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Amphetamine Reviews5.0.3

07 August 2020

Override energy saver settings and keep your Mac awake.

GLW
10 January 2019
Version: 4.1.3

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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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4
chodorowicz
03 November 2015
Version: 2.1
Does what it promises. Would be really nice if it offered option to disable sleep on closing lid too.
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fwilkinson
02 November 2015
Version: 2.1
yawn!
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5
Shadokuss
02 September 2015
Version: 2.1
Really nice free app. A must have if you need preventing sleep computer when he's in monitoring state. Ex: When i'm djing with Traktor, almost everything is done under midi controllers. Don't need to touch the trackpad or keyboard for bringing back my monitoring screen. Amphetamine last for all night live session. And it's legal ;)
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5
Edgarcabrera
28 August 2015
Version: 2.0.2
Tiny wee application that does what it says. And for the small fortune of free is charge is brilliant!!! thank to the developer for keeping this application free and working!!
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wickedsp1d3r
22 August 2015
Version: 2.0.2
Could logging level be controlled from preferences?
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5
Marco-2
14 August 2015
Version: 2.0.1
Works as advertised ! Thank you for keeping this free.
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5
Marco-2
14 August 2015
Version: 2.0.1
Works as advertised ! Thank you for keeping this free.
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5
Trance
10 August 2015
Version: 2.0
Works perfectly, much better than any other similar utilities I've tried, including caffeine and jiggler, not to say that they are not good ...this is better, and has the option to allow the screensaver and display sleep to work, thanks dev
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0.5
George6
14 June 2015
Version: 1.5.4
can't understand why a free app should be appstore only. please make it downloadable directly
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wickedsp1d3r
14 May 2015
Version: 1.5.2
It seems so promising that I can switch from Caffeine.app to test it out. AppStore-only - that is not good at all, though.
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4.5
iMiNiMaL
19 February 2015
Version: 1.4.1
Definitely the best of the genre. Better than Wimoweh and better than caffeine.
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TechGuru
25 January 2015
Version: 1.3
Can this app prevent my late 2013 MBPr 13" from sleeping with the lid closed?
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5
Xenophile
16 December 2014
Version: 1.2
Works great and I like the interface better than Caffeine's. It worth the download just to have the cool molecule icon in my menu bar. Thanks!
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5
mekes7275
20 November 2014
Version: 1.1
Love the name, love the icon. Don't have a sense of humor? No 'tongue in cheek' for you? Then don't come to the software's download page.
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Mountabe
19 November 2014
Version: 1.1
Having difficulty with the name and icon. Not cool.
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Sleek
19 November 2014
Version: 1.1
Can one of Admin remove Mac The Ripper from this post?? it was my my mistake it got posted here by mistake and my Apologies, Thanks.
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