The Application Optimizer for Mac OS X.


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

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Optimization results can be previewed in a statistical overview:


How do I use Applimizer?

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

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

Embedded plug-ins, frameworks or other bundles are optimized 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


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

Help File Optimization

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

String File Optimization

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

User Interface File Optimization

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 Applimizer.

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 Applimizer.