TrimTheFat
TrimTheFat
0.7
4.7
0.0
TrimTheFat free download for Mac

TrimTheFat for Mac0.7

15 May 2006

Strip unwanted code from Universal applications.

What is TrimTheFat for Mac

TrimTheFat is a simple, silent drop-launch utility to strip the code for the architecture(s) you're not using from a Universal application. Please note the low version number. It's a work-in-progress being released so people have something in-hand and to encourage feedback.

What's new in TrimTheFat

Version 0.7:
  • Added an updateable "blacklist" to bypass the growing number of apps that refuse to run after detecting apparent tampering with the executable.

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Semioticmonkey
Semioticmonkey
Feb 6 2008
0.7
5.0
Feb 6 2008
5.0
Version: 0.7
good GUI on top of the trim command. simple, effective, no frills and free. One window, drag application, done. No buttons to push, no icons. You can't batch operations (as Xslimmer does), but it is not a real problem after all. start fast. maybe some preferences about the language to keep would be a good feature. if you want go the terminal route here is a good place to start http://lipidity.com/apple/cleaning-apps-mac-os-x/
Aziliz
Aziliz
Aug 3 2007
0.7
0.0
Aug 3 2007
0.0
Version: 0.7
Un vrai jeu d'enfant (même en anglais !), et pas mal d'octets dégagés en un clin d'oeil
New-User
New-User
May 21 2007
0.7
4.0
May 21 2007
4.0
Version: 0.7
It does one thing, it does it very well, it's under 1MB and it's free!!
Ben-marko
Ben-marko
Nov 23 2006
0.7
0.0
Nov 23 2006
0.0
Version: 0.7
Be careful of what you use this on...World of Warcraft had to be reinstalled after I used TrimTheFat on it (it wouldn't start up at all). That being said, it is pretty awesome - I saved over 1 GB!
St00pid-M0nk3y
St00pid-M0nk3y
Nov 20 2006
0.7
5.0
Nov 20 2006
5.0
Version: 0.7
Erm...cuts the file size "of apps" by half or more. I can't type today.
St00pid-M0nk3y
St00pid-M0nk3y
Nov 20 2006
0.7
5.0
Nov 20 2006
5.0
Version: 0.7
Works like a dream! Cuts the file size of by half or more.
Kublakhan
Kublakhan
Jun 20 2006
0.7
0.0
Jun 20 2006
0.0
Version: 0.7
I think I saved about a Gigabyte using this baby... I used it on every single app installed on my computer - even Apple programs (which had the most "fat"). My computer is still stable... and lean.
Gregw
Gregw
May 16 2006
0.7
0.0
May 16 2006
0.0
Version: 0.7
The blacklist has been updated to include Audio Hijack Pro 2 and Linotype Font Explorer X. Users can grab the latest version of the list by launching TTF, opening the preferences window and clicking the update button.
Shotgunweddings
Shotgunweddings
May 15 2006
0.7
5.0
May 15 2006
5.0
Version: 0.7
Although some app. don't like being trimmed for whatever reason, this Tool is GREAT! ¥ For rookies it creates a backup before trimming, cool! ¥ Simple interface, cool! And save lot's of disk space wasted on bloated applications! Very cool! Got back over 288 MB's in trimmings! Worked flawlessy with an eMac 384 MB's on Tiger 10.4.6 Keep up the great work!
Gregw
Gregw
Feb 18 2006
0.6
0.0
Feb 18 2006
0.0
Version: 0.6
"This is not a bug with Speed Download or TrimTheFat." I didn't mean to indicate that it was. A bug, in my book, is unintended behavior. As far as I can tell, Speed Download's behavior after trimming was quite intentional. "While some application work well; not all applications work well after they've been trimmed." In this case, the application apparently detects that the executable file (not code but file) has been modified and presents a message to the user asserting that it has been corrupted. There's no way eliminating code which is never even loaded into memory from the executable container should have any impact on the reliability of an app.
Gregw
Gregw
Jan 30 2006
0.5
0.0
Jan 30 2006
0.0
Version: 0.5
Update on the issue with Speed Download. I'm not posting this as a reply to the original message because I don't want it lost in the background. It appears to be Speed Download's fault. Not a problem with TTF or the command-line utility it wraps, but an intentional behavior of SD to detect that the executable has been modified and refuse to run if that's the case. There are several reasons a developer might choose to do that, boiling down to protecting the user from malware or more pragmatically shielding themselves from liability, but it has never been a supported practice on OS X given that under some circumstances even the OS may modify an executable. I've contacted SD's developer.
Mcguffin
Mcguffin
Jan 28 2006
0.4
0.0
Jan 28 2006
0.0
Version: 0.4
great app, saved some space but unfotunatly it killed speed download 3. all i get is a corrupt exectutable warning when i try and run it. sseeing as this isnt a 1.0 release yet its not too bad but has anyone else had problems?
Mischivo
Mischivo
Jan 23 2006
0.4
0.0
Jan 23 2006
0.0
Version: 0.4
Not that it matters at this point, but allow me to suggest a different icon: a representation of Apple's Universal Binary Logo with the ying and yang separated by a small margin--or something akin to that. Also, what are the chances that it will render useless the programs it is supposed to work on?
Jromney
Jromney
Jan 19 2006
0.3
0.0
Jan 19 2006
0.0
Version: 0.3
I tried it on the new iLife and iWork apps and it only trimmed a couple MB from each app.
Jlaro
Jlaro
Jan 17 2006
0.3
4.3
Jan 17 2006
4.3
Version: 0.3
I trimmed 19.41 MB (40%) from Graphic Converter 5.7.5 X UB. Very good. Keep up the good work! Before you release 1.0, can you do what many other developpers also neglect to do: remove unnecessary menus and menu items. They look like table leftovers.
Chakaranda
Chakaranda
Jan 16 2006
0.3
0.0
Jan 16 2006
0.0
Version: 0.3
OMG! It sure feels like being back in the "good" ol' PPC/68k days ;-) Makes me think 'bout what actually happened/improved since then? well not much! My mac can do just about the same tasks now as it could back then...only thing that improved slightly is the speed in some tasks! (but not definately not all) and the "resolution" meaning a bit better/higher quality on video & audio, and generally the computer is a bit faster.. Seems to me that these new OS'es is eating up most of all the extra CPU power we've got since back then? ..! back then stripping out the unwanted extra code would make apps load a lot faster...:-) now well erh stripping out a few MB of code when you've got GigaBytes's of RAM and min. 0.x TeraBytes HD space..does it make a difference?
Vitalis
Vitalis
Jan 16 2006
0.2
0.0
Jan 16 2006
0.0
Version: 0.2
Reminds me of the old application "ILoveNative!", which used to do the same kind of thing for PPC/68k Apps back in the system 6.x, 7.x days ^^
Mischivo
Mischivo
Jan 16 2006
0.2
0.0
Jan 16 2006
0.0
Version: 0.2
Cut about 8 megabytes off of iTunes. 59 to 51MB. It works--and so does iTunes--so far.
Free
4.7
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later

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