App Tamer tames your processor-monopolizing apps and keeps them from chewing up excessive CPU time and battery life. Powered by a unique AutoStop feature, App Tamer stops each application when you switch away from it — when you return to that app, it restarts automatically!
App Tamer is built around an attractive and clear user interface, designed for managing all your running applications with minimum distraction or frustration. With helpful displays, you can monitor the average percentage of your processor(s) being used by each app, or access a graphical history or your CPU usage. Easily enable AutoStop for any application, or limit it to a certain amount of CPU time.
Don’t waste time trying to manage CPU usage on an app-by-app basis — liberate your Mac with App Tamer!
- If your Mac has more than four processor cores, you'll now get a dialog offering to change the CPU history graph to a logarithmic scale. This mode shows much more detail when CPU usage is a lower percentage of total capacity (which is very common because you're rarely using all CPU cores on 8 and 16 core Macs).
- Fixed problems with 64-bit Safari plugins not being stopped and started correctly.
- App Tamer now shows more helpful error messages when it can't connect to the internet to validate your license number.
- When installing its helper application, App Tamer will try to fix permission errors for you when it encounters them.
- When App Tamer reenables itself after being turned off for a period of time, it now displays a notification in Notification Center on OS X 10.8 or later.
- Corrected a bug that would mistakenly hide both stopped and slowed apps when the "Hide applications when they are stopped" setting was turned on in your preferences. Now App Tamer doesn't hide apps that have just been slowed down.
- Improved the appearance of the CPU history graph.
OS X 10.7 or later