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    InsomniaX Alternatives

    InsomniaX is described as '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' and is a prevent sleep mode app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to InsomniaX for Mac, Windows, Android and F-Droid. The best alternative is Amphetamine, which is free. Other great apps like InsomniaX are KeepingYouAwake, Don't Sleep, Caffeine for Mac and Coffee Buzz.

    This page was last updated May 24, 2022
    • 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...
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    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.
      This alternative is disputed. Amphetamine is still a legitimate alternative to InsomniaX, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    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 InsomniaX opinions
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      InsomniaX keeps the MacBook awake while the lid is closed. KeepingYouAwake just prevents it from going to sleep while it is open, but does not work when the lid is closed.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago


    3. Don't Sleep is a small portable program to prevent system shutdown, Standby, Hibernate, Turn Off and Restart.
    4. 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.


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

    5. 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!.

    6. Annoyed by the display getting dim when you're reading or watching something? What if the computer could “see and hear” you?
    7. Coffee allows you to keep the display awake without having to change the device settings. It can be toggled at various places:
    8. Keeps your Mac awake.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      NoSleep makes closing of your MacBook lid possible without going to a sleep mode.


    9. This is a kernel extension and clients that allow the MacBook to disable sleeping when the lid is closed.
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