MemoryTamer

MemoryTamer 1.5

Automatic memory-freeing app that runs in your menu bar.
 
1.5 (See all)

MemoryTamer is a handy utility that keeps the RAM memory clean. Any user should pay special attention to this task and appeal to specialized programs to control the memory usage. Therefore, your computer performance will be greatly improved and running processes will take shorter.

The application runs in the upper bar of your Mac, ready to perform previously-enabled tasks automatically, or to start a quick cleaning process by manual intervention if the situation requires. The program's representation as a small icon placed on the menu bar supports customization, in the sense that it can be set to display the free memory of your computer in real time. In addition, you may set the app to notify you when the RAM freeing process starts or ends, as well as when the memory trimming is enabled or completed. Furthermore, you have the ability to set limits. If your memory goes over them, it will be freed up automatically. All you need to do is insert specific MB values as points of reference that should not be exceeded. The refresh rate is another important issue. With MemoryTamer you are able to set the time frame for an auto-update of your memory information, so that data is as accurate as possible at any moment.

With a simple approach, this program helps you keep the RAM memory healthy and clean – consequently, it guarantees a better system performance. Yet, the tool lacks the possibility of scheduling memory-cleaning processes, and it is limited to visual notification. I consider that sound alarms would be helpful in this case, mainly when you concentrate on specific tasks that prevent you from looking at the menu bar all the time.

Ioana Dumitrescu
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Review summary

Pros

  • Memory trimming option
  • Displays real-time memory
  • Refresh memory information
  • Automatic memory clean
  • Quick memory clean
  • Can set threshold limits to the auto-clean task

Cons

  • No audio notification when memory threshold is exceeded
  • Can't schedule repetitive memory cleanings
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