Cocktail alternatives?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jent, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. jent macrumors 6502a

    jent

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    I love the application Cocktail and used it regularly to run maintenance commands on my Macs. The demo has expired, and with a single license costing $15 and a family pack costing $30, I can't see myself buying two family packs to cover all the Macs that my family and I have. I was wondering if anyone can recommend a good (free or cheap) alternative that has some under-the-hood settings and allows the user to run all of the commonplace maintenance scripts. Thanks!
     
  2. Blue Fox macrumors 6502a

    Blue Fox

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    Wait to see if it'll be released in the Mac App Store tomorrow (Jan 6), and if so, a once time purchase and ALL the Macs in your house are able to use it.
     
  3. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    I've used MacJanitor before but not on 10.6. It just runs the usual maintenance scripts so I don't see why it wouldn't work. It's free.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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  5. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    Buy a family license and use it on all the machines. That way, the makers will at least get some income from you. Just saying.
     
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Cocktail is a complete and total waste of money. OnyX is a free alternative as Weaselboy has already posted. However, OnyX is also unnecessary. MacOS X automatically provides its own routine maintenance. These third-party apps merely put a GUI on tasks that the OS performs on its own.
     
  7. belsaye macrumors newbie

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    Cocktail Mmmmmm...

    I have used cocktail for some time, however, I just upgraded to mountain lion, when I went to check for software compatibility, as I expected cocktail [snow leopard] would not work with mountain lion, so I went to the maintain website and downloaded the mountain lion version.

    I went to check the registration, it would not accept my s/n number! informed me I would have to pay! Their website states that once you buy all future upgrades are free. Still waiting for a reply to my email.:mad:
     

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