Appriority Also available in the Mac
Appriority is an easy to use tool for Mac OS X that simply makes the
app you're working in go faster by allowing you to optimize the CPU
load on your computer. Once fully configured, Appriority works by
suspending and resuming applications as you switch among them.
Inactive applications can be set for suspension which will eliminate
their CPU usage until you switch back to them. The benefits of
this are improved performance in the application you currently have
active, less battery power used while mobile, and less heat produced by
The Free Market edition of Appriority also uses the renice command to put the highest priority on the active application you are currently working in. Open applications that are inactive will automatically be reniced to a lower priority. Renicing is done automatically as you switch among your open applications. (This feature is not available in the Mac App Store edition).
Appriority tells you what applications are using the most cpu resources and makes it easy to bring their usage to a halt. It reports your average CPU load and more.
Appriority is designed to be easy to use and makes no permanent changes to your system. Simply launch it to turn it on, and quit it to return all of your applications to normal.
Reports the top 10 cpu users.
Reports CPU load.
Reports idle time.
Reports currently suspended apps.
Dock icon displays count of suspended apps.
Automatically suspend inactive applications as you switch between apps.
Manually suspend apps if desired.
Manually resume apps if desired.
Automatically shift cpu priority of open applications. **
Optimize free memory. **
Available in menu bar. **
Manual process manager. **
Universal Binary for PPC or Intel Macs **
** Free Market edition only. These features are not available in the Mac App Store edition.
Requirements: Universal Binary requires OS X 10.4 - 10.9.3
Download Appriority 1.1.12 (11 Mb)