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App Tamer
Description

June 13, 2014

Version 2.0.3 fixes several issues which could cause App Tamer to crash or incorrectly limit an application's CPU usage. It also adds more detail in App Tamer's window to show you how App Tamer is managing your applications.

This version is a free update for App Tamer 2 users. Please note that if you still have App Tamer 1.x, this is a $7.95 paid upgrade if you purchased version 1.x before July 1, 2013.

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 1.x?

AutoLimit

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.

Improvements Throughout

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.

Upgrading from Version 1.x

If you purchased App Tamer 1.x on or after July 1, 2013, the upgrade to version 2.0 is FREE. App Tamer knows when you bought your license, so you just need to download and run version 2. Your existing serial number will continue to work.

If you bought App Tamer before July 1, 2013, the upgrade to version 2.0 is $7.95. You can purchase your upgrade from our online store.

There's a free 15 day demo period so you can download it and try it for yourself!

App Tamer 2.0.2
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Single-user license: $14.95/each
2+ licenses: $12.45/each
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Reviews and Comments
 
What a beautifully simple yet revolutionary App! But don't tell Apple that I can put off upgrading my Macbooks for another year ;)
- Marko Turner
It's "just working". Thank you so much. Love the product. Love the support.
- Gregory Morse
A) the user interface is completely intuitive, B) it seems to work perfectly and instantaneously, and C) I did independent confirmation with my usual tool (top from the command line) and astonishingly, Safari was sitting there firmly fixed at 0 %CPU. That is awesome!!! I am absolutely going to be telling everyone I know to go buy this immediately!
- Larry Yaeger
System Requirements

Mac OS 10.7
or higher

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