Developer: Voros Innovation
Current Version: 1.7
Last Updated: 4 years ago
Download Size: 711.3 KB - Download
BatterySqueezer throttles selected resource hungry applications when in the background. This can reduce their CPU load which many users find beneficial.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Applications, especially internet browsers, can put a heavy load on your system by demanding processing power even if they are running in the background.
BatterySqueezer throttles Flash animations, videos, advertisements and virtually everything that your browser runs when it is in the background.
BatterySqueezer currently throttles: Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Opera and their plugins including Flash, Office apps, Preview and App Store.
BatterySqueezer is a low footprint application. It runs discreetly on the menu bar and its dock icon can be hidden.
NOTE: BatterySqueezer only stops apps when they are in the BACKGROUND. For instance, if the user actively uses Safari/Chrome etc. (their windows on the top) it will only reduce their load when they become inactive. If the user switches from Safari/Chrome to MS Word, then MS Word becomes active and Safari/Chrome will be paused with their load dropping to almost nil. And vice versa.
If you watch a flash/HTML5 video in your browser and switch to another app, the video will be paused and its load drops to almost nil. It is recommended to pause a video if you are not watching it.
Support: [email protected]
+fixed bug when Auto throttling setting was reset at app start
Most Helpful Reviews
Does what it is supposed to do, and does it well. - Battery squeezer lets me get a few more hours of life out of my MacBook Air's battery without needing to remember to close everything down. In particular, it squeezes my browsers so that they don't use resources unless I bring them to the front. And it keeps Word - a notorious resource hog - in check. Anything that can keep this bloated beast at bay deserves kudos. Install it, turn it on, forget about it - and watch your battery life increase!
Same enegy - I thought this app would make my macbook's battery last longer but it doesn't. It's the same, no changes but the icon onmy menubar. Even using 3-4 apps, it doesn't anything. I would want this app to work, then I would give it 5 stars but unfortunately it doesn't
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Worth Every Penny - I think this application is the best investment I have ever made since I own my Mac. The first day it gave my macbook air approximately 2.5 more hours of useful battery life, I was so amaized with the results, and haven't stop using it ever since. I really recommend this application for all of the university/college students out there, it helps a lot to have your battery last longer between the day specially when you have many things open at the same time. I haven't noticed any difference on the performance of my mba while using this app at all, I love it.
Definitely a solid app - Easily increased my standard battery time from 3.5 hrs to 5 hrs on my MacBook Pro. The only downside is this app needs attention - I could never get the automatic throttling to pick up automatically.
Beyond squeezing the battery - My 5 year old MBP running ON power has always been hotl While running Battery Squeezer it now runs 40 degrees F. cooler. Not with EVERY program - but most. For instance Preview seems to demand a lot of resources.
Does what it says - I have a late 2010 Air and this app is a life saver.. I am able to get an extra hour an a half to two and half hours of life from a battery with 120 cycles. Hope they add support for more apps, but in the mean time, I am thrilled with the purchase.. You guys rocked it..
really works - It turns out this program does add time to teh battery life allowing me longer times without having to "charge". It does not interfere with any program I'm running, background programs are instantly available! Great program!