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Amphetamine for Mac

Override energy saver settings and keep your Mac awake.

Free
In English
Version 5.3.2
4.5
Based on 36 user rates

Amphetamine 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 version 5.3.2

Fixes:
  • Fixed a crash on macOS Sonoma related to Bluetooth privacy settings access
  • Added warning when Amphetamine is running using Rosetta
  • Fixed an issue where some Apple Silicon Macs could be identified as Intel
  • Fixed an issue for sessions that start at app launch don't enable Closed-Display Mode
  • Fixed an issue where the session time remaining or other text would overlap Amphetamine's icon in the menu bar
  • Fixed an issue with a -50 Application Can't be Opened error that appeared on some older macOS versions
  • Added additional logic/code around creating and releasing power assertions in an attempt to fix an issue where Amphetamine causes a Mac to sleep, disconnect from external displays and/or WiFi, or create a "flash" on external displays
  • Added ability to uninstall scripts via Amphetamine (menu bar icon) → Feedback & Support → Uninstall Scripts...
  • Added Location Services request for current WiFi network name access for Trigger sessions in macOS Sonoma
  • Configured all of Amphetamine's alerts to be floating windows (show on top of other windows)
  • Fixed an issue where some menu text was clipped in French localization
  • Fixed an issue with Triggers not activating on some non-laptop Macs
  • Fixed an issue where some IP address-based Trigger sessions would not end when expected
  • Added Debug Mode

Amphetamine for Mac

Free
In English
Version 5.3.2
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4.5

(30 Reviews of Amphetamine)

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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Nov 8 2023
5.3
0.0
Nov 8 2023
0.0
Version: 5.3
v5.3.1 is out.
Tim27
Tim27
Feb 18 2022
5.2.2
0.0
Feb 18 2022
0.0
Version: 5.2.2
Doesn’t work well under Mac OS Monterey. When my iMac screen sleeps and Amphetamine is running, I cannot get the screen to come back on. I have to force power down the computer and turn it back on. For some reason, Amphetamine keeps my computer from sleeping, but not my screen. Had to delete from my computer and use Owly instead.
artifacsimiles
artifacsimiles
May 19 2021
5.2.1
2.0
May 19 2021
2.0
Version: 5.2.1
I updated to Mac OS 10.14.6 and had an issue with Caffeine not working so I looked and found Amphetamine. It was a bit confusing but the main reason I went back to Caffeine was my MacBook was warm after a (couple) night(s) of no use. I put it to sleep and went to bed. Mac Fans Control said the Cores were at 70 degrees celcius instead of 40. I'm not sure what Amphetamine was doing, maybe I had a setting off or on.
bg-7
bg-7
Jan 3 2021
5.1.1
5.0
Jan 3 2021
5.0
Version: 5.1.1
Brilliant! Extremely stupid of Apple to threaten removal.
GLW
GLW
Jan 10 2019
4.1.3
0.0
Jan 10 2019
0.0
Version: 4.1.3
Four updates in five days! Ever hear of beta testing?
Rytsab
Rytsab
Feb 23 2024
5.3.2
5.0
Feb 23 2024
5.0
Version: 5.3.2
xouzouras
xouzouras
Jul 23 2022
5.2.2
5.0
Jul 23 2022
5.0
Version: 5.2.2
mrfrankus
mrfrankus
Jan 2 2022
5.2.2
5.0
Jan 2 2022
5.0
Version: 5.2.2
lvduoyouxiang
lvduoyouxiang
Nov 27 2021
5.2.2
5.0
Nov 27 2021
5.0
Version: 5.2.2
wtfcar
wtfcar
Oct 25 2021
5.2.2
5.0
Oct 25 2021
5.0
Version: 5.2.2
Nazaire
Nazaire
Jun 1 2021
5.2.2
5.0
Jun 1 2021
5.0
Version: 5.2.2
artifacsimiles
artifacsimiles
May 19 2021
5.2.1
2.0
May 19 2021
2.0
Version: 5.2.1
bg-7
bg-7
Jan 3 2021
5.0
Jan 3 2021
5.0
Version: null
Bento de Espinosa
Bento de Espinosa
Jul 24 2019
5.0
Jul 24 2019
5.0
Version: null
Edelheid
Edelheid
Jun 12 2019
4.5
Jun 12 2019
4.5
Version: null
viniskate
viniskate
Jan 30 2019
5.0
Jan 30 2019
5.0
Version: null
Maxter
Maxter
Oct 9 2018
5.0
Oct 9 2018
5.0
Version: null
Bipou
Bipou
Oct 4 2018
2.5
Oct 4 2018
2.5
Version: null
Stonetownmike
Stonetownmike
Jul 12 2018
5.0
Jul 12 2018
5.0
Version: null
TheBruno
TheBruno
Apr 5 2018
4.0
Apr 5 2018
4.0
Version: null
wuyangchenhf
wuyangchenhf
Apr 18 2017
4.5
Apr 18 2017
4.5
Version: null
Globe-Trotter
Globe-Trotter
Dec 12 2016
4.5
Dec 12 2016
4.5
Version: null
Funjoy
Funjoy
Oct 7 2016
5.0
Oct 7 2016
5.0
Version: null
Nontroppo
Nontroppo
Sep 7 2016
5.0
Sep 7 2016
5.0
Version: null
Remik_K
Remik_K
Sep 7 2016
5.0
Sep 7 2016
5.0
Version: null
Freenergy
Freenergy
Feb 26 2016
4.5
Feb 26 2016
4.5
Version: null
chodorowicz
chodorowicz
Nov 3 2015
4.0
Nov 3 2015
4.0
Version: null
fwilkinson
fwilkinson
Nov 2 2015
2.0
Nov 2 2015
2.0
Version: null
alex-musayev
alex-musayev
Oct 31 2015
5.0
Oct 31 2015
5.0
Version: null
Shadokuss
Shadokuss
Sep 2 2015
5.0
Sep 2 2015
5.0
Version: null
Edgarcabrera
Edgarcabrera
Aug 28 2015
5.0
Aug 28 2015
5.0
Version: null
Marco-2
Marco-2
Aug 14 2015
5.0
Aug 14 2015
5.0
Version: null
Trance
Trance
Aug 10 2015
5.0
Aug 10 2015
5.0
Version: null
deputat
deputat
Aug 9 2015
5.0
Aug 9 2015
5.0
Version: null
George6
George6
Jun 14 2015
0.5
Jun 14 2015
0.5
Version: null
iMiNiMaL
iMiNiMaL
Feb 19 2015
4.5
Feb 19 2015
4.5
Version: null
ravepan
ravepan
Jan 31 2015
5.0
Jan 31 2015
5.0
Version: null
Xenophile
Xenophile
Dec 16 2014
5.0
Dec 16 2014
5.0
Version: null
x74353
x74353
Nov 20 2014
5.0
Nov 20 2014
5.0
Version: null
mekes7275
mekes7275
Nov 20 2014
5.0
Nov 20 2014
5.0
Version: null
Mountabe
Mountabe
Nov 19 2014
3.0
Nov 19 2014
3.0
Version: null