Xslimmer for Mac

Xslimmer for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.2.2
  • Total Downloads:
    3,655
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 19, 2007
  • Price:
    Free to try (See description); $9.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    Mac

Editors' Review

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XSlimmer is an effective shareware tool that costs a lot less than buying a brand-new hard drive and is excellent at clearing out unnecessary code from your installer files. For a little more than the price of an Alexander Hamilton, XSlimmer will sweep your Applications folder and leave code suitable only for your computer. For example, if you've got an Intel processor, XSlimmer will cut down iTunes from 129MB to 31.6MB: That's gastric bypass surgery for your computer.

You can drag and drop specific programs into the main XSlimmer window, or you can hit the Genie button and it'll add every program it can find on your machine. Once you're ready to go, hit the Slim! button in the lower right corner and XSlimmer rips out unnecessary weight from your apps. Other buttons on the nav include Stop to halt the process, Clear to remove all unselected files, and Reveal to show the selected program in Finder. History reveals your behavior log.

There are some programs that are internally blocked by XSlimmer itself from the process--Safari is one that's blacklisted--but the app will make backups for you just in case you mess something up. The trial version limits users to liposuctioning 50MB. If you want to remove anything more, you'll have to pay.

 
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5 stars

"If your hard drive needs space NOW - this is the tool for you"

April 07, 2008  |  By lemonslaw

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I was getting short on space and exploring several options, including trashing everything I could live without - then I came across Xslimmer. The free version only allows "slimming of 50MB" - nothing in the real world, so I forked over the $9.95, and, rarely do I say this - "IT IS A BARGAIN." 8.6GB's of programs Xslimmed down to 4.9GB's in a few minutes (and I left the 'black-listed' alone). No fat in my Mac no mo'. I put the backup Xslimmed programs on my external HD, just in case; but every program still works and no problems yet. Easy on the pocket & easy to use. My kind of utility.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher LateNiteSoft
Publisher web site http://www.xslimmer.com
Release Date March 19, 2007
Date Added March 19, 2007
Version 1.2.2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4, Macintosh
Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.4
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,655
Downloads Last Week 2
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations See description
Price $9.95

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