Name: TinkerTool System
Version: 5.21 (Build 170130)
Size: 29.83 MB
Ked but need to be tested (feedbacks appreciated)
Intel, 64-bit processor
OS X 10.12 or later
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Change advanced OS X settings and more
TinkerTool System 5 is a collection of system utility features helping you in performing advanced administration tasks on Apple Macintosh computers. The application makes use of a self-adapting user interface which automatically adjusts to the computer model and to the version of macOS you are running. All options available in the current situation are accessible via “panes”, very similar to the techniques you already know from the System Preferences application. The features are controlled via a single window which allows you to use the application as a general toolbox and First Aid assistant.
• built-in maintenance features of macOS, usually not visible on the graphical user interface,
• extended file operations, not available in the macOS Finder,
• the possibility to access advanced system settings which are not visible in System Preferences,
• genuine and unique features of TinkerTool System, designed to resolve typical real-world problems of administrators and to fix the effects of certain defects (“bugs”) in the operating system,
• an emergency tool to troubleshoot and repair macOS in cases where the graphical user interface is no longer starting correctly or the user account of the system administrator has been damaged,
• features to protect your privacy,
• functions to collect advanced information about the hardware, operating system, and applications.
Together with its sister program TinkerTool (included) which is available at no charge, TinkerTool System is a perfect substitute for the following types of system utilities:
• Finder enhancers,
• Cache and font cache cleaners,
• Tools to access hidden preference settings,
• Applications to make objects invisible in the Finder,
• Internet browser privacy protection tools,
• Tools to remove international language support files,
• Log file browsers,
• Application uninstallers,
• Single User Mode troubleshooting tools,
• Spell-checker dictionary editors,
• and many others.
Version 5.21 (Build 170130)
• Added new feature to change the hardware security setting that permits the unconfirmed activation of option ROMs of third-party devices. This feature is only available on Macintosh systems released by Apple before May 2015.
• Added a makeshift workaround for several defects of macOS where the system shows authorization dialogs in the wrong language or with misleading messages.
• Added a makeshift workaround for a defect of macOS where the system no longer opens authorization dialogs for the application, resulting in a “permission denied” error for all privileged functions. The application now tries to detect this system failure, guiding the user through the necessary steps to resolve this.
• Enhances performance of the application after working with Time Machine features in system configurations with slow network-based backup destinations.
• Several small changes in the user interface.
Version 5.2 (Build 161212)
• Added support for the Touch Bar and Touch ID.
• Added new feature to temporarily disable throttling of low-priority operations in the system kernel. Disk and network access is no longer artificially slowed down for background processes.
• Added new feature to create standalone installation media for macOS and OS X versions 10.9 or later.
• Added new feature to reassign a Time Machine backup set to a different computer.
• Added new feature to reassign the history of a volume in a Time Machine backup set after this volume has been replaced by a new one with same contents.
• Added new feature to let the system compute the change rates between subsequent Time Machine snapshots.
• Added new feature to let the system verify the integrity of a selected volume backup in Time Machine.
• Added new feature to let the system determine the actual incremental storage size of a Time Machine snapshot.
• Added new feature to retrieve the internal logs for each Time Machine backup run.
• Added new feature to enforce immediate synchronization of the list of available packages for macOS software updates.
• Added new feature to remove outdated notification entries from macOS Software Update.
• Added new feature to re-issue a license receipt for Apps purchased from the Mac App Store. This can avoid a new download of an App which is indicated to be damaged.
• Added new feature to reset the local Commerce Kit subsystem, resolving specific problems with the Mac App Store.
• Added new feature to suggest names of known macOS logging subsystem identifiers when working with the new macOS log database.
• Added new feature to disable automatic power-on for MacBook Pro (Late 2016) computers.
• The labels for the Xprotect overview tables have been modified to avoid misunderstandings.
• The user interface for Time Machine diagnostics has been simplified and works more reliably when slow network servers or multiple destination disks are in use.
• To avoid unexpected issues, integrating panes from TinkerTool in a language different from the primary language of TinkerTool System is no longer supported.
Version 5.1 (Build 161018)
• Re-added Internet links to the official macOS support pages, because Apple has begun to publish updated documentation on Sierra.
• Added a workaround for a design issue of macOS, relevant when users are switching back and forth between enabling and disabling System Integrity Protection while using the smart cache deactivation features of the application.
• Added conventional cache cleaning as last-resort alternative for the user’s personal high-speed caches and the core operating system caches, which is otherwise prevented or limited by System Integrity Protection.
• Added several new features for the user interface to search for orphaned file system objects, because some users did not understand the actual meaning of this feature.
• The handling of custom permissions, access control lists and extended attributes when deactivating and restoring caches was enhanced.
• The display of very long paths for file system objects was optimized.
• The outdated drawer display for the context help feature has been replaced by a modern panel.
• The function to add a banner message to the login screen has been removed because it has become a visible standard feature of macOS.
Version 5.0 (Build 160920)
• Added full support for macOS Sierra. Because there are significant differences between macOS and OS X, version 5 is designed as separate application and does not support previous operating systems. Current users of TinkerTool System 4 can upgrade for free and don’t need to re-register.
• TinkerTool System 5 contains all new features also added to TinkerTool System 4.9.
• Added new feature to retrieve high memory usage reports.
• Added several new features to support the new logging and tracing subsystem of macOS. Logs can be reviewed, be converted and saved to text files, and be transferred to other computers.
• The user interface to disable support for IPv6 on selected network interfaces has been redesigned completely.
• The feature to control trim support for third-party solid state disks had to be removed, because System Integrity Protection no longer permits this for third-party applications. The feature to review the current trim settings is still present and has moved to the Diagnostics pane.
• The option to delete files securely had to be removed, because this feature is no longer available in macOS and modern Macs no longer have the necessary hardware.
• The setting to support pre-Lion behavior of screen management was removed, because it is no longer working with macOS.
• The setting to disable the Bonjour sleep proxy client was removed, because it is blocked by System Integrity Protection.
• The feature to remove adware was removed because this work is now taken over by Gatekeeper and Apples invisible Malware Removal Tool.
• The setting to disable the sudden motion sensor of mobile computers was removed, because up-to-date computers no longer have the required hardware.
• The settings to modify the Safe Sleep feature was removed, because they can no longer be supported as expected with macOS.
• The setting to control the sleep behavior of the display lid of mobile computers has moved to the System pane.