When are a fool and his money soon parted? When the fool can’t break a bad habit. My bad habit as a Mac user is tinkering, tweaking, adjusting, checking, and tuning my Mac—endlessly.
Why? Do you know how many hidden features Apple stuffed into Mac OS X and didn’t bother tell us? Hundreds. It’s a tweaker’s delight, a tinker toy for adults. All you need is TinkerTools System.
Systemized Tinkering With Tools
TinkerTool System is the enhanced version of a popular tinkering and tweaking app for Mac users who want to dig into OS X but don’t want to get their fingers dirty by using Terminal app.
What’s wrong with Terminal that’s better handled in TinkerTools System?
It’s point and click vs. mucking with command line code.
It’s choose your poison without the potential of dying after a drink. TinkerTools System automatically knows which Mac you have and only gives you options which open functions and features for your Mac.
If you’ve ever checked System Preferences on your Mac, you’ll be right at home with the TinkerTools System interface.
Your Mac’s hidden features are categorized into four distinct sections.
System Maintenance handles system, diagnostics, caches, and other more esoteric geeky functions. File operations delve into app settings, permissions, and the like.
System Settings open up settings for startup, login, and system features.
Then there’s the User Settings and they extend into Apple’s built-in Mac apps, including Finder, Safari, iTunes, and QuickTime.
TinkerTool System opens dozens of hidden functions ranging from enhanced permissions and settings not found in System Preferences, to special cache and font cache cleaners. Other functions open invisible objects in the Finder, give you more privacy controls, change the Mac startup chime, and remove languages you don’t need.
Tinkering For Fun And Profit
There’s also a few troubleshooting tools for administrators, a spellchecker dictionary editor, and options to tune your local network, removed archived log files, delete files or folders that won’t, and even tweak energy saver options for specific hard disk drives.
If tinkering is your game, TinkerTools System is the fun you’ve been missing. My daily gotcha? This isn’t the free version. It’s more for advanced administration functions which require quick, easy, and painless system changes.
This app is one of many that help Mac users tweak and tinker, including 20 Ways This Free App Improves Your Mac Life, or the ever popular list of Free Best Apps To Manage Mac System Maintenance, or an oldie but a goodie, How To Unlock 300 Hidden Secret Features On Macs. For a price.