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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:27 pm    Post subject: Cocktail 3.8 Released Reply with quote

Cocktail 3.8 Released
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
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Maintenance utilities like Cocktail, MainMenu and OnyX can definitely help to keep your Mac running like a dream. The developers of Cocktail have taken their application a step forward today with the release of Cocktail 3.8. This release is the biggest update to Cocktail in almost two years and adds over one hundred new features, fixes and improvements. Some of these new features include: major interface improvements; updated Cocktail Help; improved Activity Log; added possibility to join Cocktail eList; and added possibility to include Activity Log when providing feedback. Cocktail 3.8 requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later and is priced at $14.95.



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's hard to beat the price of OnyX, but I'll try the new trial.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use onyx and I just got cocktail, I like cocktail alot. it is impressive for me
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

heavy_nutz wrote:
I use onyx and I just got cocktail, I like cocktail alot. it is impressive for me


Would you recommend Cocktail over OnyX?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

heavy_nutz wrote:
I use onyx and I just got cocktail, I like cocktail alot. it is impressive for me


What has impressed you so far? I've had a couple of problems with OnyX in the past, so I might be open to something new.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:01 am    Post subject: tried all of them Reply with quote

Tried mainmenu enjoyed it a lot.

Tried onyx ok needs work does offer some usefull tools but not much after that.

Tried mantenence nice app needs more tools.

I have tried diffrent versions of a lot of application's i would mostly refer to these application's as mac for dummy's application's. These apps i would recommend for a beginner but for a more advance user of osx they are quite uneccassery application's.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to use Cocktail, then at some point it fell behind and Onyx appeared on the scene...

I also like MainMenu a lot. very slick interface.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:13 am    Post subject: Re: tried all of them Reply with quote

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These apps i would recommend for a beginner but for a more advance user of osx they are quite uneccassery application's.


True. But if it simplifies the process and helps, more power to them. Some people will never be comfortable running commands from the Terminal. An app like Cocktail also adds some things beyond general maintenance. I would also like to mention Anacron. This little app will run your maintenance scripts if they didn't run when scheduled. It just sits in the background and does its job quietly.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:20 am    Post subject: Re: tried all of them Reply with quote

johnodd4 wrote:
These apps i would recommend for a beginner but for a more advance user of osx they are quite uneccassery application's.


A big selling point of Mac OS X is the GUI and some form of visual coherency. Little (and I might add often free like Onyx and MainMenu) utility applications simply maintain that coherency.

I use the terminal frequently, but only when I am coding/developing or tweaking my mac in some way for which there is no UI.

Using MainMenu (as an example) to accomplish command line tasks also takes slightly less effort. (Alright, not always but...)
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