TinkerTool : Activate Hidden Features of Your Mac

There are some features built inside Apple macOS which can be changed or configured through the system settings easily. But there are many more hidden features that can be configured or enabled using only third-party tools like TinkerTool. It is a desktop application for macOS that lets you configure a range of hidden features related to the operating system and in some of the applications delivered with the system such as Finder, Dock, Launchpad, Fonts, Safari etc.

TinkerTool has a tabbed user interface. Under each of these tabs, we find settings for Finder, Dock, Launchpad, Desktop, Applications, Fonts, Fonts Smoothing, Appearance, Safari and some other settings under the General tab. The last tab is labeled “Reset” which allows the users to revert all the settings back to their default values. This makes it very easy for the users to undo anything that you do not like.

TinkerTool allows you to save the current settings (as modified through this tool) in form of local files. We can later use these saved files to load the same settings again on the same Mac or some other Mac. This way we can apply our favorite settings on any Mac that we have access to.


This tool takes safety very seriously. It makes changes only with the current user of the system and not with the entire system. As such we do not really need any administrator access to use this tool. It does not change any files and does not violate the system integrity. As previously noted, it features a “Reset” option to undo anything that you have done through TinkerTool and later you do not like it or which might be causing some problems with the system.

TinkerTool can help common macOS user get access to these hidden features without compromising the system integrity. Even after making changes through TinkerTool, we can continue to receive system updates from Apple. The automatic updates are not affected at all.

You can download TinkerTool from https://www.bresink.com/osx/TinkerTool.html.