DBoost
DBoost 1.6
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Improve your Mac's performance by managing CPU-usage.   Shareware ($9.95)
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With DBoost, you can improve your Mac's performance by prioritizing CPU-usage on an app-by-app basis.

This Mac OS X utility redistributes CPU time to give the frontmost application about 20% to 30% more processor time than it gets normally. It uses the UNIX command "renice" to change the priority of the frontmost application so that the processor gives it more time. You can also manually set the priority of all applications via the "Status" window, where you also can force quit and check the priority of applications and processes.
What's New
Version 1.6:
  • Universal Binary support. So now it works natively on Intel Macs.
  • Various fixes.
  • Changed the eSellerate integration.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later






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ray16 commented on 23 Jun 2007
I wasn't the one who noticed the launch problem, thanks for the fix.
[Version 1.6]


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ray16 reviewed on 23 Jun 2007
somehow it doesn't launch on 10.3.9. is it meant for 10.4?
[Version 1.6]

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rasmus (developer) replied on 23 Jun 2007
there was some issues for certain people when trying to start the program, this should now be addressed and I have uploaded a fixed version at the same place.
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Dynamic Dan reviewed on 21 Jun 2007
Haven't done any big tests, but things sure feels more responsive and a bit quicker. Will test it a bit more before actually buying, but it seems to work quite fine.
[Version 1.6]


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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Sep 2005
You can do the same freely (kill/stop/continue) with ControlePus for example in english, german and french.
[Version 1.5.1]

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ray16 replied on 23 Jun 2007
I tried that other software, to bad the settings could not be saved.
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Anonymous reviewed on 18 Jul 2005
I hate when people charge money for stuff like this.A simple google search and about 30 seconds of reading and you will be able to do this on your own for free.
[Version 1.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 26 Nov 2004
Sorry, but an installer is NOT necessary for a drag and drop app...
[Version 1.5]

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Anonymous commented on 26 Nov 2004
Since it uses eSellerate to keep track of registrations, it needs an installer.
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Anonymous commented on 26 Nov 2004
Lame, it should be free with a paypal account for the generous.
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Anonymous commented on 10 Sep 2005
Open the terminal and type 'man nice' and you'll learn everything you need to know about using nice, and you won't have to pay this guy anything at all.

$10 for a renicer? Are you nuts? All you're doing is putting a pretty face on something that's built into the system! That's outrageous. You worked on the app, and did something that not everyone can do, but you're asking waaaaaaaaaay too much.
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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Aug 2004
Works as advertised for me. Tested my system CPU, Memory & Overall using XBench System processes/performance testing app. DBoost 1.4.5 out performed TurboMem App and surpassed performance when not running anything by significant margins. The tests don't lie. DBoost works. Thanks for developing a quality application. YOU ROCK !
[Version 1.4.5]

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Anonymous commented on 26 Nov 2004
Last time I checked, turbomem only affected the RAM, and NOT the CPU time.
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Anonymous commented on 10 Sep 2005
I think the developer wrote this to himself... ;)
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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Jun 2004
Bring the joys of cooperative multitasking back to your Mac! Buy DBoost today!
[Version 1.4.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Jun 2004
just a quick question: what does 'leaving boost' do? does it boost the application which was open before the current application? thanks

oh and this thing is great when combined with cunning fox, you can really see how much it speeds things up. very handy for speeding up dvd mp4 conversion.
[Version 1.4.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 13 May 2004
Umm, no thanks. If I start a long process running, then switch to Mail while I'm waiting for it to finish, I really don't want Mail niced up so I can read my email faster. This is only useful if you use crappy applications that use up CPU while doing nothing in the background.
[Version 1.4]

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Anonymous commented on 14 May 2004
"This is only useful if you use crappy applications that use up CPU while doing nothing in the background."
Hey! You just discribed any Microsoft stuff! :)
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Downloads:5,751
Version Downloads:1,941
Type:Utilities : System
License:Shareware
Date:21 Jun 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $9.95
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With DBoost, you can improve your Mac's performance by prioritizing CPU-usage on an app-by-app basis.

This Mac OS X utility redistributes CPU time to give the frontmost application about 20% to 30% more processor time than it gets normally. It uses the UNIX command "renice" to change the priority of the frontmost application so that the processor gives it more time. You can also manually set the priority of all applications via the "Status" window, where you also can force quit and check the priority of applications and processes.


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