This week, I’d like to highlight a handful of valuable utilities that make using my Mac better, faster, or sleeker. Then I’ll explain what these apps (and over 200 more) have in common and how much you can get out of each one.
The first is App Tamer, which lets me slow down or stop apps that use too much CPU — I’m looking at you Safari and Chrome — before they slow down my Mac. Although Activity Monitor is usually running, I usually don’t notice that I’m running low on CPU until things slow down. But App Tamer notices it and fixes it automatically by slowing down or quitting the recalcitrant app.