SmartSleep
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Prefpane that dynamically sets the sleep state of your machine.   Demo ($3.99)
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SmartSleep is a preference pane that dynamically sets the sleep state of your machine. It's a successor to Hibernate.prefPane.

The Problem - Your MacBook or MacBook Pro knows the following sleep states:
  • sleep: machine will go to sleep only (saves state in RAM only, battery keeps RAM contents)
  • sleep and hibernate: machine sleeps and hibernates. (default)
  • hibernate only: machine will go to hibernate only. (saves state on disk, battery will not be used)
  • Just sleep means that the notebook will go to sleep fast, but you loose
What's New
Version 3.22:
  • Added default overrides for pmset. SmartSleep uses pmset to set the values for sleep, hibernate, sleep and hibernate and system default. You can now override the values that SmartSleep uses:
    • pmsetvalueforsleep
    • pmsetvalueforsleepandhibernate
    • pmsetvalueforhibernate
    • pmsetvalueforsystemdefault
  • Added Retina menu-bar icons - thanx to Mario Bieh for creating them.
  • Added OS-dependent update mechanism for future updates.
  • Added more Help pages.
  • Changed how the application behaves when it's installed incorrectly.
  • No longer needs a setting to explicitly allow running in background as SmartSleep does not need to follow Apples AppStore rules. So SmartSleep daemon automatically runs in background when you you use something other than System default as setting.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause SmartSleep not to set the correct sleep state when not run in background.
  • Fixed a bug that App Store receipts from older computers would not be moved away.
  • Fixed a few typos and linked to Info.html inside the dmg.
Version 3.22:
  • Added default overrides for pmset. SmartSleep uses pmset to set the values for sleep, hibernate, sleep and hibernate and system default. You can now override the values that SmartSleep uses:
    • pmsetvalueforsleep
    • pmsetvalueforsleepandhibernate
    • pmsetvalueforhibernate
    • pmsetvalueforsystemdefault
  • Added Retina more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6.8 or later



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SmartSleep User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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polocanada commented on 06 Oct 2013
Can't get is working on 10.6.8. With SmartSleep enabled or not, hibernate or standby, the system still behaves same way like if it was just a normal stand by - no hibernation (or at least I don't see any progress bar showing the stuff is being saved on disk) and the light is still blinking indicating it's StandBy. Waking up same thing, no difference. I don't event know how the hibernation mode would look different from Standby.

Am I missing something here? Or is it just not compatible with OSX 10.6.8?
[Version 3.22]

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Laurent Couvreur replied on 29 Oct 2013
Limit with App Store application. You have to download a copy of the application from the editor's site.
Answer here : http://www.jinx.de/SmartSleep.html : in red.
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Ash435 commented on 17 Jul 2013
I recently upgraded to 10.8.4 and an SSD drive and I'm not sure my 2012 MBP is entirely sleep happy. Quite often in the morning it will return slowly from hibernate even though power is connected, battery is at 100% and smart sleep is enabled.

Also I notice the eyes blink in the menu item occasionally. And when I have Bartender running, the smartsleep icon appears randomly every few minutes, suggesting that something is bothering it (even though battery is 100% and power is in).

Any thoughts?
v3.22
[Version 3.10]

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Ash435 replied on 02 Aug 2013
Followup: After I installed my SSD I also installed Chameleon SSD Optimizer. Is it compatible with SmartSleep? Some of their controls overlap, specifically regarding sleep image, hibernate mode, etc.
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Aargl commented on 12 Apr 2013
Probably SmartSleep is doing something more, but SafeSleepOnce could be enough for most of us... (it is working great and is free... ;-)
[Version 3.10]


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Drdul commented on 05 Jan 2013
SmartSleep is now at version 3.20. Anyone who bought the Mac App Store version can overwrite it with the latest version downloaded direct from the dev, and that version will automatically update when new versions are available. See the dev's website for details.
[Version 3.10]

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Drdul replied on 16 Mar 2013
SmartSleep is now at 3.22.
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Holypoly replied on 31 Mar 2013
Better stay with 3.20 under Snow Leopard - which seems to be much more stable than 3.22, at least on my 2 Macs. 3.22 crashed everytime on launch. Reverted "back" to 3.20 and everything is fine again (if not dandy).
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antomorefulc reviewed on 25 Aug 2012
I have adquire the license via App Store and soon it updates it in the page of the author and I only paid once.
[Version 3.10]


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herbs2 reviewed on 06 Aug 2012
Howdy,

Do NOT buy this via the App Store! The version you can directly download from the jinx web site is at version 3.18 and even seems to work under Mountain Lion! The cost directly from the jinx web site (via esellerate) is a bit higher than through the App Store but, again, the App Store version doesn't work.

I already had a license via the App Store and followed the directions on the jinx site but the new version said it was unregistered so I ended up buying a second license to get it activated.

So the answer is to pay the extra cost to buy it direct and don't spend the money at the App Store.

Good Luck,
Herb Schulz
[Version 3.10]


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+6
Osos10 commented on 08 Jun 2012
I used it on 10.6, but with Lion, according to the developer website: "The AppStore version does not run correctly on lion due to a bug in lion. Apple does not allow me to update the AppStore version as the workaround for the bug requires admin privileges and is therefore not allowed in the AppStore." I tried the workaround but it just doesn't work.
[Version 3.10]


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Unicorn reviewed on 21 Feb 2012
What you see is what you get. You can't change when exactly it'll save to disk or ram for sleep. For example, if I want it to sleep in 1 hour and hibernate in 2, I can't do that. The battery basically has to be dead for it to activate. Otherwise you manually do it. You can make it run in the background, but it won't turn on by itself unless you set it in the system preferences.
[Version 3.10]


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Seanc reviewed on 24 Feb 2011
My low rating is for the new app version of SmartSleep. I bought the app and used it for a couple of weeks, but recently uninstalled it and switched back to the free prefpane version. I really liked the new menubar item, but the actual "smart" sleep feature only works if the app is running all the time, which is an annoyance. I don't have a problem with the developer going commercial -- the price is very reasonable -- I just wish he'd kept it a prefpane instead of an app. I'm guessing he only made it an app so he could sell it via the AppStore.....
[Version 3.04]


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Shk747 commented on 30 Jan 2011
vielleicht könnte der entwickler das geschwür von einem icon ein wenig in richtung mac-dezent ändern !?

selten so einen pfusch in der finderleiste gesehen.
[Version 3.0]

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Michael Haeusler replied on 31 Jan 2011
Selber eins basteln und einfach im App-Package austauschen. Habe ich bei Menu-Items schon öfters gemacht, wenn's scheiße aussah. ;)
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Khai had trouble on 30 Jul 2010
I installed this app due to its capability to "hibernate only", but recently it automatically hibernates when i close the lid. Isnt there any capability to auto sleep (instead of hibernate) when the lid is closed?
[Version 2.6]


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John169 had trouble on 27 Sep 2009
Has anyone had a problem with SmartSleep causing sleep-related lockups? I've got installed on my 13"MBP running 10.6.1, and when I set it to Smart Sleep, my Mac will, after a period of a day or so, fail to wake from sleep. When I hard restart it will boot to the blue screen but then go to sleep before getting to the login screen. I tried zapping the PRAM but that didn't help. The only way to get out of the sleep loop is to reset the PMU. It makes no difference if my Mac is plugged in or not. I looked at the developer's website but didn't see any place to seek support. Anyone?
[Version 2.4]


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dorkypants had trouble on 26 Aug 2009
Doesn't install on Tiger (PrefPane manager says it's unable to load the PrefPane). Requirements should be changed to OS X 10.5. Reverted to version 1.4
[Version 2.2]

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Jimmosk replied on 21 Jan 2010
Do you mean version 1.4 *does* work with Tiger? I'm having the same "unable to load PrefPane" error with my 10.4.11-running MacBook, and will try to hunt down an old version of SmartSleep if it won't have that problem... Thanks!
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Tacitus had trouble on 29 Mar 2008
Including a readme file would be a good idea.

What exactly does this install apart from the prefpane? The smartsleep function seems hit or miss. I think it works if I manually put it to sleep, but if it goes to sleep automatically when the battery is low it doesn't seem to hibernate despite being told to. All RAM data is then lost when the battery is changed.

Looks a good idea and has potential, but it possibly needs a bit more work.

MBk Pro 10.4.11 2Gb Ram
[Version 1.0 (1531)]

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AlanR replied on 12 May 2008
Agreed, it would be very nice to have a read me file. From the looks of the pref pane there are no options, no switches.

Why is it a pref pane if there's nothing to set?
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Bobjazz had trouble on 07 Mar 2008
I can't get this to work in "Smart Sleep" mode. It won't change the setting from sleep only to sleep & hibernate (or vice versa). It says it's updating, but just comes back with the setting the same as it was last set. Even if I manually change the sleep & hibernate level, it updates and then comes back with the setting the same as it was before. I've tried fixing permissions, that didn't work. I've also tried 3 different versions now, the last beta, build 1529 and the latest, build 1531. They all behave the same. I'm running 10.4.10 on a 1.83Ghz Core Duo MacBook (2006) with 2GB of Ram. Anybody know what's going on?
[Version 1.0 (1531)]



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Tomasz Marcin Orzechowski rated on 23 Dec 2011

[Version 3.10]



Thái-Nguyễn rated on 30 Jan 2011

[Version 3.0]


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Date:09 Sep 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
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SmartSleep is a preference pane that dynamically sets the sleep state of your machine. It's a successor to Hibernate.prefPane.

The Problem - Your MacBook or MacBook Pro knows the following sleep states:
  • sleep: machine will go to sleep only (saves state in RAM only, battery keeps RAM contents)
  • sleep and hibernate: machine sleeps and hibernates. (default)
  • hibernate only: machine will go to hibernate only. (saves state on disk, battery will not be used)
  • Just sleep means that the notebook will go to sleep fast, but you loose the ability to change the battery as the battery is needed to keep the contents of the memory (RAM).
  • Just sleep and hibernate will wake the computer fast, but sleeping will take ages as the contents of the memory are saved to disk before entering the sleep.
The solution - SmartSleep lets your notebook just sleep while the battery has a high level. If the battery level drops below a certain point (default is less than 20% or 20 minutes), it will switch to sleep and hibernate. So you have the best of both worlds.


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