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    Best Caffeine for Windows Alternatives

    Caffeine for Windows is described as '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' and is a Prevent Sleep Mode App in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Caffeine for Windows for Windows, Mac, Android, F-Droid and Linux. The best alternative is Amphetamine, which is free. Other great apps like Caffeine for Windows are Don't Sleep (Free), Caffeine for Mac (Free), KeepingYouAwake (Free, Open Source) and Caffeine for Linux (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 20, 2022

    1. 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.
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    2. Don't Sleep is a small portable program to prevent system shutdown, Standby, Hibernate, Turn Off and Restart.
      Most users think Don't Sleep is a great alternative to Caffeine for Windows.


    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)

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      Most users think Caffeine for Mac is a great alternative to Caffeine for Windows.
    4. 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.
    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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      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.
    6. 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 actually at the computer before it sleeps.
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    7. Econap helps you to save energy and increase your comfort. Before your pc enters the sleep mode, Econap will check if something important is running on your system. If so, it will wait until your download, backups, videos etc. are finished. Finally your pc will go to sleep.
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    8. Annoyed by your screen turning off when you're using certain apps? Don't change your display settings and waste battery by keeping the screen on when the home screen is open. Just install this app and tell it which apps you want to keep the screen on for.
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    9. no Sleep prevents your device going in deep sleep mode. It is installed as widget only. So you have to add the 'no Sleep'-widget to a launcherscreen. After that, the 'deep sleep' mode of the device is disabled.
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