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    Amphetamine Alternatives

    Amphetamine is described as 'Welcome to Amphetamine4, the most awesome keep-awake utility ever created for macOS. Amphetamine can keep your Mac, and optionally its display, awake through a super simple on/off switch, or automatically through easy-to-configure Triggers' and is a prevent sleep mode app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Amphetamine for Mac, Windows, Android, F-Droid and Linux. The best alternative is Caffeine for Windows, which is free. Other great apps like Amphetamine are KeepingYouAwake, Caffeine for Mac, Don't Sleep and Caffeine for Linux.

    This page was last updated Feb 25, 2022
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    Welcome to Amphetamine4, the most awesome keep-awake utility ever created for macOS. Amphetamine can keep your Mac, and...
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    1. 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 screen or activate the screensaver.
    2. KeepingYouAwake is a small menu bar utility for macOS Yosemite (Version 10.10) and newer that can prevent your Mac from entering sleep mode for a predefined duration or as long as it is activated.


    3. Caffeine is a tiny program that puts an icon in the right side of your menu bar. Click it to prevent your Mac from automatically going to sleep, dimming the screen or starting screen savers. Click it again to go back. Hold down the Command key while clicking to show the menu.

      Discontinued

      This software has not been updated in 9 YEARS!
      (Reassigned from dangerous by IanDorfman on 2019-04-18)

    4. Don't Sleep is a small portable program to prevent system shutdown, Standby, Hibernate, Turn Off and Restart.
    5. 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.


    6. Coffee Buzz is the easiest and safest display-sleep preventer available, with simple operation and exclusive Safety Auto-Shutoff feature. Keeping your Mac awake (and letting it sleep again) is as simple as a click!.
    7. Annoyed by the display getting dim when you're reading or watching something? What if the computer could “see and hear” you?
    8. Coffee allows you to keep the display awake without having to change the device settings. It can be toggled at various places:
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      KeepOn is free and open-source (FOSS), without any ads/tracks and no Internet use.
    9. Keeps your Mac awake.
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