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Caffeine is a tiny program that puts an icon in the right side of your menubar. 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.

The menu now has a sub-menu for deactivating Caffeine automatically after a number of minutes.

What's New

Version 1.1.1:
  • Fixed a bug where Caffeine was effective when another user account was active

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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Shadokuss Member IconReview+12
Shadokuss
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Works, do what it is intend to, simple, efficient. What else?

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Version 1.1.1
Maxruehl Member IconComment+7
Maxruehl
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Is there a way to suppress the preferences window at launch? It's a bit of an annoyance to have to manually close the prefs window every time the app launches--they can be accessed via right clicking the menu bar icon, so I see no reason we should be faced with the prefs every time the app starts. Is there a way to change this that I'm missing?

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Version 1.1.1
Jstgermain Member IconReview+0
Jstgermain
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Does what it says. It wont let the comp sleep, unless you close the lid. I wanted something where I could close the lid too, and this just inst the solution. NoSleep seems to do the job better.

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Version 1.1.1
Deebster Member IconComment+8
Deebster
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Not working for me on 10.8.3 and a late 2008 iMac.

Seems to be doing nothing at all, as my Mac is still sleeping based on Energy Saver preferences.

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Version 1.1.1
gorges Member IconReview+1
gorges
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Great time saving and useful app. IMHO must have. Love it. Works perfectly on Mountain Lion 10.8.3

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Version 1.1.1
Aetnaria
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Mountain Lion 10.8.2 here, made sure it was set for the default 5 hours, filled the cup with coffee, then launched screensaver so that the screen wasn't blinding while I slept and the computer did its thing. The computer fell asleep 15 minutes later anyhow.

Will have to troubleshoot, but at present app does not seem to work.

Llongley Member IconReview+112
Llongley
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This program works great for me with Mountain Lion. Does just what it is supposed to do. I have a backup routine set up to run in the middle of the night and prior to installing this it was always interrupted by power sleep. Once I installed this and set it up to prevent sleep my backups work wonderfully.

Power Nap has its place but unfortunately the power nap mode does not respond to most non apple applications once engaged. This resolves that problem.

It always amazes me that people read a developers statement about what his/her app is supposed to do and then download it expecting it to do something very different…and then write a bad review because you did not believe the developers description of his/her product?

I fully understand giving suggestions on possible improvements etc but to rate the app down because it was not built and tailored to meet your needs? Especially on a free app. Software is like anything else buyer beware and do not throw a temper tantrum because you failed to research what you are buying/ downloading.

Sorry for ranting but it is just such a waste of time to read some reviews. However real feedback, suggestions for improvement and reviews that point out things the app promises to do but either fails to do or fails to do appropriately are so helpful and I very much appreciate this site for providing a forum for access to the same. I think that the misplaced reviews are also a result of poor reading comprehension as some can not tell a comment from a review?

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Version 1.1.1
theredqueentheory Member IconComment+0
theredqueentheory
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Doesn't work on Airbook 10.7.5 after multiple downloads. Have done everything else, the only way my mac stays bright is if I keep the color LCD display window OPEN on the brightest level. The minute I close it, it changes itself to the dim menu. When I open it back up, the slider is back to dim. This is with Caffeine running.

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Version 1.1.1
Thomas-Svendsen Member IconReview+26
Thomas-Svendsen
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Works just great. Computers need no sleep, people do.

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Version 1.1.1
Danco Member IconReview+19
Danco
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I found Caffeine extremely useful in Snow Leopard. Have never used Lion, but on Mountain Lion it does not seem to disable sleep, due to a change in the way the system handles sleep. Still, no harm in downloading it and trying.

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Version 1.1.1
barryg84
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Is it worth having on mountain lion ?

sebthedev Member IconReview+30
sebthedev
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Simply brilliant, though I dislike the icon, so I made my own ones: http://www.zibity.com/othergoodies#caffeine

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Downloads 151,758
Version Downloads 113,589
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 12 Mar 2010
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32 / PPC 64
Price Free
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