SleepLess
SleepLess 2.8.3
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Prevent your Mac from going to sleep.   Shareware ($9.50)
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SleepLess is used to prevent the computer from going to sleep without changing system settings.

It updates system activity timer once per some interval.

Features:
  • No Dock icon
  • One click activation/deactivation
  • prevent sleep with lid closed
What's New
Version 2.8.3:
  • Application is now code-signed for OS X 10.8 Gatekeeper compatibility.
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 or later









  • Caffeine
    +29

  • InsomniaX
    +4

  • Jiggler
    +2

  • Stay Awake
    +2
SleepLess User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
(8)
Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:
(15)

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iodrew commented on 19 Nov 2012
$10? There are multiple free programs that accomplish this task.

Also, there is a new terminal command for sleep prevention, it's called "caffeinate" - search for it.

Sorry for anyone wasting the $.
[Version 2.8.3]


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unfrostedpoptart reviewed on 10 Apr 2012
I've been looking for something like this for a long time to stop my Macbooks from turning off when the screen was closed!

It looks like everything works as advertised on my 2011 MBA / 10.7.3. However, I think it could be so much better with a new mode that is a mix of
"Prevent sleep with lid closed, displays will sleep"
and
"Allow sleep timer"

It would act like the first, but also specify a timer so if you forget it too long, it will eventually go to sleep. The timer would start counting when the lid was closed and never be in effect when the lid was open.

This way, I can close the computer to carry it around, but if I don't open it after a specified amount of time, it will sleep. I think a lot of people would like this mode since it keeps the computer awake (including network connections) if you're just taking the laptop around your home or office. However, it will sleep after some time in order to save battery power and prevent overheating.
[Version 2.8.2]


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dieselman reviewed on 05 Nov 2011
It works well with OSX10.7.2 but I prefer No Sleep.
[Version 2.8.2]


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adcurtin reviewed on 20 Jun 2011
An option to set a keyboard shortcut to enable / disable would be great. (like InsomniaX has).

Also, I found a usability bug in the program. I use a side dock on the left side of the screen; when first launching the program it put some windows under the dock, and in order to move or close them, I had to autohide the dock. Moving the default position for these windows further from the edge of the screen would easily solve this problem.
[Version 2.8.1]


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Amazon commented on 20 May 2011
I am trying to download upgrade for OS 10.6.7 trough "MacUpdate Desktop" it would not download ... I am trying to download from here it does not download either ... weird ...
Same problem from developer www ... weird, weird ...
[Version 2.8.1]


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Dingo710 reviewed on 15 Apr 2011
Sleepless is perfectly workinng on my MBP I bought 10days ago.
Insomnia & Caffeinne doesn't work.
[Version 2.8]


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Talibunny reviewed on 27 Mar 2011
same as insomniaX, this app doesn't work on new mbp models of 2011.
when I close the lid, all of my mbp's go to sleep.
completely useless.
it used to work on my older mbp's, also running OSX 10.6.7.
[Version 2.8]


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Atalantia commented on 09 May 2010
Why not just take Caffeine for free? Works perfect with one click.
[Version 2.8]

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Mathwhiz replied on 29 Jan 2011
Caffeine is great - I use it in on my iMac. But if you need to operate lid-closed on a MacBook Air (Late-2010) say, and also allow its display to sleep during, then SleepLess is the only game in town AFAIK...
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aljuk commented on 22 Aug 2007
Why not just change the system settings? (that's what they're there for). It won't cost you anything either...
[Version 2.5.2]

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Vtowel replied on 06 Jan 2010
I challenge you to find a way in OS X system settings to prevent your laptop from going to sleep when you close the lid. :-) I think that's what makes this program stand out.
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daohead commented on 21 Feb 2007
Consider Caffiene (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/24120). Does it nice and simple and for free.
[Version 2.3]

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ssnickerer replied on 16 Sep 2007
was just going to say the same thing
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Vtowel replied on 06 Jan 2010
I tried Caffeine, and when it's activated my laptop still goes to sleep when I close the lid. Whereas SleepLess has an option to prevent this from happening.
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scienceguy_ae had trouble on 21 Aug 2006
DO NOT USE v.2.2.1 ON MACBOOK!!

I just spent an hour on the phone with AppleCare support, only to find out that Sleepless 2.2.1 had badly corrupted the PRAM on my Intel Core Duo MacBook. Since Sleepless claims Intel compatibility, it may be an incompatibility with Apple's recent SMC firmware update.

Only one use of this software had completely crippled my system, preventing even the most basic of firmware functionality, including the boot process. This is a bad bug. DO NOT ATTEMPT!!
[Version 2.2.1]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 21 Aug 2006
I hope you have contacted the developer regarding this issue.
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scienceguy_ae replied on 21 Aug 2006
Yes I have contacted the developer, but have not received a response yet.
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scienceguy_ae replied on 26 Aug 2006
I've since done more research and determined that it probably wasn't Sleepless that was causing my problems. I've contacted the developer to apologize for implicating their software, but you can never be too careful with these things. I wanted to make sure no one else made the same mistake...
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Nirsus had trouble on 26 Feb 2006
The last version of this worked wonderfully for me. But for some reason the system tries to automatically log out while sleepless is running which interrupts whatever program I want to leave running over night. This is on an iBook G4 1.33ghz with OSX 10.4.5, and leaving the lid open with the display backlight off.
[Version 2.2.1]


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Joshlocker had trouble on 13 Dec 2003
try updating you version of stuffit expander
[Version 1.3.2]



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escompter.qch rated on 14 Jan 2012

[Version 2.8.2]



Joshhoole rated on 11 Aug 2011

[Version 2.8.2]



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Liam_ARTH rated on 29 Jul 2011

[Version 2.8.2]



+3

Strulf rated on 12 Mar 2011

[Version 2.8]


Downloads:81,564
Version Downloads:28,610
Type:Utilities : System
License:Shareware
Date:19 Nov 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $9.50
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SleepLess is used to prevent the computer from going to sleep without changing system settings.

It updates system activity timer once per some interval.

Features:
  • No Dock icon
  • One click activation/deactivation
  • prevent sleep with lid closed


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