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 (Free, Open Source), Should I Sleep (Paid), Lungo (Paid) and InsomniaX (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 about 5 years ago

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    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.
      KeepingYouAwake vs Caffeine for Mac opinions
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      matt12345 Has all the features of Caffeine but includes auto-update and is open-source!
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      Im new to it all and it was recommended to me.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      It's simple and Open Source, it also works fine.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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    3. 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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    4. Keeps your Mac awake.
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    5. 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/

      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 almost 4 years ago

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    6. 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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    7. @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/

      • 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

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