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iBatt is the most complete battery analyzer available for Mac laptops.

Track your battery in real-time, or view historical logs. Visualize your MacBook's power system with an animated dashboard view. See how your battery compares with other laptops of your type from around the world.

What's New

Version 3.0:
  • iBatt 3 uses Quartz graphics for rich animated displays, but does not use power-hungry technologies like OpenGL or Core Animation. This means that MacBooks with two graphics processors will not turn on their dedicated graphics processing chip in order to serve iBatt. In fact, iBatt will even let you know when that chip is and is not activated.
  • iBatt 3's data logging engine is now more...

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.6 or later

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Cowicide Member IconComment+1132
Cowicide
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Interface is confusing. For example, with Overall Health it shows stars but it doesn't say out of how many stars so I have no idea if the health is good or bad. Is it 5 stars out of 5 or 5 out of 10?

Also, what does 10 stars or 5 stars really mean anyway?

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Version 3.0
Tyrayner
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Hi,
It's a 5 star system, and the stars become hollow as they're removed--you always see the 5 stars, just not all are filled in. I can see how this is confusing if your battery rates 5 stars and you're not seeing any hollow stars.

The star rating is basically just a curve-adjusted representation of your battery's maximum capacity divided by its design maximum capacity. Your cycle count also has the ability to sway the reading one direction or another.

Cowicide
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Thank you, Tyrayner.

Mikaelf Member IconComment+161
Mikaelf
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PowerBook? Really....

/Mikael

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Version 2.0.1
philharve Member IconComment+10
philharve
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I have discovered a workaround to the problem I reported below.

In order to get iBatt 2.0 to work correctly on a MacBook Pro (say) you must ensure the Graph option must be disabled before exiting the application. After launching iBatt 2.0 the Graph option may be reselected.

I think this workaround demonstrates that there is a minor bug in iBatt 2.0. It is a pity that the developer no longer supports this product because it is an excellent battery monitor.

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Version 2.0
philharve Member IconComment+10
philharve
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PHILHARVE - Further to my last comment, I have noticed that when iBatt provides 'Battery Status' and 'Extra Info' information, it does not provide a 'Health Report' because iBatt cannot determine what type of computer it is installed on. Presumably this prevents iBatt accessing the battery server and retrieving comparative performance data. This must surely be a bug.

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Version 2.0
philharve Member IconComment+10
philharve
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I have iBatt 2.0 installed on a 17-inch MacBook Pro (MBP)and it is everything the developer says. It is a vast improvement over 1.x. However, on my MBP the 'Battery Status' and 'Extra Info' does not always populate with information when IBatt is launched. This is an annoyance because these fields convey important information. I have reported the 'apparent' bug to the developer who has yet to reply. If iBatt 2.0 can be made more reliable it will be an excellent tool for monitoring battery life and performance.

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Version 2.0
Stormchild Member IconComment+383
Stormchild
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Just tried version 2.0. When I launch the program, it crashes immediately. Tried it twice, then deleted it.

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Version 2.0
Rayner Software (Developer) Member IconDev+28
Rayner Software (Developer)
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A new version of iBatt is under development. iBatt 2.0 will be a complete rewrite of the software, and will support new MacBooks. Graphing and views are dramatically improved. Network support is as it was in version 1, but with added fields for new values that can be retrieved from the newer Apple portables, such as battery Manufacturer and Manufacture Date. Release date is TBD, but before Feb. 20. Pricing is TBD, but comparable to version 1's pricing.
-Ty Rayner

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Version 1.2.1
mktrashy Member IconComment+2
mktrashy
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iBatt 1.2.1 does not run under OS X 10.4.6 on 15", 1.67GHz Powerbook. Quits unexpectedly at startup.

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Version 1.2.1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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15$ for what?
There are other tools that do the same but for FREE!

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Version 1.2.1
Rayner Software (Developer)
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The value that iBatt provides over the free alternative (XCharge) is as follows:
1) Information about battery capacity and voltage, not just charge level
2) Large database of battery data from other PowerBook/iBook users for battery comparisons

peanut butter
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$19 is still pretty expensive for a battery monitor

this should be $5

Rayner Software (Developer) Member IconDev+0
Rayner Software (Developer)
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iBatt would only have been dumping 1 line a second in the Beta version... but yes this will add up over time. Logging to the console was fairly verbose in the Beta for debugging purposes- now it's gone. The ioreg command works well also. In fact that was where I got the idea to write this app.

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Version 1.0.1
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Downloads 23,956
Version Downloads 4,706
License Shareware
Date 14 Mar 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $19.00
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