Cocktail is a popular OS X utility that has been around for years. It’s a simplistic app that lets you clean up and optimize your Mac’s system. The developer behind Cocktail, Maintain, has finally released a version that is fully compatible with Mountain Lion. A Mavericks edition is also in the works.
Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X 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.
The app has been tweaked and improved to be as smooth as butter and offer more fine-tuned settings. You can do things like repair and reset disk permissions, purge inactive memory to save space, disable Notification Center, clear all of your caches, delete locked files, modify hidden OS X settings, and more. Pilot is a great new mode that does cleaning up for you with just one click.
Cocktail is a great, all-purpose kind of app that I’ve used on previous versions of OS X, so it’s nice to see it still in development. You can download the app for free from the Maintain website, and after the tenth launch you’ll be prompted to enter a license. A single-user license costs $19. Maintain also offers family license discounts and other packs for business and educational institutions.