Monolingual for Mac

Monolingual for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 113 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.6.2
  • Total Downloads:
    81,677
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 19, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    6.46MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    924
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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With the increasing size of video and audio files, hard-drive space can be at a premium, especially on computers over two years old. Monolingual helps you free up disk space on a Mac by removing data the computer uses only when actively supporting other languages.

Available at no cost, Monolingual is a small, easy-to-run program. The software is only compatible with version 10.7 or higher of Mac OS X. It runs quickly and is supported by detailed instructions and troubleshooting information. The program walks you through the language deletion process, making it simple to use. As indicated in the troubleshooting section, the language data removed cannot be brought back without totally reinstalling the operating system. For inexperienced computer users, it would be easy to remove languages and configurations necessary for normal operation, so beware.

Monolingual performs its function well and has excellent user instructions. If you need a bit more space on your hard drive, this software could prove to be useful.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"It is really a practical joke."

May 27, 2014  |  By Catchalove

 |  Version: Monolingual 1.5.10

Pros

As it downloads & works once at a single Mac computer.

Cons

But the same dame downloads invariably a damaged file on the another computer with the same specifications.

Summary

Those, who have unlimited patience, may train their capacities up to the utmost with tis application.

Updated on May 28, 2014

Their "secret": your GateKeeper must be turned off for the moment of installation, and then it works as expected.

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1 stars

"The application will not download a valid file."

May 01, 2014  |  By wwwebster--2008

 |  Version: Monolingual 1.5.10

Pros

Can't find any.

Cons

Will not run.

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1 stars

"Beware - not worth it."

September 14, 2013  |  By jamiedoll

 |  Version: Monolingual 1.5.7

Pros

It removes languages you don't really need

Cons

IT KILLED MY ADOBE CS AND MS OFFICE! Made them unusable. Kudos to Time Machine - got my expensive programs back!

Summary

Adding programs to safe list, deselecting them, too much hassle. 3-4gb of saved space - size of a cheap flash drive vs $1000's of software - is not worth it.

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1 stars

"Crash with Lion"

September 24, 2012  |  By pjpreilly

 |  Version: Monolingual 1.5.3

Pros

No pros since it crashes with Lion

Cons

Crashes with LION!

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5 stars

"Safe to Use with Mountain Lion"

September 20, 2012  |  By Rasputin63

 |  Version: Monolingual 1.5.2

Pros

Very easy to use
Harmless to apps

Cons

Takes a while to complete. On my i7 equipped iMac it took about 15 minutes to finish. Little longer on an i5.

Summary

I've used this app with two relatively recent vintage iMacs (mid 2010 & late 2011) running under both Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion with absolutely no ill effects. The app reported saving me approximately 3.4GB of space. I didn't run the architecture function as I use DivX which likes the PowerPC option.

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5 stars

"Great app.Reclaimed 3.5GB"

September 06, 2011  |  By otpboss

 |  Version: Monolingual 1.4.5

Pros

Hi, I ran monolingual through my mac os x 10.5 it took just over an hour, boring. But it cleaned out 3.5GB of useless language files etc. I wasn't sure about the architectures so I didn't delete any of them at all. Over all great app. Thanks cnet

Cons

Took just over an hour. Boring. If that is a con?

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5 stars

"Removes all unwanted language, and architecture files."

December 18, 2010  |  By Ras-x

 |  Version: Monolingual 1.4.5

Pros

Tick the unwanted language files & architectures, Initially you will save Gigabytes of space. F the developer is to be congratulated for keeping this beauty up to date.

Cons

Beware if you tell it to remove the language that you work in. You will need to do a full OS reinstallation - NO way around it. But remember, it does ask you to check.

Summary

This is a wonderful app that works, and works fast, effectively and is FREE! Once you have chosen what you want removed and hit the GO button, it asks you to check - a nice reassuring thing! An annoying little personal quirk, once I have established what files i want removed, every time I run it on my iMac (3.06 Ghz), it remembers exactly what to remove and keep. Yet on my 15" Macbook pro, it insists on forgetting my language preferences and i have to check about a dozen unwanted languages each time. A small glitch that i suspect is local to my machine. The developer is to be congratulated on keeping pace with the architectural changes and is good at bringing forth appropriate updates.

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4 stars

"This update is OK"

December 07, 2010  |  By genepì

 |  Version: Monolingual 1.4.5

Pros

poter "alleggerire" le applicazioni e, di conseguenza, l'hard disk

Cons

Non poter scegliere a quale applicazione lasciare la lingua

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1 stars

"could have been my fault, crashed my MacBook"

November 01, 2010  |  By joesnow

 |  Version: Monolingual 1.4.4

Pros

easy to install and easy to destroy your system files

Cons

I ran the program, selecting to keep all English versions, but after running first iTunes would not load (therefore could not synch my iPhone or iPad), then Kernel Panic ensued and machine would not start up. TimeMachine to rescue, luckily

Summary

"Buyer beware" , even though it was free, cost me a day of my life to restore and return to Prior to Monolingual

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5 stars

"It did everything that it was supposed to."

October 22, 2010  |  By rcjneon

 |  Version: Monolingual 1.4.4

Pros

It freed up over a gigabyte of space on my hard drive.

Cons

I haven't figured out how to undo some of my choices.

Summary

Excellent. It does what it is supposed to.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.6.2
Various bugfixes.
General
Publisher Ingmar Stein
Publisher web site http://homepage.mac.com/jschrier/
Release Date December 19, 2014
Date Added December 19, 2014
Version 1.6.2
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Tweaks Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.46MB
File Name Monolingual-1.6.2.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 81,677
Downloads Last Week 924
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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