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UnPlugged is an application that notifies you when the power cord of the MacBook is unplugged or plugged back in. It also notifies you in regular steps about your batteries capacity while you run on battery or while you charge your battery.

Notifications are done using the Notification Center, Growl or with a built in notification window.

UnPlugged stays completely invisible while monitoring your power plug. Only a small Menu Item is visible, showing the current battery status.

What's New

Version 3.0:
  • Notification Center Support
  • Different Notification Intervals for Full or Empty Batteries
  • Improved Menu Item
  • Localizations

Requirements

  • OS X 10.6.6 or later

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Cowicide Member IconComment+1131
Cowicide
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Not sure what happened, but after updating via the App Store from Unplugged 2.0 to 3.0, I'm getting issues with my Mac (seems like mini-stalling with some" Safari keystrokes?) and nearly non-stop Console error messages that say:

" UnPlugged[271] -[NSWorkspace frontmostApplication]: unrecognized selector sent to instance 0x100611800 "

Now I don't know how to downgrade back to version 2.0 because they use the stupid App Store. I'm going to have to get the old version off a backup, if I can. Otherwise UnPlugged is simply going into the trash, permanently.

Mac OS 10.6.8

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Version 3.0
Cowicide
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Ok, I just reverted back to version 2.1 from a backup from 3.0 and all issues and Console message errors are gone. Definitely something wrong with 3.0. So be warned, you may want to make sure you have a backup of version 2.1 before you try to update to 3.0 in case it gives you trouble like it did me.

Salamurai
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Thanks. For me it was preventing sleep on my 2007 MacBook, if it was doing anything else I couldn't tell. Easy to go back from a backup.

Salamurai Member IconReview+13
Salamurai
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Great app! I've been having problems with the power cord connection, and it's no fun discovering you're on battery when you thought you were on outlet, when it's at 10% ...

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Version 2.1
Winco Member IconReview+87
Winco
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Perfect! Works really well. Using with MacBook Pro Unibody 10.6.8.

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Version 2.1
Doug S. Member IconComment+197
Doug S.
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Currently does not work in Leopard. Any chance of an update?

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Version 1.8
Briksoftware (Developer)
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actually it works pretty well with 10.5... if it crashes, please contact me via mail.

Whit_g
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Same result here - I just upgraded to Leopard (10.5.3) and UnPlugged does nothing. I've tried opening the pref pane and clicking "start." No dice. "Start on Login" is also selected, no change after reboot.

Briksoftware (Developer)
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can you please run activity monitor and see if UnPlugged.app is running?

Whit_g
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No, it doesn't appear to be.

Briksoftware (Developer)
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well it is included in the preference panel.. i don't know if installing unplugged again will help, you may try to download it again and then doubleclick on the preference pane in the disc image. Upon opening the prefs it should ask again if it should install the helper application, which is what you need.

If it doesn't ask, please right-click on the preference pane in the disc image and select show contents. Then navigate into the contents and the resources folder, there is a UnPlugged.app. This application needs to be copied into your application folder and it needs to be running in order for Unplugged to work correctly.

Sorry for the inconveniences but i don't have time to rewrite UnPlugged to have a simpler installation.

Kind Regards
Karsten

Doug S.
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I'd double-check your Growl settings. Also, if you have any Logitech software installed that tends to mess with Growl notices, which includes UnPlugged.

I have 10.5.3 and it works perfectly fine for me.

meatmcguffin Member IconReview+1
meatmcguffin
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awesome app, but needs macbook and macbook pro icons :)

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Version 1.7
pianomansam Member IconComment+1
pianomansam
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I've downloaded this program and liked how it doesn't use as resources or processing time as my own program. However, I really miss the audible alert that mine gives. If you could include some sort of beep or user selectable sound, I would switch over to your app. I only wrote PowerCheck because at the time there weren't any other programs that offered this funtionality. My programming skills are limited, but you seem to have a good grasp of it. I think it'd be also helpful to release this to open source, that way it could be included in HardwareGrowl, something I already use. Thanks!

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Version 1.7
Bdikkat
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It's currently using 150Mb of VM on my MBP. Is that normal?

neutralzone Member IconReview+180
neutralzone
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Useful! The PowerBook G4 adapter can fall out of wall outlets a little too easily because of the weight of the power brick combined with the flimsy plug on a hinge and the lack of a third prong. Just today the adapter fell out of the wall outlet in a cafe a couple times (the outlet is loose because of the heavy usage by patrons) and I wouldn't have noticed if it wasn't for Unplugged. I have a clear view of the battery icon in the menu bar, but if I don't look up there, I might not notice the power state change.

My only wish is that it was more integrated into HardwareGrowler so that Unplugged doesn't have to run as a separate application.

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Version 1.6
baby bloc Member IconReview+7
baby bloc
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Seems the best of the lot.

My 15" powerbook (AL) has developed the annoyance of "unrecognizing" the power-source at random moments, leaving my battery to drain. I've spent hours troubleshooting, but until I find the answer, this little app lets me know when it happens.

Thanks!

I wish I could set (with Growl or whatever) to notify only when power goes out. I usually know when I plugged in. Can that be two separate notices?

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Version 1.4
sjk
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Re: Growl notification

I'd like UnPlugged capability folded into HardwareGrowler instead of having to run both apps.

MacUpdate-Lon
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"My 15" powerbook (AL) has developed the annoyance of 'unrecognizing' the power-source at random moments, leaving my battery to drain. I've spent hours troubleshooting..."

Have you tried resetting the PMU or zapping PRAM?

Briksoftware (Developer)
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feature request was added in 1.4.1.

about the bug i have to say i got the exact same. i guess it's something related to the powersupply, because i only have that problem when i visit my parents, but i usually don't have this problem at home. maybe it's because of power-fluctuations.

baby bloc
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I've tried a lot-reseting Power Management, zapping pram, lots of basic maintenance. No change in my Powerbook still occasionally "unrecognizing" that it's plugged in.

Like I said, this little utility very much takes care of my problem. I just see the notice and unplug and plug back in. No loss (not a cure, but a great relief.)

Only thing I've suspected is that the power thing may be related to fast-user switching where there's more than one logged in user. No idea really. Thanks for your comments.

Briksoftware (Developer) Member IconDev+47
Briksoftware (Developer)
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this bug should have been fixed in 1.1.

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Version 1.1
macupdate109 Member IconComment+4
macupdate109
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This told me every couple of seconds that I was running on battery. I started it while already running on battery.

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Version 1.1
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Caberlin
Version 2.1
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Details

Downloads 11,140
Version Downloads 1,259
Type Utilities / System
License Commercial
Date 05 May 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $5.99