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||11.1.4||33.81 MB||May 23, 2020||Mac||macOS 10.15 or later||Download|
|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|
Fine! Fine! A Mac essential!
It save's a lot of time for me. Thank's to KoingoSW.
I have used MacPilot since its inception, and while these days I don’t often have a need for it, when I need to deal with a badly-behaved app, it is one of my first choices to set or reset flags before doing something more drastic.
There are many options for setting of macOS that are hidden by Apple, several of them were needs that made me acquire the MacPilot, then I found others with the use of the product.
Fantastic app for configuring and for maintaining your Mac OS X system.
thanks so much :)
Very useful tool
long time user. Glad to see Koingo has kept up with Users preferred option. However, for novices, perhaps a window which pops up or is in its own column stating in the simplest terms what will happen if an option is selected.
MacPilot combines everything you've ever imagined were possible with your Mac and packages it into one simple little $20 payment. I'm still reeling a bit over the price of this one. You don't expect it to do all that it does for that cheap! Finally an app that gives back way more than what you initially paid for it. I'm impressed. Very impressed. Awestruck, even.
MacPilot is a utility that I have used for years. It has so many features that I discover something new every time I use it. My primary use is to edit my Login items. It is the only utility that lets me drag-and-drop the order of items on the list.
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 12.0.7 (Pre-Release for 12.1) – December 20, 2020|
|Requirements:||This version requires at least macOS 11.0/10.16 (Big Sur).|
|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.|
|IMPORTANT NOTE:||Now launches on macOS Big Sur and has basic compatibility. We are still in the process of verifying all the features still work, adding new ones, and updating the UI. We anticipate the full 12.1 release shortly after Big Sur is officially released. This will be a free update for all customers owning the 12.0 pre-release.|
|New Feature:||Set number of weekdays shown in Week view mode in Calendar.|
|New Feature:||Show Calendar debug menu.|
|Modification:||Updated default file, folder and app icons for Big Sur style.|
|Modification:||Contacts debug menu no longer working; feature removed.|
|Modification:||Locking of Dock magnification level no longer working; feature removed.|
|Modification:||Finder interface simplicity level no longer working; feature removed.|
|Modification:||Music app high contrast mode no longer working; feature removed.|
|Modification:||Better job at determining sandboxed/container-style app preferences.|
|Modification:||Removed numerous QuickTime Player features that no longer work.|
|Modification:||Removed Reminders debug menu feature as it no longer works.|
|Modification:||Removed Spotlight forcing dark mode as it no longer works.|
|Modification:||Removed Dark Mode for High Sierra under system.|
|Modification:||Using large 32px icons under Apps due to fewer core apps with hidden prefs.|
|Bug Fix:||Re-selecting Advanced from Window menu brings window foremost if it was already visible previously.|