iBatt
iBatt 3.0
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Advanced MacBook battery monitor.   Shareware ($19.00)
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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 powered by SQLite. This robust and efficient backend means that data queries are handled faster, resulting in more responsive graphing performance.
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
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 or later



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iBatt User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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Cowicide commented on 15 Mar 2012
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?
[Version 3.0]

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Tyrayner replied on 16 Mar 2012
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.
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Cowicide replied on 16 Mar 2012
Thank you, Tyrayner.
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Mikaelf commented on 27 May 2010
PowerBook? Really....

/Mikael
[Version 2.0.1]


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philharve tipped on 26 Jan 2009
I have discovered that iBatt 2.0 works properly if it is the only other battery monitor application, apart from Apple's own offering, installed on my Macbook Pro. I have tried using SlimBatteryMonitor, Battery Health Monitor and cocoanutBattery in different combinations with iBatt 2.0 and almost every time something goes wrong with iBatt 2.0. I therefore recommend that if iBatt 2.0 is adopted as THE battery monitoring tool of choice, no other 3rd party battery monitoring tool be installed because they appear to interfere with iBatt 2.0's operation. Curiously, their own operations appears to be unaffected if installed alongside iBatt 2.0.
[Version 2.0]

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philharve replied on 14 Apr 2009
Hi - I seemed to have stumbled upon a solution to the problem I was having with iBatt 2.0. See previous postings.

To ensure iBatt 2.0 launches properly, switch off the Graph option before exiting. If the Graph option is active when iBatt 2.0 is exited, iBatt 2.0 will probably not launch and run correctly the next time. Correct operation becomes a hit & miss affair; usually misses. I previously reported this behaviour as a program bug and I still believe this is the case. However, the workaround is simple enough.

I have tested my solution dozens of times on my 17-inch MacBook Pro and each time iBatt 2.0 has launched and run correctly. Once running the Graph option may be selected and it will display historical charge/discharge curves OK. REGARDS Phil
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philharve commented on 21 Jan 2009
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.
[Version 2.0]


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philharve commented on 19 Jan 2009
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.
[Version 2.0]


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Stormchild commented on 21 Jan 2008
Just tried version 2.0. When I launch the program, it crashes immediately. Tried it twice, then deleted it.
[Version 2.0]


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Rayner Software (developer) commented on 06 Jan 2007
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
[Version 1.2.1]


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mktrashy commented on 24 Jun 2006
iBatt 1.2.1 does not run under OS X 10.4.6 on 15", 1.67GHz Powerbook. Quits unexpectedly at startup.
[Version 1.2.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 19 Jan 2005
15$ for what?
There are other tools that do the same but for FREE!
[Version 1.2.1]

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peanut butter replied on 01 May 2007
$19 is still pretty expensive for a battery monitor

this should be $5
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Rayner Software (developer) commented on 29 Apr 2004
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.
[Version 1.0.1]


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philharve had trouble on 18 Apr 2009
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.
[Version 2.0]



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Jason_Milles_76 rated on 21 Mar 2012

[Version 3.0]


Downloads:23,703
Version Downloads:4,472
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Shareware
Date:14 Mar 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $19.00
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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.


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