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App Tamer, chewing up excessive CPU time and battery life on your Mac


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.

Whats New

Version 1.3:

You can now set up App Tamer to only use AutoStop when your battery charge is below a certain percentage. Doing this will minimize battery drain when you are not plugged in, speed recharge time when you are plugged in, and will otherwise keep AutoStop turned off.
App Tamer now offers several AppleScript commands that let you to turn AutoStop on and off in your AppleScripts, as well as wake a stopped application.
A problem has been fixed that could cause helper applications for your web browser to get stuck, sometimes freezing the browser.
On some machines, disabling AutoStop for a specified number of minutes didnt workit would always turn back on after 5 minutes. This has been fixed.

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