MacPilot

MacPilot

Unlock the power of macOS with 1,000 hidden features

Most users don’t know that macOS is packed with hidden features. That’s because they are locked away behind UNIX commands and complex file operations. As a result, there’s never been an easy way for casual Mac users to access them. With MacPilot, all of that changes. Upon installation, some 1,200 hidden features are unlocked in a familiar Mac interface that looks and feels just like using a native app in Finder.
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Latest Version: 10.16
System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.10+

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MacPilot features

Tweak Finder appearance

MacPilot takes the Finder that all Mac users already know and vastly improves its flexibility. For example, you can use it to show hidden files and folders, or display the Library folder. You can also turn on a Quit Finder option or enable/disable all of the animations and sound effects currently associated with Finder.

Browse hidden files and manage backups

See all hidden files (or hide additional ones) in the File Browser tab. View all the advanced file information, archive files with just a click, or exclude them completely from your backup processes. MacPilot makes it easy to configure and fine-tune the file workflow you’ve always dreamt of.

Optimize system performance

MacPilot’s use of cron automates actions that can improve the performance of your Mac on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. These processes include things such as emptying the trash, clearing the print queue, resetting your DNS Cache, and more. These changes might seem pretty insignificant, but they quickly add up to a real impact.

Manage networks and port usage

From WiFi and Thunderbolt Bridges to iPhones and other devices associated with your Mac, MacPilot provides you with advanced information about all of your networks as well as allowing guest connections and screen sharing. Plus, you can get a detailed rundown of all of your ports and what they are being used for.

Protect your Mac’s integrity

With a range of custom settings for macOS, such as when it wakes or sleeps while using Battery or AC Power, MacPilot helps you to avoid things like burn-in or overheating that can be caused by leaving your Mac unattended without putting it to sleep. The app can even turn your disks off immediately when sudden motion is detected.

Explore shortcuts and error codes

The Reference tab of MacPilot offers an extremely thorough one-stop shop for consulting manuals, getting information about error codes, and looking at the details of key combinations and the fonts you have installed. This searchable library is far more accessible and user-friendly than trying to track down the relevant info using Google.

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