PleaseSleep Alternatives

    PleaseSleep is described as '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'. There are more than 10 alternatives to PleaseSleep for Mac, Windows, Android, F-Droid and Linux. The best alternative is Amphetamine, which is free. Other great apps like PleaseSleep are Caffeine for Windows (Free), Caffeine for Mac (Free), Caffeine for Linux (Free, Open Source) and Should I Sleep (Paid).

    This page was last updated Dec 2, 2021

    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.
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    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.

      Discontinued

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

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    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.
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    5. Annoyed by the display getting dim when you're reading or watching something? What if the computer could “see and hear” you? By using a combination of heuristic sensors, such as FACE DETECTION, Should I Sleep checks if you are actually at the computer before it sleeps.
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    6. 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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    7. 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. After that, the 'deep sleep' mode of the device is disabled.
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    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.

      Discontinued

      The software is discontinued from July 2017
      http://semaja2.net/2017/06/thank-you-and-farewell-for-now/

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      NoSleep makes closing of your MacBook lid possible without going to a sleep mode.

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