NMS
NMS 2.4 beta
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NMS is a faceless application that forces system sleep at a set idle time or on Screen Saver activation. It can simply follow Energy Savers settings in an "install and forget" way or operate completely independently. For me this solves the recurring problem of an invariably corrupt power manager preventing automatic sleep and the frequent dead batteries that result. Simple as this solution is it has worked great for me. My laptop ALWAYS sleeps. As a response to user requests NMS now has provisions to allow relatively fine per-application control over holding or delaying sleep and
What's New
Version 2.4 beta:
  • Updated as a Universal binary and to v2.4. Other than being a Universal binary there is no change.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later






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Trustme commented on 19 Mar 2007
horrible app
[Version 2.4b]


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g8tgod commented on 06 Feb 2006
Is there a similar app for use with System 9.2.2?
[Version 2.3b1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 01 Sep 2005
I use LightsOut to solve this problem and it works flawlessly. NMS is a bit of a strange UI for me.

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/6530
[Version 2.2b1]

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Anonymous commented on 01 Sep 2005
but its not free
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Anonymous commented on 04 Sep 2005
I was going for either irritating or seizure provoking. I guess I'll take strange...

Thanks
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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Aug 2005
I can understand the need for such an application, but I have never had sleep issues with my laptop. It hasn't been shutdown/restarted in 6 months. Closing the lid always works.
[Version 2.1b6]

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Anonymous commented on 08 Aug 2005
With few exceptions everyones laptop sleeps when closing the lid. Sleep in that case is more of a hardware event than a software one. Also my laptop is rock stable.

However I am not supposed to need to spend time manually doing my laptops energy management. If someone knocks on my door, screams to come watch this replay, or all those other distractions and I forget to tell my laptop to sleep I come back to 20 minutes less battery life. My Email app automatically checks for mail every 5 minutes and notifies me, iSync syncs, Software Update checks for updates, all so I am freed up from needed remember and do those things myself.

NMS is meant correct failures of automatic unattended sleep, but do so in a way which is low impact, minimal, safe, free, and dependable. NMS assumes manually sleeping the system works fine, since, of course, that is what exactly what NMS does.
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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Jul 2005
Love the Shocker Icon!!!
[Version 2.0b2]


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Trustme rated on 06 Jan 2011

[Version 2.4b]


Downloads:4,950
Version Downloads:85
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:18 Mar 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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NMS is a faceless application that forces system sleep at a set idle time or on Screen Saver activation. It can simply follow Energy Savers settings in an "install and forget" way or operate completely independently. For me this solves the recurring problem of an invariably corrupt power manager preventing automatic sleep and the frequent dead batteries that result. Simple as this solution is it has worked great for me. My laptop ALWAYS sleeps. As a response to user requests NMS now has provisions to allow relatively fine per-application control over holding or delaying sleep and correctly accounts for unattended but intentional idle-wake events like the modem answering or a scheduled wake ups. If you can put your machine to sleep manually short of being REQUIRED to close the lid if it's a laptop then NMS should be able to restore unattended sleeping for you.


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