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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' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to PleaseSleep for Mac, Android, Windows, F-Droid and Linux. The best alternative is Amphetamine, which is free. Other great apps like PleaseSleep are Caffeine for Windows, Caffeine for Mac, Caffeine for Linux and Should I Sleep.

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PleaseSleep is a utility software designed for Mac OS X that helps put your computer to sleep when you know some other app...

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    Amphetamine

    41 alternatives to Amphetamine 

    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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    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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  3. Caffeine for Mac icon

    Caffeine for Mac

    41 alternatives to Caffeine for 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

    The last version (1.1.3) is from May 2020.

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    Caffeine for Linux

    27 alternatives to Caffeine for Linux 

    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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    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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  6. Coffee: Keep Display Awake icon

    Coffee: Keep Display Awake

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • F-Droid
    43 alternatives to Coffee: Keep Display Awake 

    Coffee allows you to keep the display awake without having to change the device settings. It can be toggled at various places:

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    KeepOn

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • F-Droid
    28 alternatives to KeepOn 

    KeepOn is free and open-source (FOSS), without any ads/tracks and no Internet use.

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    Theine

    39 alternatives to Theine 

    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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    InsomniaX

    29 alternatives to InsomniaX 

    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.

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    Discontinued

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

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  10. Keep Screen On icon

    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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