Trimmit cuts Mac files down to size

runs on Mac
screenshot of Trimmit

"One size fits all" is a nice promise. Unfortunately, what that generally means is that it's a poor fit for everyone. Yes, it may be a floor wax and a dessert topping, but it's not very good at either.

Mac files, especially executable programs, often carry a lot of extra baggage with them along with the actual executable code. Universal Binaries, for example, include the code necessary to run on that fancy new Intel box you've got, as well as your reliable old PowerPC. But any given machine can only use one of those chunks of code—the rest is a waste. Lots of apps include messages, instructions, and what-have-you in multiple languages. Great if you're trying to bring everybody on board, but if you can't read Mandarin, you're just using up space on your machine.

Trimmit is a tool that helps get rid of the extra "stuff" in your Mac files. Along with unwanted Universal Binary pieces and multiple language info, it clears out resource forks, compresses TIFFs, and more. Just drag your file onto its window, press the button, and it goes to town trimming your file. You can save a backup of your original, so if something goes horribly wrong, all is not lost. And when it's all done, it lets you know what it's done for you. They warn that this tool is designed to work with native Cocoa apps, and that it may break other applications.

You can grab a copy of Trimmit for free. It's a Mac program and runs under OS X 10.4 or later.

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