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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 is preventing your Mac from going to sleep.

PleaseSleep sits in the background and waits for the sleep timer you set in Energy Saver preferences pane. Depending on the preferences you set, PleaseSleep will try to put your computer to sleep when the scheduled sleep timer kicks in. PleaseSleep is very easy to configure, you can enable, disable, and access its preferences via the system menu bar icon. You can choose to have PleaseSleep activate the sleep function all the time, or you can tell more...

What's New

Version 2.3:
  • Compatible with OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
  • New option to force sleep again, when the system wakes up after only having slept for a very short period of time.
  • Now only supports OS X 10.7 and later.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Requirements

  • OS X 10.7 or later

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Mac-Mail Member IconReview+134
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It does work in my 10.8.5
I did everything right. It worked so good till I updated to 10.8.5
Fix it please!

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Version 2.3
Mac-Mail
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I meant it DOESN'T work. Sorry for the typo.

Philosopherdog Member IconComment+99
Philosopherdog
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One thing that has kept macs from sleeping for some years now is damn Chrome. Why does Google have to suck so bad? Chrome Canary does not suffer from this nuisance. Anyhow, I'll check out this app if I ever need to reinstall plain Chrome again.

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Version 2.3
Prologos Member IconReview+24
Prologos
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Thank You so much for this Update Dev. My Mac goes to sleep again, even with Mavericks.

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Version 2.3
Thoka Member IconReview+0
Thoka
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Not working under MOUNTAIN LION :(

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Version 2.1
Wim-Waman
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Immediately confirmed.

Jpwgibson
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Version 2.2 (compatible with Mountain Lion) is now available (as of July 27th, 2012).

moog5 Member IconReview+7
moog5
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NIce little app, does what it's supposed to.

Two wishes from my side:

1) Please include an option to remove the menu bar icon, it just takes up space.

2) Is there anyway to make it not force sleep when copying files?

Thanks :)

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Version 2.1
John-Sawyer-CJS
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It seems that version 2.0 is the last one with an option to not display a menu bar icon.

You might be able to prevent sleep when doing long file copy operations, by launching a small app whenever you do those copies, and add that app to PleaseSleep's exceptions list.

Everyones.uh.critic Member IconReview+0
Everyones.uh.critic
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An option in the app's preferences to hide the menu bar icon would be a welcome addition.

Otherwise, it functions as expected.

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Version 2.1
John-Sawyer-CJS Member IconComment+86
John-Sawyer-CJS
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The description of version 2.1 says "Supports only Mac OS X 10.5 or later, and Intel-Only", but the Requirements section on this MacUpdate page still says "PPC / Intel, Mac OS X 10.3 or later".

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Version 2.1
MacUpdate---Ryan
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Thanks for pointing that out John, I've fixed our requirements section to reflect the change :)

B. Jefferson Le Blanc Member IconComment+649
B. Jefferson Le Blanc
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What if you don't use a timer to put your computer to sleep?

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Version 2.1
MikeArun Member IconReview+10
MikeArun
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This app is doin its job .. BUT it still forces the mac to sleep when i am copying files which is not appropriate. How to add an exception for sleeping while copying. Thanks.

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Version 2.0
Drdul Member IconReview+448
Drdul
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Works for me. Since upgrading to 10.6.5, my April 2007 Mac Pro has stopped going back to sleep after it wakes for network access (which it does every two hours to check in with my AEBS router). PleaseSleep is a simple cure for this problem. I happily donated.

The only thing I don't like is the bright red, cluttered menubar icon. Fortunately it is relatively easy to substitute black and grey icons (look in Contents > Resources for three files named menu-foo.gif).

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Version 2.0
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Dblox
Version 2.1
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Version 2.1
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Downloads 15,869
Version Downloads 1,263
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 30 Oct 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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