App Tamer tames applications that are chewing up excessive CPU time and battery life on your Mac. Its unique “AutoStop” feature will stop an application when you switch away from it, and then automatically restart it when you click back to it.
Includes an attractive and clear user interface for managing your running applications. It shows the average percentage of your processor(s) being used by each app, and graphically displays a history of CPU usage. You can easily enable AutoStop for any application, as well as change its processing priority in OS X.
Tame Them with App Tamer
Find the culprits and get them under control. With App Tamer, you simply do this:
Launch App Tamer and click on its icon in your menubar
Click on an application that’s using a lot of CPU
Tell App Tamer to slow or stop the app
Will automatically slow down or pause your applications whenever you’re not using them, greatly reducing their CPU use.
App Tamer even comes pre-configured to automatically reduce the CPU and battery usage of Safari, Firefox, Google Chrome, Spotlight, Time Machine, Photoshop, Illustrator, Word and many other applications.
Requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later