Ginseng Alternatives

    Ginseng is described as 'lightweight desktop app for Windows that will keep your computer awake when active' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Ginseng for Windows, Mac and Android. The best alternative is Don't Sleep, which is free. Other great apps like Ginseng are Caffeine for Windows (Free), Keep Screen On (Free), No Sleep (Free) and Should I Sleep (Paid).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Aug 2, 2019

    • Don't Sleep is a small portable program to prevent system shutdown, Standby, Hibernate, Turn Off and Restart.
      • Free
      • Windows
    • If you have problems with your PC locking or going to sleep, caffeine will keep it awake.


    • This app will keep the screen on for the apps you choose.
      • Free
      • 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.
      • Free
      • Android
    • Annoyed by the display getting dim when you're reading or watching something? What if the computer could “see and hear” you?
    • Mouse Jiggler is a very simple piece of software whose sole function is to "fake" mouse input to Windows, and jiggle the mouse pointer back and forth.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • 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      The developer has quit and the official site is gone except for a farewell message, but the site has been archived by Internet Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20151202113600/http://www.dragonone.com/products/macosx/pleasesleep/

      • Free
      • Mac
    • NoDoze simulates keyboard/mouse activity to keep the screensaver from activating. Its activity depends on currently running programs.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • Coffee will keep your computer wide awake while your network is active or a program.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • 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.
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      • Free
      • Windows