UnPlugged
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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
Version 3.0:
  • Notification Center Support
  • Different Notification Intervals for Full or Empty Batteries
  • Improved Menu Item
  • Localizations
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6.6 or later



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UnPlugged User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Cowicide commented on 17 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
[Version 3.0]

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Cowicide replied on 17 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 replied on 24 Jun 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 reviewed on 03 Jan 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% ...
[Version 2.1]


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Winco reviewed on 26 Nov 2012
Perfect! Works really well. Using with MacBook Pro Unibody 10.6.8.
[Version 2.1]


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meatmcguffin reviewed on 27 Jun 2006
awesome app, but needs macbook and macbook pro icons :)
[Version 1.7]


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pianomansam commented on 05 Jun 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!
[Version 1.7]

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Bdikkat replied on 17 May 2011
It's currently using 150Mb of VM on my MBP. Is that normal?
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neutralzone reviewed on 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.
[Version 1.6]


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baby bloc reviewed on 17 Apr 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?
[Version 1.4]

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sjk replied on 17 Apr 2006
Re: Growl notification

I'd like UnPlugged capability folded into HardwareGrowler instead of having to run both apps.
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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 17 Apr 2006
"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..."

Have you tried resetting the PMU or zapping PRAM?
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Briksoftware (developer) replied on 18 Apr 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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baby bloc replied on 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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Briksoftware (developer) commented on 27 Mar 2006
this bug should have been fixed in 1.1.
[Version 1.1]


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Ean reviewed on 27 Mar 2006
Independence from Growl and low CPU usage make this the best of the breed. The notification window don't always come to the front though. Repeatedly flashing the screen in addition to an alert dialog would be cool. For the nattering nabobs, sometimes laptops are installed in racks or other settings in which the power connector is not readily visible.
[Version 1.0]


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thecause commented on 27 Mar 2006
Isn't that what the status light on the charger is used for?
[Version 1.0]

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Orion-Mk.-V replied on 27 Mar 2006
True, but if your Apple-brand adapter has died and you've replaced it with a 3rd party adapter, the light isn't available.
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Doug S. had trouble on 15 Dec 2007
Currently does not work in Leopard. Any chance of an update?
[Version 1.8]

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Briksoftware (developer) replied on 13 May 2008
actually it works pretty well with 10.5... if it crashes, please contact me via mail.
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Whit_g replied on 28 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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Briksoftware (developer) replied on 29 May 2008
can you please run activity monitor and see if UnPlugged.app is running?
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Whit_g replied on 29 May 2008
No, it doesn't appear to be.
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Briksoftware (developer) replied on 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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Doug S. commented on 29 May 2008
I'd double-check your Growl settings. Also, if you have any Logitech software installed that tends to mess with Growl notices, which includes UnPlugged.

I have 10.5.3 and it works perfectly fine for me.
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macupdate109 had trouble on 27 Mar 2006
This told me every couple of seconds that I was running on battery. I started it while already running on battery.
[Version 1.1]



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Caberlin rated on 18 Aug 2012

[Version 2.1]


Downloads:11,017
Version Downloads:1,200
Type:Utilities : System
License:Commercial
Date:05 May 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $5.99
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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.


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