November 10, 2010 in Utility (E)
[prMac.com] Blacksburg, Virginia - St. Clair Software today is happy to announce an update to App Tamer, its Macintosh utility that automatically pauses applications to deliver more efficient CPU usage and increased battery life. App Tamer version 1.0.2 increases its intelligence, improves compatibility and reduces its own CPU usage.
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 1.0.2 will intelligently monitor applications, making sure its AutoStop feature does not interrupt downloads in your web browser or stop iTunes while it's playing music. The user interface is smarter, showing you more information and allowing you to turn off AutoStop for a certain amount of time. This version does more but consumes less CPU time, and also addresses a number of issues reported by App Tamer users. These include errors in CPU usage readings when running under Mac OS 10.5, interactions with OS X's spindump utility, and better compatibility with Parallels Desktop and the Finder.
* Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
Pricing and Availability:
App Tamer 1.0.2 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 and additional feature information.
St. Clair Software, based in Blacksburg, VA, 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, P.O. Box 10184, Blacksburg, VA 24062-0184, USA, fax: 540-552-5898.