AppPolice
AppPolice
1.1

5.0

AppPolice free download for Mac

AppPolice

1.1
23 January 2019

Utility to limit CPU usage of any process.

Overview

AppPolice is a minimalistic application that lets you quickly limit the CPU usage of any of the running processes. It is so simple that all you have to do is just select an app and move the slider.

What's new in AppPolice

Version 1.1:
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7 AppPolice Reviews

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bumper314
05 December 2013

Most helpful

Wow, absolute genius. I used apps like App Tamer, but the "all or nothing" solution wasn't want I wanted. Being able to dial down an app, but keep it running, makes so much sense.
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Version 1.0
Mikael-B
23 January 2019
Discontinued or not, here you'll find a build from 2016: https://github.com/fuyu/AppPolice/releases that runs in macOS 10.12 Sierra. I haven't tested its renicing powers as of yet.
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Version 1.0
refreshic
08 November 2015
This is a fantastic little app. I've just started re-encoding my video library in x265 using Handbrake, which is a massive resource-hog and eats every scrap of CPU I can feed it. Restricting Handbrake to 400% CPU down from its preferred 800% frees up enough resources to browse the web, check email, stream via Plex...stuff I do every day...while Handbrake does its thing in the background. AppPolice also stops my fans from going into overdrive by winding back CPU usage to manageable levels...lovely jubbly.
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Version 1.0
2 answer(s)
ylluminate
ylluminate
21 July 2016
Can you post a download for this since it's been discontinued? I can see some real handy usage cases like you note that no other tool seems to fit precisely, including App Tamer...
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digisam
digisam
02 December 2016
@ylluminate just search for AppPolice on Google and you will find it on GitHub
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Konsti
24 October 2015
This excellent FREE application is a must-have for heavy-load and long-time processes (e.g. encoding or exporting) that controls the CPU threads and allows me to set a level that doesn't make the CPU overheat (try keeping up to 70°C). It's been updated to version 1.1. just recently, MacUpdate staff please refresh the info if possible. No obvious changes or anything reported over GitHub. Still remains a must-have tool.
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Version 1.0
ILIPpie2
29 April 2015
How does it work?
There is no window that opens and it will not bring down java apps...

HELP?
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Version 1.0
2 answer(s)
ILIPpie2
ILIPpie2
29 April 2015
or is it not designed for java

also is i supposed to have a window?
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ILIPpie2
ILIPpie2
29 April 2015
nevermind, i found the icon at the top...
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VinceV2616
04 April 2014
It's a really great app, considering it is free. On OS X 10.7.5 though, if the app police app is not closed after the app it is limiting, it somehow causes a reboot of the OS. :/ Hopefully the dev will iron out the bugs before the next release :D Clicking on update within the app, the button just disappears and the about me just sits there! I get it, the update server isin't configured to respond yet, would be great if it did though ;)
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Version 1.0
1 answer(s)
MaksymS3433
MaksymS3433
05 April 2014
Thanks guys for your comments. I would too like to see those bugs exorcised from the app, but I'd need your help to make it possible. So please send bug reports and descriptions on how to reproduce bad behavior and I'll make sure to take care of it.
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Rickevertsz
26 March 2014
Works really well. It's a free app, but the developer was very helpful when I thought it wasn't working correctly. Turns out the application I was trying to throttle spawned a subprocess which was doing all of the work. At this price, you can't go wrong!
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Version 1.0
bumper314
05 December 2013
Wow, absolute genius. I used apps like App Tamer, but the "all or nothing" solution wasn't want I wanted. Being able to dial down an app, but keep it running, makes so much sense.
Like (1)
Version 1.0