Xslimmer
Xslimmer
1.9.4

4.3

Xslimmer free download for Mac

Xslimmer

1.9.4
18 October 2013

Save hard drive space by reducing the size of applications.

Overview

Note: Xslimmer is no longer under development but can still be downloaded.

Xslimmer removes wasted space on your Mac's hard drive by removing the binary from either its PowerPC or Intel code (depending on the system architecture used). The result users report is that you can save 47% of your disk space.

For example, when running Xslimmer on Google Earth 4, it shrinks the size from 101MB to 52.8MB, which is a 47% reduction.

As the developer states, the driving goal of Xslimmer is to achieve size reduction without compromising functionality. As of version 1.2, the option to strip applications from unwanted language files and localizations is added. Version 1.2.7 improves Leopard support by automatically excluding Time Machine paths from the analysis process.

Additional features for safe use include a "blacklist" and a custom folder list (which is by default populated with key system locations). This prevents problems with applications (or the system itself) that will no longer work after size reduction.

With the "App Finder Genie", a user can list all size reducible applications on the hard disk and choose to slim them and save a considerable amount of hard disk space.

What's new in Xslimmer

Version 1.9.4:
  • Fixed a crash after the analysis phase completed

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Gary30
15 November 2008

Most helpful

I have been using this program for almost two years and had only one problem. I just replaced the slimmed file with a backup which was generated by the program. As with any software that utility that you know is going to poke through your files, you will want to make sure you have a current backup before running. You can use a program such as "Easyfind" to see if (or where) there are leftover "lproj" resources. You can also use a number of programs that are indiscriminate to varying degrees to remove all such files from all packages (except a language you want to keep). I think Xslimmer is a reasonably safe and convenient option.
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Version 1.6.2
bmikeyd
13 March 2017
Two questions:

Will this work on Sierra 10.12.3?

Is there an alternative app that is actively being supported by its developer?

Thanks!
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Version 1.9.4
JamesHarrisPhoto
03 January 2017
Per the developer's website, Xslimmer has been officially discontinued.
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Version 1.9.4
Ptrix
22 March 2016
Feature Request: Please include the ability for xSlimmer to examine package contents. several apps include additional files within their contents that could be slimmed. i usually do this manually, but it would be great if xSlimmer did it as part of its standard routine to increase efficiency and space savings. :)
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Version 1.9.4
Gregm
19 October 2015
One of my favorite utilities -- 'til it was broken by OSX10.11 El Capitan. Looks like it is trying, but reports back that there is no difference before/ after processing. I have filled a feedback to the developer.
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Version 1.9.4
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pa-geographer
pa-geographer
18 November 2015
Looks like System Integrity Protection (SIP) is blocking the app from slimming most Apple apps--the only one it successfully slimmed for me was X11.app in the Utilities folder. I tried disabling SIP and then Xslimmer worked as expected.
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Max-G
22 October 2014
Does this work on Yosemite?
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Version 1.9.4
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pa-geographer
pa-geographer
28 March 2015
Yes, on 10.10.2 it does.
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Rsmacupdate
21 July 2014
I cannot tell front he documentation whether Xslimmer allows you to ask it to remove unwanted printer files. Can the developer respond to this question. If it doesn't can the developer add this capability to a future release? I would also like to chime in with BiJohnson's 2014-05-01 post and ask that the ability to select/choose the volumes or volumes to be slimmed to added as well. Thanks!
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Version 1.9.4
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-M-S-
-M-S-
22 July 2014
Xslimmer does not touch anything related to printers. (I'm not the developer, just FYI.)
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Big Johnson
01 May 2014
Unfortunately it does not allow you to choose which volume to check - it will only check the one it's installed on. I have it on my main partition but wanted to run it on my repair partition. I don't want it installed on my repair partition but I'd still like to slim it since there's only 8 GB free space.
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Version 1.9.4
Bento de Espinosa
20 February 2014
Very useful!
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Version 1.9.4
Florent-de-Staël
20 October 2013
5 Stars Overall Rating when the Check update feature will work.
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Version 1.9.4
Forn
18 October 2013
Why pay 15 $ if you can do it for free? Use for ex. Monolingual.
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Version 1.9.4
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@timi
@timi
18 October 2013
Because it's got awesome support, safety features (blacklists, ability to back up, excluded search areas), and a generally awesome dev team. $15 isn't much for how awesome it is. My license from 2009 is still valid, so it's not like they're trying to rip you off.
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$14.95

4.3

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
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