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App Tamer for Mac

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  • Date Added:
    Mar. 25, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial); $14.95 to buy (Buy it now)
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5 stars

"A must have for all serious Mac users"

September 17, 2010  |  By Fariborz Amirshahi

 |  Version: App Tamer 1.0


Superb application to manage your processor needs.


Nothing to mention.


We are so used to Default Folder that we take it for granted that it's the only software that Jon Gotow cares about and will hopefully support for many years to come. Then "App Tamer" a nifty utility that injects power into our Macs by reducing their consumption appears out of the blue and revolutionizes how we use the processing power of our computers. I've tried many utilities that allow me to activate or deactivate the process of my running applications but have always found them clumsy and hard to manage. It's simply unthinkable to go to a menu to stop those superfluous applications from running just to return there a few seconds later because you have forgotten a tiny detail and need to consult the program again. Well, "App Tamer" just does that in a less painful and more intuitive way. Once you launch it for the first time it sits silently in the background and magically turns on and off the processes that are no longer needed. Once you switch to a dormant application let's say by clicking on its window it wakes up like magic without the need for any further intervention. If you use a laptop with no access to a power source you'll appreciate every second of that extra power "App Tamer" has so meticulously accumulated for you and if you are use a computer in office you'll surely benefit from the extra speed that you gain by using applications one at a time and only when they are needed. I can't recommend this application enough. Fariborz AMIRSHAHI - Verona (Italy)

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.0.5
  • 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 Mac OS 10.8+ .
  • 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.
Publisher St. Clair Software
Publisher web site http://www.stclairsoft.com/
Release Date March 25, 2015
Date Added March 25, 2015
Version 2.0.5
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.73MB
File Name AppTamer-2.0.5.dmg
Total Downloads 3,024
Downloads Last Week 2
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $14.95

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