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February 23, 2023

App Tamer 2.8.3 supports Chromium web apps, lets you sample processes, and fixes issues involving system sleep.

This release allows you to reduce App Tamer's footprint in your menu bar by displaying performance and efficiency core statistics without showing overall CPU usage. It also fixes several bugs that could result in apps running slowly after waking from sleep or force quitting App Tamer.

This version is a free update for App Tamer 2 users.

What's new in version 2.8.3

  • Corrected issues with process control not working correctly during and after system sleep.
  • You can now create a sample report (like in Apple's Activity Monitor) using the contextual menu in App Tamer's process list.
  • vdhcoapp, the helper app for the Video DownloadHelper browser extension, is treated as a distinct application so CPU limits can be set for it separately from the web browser that hosts it.
  • Fixed the appearance of buttons in the process lists on older versions of macOS.
  • Changed several status messages so they are more informative.
  • Added support for Chromium web apps.

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What a beautifully simple yet revolutionary App! But don't tell Apple that I can put off upgrading my Macbooks for another year ;)
- Marko Turner
It's "just working". Thank you so much. Love the product. Love the support.
- Gregory Morse
A) the user interface is completely intuitive, B) it seems to work perfectly and instantaneously, and C) I did independent confirmation with my usual tool (top from the command line) and astonishingly, Safari was sitting there firmly fixed at 0 %CPU. That is awesome!!! I am absolutely going to be telling everyone I know to go buy this immediately!
- Larry Yaeger
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macOS 10.13 through 14.5
Runs natively on Intel & Apple Silicon

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