Denver, Colorado – St. Clair Software today is pleased to announce the availability of a major upgrade to its App Tamer utility for Mac OS X. App Tamer 2 gives you control over your applications so you can save battery and CPU power, and makes it even easier, quicker and more effective than before.

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 offers these enhancements:

* A new, streamlined user interface. Everything is available directly from your menubar. Hover over an application to see its performance, click on it to change its settings.

* The ability to limit apps to a certain amount of CPU, rather than just stopping them. This makes App Tamer compatible with many more applications, including Spotlight, Time Machine and Mail.

* Full compatibility with Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks and its App Nap feature.

* Greater efficiency and responsiveness than previous versions.

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.

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). Users of App Tamer 1.x that bought their license after July 1, 2013 receive the upgrade for free, while those who purchased their licenses before that date can buy it 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.

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