Credits and Legalese

Who's to Blame

App Tamer was conceived, designed, and programmed by Jon Gotow after he got tired of Safari chewing up his battery while he was sitting at a coffee shop. User interface design is the result of collaboration between Jon, his sons Ben and Andrew Gotow and Sanford Selznick.

Thanks to Andy Matuschak for providing the Sparkle framework to all Mac developers. App Tamer uses it to automatically check for, download and install updates. See <http://sparkle.andymatuschak.org/> for more information.

App Tamer's process monitoring code is based in part on AGProcess by Aram Greenman.

Some user interface elements incorporate BGHUDAppKit – Copyright © 2008, Tim Davis (BinaryMethod.com, binary.god@gmail.com)

A special thanks to all of the very tolerant friends, family and beta testers who've helped make App Tamer a reality. These folks include, but are not necessarily limited to: Alain Damlamian, Andrew Gotow, Andrew Treloar, Andy Slezak, Antonio Germano, Arp Laszlo, B. Jefferson Le Blanc, Ben Gotow, Bill Teawell, Brett Terpstra, Bryan Hoff, Christefano, Daniel Bailin, Daniel Leighton, David G. Kanter, David Schargel, Dr. Trevor J. Hutley, Giuseppe Taibi, Gray Watson, Gray Watson, Hiro Sawane, Jan Konvicka, Jimmy Sinis, Kalen Jones, Ken Martin, Kim Bauters, Lee Stites, Mark Bennett, Nicholas Menaker, Paul Harwood, Ronald Leroux, Ronald Leroux, Stephan Somogyi, Steven Dore, Stewart Leicester, Tobias Eckhoff, Trevor J. Hutley and William Doemel.

App Tamer is Copyright 2010-2017 by St. Clair Software, and St. Clair Software retains sole rights to it. It is not to be redistributed for profit or bundled with any other product without written consent.

App Tamer was created in Cocoa using Xcode, Interface Builder and TextEdit from Apple Computer, Inc. and relying upon libraries and header files supplied by Apple Computer, Inc. and other third parties. Portions of this software are therefore protected by the copyrights of their respective holders.

Disclaimer (making them blameless)

While St. Clair Software has made every effort to deliver a high quality product, we do not guarantee that this product is free from defects. The software is provided “as is," and you use the software at your own risk. St. Clair Software makes no warranties as to performance, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or any other warranties whether expressed or implied. No oral or written communication from or information provided by St. Clair Software shall create a warranty. Under no circumstances shall St. Clair Software be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from the use, misuse, or inability to use this software, even if St. Clair Software has been advised of the possibility of such damages. These exclusions and limitations may not apply in all jurisdictions. You may have additional rights and some of these limitations may not apply to you.

End User Licensing Agreement (lawyer stuff)

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