Sunday, July 20, 2008

Ashampoo sorta. it's Cocktail (for april)

Cocktail is an award winning general purpose utility for Mac OS X. It is a smooth and powerful digital toolset with a variety of practical features that simplifies the use of advanced UNIX functions and helps hundreds of thousands of Mac users around the world to get the most out of their computers.

The application serves up a scrumptious mix of maintenance tools and interface tweaks, all accessible via a comprehensive graphical interface. Most of Cocktail's major features are arranged in five basic categories. In addition, a Pilot lets you clean, repair and optimize your system with one click of the button.


; Automatically check SMART (Self Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) status of disks
; Enable or disable journaling on selected disk
; Repair permissions on selected disk
; Set disk sleep (spindown) time
; Modify sleep settings for portable computers
; Allow or prevent mounting of external disks during system startup
; Enable or disable Sudden Motion Sensor


; Run periodic maintenance scripts
; Enable or disable Spotlight indexing of selected disk
; Erase Spotlight index for selected disk
; Rebuild Launch Services database
; Update locate and whatis databases
; Change startup mode
; Set startup delay
; Force empty Trash
; Enable Kiosk mode


; Clear system caches, component caches, Directory Service caches, dynamic link editor's (dyld) shared cache, kernel caches, user caches, ColorSync caches, Dock caches, Java caches, QuickTime caches and font caches (including font caches created by applications from Adobe, Microsoft and Quark)
; Clear CUPS (Common Unix Printing System) job files, core files, virtual memory swap files and other temporary files
; Clear Internet caches, cookies, download lists, form values, history files and page icons created by Safari, Camino, Firefox, OmniWeb, Opera and Shiira web browsers
; Manage (view, print and save) log files
; Clear log files (manually or automatically rotate and/or remove archived copies of log files)
; Delete DS Store files from disks or folders and their subfolders
; Allow or prevent DS Store files creation on network volumes
; Delete locked or inaccessible items
; Lock or unlock files and folders


; Change speed, duplex and MTU of network cards
; Easily optimize network settings for common connection types (Dial-up/PPP, Bluetooth/GPRS/EDGE, Satellite, DSL/PPPoE, Cable modem and Fiber/FiOS)
; Manually modify TCP receive and send window sizes, TCP slow link window size, UDP outgoing datagram size, UDP receive buffer size, receive and send buffer sizes for local stream sockets as well as state of delayed ACKs, NewReno Fast Recovery and RFC-1323 extensions
; Configure the built-in (File Sharing) Mac OS X file server


; Customize look and features of Finder, Dock, Expos�, login window and other system services
; Modify hidden settings of Address Book, Backup, Disk Utility, iTunes, Mail, Remote Desktop and Terminal


; Clean, repair and optimize your system with one click of the button
; Schedule clearing of system, user and Internet caches, clearing of log files, repair of disk permissions and run of periodic maintenance scripts

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