What's new in version 2.0.2
- Fixed a problem with App Tamer sometimes failing to slow down a process
even when you’ve specified a CPU limit for it.
- Added a small highlighted corner in the status indicators to show whether a running application has been configured to slow down or stop.
- Fixed a bug that could cause App Tamer to crash when it started up under certain conditions.
Why you want App Tamer 2
As an alternative to completely stopping an application when
it's in the background, you can now put a limit on the amount
of CPU an app can use.
You can limit Mail, for example, to use no more than 10% cpu.
It will still download your new messages,
but won't tax your computer while you're doing something else.
This lets you manage many more applications than you could
with App Tamer 1.x, because it works with virtually any app,
even those that need to run in the background.
New User Interface
You can now get everything straight from the menubar. Click on
App Tamer's icon to see CPU usage, what App Tamer is
doing and to change settings for your applications.
- Hover over an app to see it on the graph. Click on it to change its settings.
- The colored squares show you what App Tamer is doing.
- Use the utility menu (the gear icon in the lower right corner)
to change preferences, get help, buy App Tamer or quit it.
The engine that manages your applications has been streamlined,
enhanced and refined since version 1.x to make saving CPU and battery
even faster and easier.
What about App Nap?
Mavericks provides some power-saving features on its own, but App
Tamer goes well beyond these.