TinkerTool System 4 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 OS X 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. This includes:
- built-in maintenance features of OS X, usually not visible on the graphical user interface;
- extended file operations, not available in the OS X 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 OS X 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, e.g., by reviewing and editing the list of Internet cookies stored for your user account;
- functions to collect advanced information about the hardware, operating system, and applications.
- Added preference setting to enable automatic notification for software updates of the application.
- Added item on the Info pane to display the color of the enclosure for Macintosh systems available in different colors.
- Added table to show the full blacklist of kernel extensions currently blocked by Apple.
- The feature to remove ad-injection software of the Genieo type was updated to detect the latest versions.
- The behavior of the security component was optimized for cases where the operating system was temporarily overloaded exceeding the maximum number of open files.
- Fixed a problem with specific versions of OS X where display of the modification time of the Xprotect anti-malware database stopped updating.
- Fixed a problem with the user interface of the Special Permissions tab item of the ACL pane where the Apply button could have the same function as the Revert button.
- Web communication during software update and evaluation checks is now fully compliant with Apple’s new App Transport Security guidelines.
- Fixed a problem where the security component of the application could stop responding due to an overload of the task dispatch management of OS X El Capitan. The application will now give OS X more time to clean up its internal communication channels before sending new requests.
- Added new feature to disable support for IPv6 on active network interfaces (OS X 10.10.4 or later).
- Added a workaround to control the removal of language support packages from system software which has contradicting attributes for System Integrity Protection.
- Added a workaround for a layout problem in OS X El Capitan which could lead to unreadable text in the user dialog to clean host-related preference settings.
- The option to disable compression of virtual memory is now blocked for users of OS X El Capitan because it could cause issues with the system kernel.
- Enhanced user interface of the Spotlight tab of the System pane.
- Corrected a problem where the menu item to remove custom startup objects could not be selected in the tts Standalone Utility.
- Corrected a problem where no picture of the Macintosh model was shown on the Info pane for specific systems released by Apple in 2015.
- The storage size of the application was optimized.
- Intel, 64-bit processor
- OS X 10.10 or later