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Speed Freak reprioritizes applications at a user-specified interval so that the frontmost (or active) application gets more processor time than background applications. By default in Mac OS X, all processes have equal priority. By using Speed Freak, you override this default by increasing the priority of whatever application you are currently using, resulting in faster application performance. Speed Freak accomplishes this through the Unix "renice" command.

Speed Freak does not affect graphics card performance and will show little to no increase in 3D games. Although Speed Freak does not affect network performance, the

What's New

Version 2.8:
  • Intel compatible
  • Recompiled as Universal Binary


Mac OS X 10.4.10 or later

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4.8 9


Current Version (2.x)


Downloads 23,633
Version Downloads 7,757
License Free
Date 08 Jul 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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