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 app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Caffeine for Mac for Mac, Windows, Android, Linux and F-Droid. The best alternative is Amphetamine, which is free. Other great apps like Caffeine for Mac are KeepingYouAwake (Free, Open Source), Don't Sleep (Free), Caffeine for Linux (Free, Open Source) and Caffeine for Windows (Free).

    This page was last updated Jul 6, 2021

    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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      Amphetamine vs Caffeine for Mac opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Amphetamine is a great alternative to Caffeine for Mac.
      Regularly updated, many many features, nice UI
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

    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.
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      matt12345 Has all the features of Caffeine but includes auto-update and is open-source!
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      Im new to it all and it was recommended to me.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      It's simple and Open Source, it also works fine.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago


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

    6. Keeps your Mac awake.
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    7. 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.


      The software is discontinued from July 2017

      InsomniaX vs Caffeine for Mac opinions
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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.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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