Alternatives to Caffeine for Mac for all platforms with any license

  • Caffeine for Linux icon

    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...

    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...

    Free Windows

  • Amphetamine icon


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

    Free Mac

  • InsomniaX icon


    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...

    Free Mac

  • Caffeinated icon


    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...

    Open Source Windows

  • Don't Sleep icon

    Don't Sleep

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

    Free Windows

  • NoSleep icon


    NoSleep makes closing of your MacBook lid possible without going to a sleep mode. Now you shouldn't have to plug your mouse and...

    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...

    Commercial Mac

  • NoDoze icon


    NoDoze simulates keyboard/mouse activity to keep the screensaver from activating. Its activity depends on currently running programs....

    Open Source Windows

  • PleaseSleep icon

    PleaseSleep Discontinued

    PleaseSleep is a utility software designed for Mac OS X that helps put your computer to sleep when you know some other app is...

    Free Mac

  • noblackout icon


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

    Open Source Windows

  • InsomniaT icon


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

    Open Source Mac

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  • KeepingYouAwake icon


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

    Open Source Mac

  • Sleep Preventer icon

    Sleep Preventer

    Prevents your computer from going to sleep, hibernate, dim the display or start the screensaver. Application runs in the system tray...

    Free Windows

  • Deep Sleep icon

    Deep Sleep

    Deep Sleep is a simple Dashboard widget which allows users to put their computer into hibernation mode, also sometimes called software...

    Free Mac

  • SleepLess icon


    This application is used to prevent the computer from going to sleep without changing system settings can disable sleep with lid...

    Commercial Mac

  • Sleep No More icon

    Sleep No More

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

    Free Mac

  • SleepTime icon


    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...

    Commercial Mac

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  • Coffee_FF

    Coffee will keep your computer wide awake while your network is active or a program. Coffee prevents standby when your traffic speed...

    Open Source Windows

  • SmartSleep icon

    SmartSleep Discontinued

    SmartSleep lets you select each sleep state. Additionally the new SmartSleep state lets your notebook just sleep while the battery has...

    Commercial Mac

Caffeine for Mac Comments


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.


Try Caffeine for Linux. ...

Comment by TheCat
about Caffeine for Mac Jun 2011