SixtyFour App - Reduce memory overhead by opening apps in 32-bit mode
January 20, 2012 in Mac OSX
[prMac.com] Utrecht, Netherlands - Independent development company, 1951FDG today is proud to announce the release of SixtyFour 1.0, its new memory optimizer utility for Mac OS X. SixtyFour was specifically created to force 64-bit apps to open in 32-bit mode for G5-based and 64-bit-capable Intel hardware low on memory. It lists apps that will open in 64-bit mode by default and facilitates the changing of a preference to force the apps to open in 32-bit mode.
For an app to be listed it must meet two conditions, the app will open and the app will open in 64-bit mode by default. Other 64-bit apps that do not meet these two conditions will not be listed because they will not open or open in 32-bit mode only.
The way SixtyFour works is simple. A selected check box indicates that the application will open in 32-bit mode, a non-selected check box indicates that the application will open in 64-bit mode and a disabled check box indicates that the application will only open in 64-bit mode.
An app opened in 64-bit mode uses significantly more memory than its 32-bit counterpart. On systems that have little memory available, it is better to open a 64-bit app in 32-bit mode. Forcing a 64-bit app to open in 32-bit mode reduces its memory usage significantly and its startup time. Eliminating the memory overhead could potentially lead to an increase in overall system performance.
SixtyFour is compatible with any 64-bit-capable PPC or Intel Mac running Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard or higher (including Mac OS X 10.7 Lion).
Pricing and Availability:
For a limited time only, SixtyFour is pay what you want (the buyer pays what he wants/can pay). For complete information on SixtyFour and to download the full version free of charge, visit the link listed below.
1951FDG is an independent software developer, focused on developing high-quality applications for Mac OS X. Copyright (C) 2012 1951FDG. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.