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    KeepingYouAwake is described as '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' and is a prevent sleep mode app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to KeepingYouAwake for Mac, Android, F-Droid, Windows and Linux. The best alternative is Amphetamine, which is free. Other great apps like KeepingYouAwake are Caffeine for Windows, Caffeine for Mac, Caffeine for Linux and Coffee Buzz.

    KeepingYouAwake is mainly a Prevent Sleep Mode App but alternatives to it may also be Prototyping Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of KeepingYouAwake.
    This page was last updated Feb 25, 2022
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    KeepingYouAwake is a small menu bar utility for macOS Yosemite (Version 10.10) and newer that can prevent your Mac from...
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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.
    2. 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 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)

    4. 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.
    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!.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • F-Droid
      KeepOn is free and open-source (FOSS), without any ads/tracks and no Internet use.
    6. Coffee allows you to keep the display awake without having to change the device settings. It can be toggled at various places:
    7. Keeps your Mac awake.
    8. 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.


      The software is discontinued from July 2017

    9. 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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