DBoost
DBoost
1.6

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DBoost free download for Mac

DBoost1.6

21 June 2007

Improve your Mac's performance by managing CPU-usage.

Overview

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 in DBoost

Version 1.6:
  • Universal Binary support. So now it works natively on Intel Macs.
  • Various fixes.
  • Changed the eSellerate integration.

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How would you rate DBoost app?

13 Reviews of DBoost

Anonymous
03 March 2004
Version: 1.1

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here's a free app that does pretty much the same thing and does it very well.
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Ray16
24 June 2007
Version: 1.6
I wasn't the one who noticed the launch problem, thanks for the fix.
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Ray16
23 June 2007
Version: 1.6
somehow it doesn't launch on 10.3.9. is it meant for 10.4?
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Dynamic-Dan
21 June 2007
Version: 1.6
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.
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Anonymous
11 September 2005
Version: 1.5.1
You can do the same freely (kill/stop/continue) with ControlePus for example in english, german and french.
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Anonymous
19 July 2005
Version: 1.5
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.
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Anonymous
26 November 2004
Version: 1.5
Sorry, but an installer is NOT necessary for a drag and drop app...
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Anonymous
29 August 2004
Version: 1.4.5
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 !
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Anonymous
22 June 2004
Version: 1.4.3
Bring the joys of cooperative multitasking back to your Mac! Buy DBoost today!
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Anonymous
02 June 2004
Version: 1.4.2
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.
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Anonymous
13 May 2004
Version: 1.4
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.
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Anonymous
09 March 2004
Version: 1.3
Works well with 10.3.2. I would like to see better guidelines on how to use it. Does it have to running constantly? Could it better serve me as a Background Task? I kinow zilch about UNIX!
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Rasmus Lindén
03 March 2004
Version: 1.1
Well, sure there are freeware alternatives. There are freeware alternatives to Photoshop, Microsoft Office and almost anything you can find. But does any of the freeware alternatives for DBoost boost the frontmost application? And do they change automatically when you switch the frontmost application?
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Anonymous
03 March 2004
Version: 1.1
here's a free app that does pretty much the same thing and does it very well.
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