App Stop
App Stop
2.1

4.8

App Stop free download for Mac

App Stop

2.1
08 December 2006

Freeze apps to save CPU time.

Overview

Note: App Stop is no longer under development, and it is no longer available for sale.

App Stop is a powerful application engineered to allow you to take control of the applications running on your computer, increasing the speed of your computer. App Stop allows you to peform many operations on your applications such as pausing, setting processor priority, and force quitting. App Stop is great for people with slower computers, or for people who run processor hungry applications (such as video editors), who need to squeeze every ounce of speed out of their computer.

What's new in App Stop

Version 2.1:
  • Priority slider now increases priority when moved to the right, and decreases when moved to the left
  • Improved Application Manager UI
  • Updated preferences to look and work more like Safari & Mail.app's preferences
  • When items in the menu-bar list are paused they are now colored red instead of displaying "(Stopped)"
  • Added 'All' filter criteria
  • Less frequent nagging for demo users (every 2 days)
  • Improved crash/bug reporting (now outputs stack traces and notifies user of exceptions)
  • You can now specify a global shortcut that can be used to bring the Application Manager forward
  • Improved 'hide and stop' reliability
  • Your filter criteria will now be preserved between App Stop startups
  • Totally rewrote the 'startup at login' code
  • Fixed a bug where the menu item would remain in 'paused state' when an application that was paused was killed
  • Major memory usage enhancements
  • Minor performance enhancements
Full changelog available here

28 App Stop Reviews

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Anonymous
25 May 2005

Most helpful

Seems to be working fine. Flash and the Flash player eats the CPU for lunch, so it is good to temporarily stop them! A feature request: next to the app's name should be the percentage it is consuming, so I do not have to use top to determine what app I should stop. (I have e-mailed this to the author as well.)
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Version .5
Dalahast
28 February 2008
Does anyone still have the old free version? I don't have $15 for this, and I don't care if it's out of date, either.
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Version 2.1
5 answer(s)
Springheelmac
Springheelmac
28 December 2008
Have you tried 'Freezer'? Its on this site, similar and free.
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Version 2.1
Dalahast
Dalahast
28 December 2008
Thanks, I found that recently. :-)
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Version 2.1
Springheelmac
Springheelmac
28 December 2008
Have you tried 'Freezer'? Its on this site, similar and free.
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Version 2.1
Springheelmac
Springheelmac
28 December 2008
Whoops... Damn slow connection. I hate it when that happens. :P
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Version 2.1
Dalahast
Dalahast
28 December 2008
That's something... a double-submit so slow that the second one comes in after the reply. Awesome.
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Version 2.1
Ghhcyberus
05 December 2007
I just downloaded this application. I get a message that tells me my 30 day demo is over, and I need to make a purchase. What is this?
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Version 2.1
Cortland
08 December 2006
I still have the freeware version on my computer. It's not a bad app, though now that I have a faster G5, I don't use it.
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Version 2.1
1 answer(s)
Dalahast
Dalahast
01 February 2008
Not to be a bother, but mind sending it to me? I can't find it anywhere after FWM pulled it. jellyfish.cory@gmail.com
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Version 2.1
Bryan-Law
13 November 2006
It is a sad day when a good freeware app goes to shareware...
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Version 2.0
1 answer(s)
St00pid-M0nk3y
St00pid-M0nk3y
08 December 2006
Yes. I pretty much removed it off my computer because of the incessant nagging asking me to pay during the entire 30 day trial period (EVERY TIME I TURNED ON THE COMPUTER!). It only took a few days of that nonsense to give up on this app. The annoying nagging of the trial period is really unnecessary.
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Version 2.1
Aqtinc
13 November 2006
This app is a great idea. As someone that runs Virtual PC and Parallels, there are times when it would be nice to suspend a CPU-hungry Windows job running in the background. Yeah, I know that you can set that preference in both VPC and Parallels, but this app is for those times when you didn't know what you were getting into and then want to override your preferences. I hope the UB issues can get resolved soon.
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Version 2.0
1 answer(s)
Iloveitaly
Iloveitaly
13 November 2006
App Stop 2.0 is now compatible with Intel Macs. If you are experiencing any difficulty with running App Stop on your Intel mac please let me know.
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Version 2.0
Mok-in-touch™
13 November 2006
$15.00? Over priced.
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Version 2.0
1 answer(s)
Iloveitaly
Iloveitaly
13 November 2006
You can purchase it for $10 during the next two weeks.
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Version 2.0
St00pid-M0nk3y
04 October 2006
Please make a Universal Binary version of this great app! :(
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Version 1.1
Luhmann
12 August 2006
Web site says it has Universal Binary support but is untested. I don't know if this is an intel issue or not, but it quits on launch on my intel MacBook... I love the app on my G5! I hope it can be fixed.
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Version 1.1
Morpe
30 May 2006
on run app stop and this crash, on consolle log report this error: App Stop[1012] R+W for /Users/morpe denied. my permision on file and on OS is OK, :( i run it on iMac G5 10.4.6
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Version 1.1
Fayettemat
13 February 2006
AWSOME APP! love it! wish it wasnt so harsh on my CPU though :( could you make it less cpu intesive? like for G4 Notebooks :)
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Version 1.1
$15.00

4.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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