Power Manager
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Power Manager is the solution for reducing the energy costs of Mac computers. Use Power Manager to assert control over when your Macs are available and when they are switched off.

Power Manager extends the scheduling functionality provided by OS X's Energy Saver. Unlike Energy Saver, Power Manager is aware of multiple users, offers unrestricted schedules, provides greater customisation, and supports a wider range of actions.

Power Manager includes the ability to schedule applications, launch documents, and run scripts.

Includes AppleScript
What's New
Version 4.1.8:
  • Added: Added tasks triggered when battery drops to a specified percentage capacity.
  • Added: Added 'any battery charging' or 'any battery discharging' filter options to the event editor.
  • Bug: Restored authentication dialog for non-administrator users.
  • Bug: Disabled Smart Substitutions in script editor (OS X 10.9).
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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Raven. reviewed on 18 Mar 2014
Runs good... I like to see a function for adding a week number!
Example:
people who working in shift's 06-> 14h. and 14 -> 22h. day shifts etc.
Different time's for startup or run a program etc.on a weekly base..
[Version 4.1.8]


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Screentom reviewed on 14 Nov 2013
The program offers more than you think. Just try it. Demo is available. I find it very useful. I wanted only a German translation. I've tried and just bought.
[Version 4.1.6]


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M.t. commented on 19 Jul 2010
According to a study DSSW is a two-year cost savings when using their applications Power Manager (for a professional photographer!!!) € 10.54. Thus the annual cost savings of approximately € 6 / 1 year. (Look: http://www.dssw.co.uk/powermanager/energysaving/professional.html)
This is most evident as the price of their product absurd. They want € 40 for it !!!!!!! And if you bought the previous version for € 22 and you have it before 1. April 2010 (Only after that date can upgrade for free...), you need to invest the entire product DSSW € 22 (Version 3) + € 40 (version 4) = € 62!!!!!! (The annual savings of this amount shall be repaid in approximately 10 years!!!! But then it would be possible again, and version 5 will cost how much? € 70??????) And hurry, because the official support for version 3 of the DSSW end of the last December 2010 !!!!! :-) Really brilliantly conceived! (Look: http://www.dssw.co.uk/blog/2010/07/19/power-manager-3-supported-until-31st-december-2010/)
Given their stated annual savings count yourself how much you pay on this product ....

Really absurd licensing policy - a pity that the program ...
But - who are so greedy - will ultimately lose a lot. Goodbye DSSW.
[Version 4.0.0]

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nobody2011 replied on 18 Jan 2011
I agree M.t. fully. The cost for this product far exceeds the savings in energy. Switched off completely from your device, or sends them into deep sleep. This is more efficient than any product whose later (update) price development is incalculable.
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+9

Paulsrandall reviewed on 17 Jul 2010
I gladly paid for the upgrade. The last time I had to pay was in September 2005. Five years of a great product is well worth the price I've paid. The only problem is attempting to use Power Manager with Tiger. You simply can't license the software. The Apply button stays grayed out with after all of the proper information is entered (even via a DSSW supplied AppleScript). I hope they get that fixed in version 4.0.1. I gave all five stars rating, except for ease of use because of this one problem.
[Version 4.0.0]

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Paulsrandall replied on 18 Jul 2010
I managed to get Power Manager to take my registration information. I'm very happy with Power Manager in all respects, now.
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Espiridion commented on 15 Jul 2010
The price is ABSURD.
When it was a $30 application, one of the complaints was that it was overpriced. Now at $50 it just got worse. Their upgrade policy; "There are no upgrade discounts."
They do have some ROI "studies" on their website, and even those show that generally speaking this is NOT worth the investment.
Maybe the software itself is good, but at this price I'm not interested in giving it a try.
[Version 4.0.0]


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+220

Fariborz reviewed on 15 Jul 2010
I tried this remarkable software for one day but then I quit. It always functioned perfectly under all circumstances and never let me down. The reason I abandoned it so quickly was solely its high price tag. I didn't want to get used to it by trying it for let's say a month and then swallow a bitter pill and sadly remove it from my computer. It would simply break my heart! My advice to you is to buy it if you can afford it because there's simply no contender that even comes close to it. It's a fantastic program to put it mildly and gives you all the satisfaction you'll ever need for its functions. Fariborz AMIRSHAHI - Verona (Italy)
[Version 4.0.0]

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M.t. replied on 15 Jul 2010
Go for it! I hope you bought the previous version? So in total you appreciate this piece of nearly $ 80 (!!!!). It will then congratulations!
It's a great program - no doubt about it - but licensing policy DSSW is mildly insane and puff!
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M.t. commented on 15 Jul 2010
New version Power Manager 4 cost $49,95!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And Upgrade price???? "Power Manager 4 is a paid upgrade from all previous versions. There are no upgrade discounts." Really great way to deter their existing customers: 29 + 50 = 79!!!!! Thank You DSSW and GoodBye!!
[Version 3.7.3]

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Dssw (developer) replied on 15 Jul 2010
M.T., I hope you will give Power Manager 4 a try. We have greatly expanded Power Manager's capabilities and have added the features most often requested by our core customers.

As with previous versions, licensed customers of Power Manager 4 will continue to receive upgrades and new functionality for the lifetime of version 4.
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M.t. replied on 15 Jul 2010
Version 3 Update:

2008 = one per year
2009 = one per year
2010 = no update

For current users still valid equation: 29 + 50 = $79. (Or comparison purposes only - Adobe Photoshop cost $79). Absolutely no discount. Nothing. Hmmm ... Thank you - I do not want.
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Fariborz replied on 15 Jul 2010
No I didn't buy the previous version. I believe that its hefty price will surely keep many users away. Still it's the market that decides whether a program can survive or not. Fariborz AMIRSHAHI - Verona (Italy)
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Lpeting reviewed on 31 May 2010
Power Manager has worked very well for my office Mac that I VPN to but don't want to leave on 24/7. It has never failed to shut down my Mac, while Energy Saver has. I can also schedule more than one start up/shut down a day, which works well with my schedule.

My only complaints are the price and that the interface is a little unwieldy. The price being a little high might be because they are aiming for business customers, plus the bad exchange rate with the Euro.
[Version 3.7.3]


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+40
Dorkypants commented on 15 Dec 2009
Developer is unresponsive. I emailed quite some time ago asking if this utility is able to deal with a condition that Apple's Energy Saver prefpane setting is unable to: i.e., shutdown a sleeping Mac (in Leopard) on a schedule.

In more detail: Energy Saver allows you to set up a scheduled shutdown time. However, if the Mac is sleeping at the appointed time, the shutdown never happens.

A related question I asked was whether it could successfully shutdown if Safari was running. Energy Saver's scheduled shutdown can't: it says that the shutdown was canceled by Safari.

I haven't gotten any response from the developer.
[Version 3.7.3]

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+75
Jeff-H. replied on 11 Jan 2010
In short, it does.
I've been using PM for years and its been very reliable. Energy saver NEVER worked for me, but PM does what Energy Saver should.
burypromote
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Dssw (developer) replied on 15 May 2010
dorkypants, thank you for question and apologies for not responding to your e-mail. I do not believe your e-mail made it through to us.

Power Manager will shut down to a schedule. Any running applications will be quit. Power Manager will quit applications that traditionally block the shut down or log out process.

If you have any questions, please get in touch via: support@dssw.co.uk
burypromote

+75
Jeff-H. commented on 01 Jan 2008
it seems to work fine, but the "sleep after a period of inactivity" puts my computer to sleep even while there is an EyeTV recording active. The reason for an app like Power Manager is specifically for EyeTV and that Energy Saver has never worked in accord with EyeTV.
A recording will start at the right time but in 10.4.10 it never sleeps after the recording is done.

Trust me, I've trashed prefs and all that...if anyone has any suggestions or if I'm missing something, please me know.

Thanks
[Version 3.7.1]

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Jeff-H. replied on 03 Jan 2008
I should have said "my specific meaning to have an app like Power Manager".
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Jetcurieux rated on 10 Dec 2010

[Version 4.0.2]


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Version Downloads:326
Type:Utilities : System
License:Demo
Date:02 Dec 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Power Manager is the solution for reducing the energy costs of Mac computers. Use Power Manager to assert control over when your Macs are available and when they are switched off.

Power Manager extends the scheduling functionality provided by OS X's Energy Saver. Unlike Energy Saver, Power Manager is aware of multiple users, offers unrestricted schedules, provides greater customisation, and supports a wider range of actions.

Power Manager includes the ability to schedule applications, launch documents, and run scripts.

Includes AppleScript support, Automator actions, command-line interface, and programming interface.


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