Xslimmer
Xslimmer 1.9.4
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Save hard drive space by reducing the size of applications.   Shareware ($14.95)
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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
What's New
Version 1.9.4:
  • Fixed a crash after the analysis phase completed
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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Xslimmer User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
(75)
Your rating: Now say why...
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Nova-Bossa reviewed on 20 Feb 2014
Very useful!
[Version 1.9.4]


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Florent-de-Staël reviewed on 20 Oct 2013
5 Stars Overall Rating when the Check update feature will work.
[Version 1.9.4]


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Forn reviewed on 18 Oct 2013
Why pay 15 $ if you can do it for free? Use for ex. Monolingual.
[Version 1.9.4]

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@timi replied on 18 Oct 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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Scoops98 reviewed on 17 Oct 2013
Works great in 1.9.4 now.
[Version 1.9.4]

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Florent-de-Staël replied on 20 Oct 2013
Same for me ! Good job
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Florent-de-Staël reviewed on 17 Oct 2013
I Confirm. Since Version 1.9.3 Genious scan crashes.
I have sent several emails to dev : no answer. I really suggest not to buy this application for the moment.
It is such a shame, it was great…
is latenitesoft really still working on this application ?
[Version 1.9.3]


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Eric-Woehler reviewed on 07 Sep 2013
Confirming 1.9.3 fixes the crash when using the Genie to scan apps. Many thanks to dev for prompt repairs!
[Version 1.9.3]


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Whitebuck reviewed on 06 Sep 2013
Thank you, LateNiteSoft, for the expeditious update 1.9.3. I use your application after every update on any of my software. With only one minor bug experience, during my years of use. An excellent application and would highly recommend to all.
[Version 1.9.2]


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Eric-Woehler reviewed on 04 Sep 2013
1.9.2 crashes immediately after scan of apps (cmd-g)
I can't read crash logs, so I can't pinpoint the problem, but crash it does - and is repeatable.

going back to 1.9.1 as this has been rock solid app and highly recommended - and worth the asking price. apps are updated regularly, so I run Xslimmer weekly.
[Version 1.9.2]

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Jbarley replied on 04 Sep 2013
This latest version also crashes while scanning apps on my 10.8.4 - 2012 mac mini.
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Eric-Woehler replied on 04 Sep 2013
further testing - the app works fine when I drag recent app updates onto the window, but the genie crashes the app - as soon as the scan is done, the apps to be slimmed are listed, then the app crashes.

Can send logs to dev
Mac mid-2010 Mini, 8G RAM, 10.8.4 all current
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Homeworld replied on 05 Sep 2013
Same problem under 10.8.4. Reverted to 1.9.1, and all is right with the world again.
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Theovandertuin replied on 05 Sep 2013
Crashes immediately after scanning.
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Whitebuck replied on 05 Sep 2013
Same here, crashes immediately after Genie scan. Okay, Latenitesoft, A fix please, sooner rather than later. -10.6.8
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Grinson reviewed on 01 Aug 2012
It saves 4GB disk space for me, but I use other software (Magican) to clear my Lion, it saves me 13GB disk space.
This app is very good, but it seems expensive. I hope this app can have a discount. Maybe $10.
[Version 1.9.1]


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Kzx72 reviewed on 15 Jul 2012
For 15 bucks it's still worth it. 5 to 10 bucks would probably be ideal but how many other programs are like Xslimmer? I've been using it since 2007 and it's saved me god knows how many gigabytes over the years. One of my favorite apps that's easy to use and has the potential to free up a lot of space on the computer which is particularly handy if you're running low.
[Version 1.9]


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Florent-de-Staël had trouble on 17 Oct 2013
Version 1.9.3 crashes on genius scan
[Version 1.9.3]

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Florent-de-Staël replied on 20 Oct 2013
No more crash since 1.9.4.
One last suggestion. The Check for update feature never indicate new versions...
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Akrobat had trouble on 04 Sep 2013
This new version crashes while operating. Has happened 3 times since the update. I reinstalled the old version via Time Machine. Old version is still stable.
[Version 1.9.2]

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Pants replied on 04 Sep 2013
Same here
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Paul Cook had trouble on 18 Oct 2012
On the right side of the Xslimmer window are two columns of icons. Some are worlds, some are 4 colored balls, some are chips with a question mark in them, etc.

Where does is say what these mean? Is there some documentation that I have yet to find?
[Version 1.9.1]


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iPoopStore had trouble on 12 Jul 2012
Requirements above state "PPC / Intel, Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later"

That is no longer correct. Version 1.9 is Intel only and I very much doubt it will launch on 10.3.9.
[Version 1.9]


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xati-ba had trouble on 28 Jul 2011
This app cannot damage your apps in any way, right?
[Version 1.8.2]


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jffs had trouble on 31 Aug 2009
If you are using Snow Leopard don't be too hasty slimming. Removing PPC code is fine, but there are times that you will need the 32-bit Intel code if plugins don't work in 64-bit. Examples: Safari and Safari Adblock or Quicktime X and the AC3 codec/Perian.

It would be nice to be able to just strip out the PPC code in the latest version until more third-party software has been updated to work in 64-bit.
[Version 1.7]

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Likos replied on 04 Sep 2009
I second this comment:
"It would be nice to be able to just strip out the PPC code in the latest version until more third-party software has been updated to work in 64-bit."
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Lo_PhatZ replied on 07 Sep 2009
"It would be nice to be able to just strip out the PPC code in the latest version until more third-party software has been updated to work in 64-bit."

You CAN.
Look in the preferences..
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Castle had trouble on 31 Dec 2008
I ran Xslimmer on all the apps in my app folder that weren't blacklisted. I'd say about half now won't launch and are having to be re-downloaded. Examples include LiquidCD, MacPAR Deluxe and Wallet.
[Version 1.6.2]

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littleb replied on 13 Jan 2009
then u got problems that have nothing to do with xslimmer i use alot the apps u just mention and mine are slimmed down fine and still work
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Castle replied on 13 Jan 2009
That's one hell of a coincidence, then. All of these stopped working IMMEDIATELY following my use of Xslimmer, and have worked perfectly since I reinstalled them (and haven't used Xslimmer since doing so).
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eefloee replied on 04 Feb 2009
i do have wallet and macpar deluxe slimmed down without any trouble...
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pinnochio had trouble on 13 Dec 2008
I tried DEMO - to SLEM "TecTool Pro4" and got the message- REQUIRED ADMIN PRIVILEGES WERE NOT GRANTED. The same with "Google earth". Need help.
[Version 1.6.2]

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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 13 Dec 2008
http://www.xslimmer.com/contact.php
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Pmason had trouble on 17 Oct 2008
Now Xslimmer has really done it.

On a 2.4 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo machine, the application wrongly figured it was running on a Power PC processor and proceeded to merrily remove the wrong code from hundreds of applications.

I sent the developer a screenshot showing the "About this Macintosh" Finder window and the About window from Xslimmer, side by side. The Finder reports "2.4 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo", Xslimmer says "Running on PPC".

These crippled applications will have to be reinstalled.

These results are forcing me to conclude that Xslimmer is dangerous. Earlier this month the developer offered my money back. I said never mind. But as I wrote to him a few minutes ago, now I'm taking their offer.

Patricio Mason
Santiago, Chile
[Version 1.5.3]


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Pmason had trouble on 03 Oct 2008
Further to yesterday's comment, a check of applications that had unwanted language packs removed by Xslimmer shows that, in fact, these were removed from the first level only.

While a Get Info on the application will show that only the desired language(s) remain(s), in fact hundreds of unwanted language packs still reside inside these applications, only at deeper levels. These will not show in a Get Info window. As such, you will not notice unless you check the application package contents, either manually or with a file finder utility.

It therefore appears that Xslimmer doesn't work recursively, which means that the point of removing unnecessary material is being achieved only partially.
[Version 1.5.3]

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Robert replied on 29 Jul 2009
I don't know why this is modded down. This is a correct observation.

Francois_Gabriel rated on 14 Nov 2013

[Version 1.9.4]



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Surfspirit rated on 15 Oct 2012

[Version 1.9.1]



Drdweeb rated on 26 Sep 2012

[Version 1.9.1]



Damon Bonesi rated on 24 Jul 2012

[Version 1.9]



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Gunnar-Ture-Lien rated on 12 Jul 2012

[Version 1.9]



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UntilGravity rated on 16 Jun 2012

[Version 1.8.2]



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Quest4sanity rated on 02 Dec 2011

[Version 1.8.2]



SuperMat64 rated on 20 Sep 2011

[Version 1.8.2]



srhyne rated on 29 Jul 2011

[Version 1.8.2]



Robgs rated on 22 Jul 2011

[Version 1.7.9]


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Version Downloads:2,675
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Shareware
Date:17 Oct 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $14.95
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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.


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