PleaseSleep
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PleaseSleep is a utility software designed for Mac OS X that helps put your computer to sleep when you know some other app is preventing your Mac from going to sleep.

PleaseSleep sits in the background and waits for the sleep timer you set in Energy Saver preferences pane. Depending on the preferences you set, PleaseSleep will try to put your computer to sleep when the scheduled sleep timer kicks in. PleaseSleep is very easy to configure, you can enable, disable, and access its preferences via the system menu bar icon. You can choose to have PleaseSleep activate the
What's New
Version 2.3:
  • Compatible with OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
  • New option to force sleep again, when the system wakes up after only having slept for a very short period of time.
  • Now only supports OS X 10.7 and later.
  • Minor bug fixes.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later





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PleaseSleep User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Mac-Mail reviewed on 27 Mar 2014
It does work in my 10.8.5
I did everything right. It worked so good till I updated to 10.8.5
Fix it please!
[Version 2.3]

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Mac-Mail replied on 27 Mar 2014
I meant it DOESN'T work. Sorry for the typo.
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Philosopherdog commented on 01 Nov 2013
One thing that has kept macs from sleeping for some years now is damn Chrome. Why does Google have to suck so bad? Chrome Canary does not suffer from this nuisance. Anyhow, I'll check out this app if I ever need to reinstall plain Chrome again.
[Version 2.3]


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Prologos reviewed on 30 Oct 2013
Thank You so much for this Update Dev. My Mac goes to sleep again, even with Mavericks.
[Version 2.3]


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Thoka reviewed on 27 Jul 2012
Not working under MOUNTAIN LION :(
[Version 2.1]

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Wim-Waman replied on 28 Jul 2012
Immediately confirmed.
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Jpwgibson replied on 06 Sep 2012
Version 2.2 (compatible with Mountain Lion) is now available (as of July 27th, 2012).
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moog5 reviewed on 26 Jan 2012
NIce little app, does what it's supposed to.

Two wishes from my side:

1) Please include an option to remove the menu bar icon, it just takes up space.

2) Is there anyway to make it not force sleep when copying files?

Thanks :)
[Version 2.1]

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John-Sawyer-CJS replied on 19 Feb 2012
It seems that version 2.0 is the last one with an option to not display a menu bar icon.

You might be able to prevent sleep when doing long file copy operations, by launching a small app whenever you do those copies, and add that app to PleaseSleep's exceptions list.
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Everyones.uh.critic reviewed on 02 Oct 2011
An option in the app's preferences to hide the menu bar icon would be a welcome addition.

Otherwise, it functions as expected.
[Version 2.1]


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John-Sawyer-CJS commented on 01 Sep 2011
The description of version 2.1 says "Supports only Mac OS X 10.5 or later, and Intel-Only", but the Requirements section on this MacUpdate page still says "PPC / Intel, Mac OS X 10.3 or later".
[Version 2.1]

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MacUpdate---Ryan replied on 01 Sep 2011
Thanks for pointing that out John, I've fixed our requirements section to reflect the change :)
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B. Jefferson Le Blanc commented on 28 Aug 2011
What if you don't use a timer to put your computer to sleep?
[Version 2.1]


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+7

MikeArun reviewed on 10 Jun 2011
This app is doin its job .. BUT it still forces the mac to sleep when i am copying files which is not appropriate. How to add an exception for sleeping while copying. Thanks.
[Version 2.0]


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Drdul reviewed on 12 Dec 2010
Works for me. Since upgrading to 10.6.5, my April 2007 Mac Pro has stopped going back to sleep after it wakes for network access (which it does every two hours to check in with my AEBS router). PleaseSleep is a simple cure for this problem. I happily donated.

The only thing I don't like is the bright red, cluttered menubar icon. Fortunately it is relatively easy to substitute black and grey icons (look in Contents > Resources for three files named menu-foo.gif).
[Version 2.0]


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Stike had trouble on 18 Jan 2010
It DOES put my sleepless Macs to sleep, BUT I have set them up to use the "Wake On Demand" feature. The MacBook Pro wakes up when remotely accessed, the recently purchased Mac Mini does not. It does work shortly after putting it to sleep though. So maybe it fails to keep waking up to report its availability in the network?

Wish I could figure this out.
[Version 2.0]


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taro_mac had trouble on 03 Dec 2008
There was a build issue with the previous upload. Download it again and you should not see the message looping anymore. Thanks.
[Version 1.1]



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Dblox rated on 17 Jun 2012

[Version 2.1]



Everyones.uh.critic rated on 02 Oct 2011

[Version 2.1]


Downloads:15,547
Version Downloads:941
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:30 Oct 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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PleaseSleep is a utility software designed for Mac OS X that helps put your computer to sleep when you know some other app is preventing your Mac from going to sleep.

PleaseSleep sits in the background and waits for the sleep timer you set in Energy Saver preferences pane. Depending on the preferences you set, PleaseSleep will try to put your computer to sleep when the scheduled sleep timer kicks in. PleaseSleep is very easy to configure, you can enable, disable, and access its preferences via the system menu bar icon. You can choose to have PleaseSleep activate the sleep function all the time, or you can tell PleaseSleep to activate the sleep function only when certain apps are running.

If you use PleaseSleep and are happy with it, we would love if you would consider donating. Donations help pay for bandwidth and help pay for the time spent maintaining and improving the software. Donations are entirely voluntary, and any donation amount is greatly appreciated. To make your donation now, please click the "Donate" button on the right side of this page.


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