Compute for Humanity
Compute for Humanity
2.2

3.0

Compute for Humanity free download for Mac

Compute for Humanity

2.2
12 April 2016

Contribute processor cycles to raise money for charity.

Overview

Compute for Humanity uses your computer's spare processing power to raise money for charity. It's highly energy-efficient and gentle to your computer. You won't even notice it's running! So download it for free and save the world from your sofa!

Here's why it's great:

  • You're raising money for charity without doing a thing;
  • 100% of the money you raise is donated to charities;
  • It's safe, unobtrusive, free, and fun!

What's new in Compute for Humanity

Version 2.2:
  • This version increases the reward for recruiting friends to 999 hearts!
  • It also tweaks some internal things to allow us to pay charities slightly faster.

1 Compute for Humanity Reviews

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Ean
11 March 2016

Most helpful

Great idea, but can't tell if it's working. The status line in the menu says $22.64 donated—exactly like the screen shot above. Is that the amount donated by all users? Whatever it is the amount does not appear to change. Also, it would be nice if the donations could be set to go one or more of the four charities by default so that one needn't do it manually. This setting will be especially nice if the list of charities grows. Links to the charities' websites would be nice too. Even in "faster" mode Compute for Humanity has a very low impact on my 2011 MacBook Pro.
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Version 2.1
Ean
11 March 2016
Great idea, but can't tell if it's working. The status line in the menu says $22.64 donated—exactly like the screen shot above. Is that the amount donated by all users? Whatever it is the amount does not appear to change. Also, it would be nice if the donations could be set to go one or more of the four charities by default so that one needn't do it manually. This setting will be especially nice if the list of charities grows. Links to the charities' websites would be nice too. Even in "faster" mode Compute for Humanity has a very low impact on my 2011 MacBook Pro.
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Version 2.1
3 answer(s)
Ean
Ean
11 March 2016
I attempted to rate this app 3.5 stars, but things went awry.
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jacobevelyn
jacobevelyn
11 March 2016
Hi Ean, thanks for the feedback! (I'm the creator of Compute for Humanity.)

$22.64 is indeed the total that's been donated to date. Unfortunately, the services I use to make the transactions with zero transaction fees (yay!) limit me to only donating amounts of $1.00 or more at a time, and since this project is pretty new there aren't enough users yet for that threshold to be crossed particularly quickly. (The good news is as the user base grows, that number will start growing at a much more noticeable pace, so anything you can do to spread the word would be tremendously appreciated.)

I'll definitely think about how to make this clearer in the next release, and I also really appreciate the feedback about setting a "default" charity to support. That's a great idea.

And good to hear that even the "faster" mode has a very low impact. That's exactly the goal here—helping a distributed computing project and using your computer normally shouldn't be mutually exclusive! Thanks for computing for humanity!
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jacobevelyn
jacobevelyn
11 March 2016
(Also I'm new to MacUpdate so if developers commenting here is discouraged let me know!)
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3.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.3 or later
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