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App Tamer Reviews2.5.1

19 May 2020

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

5
LeMerlot
22 March 2019
Version: 2.4.4

Most helpful

Wow, with its own CPU usage reduction in the new version now App Tamer is really perfect!! Thanks so much to the developer!
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5
LeMerlot
22 March 2019
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!
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5
LeMerlot
06 March 2019
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!
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5
LeMerlot
03 January 2019
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 !
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4
axhkrz
14 November 2018
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?
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5
DragonMaster
08 October 2018
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.
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3
samallman87
10 August 2018
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
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5
LeMerlot
18 July 2018
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 !
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0.5
YHC
18 July 2018
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.
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0.5
YHC
02 July 2018
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.
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Peterpan23
16 April 2018
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 ?!?
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Michael-Vilain
03 March 2018
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."
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5
Chouette
05 February 2018
Version: 2.3.4
Very helpfull . Thaks tothhe dev !
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5
A-J-Benamu
05 February 2018
Version: 2.3.4
Awesome app.
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5
PieroLuigi
05 February 2018
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.
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5
LeMerlot
12 January 2018
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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5
Wikno
10 January 2018
Version: 2.3.4
I agree with other reviewers. 1) This app is so darn helpful. 2) Dev is super nice, and responsive (to me). 3) Rolls out updates fast enough for my taste. The latest one you can see he even lightened the footprint of the app itself, which was already nominal, especially since you consider the savings in processing power this delivers. My computer would be totally lagging right now if not for this app. 2014 MBP 15" Thanks Jon! Worth every penny!
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5
ylluminate
13 October 2017
Version: 2.3.3
If there's one app you need to own for performance, this is it. Most folks probably don't use this to it's full potential, but even the ability to renice (ie, change app priority) actually works and brings additional performance gains to your system if you use it correctly. This app really helps you track app performance and to "tame" the ones that need a little extra help. 10.13 has been a super performance generally for me, but there are a few services (daemons) that are misbehaving and App Tamer has helped me to deal with these nasties particularly until Apple can nail them down (which from experience could take many months or until the next major release!). I am so grateful for this developer readding this feature upon request and recognizing its ability to still help. He's a fantastically responsive developer and really cares about squeezing every bit of performance from your system.
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June8
05 April 2017
Version: 2.3.2
"iTunes will be slowed to 10% rather than stopped" While iTunes downloading at background why to slow it 10%? Do we have to keep it at front until downloads finish or until iTunes finishes a backup? iTunes will be slowed while taking a backup but iMazing not, why?
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Derekcurrie
02 August 2016
Version: 2.2b2
What's New in the v2.2 beta so far:

"Version 2.2b2 delivers these improvements:
• Corrected a build problem that prevented App Tamer from launching on macOS 10.10 and earlier.

Earlier beta releases included these changes:
• Resolved a problem with App Tamer hanging at launch time on the beta release of macOS 10.12 Sierra.
• Made App Tamer much more intelligent about stopping and starting helper processes such as Safari Web Content, Safari Networking, Google Chrome Helper, etc.
• Improved App Tamer's efficiency when managing lots of processes.
• Fixed problems with text not fitting correctly when running on French systems."
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5
ylluminate
02 August 2016
Version: 2.2b2
The developer is *extremely* responsive and truly wants users to have a positive experience. I have worked a good bit on some issues with the dev and have been very impressed with his sincere effort on resolving problems and making this app work correctly. For example, we've been fighting some issues with Chrome and Epichrome apps (SSBs) and it appears that he's finally got this under control. You'll definitely be happy with this app, and if you aren't, contact the developer and your experience with him will make things right.
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5
Rjmorita
01 August 2016
Version: 2.2b2
I've used this app for quite some time now. It really helps to make my Mac run smoothly and avoid excessive slowdowns. .
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Big Johnson
23 July 2016
Version: 2.2b1
I installed this app earlier today, now my Console runneth over with entries.

I have several apps that put way too many messages in Console, but none to this degree. This is gonna make for a very long comment, but I need to show all the AppTamer entries for ONE SECOND. Every second there are loads of messages like these.
I would NEVER continue using any third part app. that clogs Console like this!

7/22/16 9:00:55.180 PM App Tamer[35345]: Resuming all processes
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7/22/16 9:00:55.790 PM App Tamer[35345]: Applying settings to all processes
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7/22/16 9:00:55.800 PM App Tamer[35345]: * Waiting for average cpu data - retrying suspend in 1 second for Safari
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4.5
user-z1
18 April 2016
Version: 2.1
Is it possible to keep open 1.5-2 dozen applications; a couple of browsers with half a hundred tabs? And at the same time continue to operate the system? Answer: In general, yes, if you have 16 GB of RAM or more ... However, if you have a MacBook with 4GB RAM? Of course - no, that's crazy! The system simply will stand! But, believe me, this madness is possible with this great application ... If, App Tamer is a major part in the bundle: Process Control System (CPU); management and redistribution of inactive system memory (RAM), control inactive tabbed browsers (Suspend tab: Fierfoks, Chrome). Without this bunch we can not achieve smooth operation of the system under load. App Tamer performs work for the MAK OS. It is unfortunate that the MAK OS standard tools are not able to perform this task in full. The MAK OS has a function App Nap, but only for individual applications. App Timer performs the task to lull the majority of them. This allows you to quickly switch to the application process and neutralize the active window background process, thus relieving the system. What is missing in the App Tamer? 1) The effective management of inactive memory. release inactive memory problem can be solved by using "Memory Cleaner X" applications (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/42771/memory-cleaner-с) or "Memory tamer" application (http: // www .macupdate.com / app / mac / 51681 / memorytamer). The latter, a free add up to 20-25% of RAM, at the expense of efficient compression and redistribution of memory (MAK OS Why it can not do?) That allow you to run more resource capacious processes. But it is possible for a second snubs when switching between processes. These two applications, unlike the majority of similar, do not suffer from memory leaks. And they do not lead to freezing of the system when they are doing their job. 2) to set the whole preoritety on a one or more processes. And this preoritety automatically removed when the application is closed. It is able to do AppPolice (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/49836/apppolice) For the full effectiveness of the App Tamer will be helpful, (if you are using Chrome or Fierfox browsers), set rashireniem of the respective stores, disables inactive tabs ( "Suspend tab"). This is will increase the speed of switching between applications. Known minor issues in the App Tamer.Eto isolated cases, when closed the application process is not unloaded, and continues to hang, thus loading system. In this regard, it would be useful to add to the App Tamer opportunity to kill an unresponsive application (with the ability to call for this option from the menu bar). It's nice to see that the developer will make the further development of their application will take into account the wishes voiced above. It will be interesting rasmotret like another app developer, walking on the same path as the App Tamer: Appriority (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/39973/appriority). This application has a less intuitive interface, but also well cope with the task of process management in Mac os
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0.5
GreenVomit8
25 October 2015
Version: 2.1
tried decreasing CPU for eyetv and then it would crash after 10 seconds. Had to uninstall it to get eyetv working again.
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Radium
09 October 2015
Version: 2.1
I've been using App Tamer since version 1 While it works as advertised and really controls other apps like a dictator, it tends to consume LOTS of CPU itself, and therefore causes your mac to become slow and heat-up. Since I deleted App Tamer I noticed more speed and less heat. If the developer fix this problem I will install it again.
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polocanada
29 August 2015
Version: 2.0.5
Another example of a system process that needs control:

com.apple.IconServicesAgent

It is a system process.

This is a big one. Look up on the web for millions of people having issues with it, right now it appears there is no fix to it because the problem doesn't happen systematically. Although one solution is to create SymLinks instead of Aliases (or at least lock alias files... unlocked Aliases are biggest offenders of for this process), it still dose spike CPU on occasion out of control. Again, there is no solution and virtually any solution was already tried including buying a new Macbook. It just happens when it happens.

Using AppPolice I was able to put myself into complete control. I just limit it to max 5% of the CPU. The only negative impact could be it may take much longer for files and icons to appear in Finder (but that's usually only when you open for the first time, so unless you touch / change the file, the icon cache doesn't refresh).

AppPolice has saved me. I don't see this available with App Tamer.
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polocanada
29 August 2015
Version: 2.0.5
You need to enable taming of system processes beause without that the application is of limited use for me. I know this is dangerous - in particular if you save the state, however, there are 3rd party (non-apple) applications I use that run as system processes (for whatever reason) and they sometimes hog my resources. So for example I use a synchronization app (Anchor Sync Tool) and it gives issues because although it will slow down with App Tamer, at times it is runaway process and it takes high CPU (occasional high spikes last for a few minutes) anyways even if I limit it. I noticed this is not limited to this tool, also hubiC app causes occasional spikes despite being controller by App Tamer.

I noticed with another app AppPolice, the same application is listed as normal application and sometimes it is listed as system application so I have to re-enable it. However when I reenable taming of the system proces for the sync app with AppPolice, the CPU use for the app suddenly goes normal and as I would have expected... AppPolice makes apps that behave as system process control much better than App Tamer, and the reason I conclude is because how App Tamer works - it only can control the user process but not system process.

While this is definitively safe choice, in particular when App Tamer is saving the state, it's of limited use for me.

I suggest including system processes (with whatever warning the user needs to receive) and only enabling them to the next restart (so no permanent damage can be done). This is handled beautifully with AppPolice, and the only reason I don't use AppPolice exclusively is because App Tamer has more informative interface and it allows me to save state of the user controlled applications. AppPolice doesn't save the state of the app regardless whether it's user based process or not.

Without ability to control system apps, I don't think I can rely on App Tamer without having AppPolice running as well. There are probably others who would express similar opinion.

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5
jack2001
12 July 2015
Version: 2.0.5
questa app è la migliore del suo genere. offre tutte le informazioni utili per tenere sotto controllo la cpu del tuo computer.
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polocanada
12 May 2015
Version: 2.0.5
Anybody else noticed the high CPU when AppTamer is running? It doesn't happen always, but periodically it does. Over time AppTamer starts consumes more, easily 30%, and that's in background mode with no AppTamer window opened. The problem seems to peak when AppTamer working to reduce the CPU of another application. Terminating AppTamer and restarting it usually helps to AppTamer to 1-3% CPU while it continues managing the other applications just fine.. Latest AppTamer and OSX 10.9.5.
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tjekov37
25 March 2015
Version: 2.0.5
"Corrected a bug that would mistakenly hide both stopped and slowed apps when the "Hide applications when they are stopped" ....that is NOT TRUE !!!!!!!! AppTamer stopped and slowed ALL apps !!!! :-(((
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5
BoekMarc
10 March 2015
Version: 2.0.4
Lots of CPU problems with Dropbox v3. Photoshop, Indesign, Mail, nothing was working properly anymore due to syncing. Since I'm a pro image editor that really is a problem with a paid 1TB dropbox account. Tried and tested App Tamer and it works like a charm. Bit slower sync but much better for my system.
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5
Derekcurrie
07 January 2015
Version: 2.0.4
App Tamer is EXCELLENT! I've been using it for a few years. On my older, RAM limited MacBook it frequently saved me from Sit&Spin hell, allowing me to control what was going to run as the primary app and what was going to be hobbled or stopped. It was great for watching video streams off the net. I still own it, but I end up rarely using it on my new top end MPB with maxed out RAM. Therefore, it's most useful when your computer's resources are limited, in which case it is incredibly effective. It gets 5 stars.
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5
slamet-kristanto
03 January 2015
Version: 2.0.4
works very well
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0.5
tjekov37
30 December 2014
Version: 2.0.4
App Tamer stops all MAC apps and freezing Apps !!!!!!!
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MaxWilders
14 June 2014
Version: 2.0.3
Is it just me or isn't there a try-before-buy version?
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2.5
Zippyzap
13 June 2014
Version: 2.0.3
I rarely make comments on applications whether I think they are good or bad. Recently, I've had to be more mobile with my MacBook Pro and my battery isn't the greatest. While the application works, it was using 17% CPU when all my other apps were using less than 3%. I found my battery draining faster with this app running than without it. Defeats the purpose of the app. I think it's the placebo effect. The app claims to limit energy use, and shows lots of stats on how it's doing that, but it in and of itself is using far more than what it's saving. Your mileage may vary.
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4.5
tjekov37
05 April 2014
Version: 2.0.2
But .....Mavericks sometimes freezes. Doc panel freezes in minutes. Computer becomes unusable.
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4.5
tjekov37
29 March 2014
Version: 2.0.2
I love this app :-)
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5
Stickman67
22 March 2014
Version: 2.0.1
I've been using this application now for a number of years. I've tried others, out of curiosity, and always come back to App Tamer. And the latest version simply justifies my choice to stick with it. Stability has never been an issue for me with App Tamer. It's customisable enough for me to tweak it to my satisfaction, and after that I can pretty much forget that it's there. Sure, I glance up at the menu bar now and again when things are getting a bit slow on my increasingly elderly MacBook Pro, and often it is because a CPU-intensive operation is taking place, but generally App Tamer sits quietly doing its job while I sit quietly doing mine. I recommended it here about three years ago. I'm happy to continue to recommend it here now.
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5
Djefis
20 March 2014
Version: 2.0.1
I believe that this application is decisive for the use of the laptop. When it is essential to reduce battery consumption.
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Surfspirit
24 January 2014
Version: 2.0
Well, I don't understand why the developer makes an app that is most useful on old macs incompatible with older OS version, like Snow Leopard. Oh well.
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5
Fariborz
23 January 2014
Version: 2.0
Users like me who afford to buy a new Mac once in a blue moon are always looking for new utilities that help their good old Mac keep going in a fast changing computer world. While a few years ago a shiny 2,1 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo could satisfy the wildest needs of a Mac user it's now hardly of any interest to a 10 year old school student who just considers it as an obsolete piece of furniture! Let’s face it; unless you are a professional user who earns a living on a computer you could hardly justify the purchase of a new Mac every two or three years. Fortunately there are developers out there who come up to our help with exceptional ideas that give our old Macs a new life for the price of a pizza! App Tamer by St. Clair Software has been my favorite program since its first release. It allows me to run several CPU hungry applications on my 2006 iMac that would otherwise be a core. The new version benefits from a very clean interface and allows me to determine on the spot how to dedicate limited resources to applications that will otherwise gobble up all my resources. It does its job with such elegance and transparency that I have the sensation of using a new Mac! Thanks to this utility I can still use efficiently my obsolete iMac and enjoy working simultaneously with several open applications that would otherwise break the back of my poor old companion! Fariborz AMIRSHAHI - Verona (Italy)
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Tommy-Gun
22 January 2014
Version: 2.0
Not sure if this app is needed for OS X 10.9 - I mean, when you hide an app in Mavericks, it automatically doesn't use any cpu load (if supported).
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ylluminate
22 January 2014
Version: 2.0
This app would be nice if it didn't use so much of the CPU cycles itself. I've seen it consistently ticking in at about 100% on one of my cores after starting the trial and that is about as much as it is saving... So pretty much a wash so far.
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5
Jo*
01 May 2013
Version: 1.3.2
Good app! The only thing I'm missing is a means of reactivating an autostopped app via clicking its dock icon. Autostopped apps can only be reactivated an via CMD-Tab or Expose (or via ATs Application Manager UI or the Menubar Dropdown). Unless I'm missing something. Please consider to integrate dock reactivating if at all possible.
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steve123-2
17 September 2012
Version: 1.3.1
Spinning beach ball every time I click on the App Tamer icon in the menu bar. After 30 seconds or so the menu shows up. I uninstalled, deleted all my app related files (including prefs), and reinstalled. Still the same behavior. This isn't the first time I've seen serious bugs like this in App Tamer. The developer need to do better testing. Really would like to like this app, but too buggy, hence the 2 stars. I'm on a quad core i7, OS X 10.7.4.
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5
redesigned
18 July 2012
Version: 1.3.1
This is a great application for saving system resources without having to exit hog applications in the background. Noticed a big difference even on a brand new iMac with 16gb of ram, can't imagine how huge a difference this would make on an older machine. The only think i wish it had was cpu limiting for active apps. I will be recommending this to all users, both power users and normal users can benefit from this app.
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kenmitch7
04 April 2012
Version: 1.2.1
This is a great app! Can't fault it.
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4.5
S/ash
04 April 2012
Version: 1.2.1
Works as advertised. To keep it from eating CPU, disable the setting to show CPU usage.
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wickedsp1d3r
27 March 2012
Version: 1.2
The new updates are awesome! Thanks.
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