App Stop
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Freeze apps to save CPU time.   Shareware ($15.00)
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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
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
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
  • more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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App Stop User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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ghhcyberus commented on 05 Dec 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?
[Version 2.1]


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Cortland commented on 08 Dec 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.
[Version 2.1]

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Dalahast replied on 31 Jan 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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Bryan Law commented on 13 Nov 2006
It is a sad day when a good freeware app goes to shareware...
[Version 2.0]

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St00pid-M0nk3y replied on 08 Dec 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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aqtinc commented on 13 Nov 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.
[Version 2.0]

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Mab Web Design (developer) replied on 13 Nov 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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Mok.In.Touch™ commented on 13 Nov 2006
$15.00? Over priced.
[Version 2.0]

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iloveitaly replied on 13 Nov 2006
You can purchase it for $10 during the next two weeks.
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Hagoun tipped on 13 Nov 2006
Open Terminal :

kill -s STOP xxx (where xxx is app id)

kill -s CONT xxx to resume
[Version 1.1]


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St00pid-M0nk3y commented on 04 Oct 2006
Please make a Universal Binary version of this great app! :(
[Version 1.1]


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fayettemat commented on 13 Feb 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 :)
[Version 1.1]


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Arvidtp commented on 12 Feb 2006
I used to like this great little software, but for the last few versions it has just beachballed after asking my password... (10.3.9, powerbook)
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Sep 2005
Big thks for being so responsive to feedback!
Great app! Love the black icon option.
Please keep it up!
[Version 1.0]


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Dalahast had trouble on 27 Feb 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.
[Version 2.1]

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Springheelmac replied on 28 Dec 2008
Have you tried 'Freezer'? Its on this site, similar and free.
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Dalahast replied on 28 Dec 2008
Thanks, I found that recently. :-)
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Springheelmac replied on 28 Dec 2008
Have you tried 'Freezer'? Its on this site, similar and free.
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Springheelmac replied on 28 Dec 2008
Whoops... Damn slow connection. I hate it when that happens. :P
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Dalahast replied on 28 Dec 2008
That's something... a double-submit so slow that the second one comes in after the reply. Awesome.
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Luhmann had trouble on 12 Aug 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.
[Version 1.1]


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morpe had trouble on 29 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
[Version 1.1]


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Downloads:10,336
Version Downloads:4,057
Type:Utilities : Optimizers
License:Shareware
Date:08 Dec 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $15.00
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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.


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