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Caffeine for Mac Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Caffeine for Mac for Mac and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Amphetamine, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Caffeine for Mac and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Caffeine for Mac are KeepingYouAwake, Coffee Buzz, Should I Sleep and Lungo.

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    Amphetamine

    41 alternatives to Amphetamine 

    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.
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    Regularly updated, many many features, nice UI

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    KeepingYouAwake

    22 alternatives to KeepingYouAwake 

    KeepingYouAwake is a small menu bar utility for macOS (Version 10.13 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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    Guest

    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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    Coffee Buzz

    13 alternatives to Coffee Buzz 

    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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    1.  Ad-freeCoffee Buzz doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    Should I Sleep

    30 alternatives to Should I Sleep 

    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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    Lungo

    36 alternatives to Lungo 

    Keeps your Mac awake.

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    InsomniaX

    29 alternatives to InsomniaX 

    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.

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    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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    Theine

    39 alternatives to Theine 

    Prevent your Mac from falling asleep, dimming your screen or starting the screensaver. Theine keeps macOS awake just like caffeine does with you.

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    Caffeinated by Yugen UG

    8 alternatives to Caffeinated by Yugen UG 

    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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    Very user friendly, great settings, all the necessary features. Runs seamlessly.

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    NoSleep

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    23 alternatives to NoSleep 

    NoSleep makes closing of your MacBook lid possible without going to a sleep mode. Now you shouldn't have to plug your mouse and monitor to stay computer awake - just activate it by clicking a menu bar icon or check a tick in the System Preferences and continue downloading...

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    PleaseSleep

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    21 alternatives to PleaseSleep 

    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.

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    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/

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