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Caffeine for Mac Alternatives

Caffeine for Mac is described as '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' and is a popular prevent sleep mode app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Caffeine for Mac for Mac, Windows, Android, F-Droid and Linux. The best alternative is Amphetamine, which is free. Other great apps like Caffeine for Mac are KeepingYouAwake, Caffeine for Windows, Caffeine for Linux and Don't Sleep.

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  • Mac

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    Amphetamine

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    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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    Almost everyone thinks Amphetamine is a great alternative to Caffeine for Mac.

    Regularly updated, many many features, nice UI

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    KeepingYouAwake

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    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.

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    It's simple and Open Source, it also works fine.

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    Has all the features of Caffeine but includes auto-update and is open-source!

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    Im new to it all and it was recommended to me.

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    Caffeine for Windows

    • FreeProprietary
    • 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 screen or activate the screensaver.

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    Caffeine for Linux

    • FreeOpen Source
    • 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.

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    Don't Sleep

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

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

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    Coffee Buzz

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    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!.

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    Should I Sleep

    • Mac

    Annoyed by the display getting dim when you're reading or watching something? What if the computer could “see and hear” you?

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    Coffee: Keep Display Awake

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • F-Droid

    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

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • F-Droid

    KeepOn is free and open-source (FOSS), without any ads/tracks and no Internet use.

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    InsomniaX

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    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.

    Discontinued

    The software is discontinued from July 2017 http://semaja2.net/2017/06/thank-you-and-farewell-for-now/

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    I'm using insomniax to prevent my macbook pro from going idle when i close the lid. This means that I can use it to play music (e.g. iTunes or Spotify) and use my iPhone to remote control it.

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