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Monolingual for Mac

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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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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great app.Reclaimed 3.5GB"

    September 6, 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 4.0 stars

    "This update is OK"

    December 7, 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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  • 1.0 stars

    "could have been my fault, crashed my MacBook"

    November 1, 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Quick and culls unused languages"

    October 18, 2010  |   By irwin bedell

    Version: Monolingual 1.4.4

    Pros

    It does its job. Get rid of the languages you will never use or need.

    Cons

    An app. is designed for a specific purpose; somehow certain apps. should
    be built into the system you are using or you should have a choice prior to
    installation of a system as to what languages you reallly need and want.

    Summary

    Clutter is our enemy. Weed out or cull if you like unused languages.
    This is a specific app. designed especially for that purpose. It does
    its job without fanfare.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Easy to use and works great"

    August 26, 2010  |   By jj2327

    Version: Monolingual 1.4.4

    Pros

    Removes languages that you do not need taking up space.

    Cons

    Have not found any negatives.

    Summary

    Works great.
    Does exactly what it is supposed to do.

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