Alternatives to Ginseng for all platforms with any license

  • Caffeine for Windows icon

    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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    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

  • 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

  • NoDoze icon

    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

  • PleaseSleep icon

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   • Discontinued The developer has quit and the official site is gone except for a farewell message, but the site has been archived by Internet Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20151202113600/http://www.dragonone.com/products/macosx/pleasesleep/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

  • 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 when closed. New in version v1.3: -Parameter support. v1.2: Option to let display fall asleep. v1.1:...

    Free Windows

  • Mouse Jiggler icon

    Mouse Jiggler

    Mouse Jiggler is a very simple piece of software whose sole function is to "fake" mouse input to Windows, and jiggle the mouse pointer back and forth. Useful for avoiding screensavers or other things triggered by idle...

    Open Source Windows

  • 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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