Appriority
Appriority
1.2.1

2.8

Appriority free download for Mac

Appriority

1.2.1
01 March 2019

Optimize CPU load and speed up your apps.

Overview

Appriority is an easy-to-use tool for OS X that simply makes the app you're working in go faster by allowing you to optimize the CPU load on your computer. Once fully configured, Appriority works by suspending and resuming applications as you switch among them. Inactive applications can be set for suspension which will eliminate their CPU usage until you switch back to them. The benefits of this are improved performance in the application you currently have active, less battery power used while mobile, and less heat produced by your computer.

The Free Market edition of Appriority also uses the renice command to put the highest priority on the active application you are currently working in. Open applications that are inactive will automatically be reniced to a lower priority. Renicing is done automatically as you switch among your open applications. (This feature is not available in the Mac App Store edition).

Appriority tells you what applications are using the most CPU resources and makes it easy to bring their usage to a halt. It reports your average CPU load and more.

Appriority is designed to be easy to use and makes no permanent changes to your system. Simply launch it to turn it on, and quit it to return all of your applications to normal.

Features:

  • Reports the top 10 CPU users
  • Reports CPU load
  • Reports idle time
  • Reports currently suspended apps
  • Automatically suspend inactive applications as you switch between apps
  • Automatically shift CPU priority of open applications
  • Manually suspend apps if desired
  • Manually resume apps if desired
  • Universal Binary for PPC or Intel Macs (Free Market edition only)

What's new in Appriority

Version 1.2.1:
  • Fixes reported issue with application's Dock menu
  • Updated for macOS 10.14
  • Now 64 bit
  • Minor optimizations and improvements

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9 Appriority Reviews

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VictorPrijker
17 October 2011

Most helpful

This is the old 'Renicer' shareware utility the same Company used to offer in former MacOSX versions. Although I remenber buying this for my old Powerbook G4, I think it's pretty useless in modern operating systems with Intel hardware. I mean, what's the point to save 5% usage in a X-core CPU?
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Version 1.0.2
JamesHarrisPhoto
01 March 2019
There's a older version of Appriority (7 years ago!) that's still being sold on the App Store for $2.99. Is the App Store version ever going to be updated? If not, shouldn't it be pulled?
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Version 1.2.1
user-z1
18 April 2016
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, Appriorityr 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. Appriority 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. Appriority 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 lacking in Appriority? 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 memory reallocation (MAK OS Why it can not do?) That allow you to run more resource-intensive 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) application For the full effectiveness of the Appriority 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 Appriority. This individual cases when a short-term switch from application to application, interrupted playback of streaming audio or video. In this case when you return to the app provides streaming, streaming is not restored, and the playback error occurs. In this regard, it would be useful to add to Appriority layer is to protect the opportunity from time to suppress the process responsible for streaming (with the ability to call for this option from the menu bar). Regarding the menu bar ... I'd love to see the window "current process" when you hover over Appriority icon in 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 that Appriority: App Tamer (https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/35293/app-tamer). This app has a more intuitive interface, and as well cope with the task of process management in Mac OS.
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Version 1.1.12
1 answer(s)
user-z1
user-z1
12 May 2016
There is another application in addition to the above. SmartMemoryCleaner - he is not here macupdate, but it is in the appstore https://itunes.apple.com/ru/app/smartmemorycleaner/id505099079?mt=12 This is a unique application for the memory cleaning application to complete its work and processes. In what can be independently set clear behavior for each process or application. Nothing of the kind proposed in other applications to clean up the memory on mac. If you want to get to work the old or weak mac, for which there is no physical possibility to build-up the amount of RAM - is salvation. Three applications will save our weak mac: "SmartMemoryCleaner" (set only for cleanup applications and processes) + "Memory tamer" (http: // www .macupdate.com / app / mac / 51681 / memorytamer), (adjustable compression (not redistribution) and pruning inactive memory, instructions for setting up the developer + "Appriority" or "App Tamer" https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/35293/app-tamer (stop or slow down processes and applications). Just want to say that the proposed option for coalition work above the name of the application requires a thoughtful setting. Probably will not be able to adjust smoothly the first time, but believe me, it works, and your mac will breathe a sigh of the new.
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tjekov37
01 February 2014
Its a MAC Killer app :-( Why I bought it from MAC AppStore ?!!!
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Version 1.1.11
It's necessary to lead the user to take good decisions or suggest some preset and clean up some not working commands. I could make examples of confusing statement about what is suspended in a window and not in another one, what should work but is not. But then... a good guide for the most popular and CPU sucking apps should be there (Chrome helpers, renders and other long lists of mysterious processes, most of them for sure 'suspendable' but not without risks of bad behaviours like toggling between applications
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Version 1.1.5
GianMarco-Tavazzani
22 April 2012
Is't there the risk to stop applications which are supposed to be active even in background instead to 'calm them down'? Say Mail, Skype, but many other background applications, should be never totally stopped in background. Probably two enhancements would be useful: a % ony reduction of the activity, an upper limit of it (means: stay active in background but not more than… say 1% of the CPU) with a kind of 'stop and go', without that the activity of Appriority becomes itself too high. Even a good help about which apps should not be stopped to not regret to have done it.
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Version 1.1.5
mittgingrich
31 January 2012
Works pretty well. The auto hiding apps takes getting used to. I leave it off.
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Version 1.1.3
TeRRyZx
04 January 2012
I installed Appriority and from that point on, it ran like a rock. NOTHING would open and it took nearly an hour to get to the basic startup desktop. NOTHING was responsive. I concluded that app must be the problem so I trashed it using App Delete and then restarted. From that point on my MacBook Pro ran perfectly. And this Appriority was running with the basic installed features that I did not change at all. BEWARE!!! This app is a Mac KILLER!!!
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Version 1.1.2
VictorPrijker
17 October 2011
This is the old 'Renicer' shareware utility the same Company used to offer in former MacOSX versions. Although I remenber buying this for my old Powerbook G4, I think it's pretty useless in modern operating systems with Intel hardware. I mean, what's the point to save 5% usage in a X-core CPU?
Like (5)
Version 1.0.2
1 answer(s)
Northern Softworks
Northern Softworks
24 December 2011
From the moment you run Appriority, It is readily apparent that it is not the old Renicer utility we used to offer. The Mac App Store version of Appriority has no renicing capabilities at all, yet enjoys a 4.5 star rating. So what makes it useful in modern operating systems with Intel hardware? Appriority works by suspending applications that are in the background and activating them when you switch back to them. It does this automatically as you switch among your apps while you work. Saving 5% usage in a X-core CPU may not seem like a major boost, but if you save 5% with one app and 5% with numerous other apps, it adds up and it is obviously going to make a big difference. You will have more CPU power in your frontmost app. Your CPU will run cooler, and you will hear the fan less often. You will enjoy increased battery life. These are great benefits whether you are using modern intel hardware, or an old Powerbook G4. Download Appriority and try it out. It is free to try, and it is fully functional. Test it with Activity Monitor and watch how it works. It's pretty cool.
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Avileibo
25 August 2011
Very simple, works successfully and smoothly . Not consuming very much CPU (once main window is closed), I hope that the dock icon could be hidden (maybe a menu icon instead). Considering also the low price, i really recommend trying this software.
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Version 1.0.1
$9.99

2.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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