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Don't Sleep Alternatives

Don't Sleep is described as 'small portable program to prevent system shutdown, Standby, Hibernate, Turn Off and Restart' and is a prevent sleep mode app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Don't Sleep for Mac, Windows, Android, F-Droid and Linux. The best alternative is Amphetamine, which is free. Other great apps like Don't Sleep are Caffeine for Windows, Caffeine for Linux, Caffeine for Mac and Should I Sleep.

This page was last updated May 23, 2022
  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

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

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  1. Amphetamine

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    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.

  2. Caffeine for Windows

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.



  3. Caffeine for Linux

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

  4. Caffeine for Mac

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    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)

  5. Should I Sleep

    • Mac

    Annoyed by the display getting dim when you're reading or watching something? What if the computer could “see and hear” you?



  6. KeepOn

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • F-Droid

    KeepOn is free and open-source (FOSS), without any ads/tracks and no Internet use.

  7. Coffee: Keep Display Awake

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • F-Droid

    Coffee allows you to keep the display awake without having to change the device settings. It can be toggled at various places:

  8. Lungo

    • Mac

    Keeps your Mac awake.

  9. Econap

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

  10. InsomniaX

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    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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