coconutBattery
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Displays info about your laptop battery.   Free
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With coconutBattery you're always aware of your current battery health. It shows you live information about your battery such as how often it was charged and how is the current maximum capacity in relation to the original capacity your battery had when it left the factory.

Of course you are able to save the current maximum capacity of your battery. So you can see the changes of your battery health over time.

coconutBattery is and will always be freeware. If you like it, a donation is always very welcome.
What's New
Version 3.0.1:
  • [Feature] The age of your mac or battery can now be switched between days, weeks and months (click on age to toggle)
  • [Fix] Sorting saved battery data (date) now working correctly
  • [Fix] Spelling of OS X corrected
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later





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coconutBattery User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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+47

Wizard2 reviewed on 28 Mar 2014
Impressive -- as usual.

Love the UI, graphics and additional panels for info about the computer and battery.

Please show your appreciation and love for this awesome utility, by making a donation to support continued development and maintenance.
[Version 3.0.1]


burypromote

+38
RogerKatz commented on 19 Mar 2014
MacUpdate says version 3.0 is for Mavericks, but the developer's website says it is OK for Lion or newer.
[Version 3.0]

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burypromote

+2
Philfrance replied on 19 Mar 2014
You're right, but on my MacBook Pro 15", early 2011, 10.7, the app just doesn't launch, whereas with version 2.8 it's O.K.
burypromote

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RogerKatz replied on 19 Mar 2014
I sucessfully opened it on my MacBook Pro, early 2011, 17" with Mountain Lion.
burypromote

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Philfrance replied on 24 Mar 2014
I have re downloaded the file (despite I had already done it twice !), and now it works ?!?
Great app, and even greater now !
burypromote
+2

+727

Jazzyguy reviewed on 08 Sep 2012
Great app! It runs great in all my Macs. Great Freeware!
[Version 2.8]


burypromote
+1

+172
Chas_m commented on 11 Jul 2012
Our thanks to the developer for this really useful little app.
[Version 2.7.4]


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-1

+37

Sanchai reviewed on 15 Oct 2011
Version 2.7.1 doesn't work as expected on my early 2008 Macbook Pro (Intel) 15 inches. It show battery capacity of -1 mAh, but life of my Mac and model is correct.

Version 2.6.6 work fine. Please fix and make it work with my Macbook pro. I want to use 2.7.1

I cannot find anywhere to write to developer, and that;s why I have to post a comment here
[Version 2.7.1]

1 Reply

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+19
Falstaffa replied on 26 Oct 2011
@Sanchai - CoconutBattery's developer may be contacted by eMailing: chris@coconut-flavour.com

This contact information is at the bottom of his website: www.coconut-flavour.com
burypromote

+26

Mookzmom reviewed on 15 Oct 2011
Nice app! I recently replaced the battery in my MacBook because, though it was functioning, the old battery was actually expanding (physically) to the point where it was protruding out the bottom of my laptop. I don't know about these sorts of things, but figured that couldn't be good. I got a new battery, and just checked it with this app. It read "100%", and still correctly calculated the age of my laptop. Impressive! Since I now know the battery can start doing weird things, I will use this app, and thank the developer!
[Version 2.7.1]


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+3

+13

Commercial-Resource-Management reviewed on 11 Mar 2011
Using CB version 2.7 on a MBP, 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM, age 19 months. Battery capacity had been slowly declining to 96%.
I check coconutBattery every evening prior to shut down to estimate how best to use the battery the following day, and have also been monitoring capacity at full charge over time, allowing to discharge when capacity starts to drift lower, and at half charge - same thing - watching for a decline or improvement in capacity.
When needed, allowing to discharge fully, set over night then recharge fully.
By also running the battery 20 - 40% during the day, and down to 4% a couple of times, capacity is now back up over 100% to 102% or 6650 mAh capacity against an original designed capacity of 6500 mAh.
Very cool.
Very useful for free software.

Daniel M. Dreifus
http://thousandeveryday.com
[Version 2.7]


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+2

+1

jr_nevers reviewed on 11 Jan 2011
I wrote this review in order to do better justice to CoconutBattery v2.7 and improve its rating -3.5 stars- by comparison with Battery Health monitor v -4.5 stars-. In my view the former deserves at least the same rating as the latter !
in fact, well, I avow... I couldn't compare exactly right now the 2 above versions; I could only compare these 2 products on 2 PPC macs (I had no Intel mac available), one iBook G4 with OS 10.4.11 et the other Powerbook G4 with OS 10.5.8; CoconutBattery v2.7 works only on Intel macs; so I could only use respectively:
OS 10.4.11/iBookG4 CoconutBattery v2.6.7 & Battery Health Monitor vv1.5
OS 10.5.8/PowerbookG4alu CoconutBattery v2.6.7 & Battery Health Monitor v1.2 to v1.5
The key issue is that Battery Health Monitor, whaterver the version, cannot read (at all or partly) the battery status data on the PowerbookG4alu as the developer Sonora Graphics acknowledges candidly on its website (recommanding to use older versions such as v1.2, but it didn't work at all in my case)... while CoconutBattery works well in all cases without a glitch !

For the record (yes I know it shouldn't be here ^v^ !), similarily I used the excellent "iStat pro" v4.9.2 widget by http://islayer.com/apps/istatpro/ on both mchines & OS without any problem; iStat pro has, on top of many useful indicators about your machine, has a small section with your battery key figures
(just a very minor issue: below the key battery figures, a bit weird and rather unuseful (?) large white bar which I suppose is some kind of visual indicator (?) I say weird because this bar is topped by the word "Unknown" on the PowerbookG4alu ? and this word becomes "Charged" on the iBookG4 -anyway I can, amongst the figures, read "charge: 100%"-, but this bar may mean something else ?)
[Version 2.7]


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+146

Thyx reviewed on 06 Dec 2010
Very useful tool for its limited purpose.
Especially the timeline (click on the right-side arrow)
Only improvement I could think of is an automatic timeline.

(btw, my non-Apple battery works as charm and has 101% left of the original capacity)
[Version 2.7]


burypromote
+1

+727

Jazzyguy reviewed on 21 Feb 2010
This version says I have ZERO load cycles. I have about 150 load cycles.It did the same thing on my other 12"Powerbook.Both running 10.5.8
[Version 2.6.6]

1 Reply

burypromote
+1

+146
Thyx replied on 06 Dec 2010
Just in case that's meant to improve the app:
it may be more a little more efficient to contact the developer than us here...
burypromote

+147
Gregm had trouble on 29 Oct 2010
****INTEL***** only.

If you have a PPC, stick with your old one !
[Version 2.7]


burypromote

+6
Jsh had trouble on 29 Oct 2010
broken link
[Version 2.7]

1 Reply

burypromote

+195
MacUpdate-Warren replied on 29 Oct 2010
Corrected. Sorry about that.
burypromote

-3
Nicecaman had trouble on 25 Aug 2005
I wont upgrade to Tiger just yet. Any chanse that it will be working with panther 10.3.9 at all?
[Version 1.1.1]



ben.twn rated on 03 Apr 2014

[Version 3.0.1]



-3

Doctorfo rated on 19 Mar 2014

[Version 3.0]



+1

Bobka rated on 03 May 2013

[Version 2.8]



Oxo.design rated on 06 Dec 2012

[Version 2.8]



+8

Widber rated on 09 Sep 2012

[Version 2.8]



+15

Quiiick rated on 12 Jul 2012

[Version 2.7.4]



+2

Fabio Milocco rated on 09 Jul 2012

[Version 2.7.3]



fat_carlo rated on 12 Mar 2012

[Version 2.7.2]



+2

Fabio Milocco rated on 06 Dec 2011

[Version 2.7.2]



+39

Loukash rated on 05 Dec 2011

[Version 2.7.2]


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Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:28 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
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With coconutBattery you're always aware of your current battery health. It shows you live information about your battery such as how often it was charged and how is the current maximum capacity in relation to the original capacity your battery had when it left the factory.

Of course you are able to save the current maximum capacity of your battery. So you can see the changes of your battery health over time.

coconutBattery is and will always be freeware. If you like it, a donation is always very welcome.


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