Monolingual for Mac

Monolingual for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 115 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.6.7
  • Total Downloads:
    98,893
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 02, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    6.38MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    883
  • 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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1 stars

"latest version 1.6.5 still has issues"

March 26, 2015  |  By Ras-x

 |  Version: Monolingual 1.6.5

Pros

As I have indicated previously, all versions prior to 1.6 generally worked very well and when there were issues the developer fixed promptly. Amazing the amount of space saved with useless language files and architecture files removed from programs.

Cons

There seems to be an on-going issue with monolingual for Yosemite (OS X 10.10.x) - It the app crashes on removing language or architecture files. On my machine the crash does not affect anything else, the app simply shuts down. latest version available as from this morning 27th march (Australia time), in answer to the issues raised - but sadly still not resolved. Crash log sent to developer with hope that it can be resolved.

Summary

When it works it is fantastic, and i am hopeful the developer9s) can get it working without issues on OS X 10.10 - Personally, if they can, I'm happy to make a further donation as this app 9when it works) really rocks!

Updated on Mar 29, 2015

Latest version released today is 1.6.6 and this now works on OS X.10.10(.2) - just fine. Ingmar and the team have worked hard to resolve the problem of it crashing when running under Yosemite and it now runs as it has always done under previous Mac operating systems.

I recommend this app (as a user of the app since the earliest version), it really works and saves a lot of HD space.)

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1 stars

"latest bug fix version, does not fix the bug"

January 30, 2015  |  By Ras-x

 |  Version: Monolingual 1.6.3

Pros

When this app works it is fantastic. i have lost count of the number of years i have used it, and it has always worked. it promptly removes all unnecessary language files, and my god these can really build up.

It also removes all unnecessary architecture,a dn in doing these jobs frees up a lot of space.

Cons

Well, I am using OS X10.10 and this little app has never worked on Yosemite. At last 1.6.3 was released to fix the bug that caused it to crash on startup. I installed determined to rid myself of what i knew to be a truck load of unwanted language files, and, it crashed. I deleted it completely, reinstalled, and it crashed.

Summary

When it works, it works excellently. At the moment it sits in my Apps file, a pile of junk. Come on developers - get your act together, please!

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.6.7
Various bugfixes.
General
Publisher Ingmar Stein
Publisher web site http://homepage.mac.com/jschrier/
Release Date April 02, 2015
Date Added April 02, 2015
Version 1.6.7
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Tweaks Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.38MB
File Name Monolingual-1.6.7.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 98,893
Downloads Last Week 883
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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