As I’ve mentioned previously I am absolutely in love with my 13″ Macbook Air, and after 2 months of solid use it’s still doing an amazing job of keeping up with all of my needs as a Professional Blogger.
But since I’m a power-user with photos, videos, and a lot of software development as well I need a few apps to help manage the computing resources to make sure I’m optimal at all times.
The following 2 apps are absolutely essential for me and the results have been incredible:
AppTamer most simply “pauses” applications that you’re not actively using and reduces their CPU usage to zero thus giving the applications that you are currently using all the juice of the entire machine.
And when I mean “pause” I really mean “pause”! It can even “pause” an upload to Vimeo or a download in the middle and auto-resume when you come back to that browser and/or app! It’s really incredible and I feel like there’s only one application running at a time despite the fact that I have 20 or so running at the same time!
Life-saver app, for sure.
Watts is the next application that I have constantly running and it’s a recalibration and power-saving app that’s given my Macbook Air noticeably more juice.
There’s really nothing more to say about this one since it just works. For $6.95 it’s well worth the Quad-Grande Vanilla Latte from Starbucks.
Hope that helps!