January 14, 2013 in Utility (E)
[prMac.com] Denver, Colorado - St. Clair Software today is happy to announce an update to App Tamer, its Macintosh utility that automatically pauses applications to improve battery life and reduce CPU usage. Praised by both users and the press for its sophistication and ease of use, App Tamer makes it easy to conserve battery and CPU power. This update adds support for Retina Displays and restarts background applications in response to gestures or scroll-wheel activity in their windows, allowing you to scroll background windows without activating a stopped application. This release also corrects several bugs in the previous version of App Tamer.
About App Tamer:
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 and reduce battery life. App Tamer's unique AutoStop capability automatically 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 1.3.2 includes these changes:
* Added Retina display support.
* App Tamer now wakes up applications for scroll wheel and gesture scrolling even when they're in the background.
* Applications wake up when the display configuration changes so they can switch window configurations if necessary.
* Errors were fixed that caused warning messages in the Console under some circumstances.
* Fixed bugs in handling the consequences of high CPU load.
* Mac OS X 10.5.8 through 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion)
Pricing and Availability:
App Tamer 1.3.2 is a free update for registered users. It is $14.95 (USD) for Mac users who have not purchased it yet. Please see the St. Clair Software web site for a full change log, additional feature information and a free 15 day demo.
Based in Denver, Colorado, St. Clair Software is a privately held company that has been specializing in utilities and custom software solutions for the Macintosh since 1988. St. Clair Software can be contacted at: St. Clair Software, 10056 W. Unser Drive, Suite 302, Littleton, CO, USA. Copyright (C) 1988-2013 St. Clair Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.