Language Switcher
Language Switcher
1.1.7

4.8

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Language Switcher free download for Mac

Language Switcher1.1.7

29 April 2011

Open applications in other languages.

Overview

Language Switcher... Most applications on your Mac have several language options built in. But you don't normally get the opportunity to use them, without changing your system language.

Language Switcher changes all that. It enables you to open applications in other languages - instantly. It shows you what language options are available for every single application on your Mac, and lets you choose the one you want to use, without changing anything else.

So whether you're learning a language, or fluent in several, you can now immerse yourself in the language on your screen. Open your favourite apps in French, for example, just like the French in Paris. Or keep most apps in English, and immerse yourself in Spanish when instant messaging.

It works with every application, from Apple and from third party developers. And it's very flexible. You can switch the language on just one app, or as many apps as you like. You can even use several languages at the same time, for different applications.

And it doesn't change anything permanently. When you quit your app, it opens next time in your default language.

Language Switcher unlocks the languages that are already on your Mac. It's that simple.

What's new in Language Switcher

Version 1.1.7:
  • Updated French localisation
  • Updated German localisation
  • Fixed Sparkle framework

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How would you rate Language Switcher app?

17 Reviews of Language Switcher

5
Valentinissimo
31 July 2010
Version: 1.1.6

Most helpful

Excellent little program. Does exactly what you would expect. No surprises. Necessary for anybody who prefers to use Finder in one language (in my case French) and certain programs in another language (in my case English). An example for a program which I use only in English is Pixelmator or Photshop because I am used to all those terms in English and when the program starts in French I am lost. For your information: In Mac OS X 10.5 you could still change the language in "Information". This now longer works in 10.6.
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5
oklair1
21 September 2019
Version: 1.1.7
RIP Language Switcher. You worked fine for all those years, but as you are a 32-bit app, you are no longer working with macOS Catalina 10.15. But... good news! Another app named "App Language Chooser" is doing the same job. It's available for free in the Mac App Store: https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/app-language-chooser/id451732904?l=fr&mt=12
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5
mac-hannes
24 November 2017
Version: 1.1.7
Still works like a charm in 10.12.6. Nothing to complain at all.
(0)
5
Ivan-Jiang
14 October 2015
Version: 1.1.7
Yea, it works fine on El Capitan (10.11)
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5
Håkan-Björk
21 September 2015
Version: 1.1.7
Does what it says. And does it good!
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5
Valentinissimo
31 July 2010
Version: 1.1.6
Excellent little program. Does exactly what you would expect. No surprises. Necessary for anybody who prefers to use Finder in one language (in my case French) and certain programs in another language (in my case English). An example for a program which I use only in English is Pixelmator or Photshop because I am used to all those terms in English and when the program starts in French I am lost. For your information: In Mac OS X 10.5 you could still change the language in "Information". This now longer works in 10.6.
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5
Gilles9
29 July 2010
Version: 1.1.6
Excellent
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Simen
20 January 2010
Version: 1.1.5
You should have a feature that the setting would stick to the app... I used to have 99% of my apps in english in regular Leopard, and 1% in norwegian. It would be great to keep having it like that without doing it manually every time.
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5
Duhh
03 December 2009
Version: 1.1.3
This marvel of a little application brings back the power of users to choose an operating language on a per-application basis to Snow Leopard (10.6) users. I want to thank the developer for making this awesome little utility. The interface is beautiful, ergonomic and you have given us mac users of the world's many languages a true gift. Thank you.
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Roro01
29 October 2009
Version: 1.1.3
Many thanks to the developer for fixing the problem I mentioned below.
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4
Captain-Nemo
04 October 2009
Version: 1.1.2
Now that Apple has disabled the ability to deselect languages from Snow Leopard's Info window, I found this program extremely useful. Many thanks to the developer. Be aware that Language Switcher will, by default, show only the programs in the Applications folder, excluding subfolders and other locations on your HD. Programs placed in subfolders (like iWork) or elsewhere will not appear unless you go to File in the menubar, then select an application using the submenu (shortcut Command + A).
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Jb-jb-fr
03 October 2009
Version: 1.1.2
It is an interesting software if you want to test an other language of a tools you write. But how to select a software in an other directory than Application?
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Roro01
20 August 2009
Version: 1.1
This version doesn't work on my iMac Intel 10.5.8. It launches but the window is blank and it is impossible to add new applications.
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Captain-Nemo
20 August 2009
Version: 1.1
Contrary to the developer's affirmation, there is no need to change your system language to open programs in a different one. This is implemented by going to the info window of the application, then deselecting all languages except the one you want the program to start in. It works nicely if you want an application to always open in the same language but can be time-consuming if you often switch between different ones. In this last case, Language Switcher comes real handy.
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chris984
29 July 2009
Version: 1.0.2
No folders supported? I installed this for Pages (and the rest of iWork). Are these supported? Thanks
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Roro01
29 July 2009
Version: 1.0.2
Can't delete applications from the list by using ctrl-click, thus, if you added an application to the list you are going to have it there for ever!!!
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4
Ean
15 July 2009
Version: 1.0
Simply awesome. Extremely useful. Works like a charm, but needs the ability to exclude applications and delete from the list. There are only a few applications that I need to launch in different languages, and I'd like the ability to not have every app listed by default.
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Elegraphy
15 July 2009
Version: 1.0
Is there a UB version available? I don't see any reason that this has to be intel only.
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4.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.0 or later
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