Product Announcement – St. Clair Software of Denver, Colorado has released a free update to its App Tamer utility for macOS. App Tamer 2.2 delivers compatibility with macOS 10.12 Sierra and improves App Tamer’s efficiency and intelligence. Changes include:
- Compatible with macOS 10.12 Sierra
- Improved efficiency when managing lots of processes
- Much more intelligent stopping and starting of helper processes such as Safari Web Content, Safari Networking, Google Chrome Helper, etc.
- App Tamer’s contextual menus work more consistently
Some Mac applications, especially web browsers, continue running tasks or animations even when they’re supposed to be idle in the background. This can consume valuable processing power, reducing battery life and producing heat that increases fan noise. App Tamer’s unique AutoStop capability automatically slows down or pauses these applications when you switch away from them, and then restarts them when you click back to them. This frees your CPU and reduces power consumption.
App Tamer comes pre-configured to automatically manage Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Spotlight, Time Machine, Word and many other apps when they’re in the background. And customizing it for other applications is just a mouse click away.
App Tamer will operate on any Macintosh running macOS 10.7 or higher, and is free to try for 15 days. A license to continue using it after the trial period is $14.95 (USD) and can be purchased through the St. Clair Software website. This update is free for users who purchased App Tamer 2.x or bought App Tamer 1.x after July 1, 2013. For those that purchased a license before that date, the upgrade is $7.95 (USD).