Alternatives to Caffeine for Mac for all platforms with any license

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    Amphetamine

    Amphetamine is a little app that lives in your menu bar which can effortlessly override your energy saver settings and keep your Mac awake.

    Free Mac

    • Regularly updated, many many features, nice UI
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    Caffeine for Linux

    Inspired by the Mac OS X version, Caffeine for Linux is a status bar application able to temporarily prevent the activation of both the screensaver and the "sleep" powersaving mode.

    Open Source Linux

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    Caffeine for Windows

    If you have problems with your PC locking or going to sleep, caffeine will keep it awake. It works by simulating a keypress once every 59 seconds, so your machine thinks you're still working at the keyboard, so won't lock the...

    Free Windows

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    Don't Sleep

    Don't Sleep is a small portable program to prevent system shutdown, Standby, Hibernate, Turn Off and Restart.

    Free Windows

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    Caffeinated

    Caffeinated is a simple utility to prevent your PC from going to sleep. It places an icon near the clock. Click the icon to keep your PC awake. Click it again allow automatic sleep. Caffeinated is heavily inspired by Caffeine for OS X.

    Open Source Windows

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    InsomniaX

    It always has been a missing feature: disabling the sleep mode on a Apple Laptop. Who does not want to use it as a big juke-box or go warwalking. The best looking server ever, especially at about one inch height. This small utility is...

    Free Mac

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    KeepingYouAwake

    A Caffeine clone for macOS Yosemite, El Capitan and Sierra (including Dark Mode).

    Open Source Mac

  • Should I Sleep icon

    Should I Sleep

    Annoyed by the display getting dim when you're reading or watching something? What if the computer could “see and hear” you? By using a combination of heuristic sensors, such as FACE DETECTION, Should I Sleep checks if you are...

    Commercial Mac

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    NoDoze

    NoDoze simulates keyboard/mouse activity to keep the screensaver from activating. Its activity depends on currently running programs. You can use regular expressions or Windows wildcards to choose when the screensaver is deactivated.

    Open Source Windows

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    PleaseSleep

    PleaseSleep is a utility software designed for Mac OS X that helps put your computer to sleep when you know some other app is preventing your Mac from going to sleep. PleaseSleep sits in the background and waits for the sleep...

    Free Mac

    • Discontinued The developer has quit and the official site is gone except for a farewell message, but the site has been archived by Internet Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20151202113600/http://www.dragonone.com/products/macosx/pleasesleep/
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    NoSleep

    NoSleep makes closing of your MacBook lid possible without going to a sleep mode. Now you shouldn't have to plug your mouse and monitor to stay computer awake - just activate it by clicking a menu bar icon or check a tick in the...

    Open Source Mac

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    noblackout

    Disables screensaver and powersaving while running programms from a choosen directory.

    Open Source Windows

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    InsomniaT

    This is a kernel extension and clients that allow the MacBook to disable sleeping when the lid is closed. MOUNTAIN LION IS NOT SUPPORTED

    Open Source Mac

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    Sleep Preventer

    Prevents your computer from going to sleep, hibernate, dim the display or start the screensaver. Application runs in the system tray when closed. New in version v1.3: -Parameter support. v1.2: Option to let display fall asleep. v1.1:...

    Free Windows

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    Deep Sleep

    Deep Sleep is a simple Dashboard widget which allows users to put their computer into hibernation mode, also sometimes called software suspend mode. This widget only works on a limited number of Apple computer models.

    Free Mac

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    SleepLess

    This application is used to prevent the computer from going to sleep without changing system settings can disable sleep with lid closed Safe Sleep (Hibernate) with one click one click activation / deactivation schedule...

    Commercial Mac

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    Sleep No More

    A tiny menu bar application, that prevents your Mac from sleeping for a set amount of time.

    Free Mac

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    SleepTime

    SleepTime is a light-weight app that lives on your menu bar, letting you easily set a timer to put your Mac on sleep automatically after a specified time period you choose. Not only that! With SleepTime, You can also keep your...

    Commercial Mac

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    @home

    @home is a tiny convenience utility, that knows when you are at home (based on your wireless network name) and prevents your computer from locking the screen. When you are away from home, your normal locking idle times apply.

    Commercial Mac

  • Coffee_FF

    Coffee will keep your computer wide awake while your network is active or a program. Coffee prevents standby when your traffic speed on a selected network adapter is above the user configurable threshold or specific software selected....

    Open Source Windows

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    SmartSleep

    SmartSleep lets you select each sleep state. Additionally the new SmartSleep state lets your notebook just sleep while the battery has a high level. If the battery level drops below a certain point (default is less then 20% or 20...

    Commercial Mac

    • Discontinued Program hasn't been updated since 2013. No longer on app store.

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Comment by babomancer
about Caffeine for Mac Mar 2016

There are a couple good alternatives these days. I used the open source KeepingYouAwake for a while (available on github). Now I'm using Amphetamine, which does everything these apps do and more, and with more customization options. It's available in the app store.

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Try Caffeine for Linux.http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/conferen ...

Comment by TheCat
about Caffeine for Mac Jun 2011
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