Hasten is status bar app for Mac OS X which reduces your latency to remote servers. It helps to reduce your lag when playing online games and improve your performance, by providing a smoother connection to the server. Hasten does this by optimizing your network performance to send vital data more quickly to the remote server. One of the main causes of lag when playing online, is the result of the server waiting for data from your computer. If there is a delay in the server receiving data, this causes lag. Delays can be caused by congestion on the internet with too much traffic trying to use limited bandwidth. Hasten helps to prevent this congestion by changing how your Mac transfers data over the internet.
Important data from your gaming client to sent constantly and more quickly to the server, without unnecessary delays. Normally for optimum Wifi performance your Mac delays sending some data until an optimum time. You do not notice this effect if you are browsing websites but for online gamers, this can have serious consequences. It can mean lags and freezes at crucial times. Hasten does not speed up your internet connection but during periods of heavy internet congestion it can also improve the performance of data streams and improve download speeds.