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App Tamer
App Tamer
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App Tamer free download for Mac

App Tamer

Version 2.7.5

Efficiently manage your CPU cycles, save energy, and more.

3.6
Based on 228 user ratesRead reviews & comments
$14.95
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App Tamer overview

App Tamer tames your processor-monopolizing apps and keeps them from chewing up excessive CPU time and battery life. Powered by a unique AutoStop feature, App Tamer stops each application when you switch away from it - when you return to that app, it restarts automatically.

App Tamer is built around an attractive and clear user interface, designed for managing all your running applications with minimum distraction or frustration. With helpful displays, you can monitor the average percentage of your processor(s) being used by each app, or access a graphical history or your CPU usage. Easily enable AutoStop for any application, or limit it to a certain amount of CPU time.

Don't waste time trying to manage CPU usage on an app-by-app basis - liberate your Mac with App Tamer.

What’s new in version 2.7.5

Updated on Aug 07 2022

  • Corrected problems so that VoiceOver works correctly with App Tamer's menu bar icon in Ventura.
  • Fixed VoiceOver and Spoken Content support for the On / Off switch in App Tamer's main window.
  • The title in App Tamer's Preferences / Settings window could be incorrect when first displayed. This has been fixed.
  • Updated security settings so that Setapp's automatic updates work on Ventura.

Information

License

Shareware

Size

9.2 MB

Downloads

69598

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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App Tamer qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
5.0
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Mickey_Moose
Mickey_Moose
Oct 17 2022
2.7.5
0.0
Oct 17 2022
0.0
Version: 2.7.5
App Tamer works great! Keep naughty apps from sucking up cycles for no good reason. Keep your computer running cooler, too. The program is a bit complex, but only because taming apps is a complex thing to do. There is no simple way to tame apps. Sure, you can try to prioritize apps on your own using terminal and renice, but doing that is a royal pain in the buttocks. App Tamer should be on every Mac owned by someone who wants it to last.
Chuckb84
Chuckb84
Feb 16 2022
2.6.5
0.0
Feb 16 2022
0.0
Version: 2.6.5
This is an excellent app. Unlike many of the silly mac "optimizers" this works, and works well. It's worth telling everyone about the development release that lets you move apps between performance and efficiency cores on M series macs. I've been using that for a month and it works well. Nice work by the developer. https://www.stclairsoft.com/blog/2022/01/21/app-tamer-experimentation-running-apps-on-m1-efficiency-cores/
Mickey_Moose
Mickey_Moose
Dec 6 2021
2.6.4
0.0
Dec 6 2021
0.0
Version: 2.6.4
Using an old Mac Mini to store photos, and as an audio/video server, this program is a godsend. Apple Photos can suck up CPU for no good reason, stressing my little box. This program keeps that in check. There is nothing in photos which needs to be done hurriedly. So lowering the related processes keeps things cool. There is a "Detection" setting which can alert the user to processes sucking up CPU cycles. For anything related to Photos or Spotlight, I set those processes to 10-20%. That way they still get the job done, just more slowly. Heat is the worst enemy for electronic equipment, especially computers. Anything which lowers the temperature will extend the lifespan of equipment. Whenever I hear the fan spinning loudly, I check what's going on. After weeks using App Tamer, my little box runs a whole lot happier. (And hopefully, for many more years to come.)
LeMerlot
LeMerlot
Jul 16 2021
2.6.4
5.0
Jul 16 2021
5.0
Version: 2.6.4
Again, further improvements of this must have app for professional Mac users… – I love it.
Zarquon
Zarquon
Oct 26 2020
2.5.2
5.0
Oct 26 2020
5.0
Version: 2.5.2
Amazing piece of software that does something you didn’t even know was possible: Reclaim CPU cycles from programs that don’t really need them, freeing up your system to go faster!
LeMerlot
LeMerlot
Mar 22 2019
2.4.4
5.0
Mar 22 2019
5.0
Version: 2.4.4
Wow, with its own CPU usage reduction in the new version now App Tamer is really perfect!! Thanks so much to the developer!
LeMerlot
LeMerlot
Mar 6 2019
2.4.3
5.0
Mar 6 2019
5.0
Version: 2.4.3
New version, old love – since years ! App Tamer is one of my "must have" apps – whenever I see CPU spikes by other apps over a longer time, App Tamer is THE quick solution. Killer app!
LeMerlot
LeMerlot
Jan 3 2019
2.4.2
5.0
Jan 3 2019
5.0
Version: 2.4.2
App Tamer is one of my "must have" apps – whenever I see CPU spikes by other apps over a longer time, App Tamer is THE quick solution. I just love it – since years !
axhkrz
axhkrz
Nov 14 2018
2.4.1
4.0
Nov 14 2018
4.0
Version: 2.4.1
Overall a very good app. But one issue: AppTamer interrupts Chrome when streaming music even if I tell AppTamer not to stop or slow down Chrome. Why? Same with Skype. So I can only stream music or skype when I stop AppTamer?
DragonMaster
DragonMaster
Oct 8 2018
2.4.1
5.0
Oct 8 2018
5.0
Version: 2.4.1
Simple to operate. Intuitive. Enables you to control how much and for how long an app can control your CPU. This is valuable when you are working on several projects at the same time so that it is far less likely that your Mac gets overwhelmed. Works perfectly under Mojave.
samallman87
samallman87
Aug 10 2018
2.4
3.0
Aug 10 2018
3.0
Version: 2.4
It's a good app, but the way it throttles browsers even when youre streaming music is asinine. How it doesn't automatically detect this is beyond me
LeMerlot
LeMerlot
Jul 18 2018
2.4
5.0
Jul 18 2018
5.0
Version: 2.4
Awesome update of App Tamer version 2.4 – if every developer would work like St. Clair Software Mac software could be such a pleasure. Thank you very much for these ongoing improvements of an already outstanding Mac software !
YHC
YHC
Jul 18 2018
2.4
0.0
Jul 18 2018
0.0
Version: 2.4
Update: The developer didn't release a fixed version about the critical bug which I mentioned before (in this app, I don't manage anything, but a lot of processes related to Today Widget are be managed). Poor Developer.
YHC
YHC
Jul 2 2018
2.3.5
0.0
Jul 2 2018
0.0
Version: 2.3.5
I really HATE this developer's Attitude. I found a critical bug (in this app, I don't manage anything, but a lot of processes related to Today Widget are be managed), and the developer admitted it's a bug, and he's fixed it, but he don't want to release an Alpha version, and it PASSED ALMOST 4 MONTHS after he fixed it. The following is his reason; you guys can judge it by yourself. Please note that it PASSED ALMOST 4 MONTHS after he fixed it. --- Releasing a new version requires significant testing to make sure everything in the product works as it should, and being a one-person business, that significantly affects the amount of development work I can get done. So I can't make new releases every time I make a change. --- It PASSED ALMOST 4 MONTHS after he fixed it. It's So Funny. Please judge it by yourself.
Peterpan23
Peterpan23
Apr 16 2018
2.3.5
0.0
Apr 16 2018
0.0
Version: 2.3.5
AppTamer is not able to slow down spotlight engine, spotlight indexer and hooker on 10.13.4. Makes the app pretty much useless I guess ?!?
Michael-Vilain
Michael-Vilain
Mar 3 2018
2.3.5
0.0
Mar 3 2018
0.0
Version: 2.3.5
Crashes when run on 10.10.5. Can't find /usr/lib/libcrypto.35.dylib

[update] turned out to be the Xcode update f-ed up the build and pulled the wrong library. Once the dev knew what was going on, he rebuilt it with the correct library and it runs fine now. All we could say after all this was
"I hate when that happens."
Chouette
Chouette
Feb 5 2018
2.3.4
5.0
Feb 5 2018
5.0
Version: 2.3.4
Very helpfull . Thaks tothhe dev !
A-J-Benamu
A-J-Benamu
Feb 5 2018
2.3.4
5.0
Feb 5 2018
5.0
Version: 2.3.4
Awesome app.
PieroLuigi
PieroLuigi
Feb 5 2018
2.3.4
5.0
Feb 5 2018
5.0
Version: 2.3.4
Great app. I've a newbie with MacOS so I'm going to use interesting apps. Until now, I'm satisfied with the purchase.
LeMerlot
LeMerlot
Jan 12 2018
2.3.4
5.0
Jan 12 2018
5.0
Version: 2.3.4
I reactivated App Tamer now since it's own CPU usage has been reduced. It's now part of my everyday's standard set and I can highly recommend it for everyone who likes to optimize his/her Mac.
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