Amphetamine
Amphetamine
5.0.3

4.4

Amphetamine free download for Mac

Amphetamine5.0.3

07 August 2020

Override energy saver settings and keep your Mac awake.

Overview

Amphetamine can keep your Mac, and optionally its display, awake through a super simple on/off switch, or automatically through easy-to-configure Triggers. Amphetamine is extremely powerful and includes advanced features for those who need them, yet remains intuitive and simple to use for those who don't need all the bells and whistles.

Click to Keep Your Mac Awake

Quickly start a keep-awake session from Amphetamine's menu to keep your Mac awake.

  • Indefinitely, for a specified amount of time, or until a specified time
  • While a file is downloading
  • While a specific app is running
Advanced Automation

Create a Trigger to automatically keep your Mac awake.

  • While an external display is connected
  • While a USB or Bluetooth device is connected
  • While a specific app is running
  • While a specific app is running and frontmost
  • While your Mac's battery is charging and/or when the battery is above a threshold
  • While your Mac's AC power adapter is connected
  • While your Mac has a specific IP address
  • While your Mac is on a specific WiFi network
  • While your Mac is connected to a VPN service
  • While headphones or another audio output is in use
  • While a specific drive or volume is mounted
  • While your Mac's CPU is being utilized to a specific threshold
What's the Catch? No catch.

Amphetamine is 100% free. It's a gift from me, to you. Enjoy!

  • No advertisements
  • No in-app purchases
  • Nothing to unlock/no "pro" version
  • No annoying prompts asking you to review Amphetamine
  • No links for other paid apps
  • No tracking
  • No data-harvesting
What Else Does Amphetamine Do?

Amphetamine is the most powerful and customizable keep-awake utility ever created for macOS. Some other notable features are:

  • Keep your drive awake with Drive Alive
  • AppleScript support
  • Use your own menu bar icons
  • Allow your display to sleep while keeping your Mac awake
  • Allow screen saver to run after a customizable period of inactivity
  • Optional session time remaining display in the menu (with 12/24 hour support)
  • Auto-end session if your Mac's battery is low
  • Hot key support for starting/ending sessions

What's new in Amphetamine

Version 5.0.3:
  • This update fixes a bug that caused display sleep to be disabled after waking your Mac from sleep.

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How would you rate Amphetamine app?

26 Reviews of Amphetamine

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GLW
10 January 2019
Version: 4.1.3

Most helpful

Four updates in five days! Ever hear of beta testing?
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GLW
10 January 2019
Version: 4.1.3
Four updates in five days! Ever hear of beta testing?
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5
Maxter
09 October 2018
Version: 4.0.3
The best of it's kind. Don't look any further (a long time user)!
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4
TheBruno
05 April 2018
Version: 3.0.2
I love this app, but the only feature I feel it's missing is the ability to permanently add applications to the white list. Otherwise, the features are rich, and it's very well designed and thought out; I love it much more than any other similar app I've used in the past. My only other suggestion is: charge a few dollars for it; it's worth at least $5. Give me an app white list that prevents sleep, and I'll update to 5 ⭐️. Great work!
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cade1
02 April 2017
Version: 3.0.2
Waiting to see if i can get an apparent permissions drawback overcome. My system won't let me choose the external backup drive used for time machine to stay awake (because it causes my whole system/imac to stall/lag/freeze .... i guess it's the external drive, that's what i've analyzed it to so far).

One of the positive/different things about keep drive spinning is it allows me to use admin pw to force KDS to choose the external drive. i filed a support request w/ amphetamine cuz i would like to try it and see if it's indeed better as so many reviews say. Thanks. will plan to update once I find out.

UPDATE: Boy that was quick! They responded almost immediately and told me to do this:

Try creating a new folder at the root of the drive for use with Drive Alive. Then, select the folder instead of the root of the drive.

It worked! I named my emply folder > Amphetamine Keep Alive My Drive, which i was able to choose in Amphetamine preferences > Drive Alive.

So, that barrier was defeated (easily) and now I'm going to be testing it and comparing experiences. Will review later.

Hope this may help others. Cheers!
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5
Funjoy
07 October 2016
Version: 3.0.2
Works great. Came to this app from the long-unupdated Caffeine.
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Trance
07 September 2016
Version: 3.0
Version 3 is not working at all. Prefs are not saved and none of the manual triggers work, just flip on and off again. 10.11.1
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5
Nontroppo
07 September 2016
Version: 3.0
This is really really excellent, great scriptability for automating its use and lots of control/triggers etc. So good I'll even brave the App Store for it...
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5
Remi
07 September 2016
Version: 3.0
Awesome!
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Big Map Idea
28 March 2016
Version: 2.3.1
Would love a non App Store version :-)
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5
Bento de Espinosa
18 November 2015
Version: 2.1
Simply excellent!
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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