It seems like so long ago, but there was a time when your Mac was fast. Nowadays, though, using your favorite computer is a slug. Your Mac has slowed down as it ages. Part of the problem could be the apps you’ve downloaded to it.
Thankfully, writer Matt Elliott with CNET has a solution: It’s time for you to download System Lens, an app that lists the apps running on your device and the amount of resources they are consuming.
Apps are a great way to boost the usefulness of your computer. But they can also be energy hogs. A great number of apps drain power and efficiency from your Mac.
The power of System Lens
System Lens helps users identify those apps that are eating than their share of a Mac’s resources. The app shows all of a users’ currently running apps a rating: low, medium or high. System Lens also tells users how stressed out their Mac is in general. If System Lens shows three bars, that means a machine is overloaded.
Once you’re equipped with this info, it’s time for you to make some decisions. You can shut down those apps that System Lens tells you are using a lot of energy. However, you may want to go a step further and get rid of those apps that suck the most power out of your Mac, especially if these apps are merely running in the background.
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