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Ginseng is described as 'lightweight desktop app for Windows that will keep your computer awake when active. This is useful for computers which have a screensaver policy that locks the computer after periods of inactivity' and is a prevent sleep mode app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Ginseng for Windows, Mac and Android. The best alternative is Caffeine for Windows, which is free. Other great apps like Ginseng are Don't Sleep, Mouse Jiggler, Should I Sleep and Keep Screen On.

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Ginseng is a lightweight desktop app for Windows that will keep your computer awake when active. This is useful for...

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  1. Caffeine for Windows icon

    Caffeine for Windows

    27 alternatives to Caffeine for 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.

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    1.  PortableCaffeine for Windows can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Don't Sleep

    30 alternatives to Don't Sleep 

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

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    1.  PortableDon't Sleep can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Mouse Jiggler

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    8 alternatives to Mouse Jiggler 

    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.

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    1.  PortableMouse Jiggler can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    • Should I Sleep icon

      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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      Keep Screen On

      28 alternatives to Keep Screen On 

      Annoyed by your screen turning off when you're using certain apps? Don't change your display settings and waste battery by keeping the screen on when the home screen is open. Just install this app and tell it which apps you want to keep the screen on for.

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    • No Sleep icon

      No Sleep

      29 alternatives to No Sleep 

      no Sleep prevents your device going in deep sleep mode.

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      NoDoze

      30 alternatives to NoDoze 

      NoDoze simulates keyboard/mouse activity to keep the screensaver from activating. Its activity depends on currently running programs. You can use regular expressions or Windows wildcards to choose when the screensaver is deactivated.

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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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      Sleep Preventer

      31 alternatives to Sleep Preventer 

      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.

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      1.  PortableSleep Preventer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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      AntiSleep

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      30 alternatives to AntiSleep 

      Keep System Awake.

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