Xslimmer

Version: 1.9.4 || Release Date: 2013-10-17 || License: Shareware (14.95) App Owner: n0c

Xslimmer reduces the disk space taken up by Universal Binary applications preserving just the Intel or PowerPC version.

Xslimmer is a new and user-friendly way to size down your Universal Binary apps, without losing any of their functionality by removing the code inside the Universal Binaries that does not fit with your machine's architecture, a code that never gets executed and just wastes your disk space.

In addition, Xslimmer can strip out unneeded languages. Safari is available in more than a dozen languages, Adium in more than 20. This is great, but how many of those do you need? Xslimmer allows you to select how many languages you want to preserve in your apps and will remove the rest, recovering lots of precious free space from your disk.

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29 Opinions

I saved loads of space with this app. Well worth the small donation. I run it on a regular basis to help keep my drive filling with unneeded stuff.

Wow, great app. As an example, iTunes went from 114Mb to 32.4Mb....and that's just one app.
Brilliant.

Xslimmer is fantastic and has an auto or 'genie' mode... I've NEVER had problems and use it routinely esp on Powerbook to save space. This SW ought to be in everyone's computer bag!!!!

Mono does the same thing (more or less) for free, as well as removing language files and other stuff (language files are a lot bigger).

This little utility is great. So far I've used it 4 times and had absolutely no problems, and it's shaved all but 2 apps for a total of over a gig of HD real estate recovered. The price is modest and well worth it. What makes it so valuable to me is that it's nicely configurable as to what apps (and even volumes) you can exclude, like the external HD I archive the original downloads onto, and you can do the entire system in one fell swoop if that's your pleasure. It shaves both unnecessary binaries and languages. For me, this is an essential addition to my system maintenance folder.

Works fine and does a good job slimming unneeded code and language packs. Hasn't broken one application for me.

So far it has saven 1.49Gb but what's more important: it makes most of my apps open in less than a second (one or two bounces in the dock)!

I don't know why so many other people are giving the developer a rough time, Xslimmer is great, and (for me) reliable.

Hi groxx. That was a display bug that affected some PowerPC systems. All sizes were shown as 0b, but if you slimmed one application and checked its properties before and after the operation, you could see that the slimming process did work and the size was indeed reduced.

This has been solved for version 1.0.9 RC2. Sizes should display correctly now on all systems.

Just tested it out, and for the current version, at least, it found 13 apps in my Applications folder that it could slim...
For a grand total of 0b saved.

Is this a bug? It seems like a simple enough app to use, but not if it doesn't do anything (TrimTheFat found a few megs on a single app where it said 0b would be saved).

> Monolingual does not allow you to select the applications you want to slim.
Right. Monolingual is a batch tool. TrimTheFat is for single apps. Both are free.

> If you are not careful, it lets you remove essential files in your system
Uncheck "/System" in Monolingual's preferences and you're done.

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