Deep Sleep Alternatives

    Deep Sleep is described as 'simple Dashboard widget which allows users to put their computer into hibernation mode, also sometimes called software suspend mode. This widget only works on a limited number of Apple computer models'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Deep Sleep for Mac, Windows, Android and F-Droid. The best alternative is Amphetamine, which is free. Other great apps like Deep Sleep are Caffeine for Mac (Free), Should I Sleep (Paid), InsomniaX (Free) and NoSleep (Free, Open Source).

    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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    2. 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.

      Discontinued

      This software has not been updated in 9 YEARS!
      (Reassigned from dangerous by IanDorfman on 2019-04-18)

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      this keeps your mac awake while deep sleep is supposed to put it to sleep
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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. 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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      • Mac
      NoSleep makes closing of your MacBook lid possible without going to a sleep mode.

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    5. SafeSleepOnce puts your Mac into safe sleep once and automatically enables normal sleep afterwards. Safe sleep is also called deep sleep, hibernation or suspend-to-disk, whereas normal sleep is also called standby or suspend-to-RAM.
    6. 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.
      • Mac
      SmartSleep lets you select each sleep state. Additionally the new SmartSleep state lets your notebook just sleep while the battery has a high level. If the battery level drops below a certain point (default is less then 20% or 20 minutes) it will switch to sleep and hibernate.

      Discontinued

      Program hasn't been updated since 2013. No longer on app store.

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    7. This application is used to prevent the computer from going to sleep without changing system settings can disable sleep with lid closed Safe Sleep (Hibernate) with one click one click activation / deactivation schedule deactivation menu icon with commands menu no...
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    8. A tiny menu bar application, that prevents your Mac from sleeping for a set amount of time.

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