Battery Guardian
Battery Guardian
1.1.0

1.0

Battery Guardian free download for Mac

Battery Guardian

1.1.0
10 September 2015

Conserve energy.

Overview

Battery Guardian helps you keep your Mac battery healthy. A healthy battery is one that is regularly depleted and charged all the way back up.

Battery Guardian offers an easy way to remember to deplete your battery. 30 days after your battery was last depleted, Battery Guardian will remind you. Battery Guardian puts a small heart in the top-right of the screen. When your battery needs depleting, the heart will turn red.

Battery Guardian can also add an event to your calendar to remind you. This can be particularly useful because the calendar can be shared across all your devices. A quick look at your calendar from any device, will let you know if your laptop battery is due for attention.

What's new in Battery Guardian

Version 1.1.0:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.7 or later running on a 64-bit Intel processor.

New
  • Replaced heart artwork with heart emoticons.
  • Added support for customising menu icons; Use 'defaults' to write strings 'userFine' and 'userDeplete' in 'uk.co.dssw.batteryguardian.agent.plist'.
  • Added LetsMove support; LetsMove prompts to move app to Applications folder on launch.
Changed
  • Updated minimum required OS X from 10.6.8 to 10.7; OS X 10.9 or later recommended.
  • Replaced deprecated code.
  • Calendar event explicitly created with empty set of alarms.
  • Updated Sparkle framework; Sparkle provides built-in software update support.
  • Updated Calendar event link to use secure 'https'.

3 Battery Guardian Reviews

Rate this app:

Sleek
28 August 2015

Most helpful

Information on MacUpdate fot Battery Guardian is false, it says for Mac OSX 10.6 but on their (Battery Guardian) it says OS 10.7.
Like (1)
Version 1.0.1
Sleek
28 August 2015
Information on MacUpdate fot Battery Guardian is false, it says for Mac OSX 10.6 but on their (Battery Guardian) it says OS 10.7.
Like (1)
Version 1.0.1
Sleek
28 August 2015
Information on MacUpdate fot Battery Guardian is false, it says for Mac OSX 10.6 but on their (Battery Guardian) it says OS 10.7.
Like (1)
Version 1.0.1
Neutralzone
21 February 2014
Could be useful for older MacBooks with removable batteries, but do note that for unibody MacBooks with built-in batteries Apple says that "Current Apple portable computer batteries are pre-calibrated and do not require the calibration procedure..." http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1490
Like
Version 1.0.1
2 answer(s)
Cattus-Thraex
Cattus-Thraex
23 February 2014
Is is not about calibration, it is about the regular complete depletion, once in approx. a month or so. This cannot do any harm to the battery. Note that my battery has 1878 cycles, and is still at 78 % of the design capacity just because I regularly do named depletion. There are some simple rules for keeping a battery as long as possible. One is regular depletion; another one: never keep it charged for a too long time; never keep it unused for a long time (months...); do not keep it totally emtpy if not used for a long time, keep it at 50 %. Of course, there is no need for an app to do this, but one which reminds you depletion cannot be bad.
Like (1)
Neutralzone
Neutralzone
15 March 2014
Regular complete depletion IS the calibration procedure. There is no difference. My battery is at 95% so I'm doing quite well without the depletion.
Like
Free

1.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
Category: 
Developer Website: 
Download(1.4 MB)MacUpdateInstall with MacUpdate

Downloaded & Installed 1,047 times