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Help us with translation of this website


We’re looking forward to expanding our website to another languages (French, German, French, Arabic, Chinese, …).

Translating our website into another language was never easier. You just need a good text editor (like Brackets) that supports UTF-8 encoded files. Just create a new .yml file (named using ISO 639-1 code) based on en.yml in this GitHub repository. You can also optionally translate .md files of blog posts. After that simply create a pull request so we can review it.

Every translator gets life-time license for all apps, priority customer support, access to beta/alpha versions of the software and optional backlink to your website.

Welcome to our new website!

The CrystalIDEA website was completely revamped with a fresh new look. The cleaner user interface should be easier to read, and responsive for small screens, making it much easier to access the information you need.

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Our site has learned to speak securely


When you’re browsing our new https site, you should see a small lock icon next to the site’s name, as seen below in Safari, Chrome, and Firefox:

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Uninstall Windows Store Apps


Uninstall Tool 3.5 now supports removal of Windows Store Apps (also known as “Universal Windows Platform apps” or “Metro Apps”) on Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10.

Windows Store Apps are also known to leave leftovers in your Windows Registry and file system after being removed but Uninstall Wizard solves this by cleaning leftovers after standard removal procedure.

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Drop support of OS X 10.6


Current versions of AnyToISO (3.6.3) and Macs Fan Control (1.2.1) for Mac are compatible with OS X 10.6.x (which is about 7% of our OS X website users today, 12 Feb 2015).

Future versions of these programs will not support 10.6 (unfortunately) because it takes a lot of time for us to maintain 10.6 compatibility. Mentioned versions are the last to support 10.6, but one will always be able to download them from our website.

Any Intel Mac that was released after 2006 which CPU is at least “Intel Core 2 Duo “ is eligible to install OS X 10.7 and later.

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Solving iMac fan noise issue after HDD replacement


Everyone who replaces HDD in most of iMac models faces the problem that HDD fan will start to spin at maximum speed after the replacement. This speed is about 6000-7000 RPM and the noise produced is unbearable (it happens because Apple puts special firmware in its HDDs)! What is more - you cannot just switch off the fan or put it rotating at MIN value (actually it's OK but only for SSD), because it will cause HDD overheating.

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Snapshots vs Realtime monitor when monitoring program installation


There’re two approaches towards monitoring programs installations (in order to be able to perform clean removal). The first old school way - using of registry and file system snapshots before and after installation, then comparison of these 2 snapshots. The second, the one that is used in Uninstall Tool - real-time monitoring using Install Tracker (Installation Monitor). This is the most advanced and modern way and here’s why:

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Clean Removal of iTunes


Modern version of iTunes for Windows is not only a media player/library and iDevices synchronization tool. It's functionality goes further and the app itself is much bigger in size. It installs other Apple software during its installation and registers several services and start-up items. "Apple Application Support", "Apple Mobile Device Support", "Apple Software Update", "Bonjour" apps are always installed together with iTunes.

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Mounting DMG image files to Vmware, Palallels or VirtualBox on Windows & Mac


DMG is Mac OS X native disk image format while virtual machines (VmWare, Parallels or VirtualBox) are able to mount ISO images only. With AnyToISO program you can convert DMG to ISO and mount the resulting ISO image to your virtual machine (running Mac OS X).

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Extract XAR files or Convert to ISO on Windows and Mac


Starting from version 3.5 AnyToISO is able to extract (and convert to ISO) XAR archives. This format is not widely used on Windows but can be frequently found in macOS for software installation packages.

AnyToISO makes it possible to extract XAR files in a very simple and understandable way:

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