Since the early days of hackintoshing there has been a growing number of software titles we can use when building our rigs; software that helps us to install, tune and benchmark our systems, as well as carrying out housekeeping tasks like taking a backup, managing kexts & caches, and all manner of other little jobs. Here is a list of the most common software packages, together with download links, screenshots and a short description for each. I consider this collection to be my 'Hackintosh Toolbox' which I use to build and maintain my systems. Note I have not included Chimera, Multibeast or Unibeast as you should have already learned about these tools, and they are very well documented in the forum guides. Nearly all programs are free, or have free and commercial versions available. The two exceptions are TechTool Pro by Micromat and Carbon Copy Cloner by Bombich Software; both of these programs are commercial, although Carbon Copy Cloner has a free 30 day trial. Most of the attached screenshots have been taken on my Steambox Pro build, details of which can be found here, but it is currently using a GTX 650 Ti Boost GPU. AJA System Test Download : Link Description : Used to test the speed & performance of your system drives. Particularly useful for checking out how your external USB drives are performing. AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementInfo.kext Download : Link Description : A replacement tool for MSRDumper, this kext is used to show CPU & GPU P-states. Black Magic Disk Speed Test Download : App Store Only Download Description : Another very good tool to test the read & write speed of your system drives, including HDD and SSD. Carbon Copy Cloner Download : Link Description : Mac OSX backup program that also allows you to copy the recovery partition if you have one. Free 30 day trial. Chameleon Wizard Download : Link Description : A useful GUI tool to edit the Chameleon configuration file. Clover Configurator Download : Link Description : A useful GUI tool to edit the Clover configuration file. Cuda-Z Download : Link Description : A simple program that shows basic information about cuda enabled graphic cards. Darwin Dumper Download : Link Description : Creates a very detailed overview of an OSX system; has the ability to export to HTML. DPCI Manager Download : Link Description : Shows information regarding PCI devices attached to your system including ID, Vendor, Description and the associated kext(s). Can also be used to install new kexts and rebuild your system caches, as well as viewing p-states. EtreCheck Download : Link Description : Displays a detailed list of system configuration and hardware which can also be copied to the clipboard. FastTasks 2 Download : Link Description : Display of key system information, toggle hidden files, free up memory, remove login items and create a fast disk in system ram. Geekbench Download : Link Description : Well known tool used to benchmark the overall performance of your CPU and system ram, and gives an overall score. Results can be uploaded to the web. HexFiend Download : Link Description : A simple but flexible hex editor for OSX. Not updated for a while but still very functional. Intel Power Gadget Download : Link Description : Intel's own power usage monitoring tool, for SandyBridge and newer CPUs. IOJones Download : Link Description : A replacement for IORegistryExplorer, this tool can be used to view & save a snapshot of your system hardware, as well as carry out advanced searches. Required for support in some of the forums. KextBeast Download : Link (Requires free registration at www.tonymacx86.com) Description : A simple, no frills, kext installation tool; installs kexts to /System/Library/Extensions. LuxMark Download : Link Description : Heavy duty OpenCL benchmarking tool. Machine Profile Download : Link Description : A new free program by Micromat; gives a simple but useful overview of your system hardware and OSX version. Great for checking your current system definition. MacIASL Download : Link Description : A native AML compiler with full IDE, used to patch, debug and compile SSDT & DSDT files; allows the use of external patch respositories. MemTest86 Download : Link Description : Creates a bootable CD or USB that can be used to comprehensively test your system memory and report any errors. Novabench Download : Link Description : A simple and fast benchmarking tool for OSX. OnyX Download : Link Description : Comprehensive utility tool for OSX allows you to clean various aspects of your OSX system, tweak the user interface and change hidden settings. OpenGL Extensions Viewer Download : App Store Only Download Description : View detailed information on OpenGL extensions. Pacifist Download : Link Description : Allows you to open, view and manage OSX packages, archives and installer files. Can also extract files from the OSX Installer.app. PlistEdit Pro Download : Link Description : Comprehensive editor to view & change any .plist file on your OSX system. ShowHiddenFiles Download : Link Description : Simple but useful graphical tool to hide/unhide hidden files and folders. SuperDuper! Download : Link Description : Free Mac OSX backup program. This program does not restore the recovery partition. Requires a license for scheduled backups. TechTool Pro Download : Link Description : ** Commercial-only ** A tool for advanced mac repair and trouble shooting. Includes a useful new tool to extract and view SPD data from your ram modules. Text Wrangler Download : Link Description : Fully featured text editor for OSX, including syntax colouring and file comparison. Trim Enabler Download : Link Description : Small utility to enable/disable trim support for your SSD and provides some performance information. The free version can be used to enable/disable trim without purchasing. Unigine Heaven Download : Link Description : Heavy duty graphics testing using the 'Heaven' benchmark. Note : This list is not an endorsement or recommendation, by the author or anyone associated with tonymacx86.com, to buy any commercial product. You should carefully review each one and decide if it suits your own specific needs. All credits to the respective authors.