What makes a Mac or Windows computer personal? It’s the apps, baby. Oh, and the ability to tinker. And tweak. And customize. We make our computers personal by selecting apps and settings and features and functions that are mostly unique to our own way of doing things.
Here’s a tool with dozens of ways to tinker, tweak, and customize your Mac, and it’s free.
The Mac With Dissociative Identity Disorder
There is a limit to how far we can really, truly, deeply customize our Macs. Desktop wallpaper. Apps. The Dock and the Menubar.
After that, all Macs of the same model genes are mostly the same.
We can add RAM or a bigger hard disk drive or different peripherals, but deep down inside a Mac is a Mac is a Mac.
Unless, you want to tinker around with your Mac and really personalize it a way the average high school or college student won’t, and in ways a geek might.
All in a vain attempt to personalize the most personal of computers. Enter TinkerTool. As the name implies, it’s a tool that lets you tinker, tweak, and customize aspects of your Mac not known or easily understood by mere mortal Mac users.
Take a look at this:
Apple has dozens of hidden features and functions you can turn on or off with a click. The above are just for the Mac’s Finder.
Here are a bunch of settings in the General category.
Some settings are similar to those in the System Preferences. Others are unique to specific Mac models.
You can make adjustments to Address Book, Terminal, Spotlight, Mail, Time Machine, Safari, iTunes, QuickTime and many more.
There are controls to enhance security by hiding specific applications upon login. Other options allow you to change fonts for apps and system functions, including the Finder.
TinkerTool even gives you settings and options for each apps windows, font smoothing, and many, many more.
Actually, to be honest. It looks as if there are more than 59 ways to tinker, tweak, and customize your mac using TinkerTools. I got tired and stopped counting at 59.
Maybe the second best feature of all is that you can put all of your customized settings back into default, factory mode with a click. No harm, no foul.
Of course, the best feature is TinkerTool’s price tag.