Certain Mac applications continue running animations and other processes even when placed in the background. App Tamer offers you the possibility to pause, or slow down these utilities in order to gain more processing power for the current task.
Unobtrusive status bar menu app that manages the CPU resources for utilities running in the background
The App Tamer installation procedure is reduced to a simple drag and drop to the Applications folder. Nonetheless, the first time you launch the utility you must agree to install the App Tamer Helper agent, which is required for the app to work properly (it will be placed in the /Library/PriviledgedHelperTools/ folder).
Within the App Tamer main panel, you can view a list of all applications and processed that are taking up CPU power, and decide which limitations you want to apply in each case.
Easy to setup utility that enables you to pause or slow down apps while hidden on in the background
The settings panel attached to each entry enables you to stop the app completely when hidden or running in the background, or to slow it down if it goes over a specific CPU power percent.
For your convenience, App Tamer comes with a color code that lets you know the current settings for each utility. Moreover, the app allows you to see how much CPU power is used by all utilities, and how many resources are saved by App Tamer.
User friendly and very efficient solution for automatically managing the CPU usage according the user set up rules
Further customization options are included in the App Tamer Preferences window: you get to adjust the CPU statistics refresh period, or the delay for stopped applications. At the same time, App Tamer can periodically wake up processes that have been stopped.
To sum it all up, App Tamer enables you to pause or slow down utilities that are taking up CPU resources unnecessarily. This way you get to direct resources to more important tasks, to reduce the battery usage, the computer heat level, the fan noise, and so on.