NoSleep
NoSleep
1.5.1

3.8

NoSleep free download for Mac

NoSleep

1.5.1
11 April 2019

Close your MacBook without putting it to sleep.

Overview

NoSleep makes closing of your MacBook lid possible without going into sleep mode. Now you shouldn't plug your mouse and monitor to stay computer awake - just check a tick in the System Preferences and continue downloading of huge files and watching favorite movies over the network with lid closed.

What's new in NoSleep

Version 1.5.1:
  • Added Apple's Notarization
  • Updated certificates
  • Minimal OSX 10.12, but if 1.5.0 worked for you this one should work too

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Mrcham
10 April 2011

Most helpful

Love it. Thanks!
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Version 1.2
tijosfx
27 November 2019
Version 1.5.1: Not working with MacOs Catalina (MacBook Pro). Can't Install The error message is: NoSleep Kernel Extension is not loaded. Help me, please. Thanks
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Version 1.5.1
1 answer(s)
Viktor MacUpdate
Viktor MacUpdate
29 November 2019
Just a general suggestion that may help - check you System Preferences -> General, there might be a message about some "system extensions" being blocked. If so, verify that this is an extension from this application and click on Allow. This would install the extension this app requires to function
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Version 1.5.1
critifur
01 November 2019
I really like NoSleep, but I am unable to figure out how to access it's preferences. The only functionality I have it to turn it on and off via the menu bar. It is not appearing in sys prefs, and I cannot get a drop down menu from the menu bar icon. Would someone let me know what I am missing.
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Version 1.5.1
june8
07 January 2019
1.5.0 works well with Mojave!
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Version 1.4.0
bro-guy978
27 September 2018
how do you get the app to work? or even appear on the laptop? ive downloaded the app, but it just pops up and the installer even tho ive tried to instal the app multiple times
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Version 1.4
2 answer(s)
franctastic
franctastic
07 October 2018
NoSleep-1.5.0.dmg
https://github.com/integralpro/nosleep/releases

salut!
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june8
june8
07 January 2019
Thank you very much @franctastic.
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alexandersp8
28 March 2018
How tf can you delete this app cause even though its deleted it still doesnt sleep when i want it to
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Version 1.4
1 answer(s)
John-Sawyer-CJS
John-Sawyer-CJS
16 August 2018
Trashing just the NoSleep app won't remove its active components. The NoSleep download includes a separate script (named 'Uninstall.command') you can run to uninstall all of NoSleep's files. Double-click on the script, and it will open and run in Terminal.

The script lists the paths to NoSleep's components, if you want to manually drag them to the Trash instead:
/System/Library/Extensions/NoSleep.kext
/Library/PreferencePanes/NoSleep.prefPane
/Applications/Utilities/NoSleep.app
/Library/LaunchAgents/$KEXT_ID.plist

In addition, MacUpdate user 'Orubin' below comments that he found another item named 'Do Not Sleep.app' on his Mac's drive, but he wasn't sure at what path he found it, but he had to trash it to allow his Mac to sleep again.
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gtwalleye
12 October 2017
I've been using NoSleep for the past six weeks or so, MacBookAir, Early 2015, with macOS Sierra 10.12.6. NoSleep is at 1.4 - and I've updated at least once since I've downloaded the app. I am a mobile user - I am often away with only my MacBook Air and when I come home I like to "dock" my MacBook Air with a KRADL Air mount - which closes the display lid my Air. I typically dock my Air as follows: - Close the MacBook Air without NoSleep running (the Air goes to sleep) - Plug in the MacBook Air - MacBook Air awakes, utilizes external display (via DisplayPort), USB Apple Keyboard and Magic Trackpad via Bluetooth - Start NoSleep and ensure it's enabled - Disable NoSleep by clicking on the ZZ's and uncheck Enable - Re-enable NoSleep by clicking on the ZZ's and check Enable After I do this it works pretty much everytime. I'm not sure why I have to disable then re-enable NoSleep after initiating it, but if I don't my MacBook Air goes to sleep. I have had one issue that caused me to hard reboot the Air - but it only happened once, not sure it was NoSleep's fault. I believe it's best for my battery to use it a few hours a day and when I'm docked I can run my machine unplugged. Thoughts?
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Version 1.4
chillycat
27 August 2017
Been using NoSleep on MBP[s] with model year[s] 10-12-15-17. Main use is for media server and have directed output [video/sound] HDMI to external "big screen" TV. So there's always an output plug connected, while lid is closed. Never an issue with any machine, any OS Version. Since we constantly stream network TV and watch 1000's of movies, if this app was anything less than a A+++++ product, we would had ditched it long ago.
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Version 1.4
ultrarelativistic
01 August 2017
ONLY app that works. even when closing lid (clam shell) it keeps my machine processing. Great for long running processes.
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Version 1.4
ahmetcan-ozbek
29 March 2017
This app almost messed up my computer. Once you launch, it messes up with your configurations. Stay away
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Version 1.4
Orubin
15 January 2017
I am not impressed. Yes, this keeps the computer from sleeping just as it advertises. But even when I uncheck the NoSleep function, or quit the app, my computer will not go to sleep now. I have uninstalled the app, still, my computer is stuck in NO SLEEP hell, refusing to sleep even if I use the Sleep command on the Apple Menu. I too think this is garbage ware. I like the idea, and it was helpful when I wanted it to stay on a few times, but if you can't turn it off, and it wont go off even when turned off, then it has a major problem. Now, my computer refuses to sleep, forcing me to shutdown every night, or leave it on until it kills the battery.
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Version 1.4
2 answer(s)
Oesterby
Oesterby
23 January 2017
Have you found a solution? I've ended up in the same mess as you. I have completely removed the app from my computer - I can't see it in the activity window or anywhere else. But my computer still doesn't go to sleep.... :-(
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Orubin
Orubin
23 January 2017
Oesterby, I did some deep digging and found an app hidden called "Do Not Sleep.app" on my machine that must be part of NoSleep. I found it using CleanMyMac3 to search for start-up programs. Once I deleted it, the problem has gone away (after rebooting). I do not recall installing any other app for no sleep, so I suspect this is a leftover piece of this program with a different name.

You might be able to find it with search. Sorry, I do not recall where it lived, but that was the problem. Nice that it had a different name! :-(


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