Outside of an occasional bout of CandyBar usage after one bottle of wine too many, I’m not much for customizing or tweaking my Mac. Tweaking takes time and time is money. Most such apps are free, but won’t unlock some hidden feature that turns you from Steve Ballmer to Steve Wozniak.
Somewhere between the visual lifestyle changes inflicted by CandyBar and simply putting a photo of your cat or dog or mother or ex-spouse on the Mac’s Desktop wallpaper is Lion Tweaks. It’s one of a dozen mostly free Mac apps which purport to unlock hidden secret settings for you while inflicting a bit of guilt during usage so you’ll cough up some money to keep donationware alive and well as a pastime for struggling Mac developers.
The list of tweaks is mostly self explanatory and range from the immensely useful unhiding of the user Library folder to displaying hidden files to making Airdrop work on older Macs.
In other words, considering the price tag, there’s gotta be some kind of tweak on there that any Mac user could use.
Lion Tweaks is for Mac OS X Lion. And, for Mac OS X Mountain Lion, which is coming soon to a Mac App Store near you.
You may not need all or even many of Lion Tweaks tweaks, but the price is right and you’re not likely to muck up your Mac by turning on functionality that’s already built-in to the Mac.