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, Linux and Android. 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 Jan 19, 2021

      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      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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    1. @home is a tiny convenience utility, that knows when you are at home (based on your wireless network name) and prevents your computer from locking the screen. When you are away from home, your normal locking idle times apply.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      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.

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      The developer has quit and the official site is gone except for a farewell message, but the site has been archived by Internet Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20151202113600/http://www.dragonone.com/products/macosx/pleasesleep/

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      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.


    2. 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.
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      • Mac
      Never show up as idle on Slack, Microsoft Teams, Skype, etc. Slacker moves your mouse pointer for you whenever you are idle - the result is that you always show as active on any corporate/office instant messaging tools running on your work computer.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      NoSleep makes closing of your MacBook lid possible without going to a sleep mode.

      Discontinued

    3. Keeps your Mac awake - Caffeinated was developed based on the fantastic but unfortunately deprecated tool Caffeine. Caffeinated is not only very convenient but also easy to use. Just one click on the icon in your menu bar to activate or deactivate the anti-sleep function.
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      Caffeinated by Yugen UG vs Caffeine for Mac opinions
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      Very user friendly, great settings, all the necessary features. Runs seamlessly.
      Positive comment 7 months ago

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    4. 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: Sleep timer.
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