Power Manager
Power Manager
5.4.9

4.2

Power Manager free download for Mac

Power Manager5.4.9

27 July 2020

Auto-start, shut down, or sleep your Mac.

Overview

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.

What's new in Power Manager

Version 5.4.9:
Changed:
  • Added alternative method of detecting local service TCP/IP port.
  • Updated AstronomicalAlgorithms framework.
  • Updated CodeMirror library.
  • Updated UpdateKit library.
Fixes:
  • Fixed Power Assertions condition failing to detect some assertions.
  • Restored Full Screen condition in the event editor.

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19 Reviews of Power Manager

5
Raven-
30 September 2019
Version: 5.1.0

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A happy user, the programmer is very helpful and responds very quickly! I also read the comments here about the price of the program and yes it costs money, but your time is money too! So I use the user-friendly Power Manager in combination, saving energy, restarting and shutting down the computer in certain hours of the night or not at home to finish certain things, starting certain programs to finish the Queue or the cleaning, move and delete of certain program backups etc, running some Apple scripts or via the Automator, so just things that cost me valuable time during the day or things that could possibly slow my computer happen now during my working hours or at night. In the distant past I sometimes had the problem that I closed certain things that were still running ... and lost hours, not anymore! In short, Power manager in combination with ... is a wonderfully easy time and energy saving program.
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5
Andrewrodney
23 December 2019
Version: 5.3.0
Pretty slick product. I'm viewing the demo now. Also, it's not $49 as indicated here but $12.95 USD for a single license. Pretty sure based on a day's testing I'll buy it at that price.
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5
Raven-
30 September 2019
Version: 5.1.0
A happy user, the programmer is very helpful and responds very quickly! I also read the comments here about the price of the program and yes it costs money, but your time is money too! So I use the user-friendly Power Manager in combination, saving energy, restarting and shutting down the computer in certain hours of the night or not at home to finish certain things, starting certain programs to finish the Queue or the cleaning, move and delete of certain program backups etc, running some Apple scripts or via the Automator, so just things that cost me valuable time during the day or things that could possibly slow my computer happen now during my working hours or at night. In the distant past I sometimes had the problem that I closed certain things that were still running ... and lost hours, not anymore! In short, Power manager in combination with ... is a wonderfully easy time and energy saving program.
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2.5
paulsrandall
10 August 2019
Version: 5.0.0
Can't install scheduler either automatically or manually. Even tried the package installer. No luck there, either. Used to be one of the best things on my computer.
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Baccaroeja
09 May 2016
Version: 4.5.2
Maybe I don't get it. $50 for letting my Mac shutdown automatically?
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4
Raven-
18 March 2014
Version: 4.1.8
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..
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4.5
Screentom
14 November 2013
Version: 4.1.6
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.
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M-t-
19 July 2010
Version: 4.0.0
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.
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5
paulsrandall
17 July 2010
Version: 4.0.0
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.
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Espiridion
15 July 2010
Version: 4.0.0
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.
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5
Fariborz
15 July 2010
Version: 4.0.0
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)
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M-t-
15 July 2010
Version: 3.7.3
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!!
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5
Lpeting
31 May 2010
Version: 3.7.3
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.
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Dorkypants
15 December 2009
Version: 3.7.3
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.
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Jeff-H-
01 January 2008
Version: 3.7.1
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
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8oo8
04 January 2007
Version: 3.5
At $23, it's overpriced. I'd say $12 would be about right. I could make use this app, but I don't want it badly enough to pay the asking price. Using Energy Saver in System Preferences to schedule computer turn-on/off/sleep works well enough.
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Frankt
30 July 2006
Version: 3.2.1
Too many bucks! I will read the man page of pmset and maybe additional create a cronjob or a LaunchDaemon. My choice!
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Shenzhou
09 February 2006
Version: 3.2
Nice app but no report on their website about the development of a universal binary. Also, the price is way too high for this limited function app. I could use this app but am turned off by the price. Will make do with Energy Saver
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Anonymous
01 August 2005
Version: 3.0
Agreed. $23 is really steep for something that comes with OS X. Just go to Energy Saver in the Control Panel and click schedule at the bottom... why even bother with this app? I'm not sure auto-sleep is really something really useful for most.
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Anonymous
01 August 2005
Version: 3.0
Looks like a nice addition to the built-in scheduler, but $23?! Someone is getting a little greedy.
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