Wimoweh
Wimoweh
1.1.68

4.4

Wimoweh free download for Mac

Wimoweh1.1.68

10 January 2020

Menu item helps control your Mac's sleep (beta).

Overview

Wimoweh is a menu-bar application that allows you to have better control over how your Mac sleeps.

Features
  • Shows which apps are preventing your Mac from sleeping and why.
  • Stay awake based on average CPU usage over time.
  • Stay awake based on available services on your local network
  • Set-up a countdown to keep your Mac awake for a certain amount of time
  • Allows you to always stay awake when certain applications are running and automatically sleep when they've finished. This is great for apps that OS X seems to 'ignore' even though they're working or if you're waiting for a lengthy job to finish and want the Mac to sleep afterwards.
  • And of course, you can just keep your Mac awake indefinitely.

What's new in Wimoweh

Version 1.1.68:
  • Allows you to persist the 'Sleep Indefinitely' option between reboots (see prefs screen)

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How would you rate Wimoweh app?

20 Reviews of Wimoweh

RavenManiac
15 March 2016
Version: 1.1.57

Most helpful

This seems like a really nice app, but is there anyway to customize the dashboard icon so it's not a neon green? I personally prefer all of my dashboard icons to be black. Your icon is cool enough that it doesn't need color, in my humble opinion. :)
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2
Jeff-H-
26 April 2020
Version: 1.1.68
Downloaded this from the app store. Doesn't open or seem to do anything at all. looked for a new icon in my prefs, nothing. Double-clicked icon to launch, nothing. Have it set as a launch item, nothing. I'm missing something obvious... Am I that clueless?
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Derekcurrie
11 January 2020
Version: 1.1.68
Suggestion: An option to force a Mac to go into Hibernation Sleep, aka actual full-time deep sleep. It's not possible in recent versions of macOS unless you trigger it in the Terminal or use an old app or Dashport widget such as Midnight (which I do).
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RavenManiac
15 March 2016
Version: 1.1.57
This seems like a really nice app, but is there anyway to customize the dashboard icon so it's not a neon green? I personally prefer all of my dashboard icons to be black. Your icon is cool enough that it doesn't need color, in my humble opinion. :)
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2.5
iMiNiMaL
19 February 2015
Version: 1.1.46
Amphetamine is much better!
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5
TCalhau
18 January 2015
Version: 1.1.46
Finally I found a worthy successor to the Caffeine. This application is simple and lightweight yet feature-full! Loved It!
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5
anonymous-thrush-1121
30 September 2014
Version: 1.1.43
The function that can appoint outside application targeted for sleep is wonderful. The time designation is possible, too.
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5
Tomeg
29 August 2014
Version: 1.1.41
For a simple variable-time menubar sleep control try Fiplab's Owly- Sleep Prevention. I have Caffeine and Wimoweh, and good as they both are, one fling w. Owly and I was a happy man. Best of all, it's fro-fra-free. Find at the App Store.
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Dan-D
25 August 2014
Version: 1.1.4
The menubar icons are kind of cute, I guess – but absolutely hard to tell apart! There seem to be two kind of animal faces (?), one with open and one with closed eyes – problem is, those open/closed eyes in that animal face icons are only 2x2 pixels (!) – I can't see any difference on my 27" display (2560 x 1440 Pixel) at all, even if I use Mac OS X's zoom function (without antialiasing)! You should really consider new menubar icons – and they really don't have to look like cute little animal faces, just keep them simple and easy to distinguish.
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Prince-Isaac
30 June 2014
Version: 0.880
I think this works best with Lion! heh-heh
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5
Nontroppo
25 March 2014
Version: 0.876
I've long used caffeine as it does exactly as much as I need. However, Wimoweh has a lot more options and control, very well implemented and a responsive developer. I do miss my cup of coffee full/empty icon though!!!
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3
George6
14 February 2014
Version: 0.852
Goddammit! Can't you (developer) stop posting a daily release and rather impelement and test your app up to a certain properly working state? it is very annoying if an app updates every day. it feels like its super alpha. stop doing it. (drop box does that too, its so annoying)
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Magosilvan
17 December 2013
Version: 0.661
I repeatedly tried to open it but nothing happened. No menu-bar icon and no window appears.
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Laine
04 December 2013
Version: 0.65
Unable to download the current version (missing resource).
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4.5
Noraa
30 April 2013
Version: 0.42
So far seems to work really well - a great alternative to the no-longer-functioning InsomniaX. For some reason, when I'm encoding an item with HandBrake, my computer will still go to sleep. I always have to remember to go to System Prefences -> Energy Saver -> Sleep:Never before starting an encode. The option to "Never Sleep Whilst Running:" has been a lifesaver, as I no longer need to worry about that. Of course, now if I forget to quit HandBrake when the encode is done the computer doesn't sleep - but better than nothing! Not sure if this is doable at all, but maybe have an option to prevent the computer from sleeping whilst running a certain an application, only when said application is using a certain % of CPU (i.e. when HandBrake is running it uses all 4 cores at 100%, whereas when it is idle it uses barely any CPU time).
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0.5
Red-John
27 April 2013
Version: 0.41
Tried using this app and everytime I click on the icon in the Toolbar Menu, the app crashes/turns itself off. I'm running OS X Lion 10.7.5. Please help as I believe this is a bug.
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Jeepster
19 April 2013
Version: 0.41
Great little Utility. I like the ability for setting which programs will keep the system awake, it's very easy to use, has a great little Icon in the top Menu bar and of course is free...! Just one thing and if the Dev could possibly take note; the reason I downloaded this was in the hope that I could prevent the system from going to Sleep upon closing the Lid/Screen on my MacBook Pro (thus keep the system awake with MacBook Pro in 'clamshell-mode). Sadly this is not the case and my MacBook Pro 8,3 goes to sleep whenever I close the screen. Therefore if this ability could be somehow implemented into Wimoweh with maybe some additional options such as never sleep when lid is closed (plugged into power supply), sleep after certain conditions are met with lid closed (i.e. set time or finish of tasks etc) and shutdown while in/from sleep if on battery with 5% power remaining - then this would be fantastic and a real Gem. For those that would not like this proposed feature, then they simply don't have to enable it, then no one is left out and everyone's happy. With regard to my model of MacBook Pro 8,3 (17" intel i7, early 2011) Apple state that clamshell mode 'is' supported for this mode, however the only way I have ever been able to use it in clamshell mode is when an external display like the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display was plugged into it; closing the MacBook Pro would retain display on the Thunderbolt while switching the MacBook Pro's LCD screen off and preventing the MacBook Pro from sleeping. The Macbook Pro NEVER overheated and always felt the same if not cooler because the LED backlighting was off in the Lid and so was the LCD screen (which gets lit by the LED backlighting. Its still a great App and well worth having as a very handy and useful Utility. (I didn't rate full 5 stars for stability having only just installed it as of same day of this post/review, therefore have not tested it for long enough.)
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Danco
10 March 2013
Version: 0.2
Very nice. We needed this, since the change in sleep rules on Mountain Lion. I would like to see the option to prevent sleep for a specific period of time. And also an icon change to show when Wimoweh is preventing sleep, as otherwise it is easy to forget this is happening. Also it is not obvious that the "Never sleep when running" option can only be set when the application is actually running, rather than directly from a list of all applications. Not a problem once one realises this, but confusing at first.
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Andu
09 March 2013
Version: 0.2
I couldn't figure out how to add other applications (like "parallels") to prevent sleeping
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Maeltj
25 February 2013
Version: 0.1
Looking for something to keep my mac awake when I'm moving stuff on my NAS. This is a first BETA, seems very stable for me. Must try if you are looking an app easy to use.
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Naoh
21 February 2013
Version: 0.1
I love the name of this utility. (For those who don't get the reference, think: "The Lion Sleeps Tonight")
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4.4

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later

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