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-Ñ) 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