UnPlugged
UnPlugged
3.0

5.0

UnPlugged free download for Mac

UnPlugged

3.0
06 May 2013

Alerts you when your Mac power cord gets disconnected.

Overview

UnPlugged is an application that notifies you when the power cord of the MacBook is unplugged or plugged back in. It also notifies you in regular steps about your batteries capacity while you run on battery or while you charge your battery.

Notifications are done using the Notification Center, Growl or with a built in notification window.

UnPlugged stays completely invisible while monitoring your power plug. Only a small Menu Item is visible, showing the current battery status.

What's new in UnPlugged

Version 3.0:
  • Notification Center Support
  • Different Notification Intervals for Full or Empty Batteries
  • Improved Menu Item
  • Localizations

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truthhurts
27 March 2006

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How many of these silly things do we need? I count three just today!
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Version 1.0
Winco
28 May 2018
Still works (version 3.0) on same Unibody MacBook Pro 17" running 10.12.6 Sierra. Very useful.
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Version 3.0
Cowicide
18 May 2013
Not sure what happened, but after updating via the App Store from Unplugged 2.0 to 3.0, I'm getting issues with my Mac (seems like mini-stalling with some" Safari keystrokes?) and nearly non-stop Console error messages that say: " UnPlugged[271] -[NSWorkspace frontmostApplication]: unrecognized selector sent to instance 0x100611800 " Now I don't know how to downgrade back to version 2.0 because they use the stupid App Store. I'm going to have to get the old version off a backup, if I can. Otherwise UnPlugged is simply going into the trash, permanently. Mac OS 10.6.8
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Version 3.0
2 answer(s)
Cowicide
Cowicide
18 May 2013
Ok, I just reverted back to version 2.1 from a backup from 3.0 and all issues and Console message errors are gone. Definitely something wrong with 3.0. So be warned, you may want to make sure you have a backup of version 2.1 before you try to update to 3.0 in case it gives you trouble like it did me.
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Salamurai
Salamurai
24 June 2013
Thanks. For me it was preventing sleep on my 2007 MacBook, if it was doing anything else I couldn't tell. Easy to go back from a backup.
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Salamurai
03 January 2013
Great app! I've been having problems with the power cord connection, and it's no fun discovering you're on battery when you thought you were on outlet, when it's at 10% ...
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Version 2.1
Winco
27 November 2012
Perfect! Works really well. Using with MacBook Pro Unibody 10.6.8.
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Version 2.1
Doug-S-
16 December 2007
Currently does not work in Leopard. Any chance of an update?
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Version 1.8
5 answer(s)
karsten-1
karsten-1
13 May 2008
actually it works pretty well with 10.5... if it crashes, please contact me via mail.
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Version 1.8
Whit-g
Whit-g
29 May 2008
Same result here - I just upgraded to Leopard (10.5.3) and UnPlugged does nothing. I've tried opening the pref pane and clicking "start." No dice. "Start on Login" is also selected, no change after reboot.
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Version 1.8
karsten-1
karsten-1
29 May 2008
can you please run activity monitor and see if UnPlugged.app is running?
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Version 1.8
Whit-g
Whit-g
29 May 2008
No, it doesn't appear to be.
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Version 1.8
karsten-1
karsten-1
29 May 2008
well it is included in the preference panel.. i don't know if installing unplugged again will help, you may try to download it again and then doubleclick on the preference pane in the disc image. Upon opening the prefs it should ask again if it should install the helper application, which is what you need. If it doesn't ask, please right-click on the preference pane in the disc image and select show contents. Then navigate into the contents and the resources folder, there is a UnPlugged.app. This application needs to be copied into your application folder and it needs to be running in order for Unplugged to work correctly. Sorry for the inconveniences but i don't have time to rewrite UnPlugged to have a simpler installation. Kind Regards Karsten
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Version 1.8
Meatmcguffin
27 June 2006
awesome app, but needs macbook and macbook pro icons :)
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Version 1.7
pianomansam-1
05 June 2006
I've downloaded this program and liked how it doesn't use as resources or processing time as my own program. However, I really miss the audible alert that mine gives. If you could include some sort of beep or user selectable sound, I would switch over to your app. I only wrote PowerCheck because at the time there weren't any other programs that offered this funtionality. My programming skills are limited, but you seem to have a good grasp of it. I think it'd be also helpful to release this to open source, that way it could be included in HardwareGrowl, something I already use. Thanks!
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Version 1.7
Neutralzone
05 May 2006
Useful! The PowerBook G4 adapter can fall out of wall outlets a little too easily because of the weight of the power brick combined with the flimsy plug on a hinge and the lack of a third prong. Just today the adapter fell out of the wall outlet in a cafe a couple times (the outlet is loose because of the heavy usage by patrons) and I wouldn't have noticed if it wasn't for Unplugged. I have a clear view of the battery icon in the menu bar, but if I don't look up there, I might not notice the power state change. My only wish is that it was more integrated into HardwareGrowler so that Unplugged doesn't have to run as a separate application.
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Version 1.6
Baby-Bloc
17 April 2006
Seems the best of the lot. My 15" powerbook (AL) has developed the annoyance of "unrecognizing" the power-source at random moments, leaving my battery to drain. I've spent hours troubleshooting, but until I find the answer, this little app lets me know when it happens. Thanks! I wish I could set (with Growl or whatever) to notify only when power goes out. I usually know when I plugged in. Can that be two separate notices?
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Version 1.4
3 answer(s)
sjk
sjk
17 April 2006
Re: Growl notification I'd like UnPlugged capability folded into HardwareGrowler instead of having to run both apps.
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Version 1.4
karsten-1
karsten-1
18 April 2006
feature request was added in 1.4.1. about the bug i have to say i got the exact same. i guess it's something related to the powersupply, because i only have that problem when i visit my parents, but i usually don't have this problem at home. maybe it's because of power-fluctuations.
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Version 1.4.1
Baby-Bloc
Baby-Bloc
05 May 2006
I've tried a lot-reseting Power Management, zapping pram, lots of basic maintenance. No change in my Powerbook still occasionally "unrecognizing" that it's plugged in. Like I said, this little utility very much takes care of my problem. I just see the notice and unplug and plug back in. No loss (not a cure, but a great relief.) Only thing I've suspected is that the power thing may be related to fast-user switching where there's more than one logged in user. No idea really. Thanks for your comments.
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Version 1.6
karsten-1
27 March 2006
this bug should have been fixed in 1.1.
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Version 1.1
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5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
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