed Cocktail you can eject the disk by either dragging it to the trash or pressing the Eject icon in the Finder sidebar.
You can remove Cocktail by launching it, then selecting the Uninstall Cocktail option from the Cocktail application menu.
Please download the RemoveCocktailPrefs app from:
- double click the downloaded ZIP file
- double click the RemoveCocktailPrefs app to run it (it has no interface and will automatically quit when done)
- restart your computer
- launch Cocktail and choose Uninstall Cocktail from Cocktail menu (do not select any of the options)
- download latest version of Cocktail and install it
Cocktail has a built in function called the Pilot, which is the easiest way to automatically clean and maintain your system. The Pilot scheduler automatically runs Cocktail’s maintenance tasks at scheduled intervals, to use it you just select the tasks you want to run, set the frequency (daily or weekly) and the time of the day you want them to run.
If you are not an experienced macOS users it is recommended that you run all the tasks using the default options at least once a week. Use the “Automatically” button to specify if Cocktail should stay idle, quit, log out, put the computer to sleep, restart or shut down the computer when it has completed all of the selected tasks.
You can find detailed information about all the tasks performed by Cocktail in the help files. To access them choose Cocktail Help from the Help menu.
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Provides the greatest number of features. Cocktail is our favorite system utility for macOS MacWorld
Constant development, great features and perfect interface MacCritic
Excellent utility! Cocktail helps me do daily administrative work. Easy! Works! MacUpdate
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Cocktail is simply one of the most useful utilities MacLife