What's new in version 2.0.3
- When a process is limited to a certain amount of CPU usage, that limit
is now displayed next to the process’ name in App Tamer's window.
- Corrected an issue that could cause App Tamer to incorrectly limit the
CPU usage of an application in certain situations.
- Fixed a problem where App Tamer could cause applications to hang when
restarting or shutting down your Mac.
- Fixed a rare bug that could cause App Tamer to crash when some OS X services
return an error.
Why upgrade to App Tamer 2 if you're still using version
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.