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InsomniaX Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to InsomniaX for Mac and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Amphetamine, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to InsomniaX and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to InsomniaX are KeepingYouAwake, Caffeine for Mac, Coffee Buzz and Should I Sleep.

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  • FreeProprietary
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  1. Amphetamine icon

    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.

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    This alternative is disputed. Amphetamine is still a legitimate alternative to InsomniaX, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    KeepingYouAwake

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    KeepingYouAwake is a small menu bar utility for macOS (Version 10.13 and newer) that can prevent your Mac from entering sleep mode for a predefined duration or as long as it is activated.

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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.

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    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.

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    Discontinued

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

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    Coffee Buzz

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    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!.

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeCoffee Buzz doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    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?

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    Lungo

    • Mac

    Keeps your Mac awake.

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  7. NoSleep icon

    NoSleep

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    NoSleep makes closing of your MacBook lid possible without going to a sleep mode.

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    Discontinued

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    Theine

    • Mac

    Prevent your Mac from falling asleep, dimming your screen or starting the screensaver. Theine keeps macOS awake just like caffeine does with you.

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    InsomniaT

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    This is a kernel extension and clients that allow the MacBook to disable sleeping when the lid is closed. MOUNTAIN LION IS NOT SUPPORTED

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    Slacker

    • Mac

    Never show up as idle on Slack, Microsoft Teams, Skype, etc. Slacker moves your mouse pointer for you whenever you are idle - the result is that you always show as active on any corporate/office instant messaging tools running on your work computer.

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