Slacker Alternatives

    Slacker is described as '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'. There are five alternatives to Slacker for Mac, Windows, Android and F-Droid. The best alternative is Amphetamine, which is free. Other great apps like Slacker are Don't Sleep (Free), Caffeine for Mac (Free), InsomniaX (Free) and Coffee (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 6, 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. Don't Sleep is a small portable program to prevent system shutdown, Standby, Hibernate, Turn Off and Restart.

    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)

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    4. 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

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      • Android
      • F-Droid
      Coffee allows you to keep the display awake without having to change the device settings. It can be toggled at various places: * A tile in the quick settings, the place that holds the toggles for e.g. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Requires Android 7 or higher.
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