Xslimmer for Mac

Xslimmer for Mac

Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 17 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.7.5
  • Total Downloads:
    7,870
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 21, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try; $14.95 to buy

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1 stars

"I hate this app. with a deep seeded passion!"

April 11, 2010  |  By klor5

 |  Version: Xslimmer 1.7.5

Pros

None whatsoever.Steal it off BitTorrent if you still want it.Would you pay someone to take a baseball bat to your Mac?

Cons

This vomit inducing heaving pile of junk will save you hardly any disk space and might well (as in my case) break large chunks of your operating system and its primary app's,not to mention 3rd party stuff to boot!

Summary

Risk vs. reward.If want to use this app after reading this,you deserve what you well might get.I have 173 different apps. installed on my Mac,and I'm usually pretty good at picking the system killing duds that are out there.Not in this case (Chardonnay = BAD BRAIN).
PS-Cnet wouldn't let me post a review of 0 Stars as I wanted to,So that 1 star I gave it was somewhat coerced (I did want to post my own experience to the Cnet audience,so I decided to compromise).

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4 stars

"Slimming executables is not for whimps"

October 27, 2009  |  By wsimonds

 |  Version: Xslimmer 1.7.5

Pros

Easy user interface, plenty of options, easy to install and operate. It isn't going to save you a ton of space, but it will save some.

Cons

There are programs that are affected, but not the most common ones. And there is a restore process which will fix any problems.

Summary

Peeling off lines of code from your program executables is a bit scary. Some users suggest only doing one program at a time and then checking to make sure it is still working. This is fine if you have all day. Better to just bite the bullet and do them all and then test the ones you are critically dependent on. Most common programs are unaffected, but others... One that didn't work for me was the communication manager for my wireless broadband USB card. It was easily fixed. Also, make sure you direct the stripped code which the program saves to be able to restore your programs to an external hard drive otherwise you won't have any net savings of space for your hard drive. I reduced my executable footprint by 1.8 Gigs. That may not sound like a lot in these days of 100+ Gig hard drives, but I'm on a MacBook Air when I travel (which is a lot) and every little bit helps. Also, I have not noticed that my programs run quicker, but I haven't noticed that they've been slower either.

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4 stars

"Very Useful"

October 08, 2009  |  By normal1

 |  Version: Xslimmer 1.7.5

Pros

Value for money, and works well

Cons

None so far

Summary

An exceedingly easy way to regain more HD space and reduce the size of the application without effecting its performance

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.7.5
Xslimmer 1.7.5 fixes two rare crasher issues that were introduced in Xslimmer 1.7.4. First, Xslimmer became confused when trying to slim certain compiled Java classes, which looked like Universal Binaries containing several architectures when in fact they did not. In addition, Xslimmer would rarely (see details below) create HFS-compressed backups and applications that were not correctly flagged as compressed files, thus rendering them useless. This version fixes that problem retroactively, so those malformed backups can be used to restore the original apps.
General
Publisher latenitesoft.com
Publisher web site http://www.latenitesoft.com
Release Date September 21, 2009
Date Added September 21, 2009
Version 1.7.5
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.3.9, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.85MB
File Name Xslimmer_1.9.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 7,870
Downloads Last Week 93
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $14.95

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