App Tamer v1.3.1 | Mac OS X | 3.8 MB
App Tamer tames applications that are chewing up excessive CPU time and battery life on your Mac. Its unique "AutoStop" feature will stop an application when you switch away from it, and then automatically restart it when you click back to it. App Tamer includes an attractive and clear user interface for managing your running applications. It shows the average percentage of your processor(s) being used by each app, and graphically displays a history of CPU usage. You can easily enable AutoStop for any application, as well as change its processing priority in OS X.
Got Unruly Applications?
Some applications, like web browsers and older apps, continue running tasks or animating ads even when they're idle. That uses valuable CPU time, which leaves you with:
Less CPU time for the application you're using
Reduced battery run-time
Tame Them with App Tamer
Find the culprits and get them under control. With App Tamer, you simply do this:
1. Launch App Tamer and click on Details
2. Sort your running applications by average CPU usage
3. Click the checkbox next to apps that need to be tamed
4. Save battery and CPU time
App Tamer will automatically pause those applications whenever you're not using them, reducing their CPU use to zero.
AutoStop Does All The Work
Unlike some utilities that let you manually stop processes, App Tamer's unique "AutoStop" feature handles the details for you. It pauses an application when you switch away from it, then automatically restarts it when you start using it again. Just set it and forget it - App Tamer quietly saves battery and CPU power while you work (or play).
But You're in Control
App Tamer's preferences let you tune its behavior to your needs, whether you're frugally conserving battery power or feeding every last CPU cycle to Starcraft. There's even an App Tamer menu in the menubar to make fast changes and check the status of the apps you're running.
Road Warriors Take Note!
Recovering even a small percentage of your CPU time can translate into significant battery savings. Stopping an application that's consuming 5% of your CPU can translate into 20 or 30 minutes of additional battery runtime.
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