App Tamer

January 19, 2023

App Tamer 2.7.6 offers sorting options and UI improvements, support for newer MacBook models, and bug fixes.

This release offers a number of user interface improvements and fixes, reduces the likelihood of audio stuttering in web browsers, and addresses a number of user-reported problems.

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

What's new in version 2.7.6

  • The process list can now be sorted by name, CPU or average CPU by clicking on its column headers.
  • The user interface has been modified to make it clear that "Include essential system processes" and "Show all" are buttons.
  • Fixed a bug that resulted in App Tamer not recognizing power adapter plugging and unplugging on newer MacBook models.
  • App Tamer's helper application is listed explicitly in Ventura's Login Items list, rather than being shown as a "St. Clair Software" item.
  • Additional settings for an app will continue to show after holding down the Option key and clicking on the app in the process list, even if you release the Option key afterwards.
  • Changed the default settings so browsers are throttled to 10% CPU usage instead of 2%. This will reduce the stuttering of audio and video when browsers are playing media in the background.
  • Added a way to display specific subprocesses in App Tamer's process list rather than managing them as part of their parent process.
  • Resolved issues with App Tamer's window mistakenly becoming a floating window without being dragged away from the menu bar.
  • Corrected a bug that could make it impossible to enter the amount of time to disable App Tamer after clicking on the on / off switch.
  • Eliminated a hiccup in the animation of App Tamer's window when it appears from the menu bar.
  • Added a fix to ensure that App Tamer is not hidden when it's launched at login time.
  • App Tamer now prevents launchd and launchservicesd from being slowed down.

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Reviews and Comments
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
System Requirements
macOS 10.9 through 13.4
Runs natively on Intel & Apple Silicon

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