TinkerTool System 8.9 (240214)

TinkerTool System 8.9 (240214)

TinkerTool System 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.

This includes:

  • 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,
  • functions to collect advanced information about the hardware, operating system, and applications.

Together with its sister program TinkerTool 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,
  • Scripts to create bootable system installer and recovery disks,
  • Tools to access hidden preference settings,
  • Applications to make objects invisible in the Finder,
  • Log file browsers,
  • Application uninstallers,
  • Single User Mode troubleshooting tools,
  • Spell-checker dictionary editors,
  • and many others.

What's New:

Release 8.89 (Build 240111)

  • Added new features for authorization of privileged operations. The application will now allow authentication of administrative users in additional special cases previously not permitted:
    • authorization within a running login session of a non-administrator
    • authorization by administrators with empty passwords in operating system versions that don’t block this generally
    • authorization in cases where multiple users are logged in, but the affected user is not on the frontmost console session
  • Administrators can return to the previous stricter authorization policies if needed.
  • Added features on the Power Schedule pane that allow the definition of repeating events with more complex configurations. It is now possible to define arbitrary combinations of weekdays to trigger power events.
  • Added a refresh button on the pane to remove slow-motion screen savers (macOS Sonoma only).
  • Updated list of system services that perform automatic cleanup of storage space.
  • Small changes in data presentation on the pane for RAM size evaluation.
  • Fixed a problem where the layout of integrated TinkerTool panes was not as intended with specific operating system versions and languages.


  • Title: TinkerTool System 8.9 (240214)
  • Developer: Marcel Bresink
  • Compatibility: macOS 13.0 or later
  • Language: English
  • Includes: K'ed by TNT
  • Size: 22.58 MB
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