App Tamer 2.0.3 refines its power saving capabilities

Denver, Colorado – St. Clair Software today is happy to announce the availability of a free update to its App Tamer utility for Mac OS X. App Tamer 2.0.3 addresses several problems found in the previous version, as well as including more information in its display of your running processes.

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 slows down or 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 2.0.3 offers these improvements:
* When a process is limited to a certain amount of CPU usage, that limit is now displayed next to the process’ name in App Tamer’s window.
* An issue that could cause App Tamer to incorrectly limit the CPU usage of an application in certain situations has been fixed.
* Fixed a problem where App Tamer could cause applications to hang when restarting or shutting down your Mac.
* Fixed a rare bug that could cause App Tamer to crash when some OS X services return an error.

App Tamer comes pre-configured to automatically manage Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Spotlight, Time Machine, Word and many other apps when they’re in the background. And customizing it for other applications is just a mouse click away.

Pricing and Availability:
App Tamer will operate on any Macintosh running Mac OS X version 10.7 or higher. You can try App Tamer free for 15 days. A license to continue using it after the trial period is $14.95 (USD). If you bought App Tamer 2.0 this update is free. If you purchased App Tamer 1.x after July 1, 2013 the update is also free. If you purchased your license before that date you can upgrade for $7.95 (USD).

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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, 271 S. Emerson Street, Denver, CO, USA 80209. Copyright (C) 1988-2014 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.