With the power of Unix and the simplicity of Macintosh, you have a phenomenal amount of untapped power in your hands! Use MacPilot to unlock over 1,200 features, and access them all with the easy and familiar Macintosh user interface. No command line tools or complicated file operations!
Display hidden files in the Finder, disable the startup chime, add spacers and stacks to the Dock, change the screenshot file format, run maintenance tools, tweak network settings, force empty the Trash, and tons more. Keep yourself in awe and busy for days as you discover how much macOS has "under the hood".
The Wow Factor
Get out of the passenger seat and take control of your Mac. Set your login window picture, use the screensaver as your Desktop, modify advanced file permissions (ACL), change the system welcome message, enable simultaneous recordings in QuickTime, view system logs, or enable the Debug menu in numerous apps.
Or perhaps you're feeling the need for a simpler lifestyle? Disable the Notification Centre, virtual memory, Dashboard and iCloud saving. Ditch time-wasting graphical animations, prevent system sleep, suspend Safari's web caching, disable App Nap, remove the downloaded files warning message, and more!
A beautiful system profile that outlines advanced system information. Everything from the graphics card and RAM bus speeds to the system serial number and processor info.
View a complete list of network ports, error codes, and key combos. Or, quickly browse and preview fonts or lookup Unix command manuals.
View advanced disk information and statistics such as Unix node path, free blocks, device block size, file count, folder count, mount point, file system type, solid state status, and a plethora of other BSD-level informational trinkets.
Optimize and repair your system by running common maintenance scripts such as cron, launch services, and prebinding. Reset the download quarantine list, force empty the trash, rotate system logs and reclaim inactive system RAM.
Easily access the Bluetooth, Certificate, Directory, RAID, Printing System assistants that are normally buried deep in the system.
Browse the computer while showing all invisible and system files. View incredibly detailed file specifications, and edit advanced settings such as extended attributes, POSIX and ACL Permissions, and hard locks that make files undeletable.
Over 1,000 features to tweak your Mac experience and optimize your experience!
Toggle animations, show the Quit menu, show the file path in the window titlebar, use your screensaver as the desktop, show hidden files, disable features, and more.
Add spacers and smart stacks/menus, show only open apps, lock settings, toggle the open app indicator light, fade icons for hidden apps, and change many other interface effects and features.
Enable half-star ratings, disable elastic scrolling, play songs while importing, disable device access, enable a high contrast interface, prevent update checking when devices are connected and more.
Set the welcome text, enable a startup delay, change the number of retries before hint, disable the power buttons, enable Kiosk mode, disable console access, auto-lock the screen when logging in, show system users, require manual username entry, edit login items and launch agents.
Complete control over wake, sleep, power saving, and more. From changing sleep durations and the hibernation mode to scheduling power events.
Force safe startup mode or 32/64-bit, enable kernel debugging, limit system RAM, mute the startup chime, disable kernel caches, and toggle a variety of other advanced Unix options.
Disable spell checking, set Find on Page to use 'starts with' instead of 'contains', disable site icons, disable caching, show the Develop or Debug menu, change the User Agent string, make the Delete key go back to the previous page, and more!
Extract only PowerPC or Intel version from an app.
One-click access to internal system tools like the Bluetooth, Certificate, RAID, or Directory assistant.
Run cron, rebuild launch services, update prebinding, force empty the Trash, rotate system logs, clear the print queue, reclaim inactive system memory, find and delete corrupt preference files and more!
View incredibly detailed information about connected disks such from their number of free blocks and device tree path to the journal offset and RAID status.
Quickly and easily browse and edit advanced details for files and folders. Complete control over permissions including Access Control Lists.
Force erase files, lock files, visify/invisify, merge folders, clear ACL data, create symbolic links, and wipe Quarantine data.
Discover advanced network device information that goes beyond your IP address. From DNS, IPV4, IPV6 to Proxies, Samba, and File Sharing!
View a complete list of ports, error codes, fonts, key combos, manuals, and system configuration.
Save a system configuration for easy deployment across numerous systems or after a system restore.
View an advanced feature list that has hundreds of additional untested, but reported, tweaks for all versions of macOS dating back to 10.0.
For the full or trial version of our app, please use the download links below. After installation, the trial will automatically begin. For users owning a valid license, unlock the software via the "Unlock Product..." menu item if necessary.
These versions are no longer supported and are listed primarily for customers owning older licenses.
|MacPilot||11.1.3||36.82 MB||March 31, 2020||Mac||macOS 10.13||Download|
|Last version that supports 10.13 through 10.15 inclusively. Next version was Catalina (10.15) and up.|
|MacPilot||10.15.0||33.90 MB||November 27, 2018||Mac||macOS 10.12||Download|
|MacPilot||9.1.4||29.59 MB||April 17, 2018||Mac||macOS 10.12 (Intel)||Download|
|MacPilot||8.1||18.83 MB||February 10, 2017||Mac||macOS 10.10 (Intel)||Download|
|Last version for Mac OS X 10.10 and 10.11|
|MacPilot||8.0.8||18.60 MB||October 8, 2016||Mac||macOS 10.11 (Intel)||Download|
|MacPilot||7.1.7||18.01 MB||October 6, 2015||Mac||macOS 10.7 (Intel)||Download|
|This is the last version of MacPilot certified for Mac OS X 10.7.|
|MacPilot||6.0.4||15.58 MB||February 2, 2014||Mac||macOS 10.6 (Intel)||Download|
|This version may also run on Mac OS X 10.6, but no guarantees.|
|MacPilot||6.0.2||15.53 MB||January 19, 2014||Mac||macOS 10.6 (Intel)||Download|
|The final version available for Mac OS X 10.6.|
|MacPilot||5.1.1||12.94 MB||November 22, 2013||Mac||macOS 10.6 (Intel)||Download|
|MacPilot||4.3.4||14.20 MB||October 16, 2012||Mac||macOS 10.4 (PPC/Intel)||Download|
|MacPilot||4.3.3||13.60 MB||February 16, 2012||Mac||macOS 10.4||Download|
|MacPilot||4.3.2||13.05 MB||January 4, 2012||Mac||macOS 10.4||Download|
|MacPilot||3.5.6||11.21 MB||April 3, 2010||Mac||Unknown||Download|
|MacPilot||3.4.7||11.21 MB||November 16, 2009||Mac||Unknown||Download|
|MacPilot||2.5.8||7.95 MB||April 26, 2008||Mac||Unknown||Download|
|MacPilot||2.3.6||7.15 MB||November 2, 2007||Mac||Unknown||Download|
|MacPilot||1.1.5||1.32 MB||November 16, 2005||Mac||Unknown||Download|
The must have utility for Mac OS X.
I picked up MacPilot in a software bundle, and have seen it's value many times over. Being just a little bit of a tinkerer, I find MP to be a great tool for making temporary changes to the system when I have that need. MP gives me control of the system in an easy to use interface, and I do use it often!...
Definitely one of the best utilities I've used several years.
Even though it may look daunting, it is well worth trying. Fantastic customization that all users should have a go with.
I've been using this app since I was in diapers...well maybe? I happily admit I was a early adopter of this software...have up-graded every release...and find it a pleasure to use!
I've heard of being able to modify the way your Mac works with terminal commands and messing around with all that stuff, but I've always been too afraid to try it. For that reason alone, I'm glad I discovered this app! MacPilot is a safe way to screw around and discover things you never even imagined were possible with your Mac. Don't like the modification you just did? Just click the button again. It's honestly that simple.
This is by FAR the best incarnation of MacPilot yet. Version 9 feels like a native OS X app!
Fine! Fine! A Mac essential!
Fantastic app for those of us who know little about using the terminal.
MacPilot is an essential utility for serious Mac OSX users, imho. I am a fairly technical user, including being a certified Java developer, and I spent a couple years fighting through certain configuration issues, usually looking up issues in one of the Mac Community forums then often going to a terminal shell and UNIX to sniff around and try to get the settings right. MacPilot saves me all those hours trying to learn esoteric methods, and provides me with a simply GUI to configure things that I wasn't previously aware of. MacPilot also saves me from the painful recovery time from my prior modus operandi: query a forum for a solution to a config issue, get some incomplete or incorrect info, get into the weeds on my machine and execute some commands that make things worse, and then spend a couple hours fixing it!
All of our products come with a full set of licensing options: from single users and households to small businesses and larger corporations.
1 computer2 unique activations per year
1 computer/user5 unique activations per year
1 household10 unique activations per year
1 school300 unique activations per year
10 computers/users60 unique activations per year
Unlimited10000 unique activations per year
|Version 11.1.4 – May 23, 2020|
|Requirements:||This version requires at least macOS 10.15 (Catalina).|
|Upgrade Notes:||This upgrade is free for users owning an active subscription or a non-subscription "lifetime license." No action is required other than downloading the new version from our web site and unlocking as normal with an e-mail address. For all other users, orders for the current version can be purchased on our web site.|
|Modification:||Removed desktop screensaver feature as this is no longer possible in macOS Catalina.|
|Modification:||Removed Dashboard feature as its no longer in macOS Catalina.|
|Bug Fix:||Fixed crash when querying running programs executable paths.|
|Bug Fix:||Fixed iTunes to Music app mapping.|
|Bug Fix:||Fixed Grab to Screen Capture app mapping.|