Wimoweh
Wimoweh 0.876
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Menu-bar control of system sleep (beta).   Free
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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
What's New
Version 0.876:
  • Command Click: Command-click on the icon now removes all Wimoweh's assertions
  • UI Fixes: Various cosmetic fixes.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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    +2

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Wimoweh User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 0.x:
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Nontroppo reviewed on 25 Mar 2014
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!!!
[Version 0.876]


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George6 reviewed on 14 Feb 2014
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)
[Version 0.852]

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George6 replied on 14 Feb 2014
ps you use macupdate as beta tester platform. i dont think its meant to be that… or what do other users here think about this?
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serialangels (developer) replied on 16 Feb 2014
@george6,

Unless I'm missing something obvious it seems to me that these releases are clearly marked as BETA versions both here on MacUpdate and on the serialangels.co.uk website which carries the following advice on the download page:

'This is a BETA test version of xxxx – you only want to download this version if you’re interested in helping test new features.'

You're right in saying the release tempo is higher for these BETA releases but saying they are daily is stretching it. In any case MacUpdate support a BETA channel on their website in order to help developers and users participate in the BETA process; a feature missing on MAS and something which I personally think they should be applauded for.

The downloading of BETA versions is, of course, optional.

I'll admit that the cut and thrust of the test process is not for everyone so might I suggest that if you find these releases or the idea of BETA testing objectionable you stick with the stable branch?

If you've got any further questions please e-mail me at feedback@serialangels.co.uk
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George6 replied on 16 Feb 2014
thats why i added the question to other users. i personally dont think macupdate as beta testing platform. the developers should do this in other ways. like this mu gets flooded with beta releases which makes mu confusing and less easy to use. i personally would only allow proper stable releases on mu, it is like library of software. i dont need to see half written or constantly changing books.
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serialangels (developer) replied on 17 Feb 2014
@george6,

Two points:

1. You've rated this version of Wimoweh with 3 stars - I'm assuming you've overcome your apparent aversion to BETA software and used this version of Wimoweh yet I've received no feedback to explain that rating. I reiterate, if you're having specific problems with this software please e-mail me at feedback@serialangels.co.uk

2. At the risk of extending either your slightly faulty analogy or this conversation beyond the point of usefulness - if you've got a problem with the MacUdpate site you need to talk to the Librarian and stop scribbling in the books.
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Leoofborg replied on 24 Mar 2014
To be blunt, what's your major malfunction?

1/ MacUpdate has posted links to the beta AND the stable software.

2/ You don't like developers making new features and beta-testing?

Stop downloading software now. That's all I have to say.
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+9
Laine commented on 04 Dec 2013
Unable to download the current version (missing resource).
[Version 0.65]

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serialangels (developer) replied on 04 Dec 2013
Hi Laine,

Can you try again now - link should be back up again. Sorry about that and thanks for letting us know.
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Djim38 replied on 09 Dec 2013
The correct URL to download is :
http://www.serialangels.co.uk/sa-content/uploads/2013/12/Wimoweh.0.65.BETA_.zip

(2013/12 and not 2013/11).
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+42

Noraa reviewed on 30 Apr 2013
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).
[Version 0.42]

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+42
Noraa replied on 30 Apr 2013
One other thing, the app icon and menubar icon are rather ugly - not terrible, but something a bit more attractive would be welcome
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+604
Fishscale replied on 30 Apr 2013
If your using Mountain Lion, i.e. 10.8.x you shouldn't really ever have a problem with your mac falling asleep as with this OS update they included their own command line app named 'caffeinate' which is located in '/usr/bin' - Check it out or google it to get some basic usage info but it is VERY easy and you will no longer have sleep problems again.

If your not on ML, sorry. I never used this app. I tried appkiller one time and it's sandboxing gave me hell so even if it looks cool, I must stay away! Sorry serialangels, I really want to like your menubar apps but they just don;t like my computer.
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Red John reviewed on 27 Apr 2013
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.
[Version 0.41]

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Danco replied on 08 May 2013
What machine were you using? I have an iMac on which Wimoweh has never crashed and a MacBook Pro on which it crashes frequently, though not always, even though the list of running programs should be the same. I'm currently wondering if something on laptops is causing the issue.
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Aetnaria replied on 13 May 2013
Try using the latest version. I too had crashing issues upon menubar icon click, but working with the (very responsive) developer produced an update that fixed it for me.
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+4

Jeepster reviewed on 19 Apr 2013
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.)
[Version 0.41]


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Danco reviewed on 10 Mar 2013
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.
[Version 0.2]


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Andu commented on 09 Mar 2013
I couldn't figure out how to add other applications (like "parallels") to prevent sleeping
[Version 0.2]

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Andu replied on 09 Mar 2013
ups!, didn't realise, that it offers it automatically in the menu, when the other application is already running
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Maeltj reviewed on 25 Feb 2013
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.
[Version 0.1]


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+4

+111
Naoh commented on 21 Feb 2013
I love the name of this utility.

(For those who don't get the reference, think: "The Lion Sleeps Tonight")
[Version 0.1]


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+49
Magosilvan had trouble on 17 Dec 2013
I repeatedly tried to open it but nothing happened. No menu-bar icon and no window appears.
[Version 0.661]



Eat_A_Peach rated on 03 Apr 2014

[Version 0.876]



+81

Aetnaria rated on 17 Mar 2014

[Version 0.873]



+81

Aetnaria rated on 21 Jan 2014

[Version 0.71]



+81

Aetnaria rated on 20 Jan 2014

[Version 0.7]



deputat rated on 19 Jan 2014

[Version 0.7]



Artbeat63 rated on 11 Dec 2013

[Version 0.65]



+81

Aetnaria rated on 04 Dec 2013

[Version 0.65]



+81

Aetnaria rated on 13 May 2013

[Version 0.43]



+81

Aetnaria rated on 31 Mar 2013

[Version 0.32]



Mr.Poon rated on 28 Mar 2013

[Version 0.31]


Downloads:7,293
Version Downloads:281
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:25 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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