The Application Optimiser for Mac OS X.
(original British English version)


A utility that optimises Mac OS X applications. It reduces the size of embedded text files or removes language files for foreign languages.

Applimiser icon

Optimisation results can be previewed in a statistical overview:


How do I use Applimiser?

You open your chosen target applications in Applimiser. They will be analysed and the results are previewed in the main window.

You can optimise applications one-by-one or all at once. The different optimisation techniques can be enabled or disabled as required.

Embedded plug-ins, frameworks or other bundles are optimised as well.


Version 1.5
07 July 2004
Languages: English (British and U.S.)


Mac OS X, 10.1 or later
1 MB HD space

Other Info

v1.5 (452 KB)
v1.4.1 (448 KB)
v1.3 (444 KB)
v1.2 (440 KB)

Quick Tips


Applimiser can remove any language localisation that you are not using. If you only ever use English, all the other languages only use up megabytes of disk space.

Help File Optimisation

Embedded Hypertext Mark-up Language (HTML) help documents contain a lot more information than is actually shown. Using a clever optimisation technique, these files can be reduced in size without changing their visual appearance.

String File Optimisation

These files contain texts such as warning messages. Virtually all of these files are unnecessarily big and can therefore be reduced.

User Interface File Optimisation

Used by Cocoa applications to define their windows (NIB files). Again, there is redundant space that can be removed from these files.

Classic Code Removal

If an application contains both Classic and Native code, you can remove the Classic code using Applimiser.

Removal of Temporary Finder Files

When browsing the contents of an application package in the Finder, a number of temporary files are created. None of these are required and can be safely removed by Applimiser.