Download TinkerTool System 5
The target operating systems macOS 10.12 and macOS 10.13 no longer receive security updates from Apple, so their use is potentially dangerous. For this reason, TinkerTool System 5 is no longer in active development. Customer support for this product ends on October 1, 2021. Licenses can still be purchased for historic Macs.
TinkerTool System 5 is electronically distributed software which is offered following a “First try, then buy” principle. You can download the application free of charge and test whether it fits your needs. You can select between two different modes of testing the program, named Evaluation Mode and Demo Mode.
Evaluation mode allows you to use the software without any limitations, no matter if you own a registration or not. Only the following restriction applies:
You can launch the application five (5) times per computer only. After five launches, evaluation mode will end and can no longer be enabled for any copy of this application having the version number you have evaluated. After the evaluation period has ended, the program will fall back to demo mode.
Certain conditions must be met to activate evaluation mode. To check whether your computer is eligible to test the current version of the application, it has to request permission from us via Internet. This permission is also known as evaluation ticket. Such a ticket is usually issued immediately, after a few seconds. To receive a ticket, the following conditions must be met:
- In order to save the ticket, you must have administrative permission for this computer. macOS may ask for administrator credentials.
- The computer must be connected to the Internet while requesting the ticket. For evaluation and operation of the program, an Internet connection will no longer be necessary.
- The Internet connection must not filter https traffic (encrypted web communication).
- You must grant the application permission to send us data containing
- type and version number of the application,
- an identification of your computer (e.g. a serial number of the hardware),
- an identification of your Internet connection (e.g. the IP address),
Application builds published as of November 2018 or later are required. Evaluation for earlier application versions has been shut down.
Without a valid registration (and after the free evaluation period has ended), the application will operate in demo mode only.
- A window with the note Running in Demo Mode appears each time the application is started.
- The window Running in Demo Mode also appears whenever you attempt to use a feature which is not included in the list at the right. This feature will be blocked, so it cannot be used.
If you like to use the software permanently, you'll have to place an order for the required number of usage licenses. For each license you will receive a so-called registration file containing a registration code which will allow you to switch the application from demo mode to normal operation.
Distributing or leasing the application or its license to third parties is prohibited without prior written permission. In particular, you have no permission to transfer the registration to somebody else. The exact contractual obligations for licensing the software are shown and can be printed after you have opened the downloaded software package.
To verify that the download package is authentic and has not been altered by a third party, you can verify its SHA-256 checksum.
The SHA-256 checksum for the current version of the download file is 89d807156241f1b923fd3e4694966d418250a3d181fc3d61bafb0468b3c54b1a.