"access to entire home folder"

  • One of the App Store reviews says that Cookie 5 wants "access to entire home folder which is insane..."
    Uh, what does this theoretically mean and based on that would it be considered insane by the average person?

  • I made it this way to avoid multiple permissions Windows. Earlier versions had major issues with permissions requests... Cookie4 actually has access to the entire computer!

  • can you elaborate on the potential consequences? the OP asked about that and I'd be curious to learn as well.

  • this means that Cookie can alter(delete/change) any file in your home directory.
    I guess if somehow your copy of Cookie became compromised in some way, bad stuff could happen...

    this is true of any app which requires broad access permissions - virtually any Utility type app.