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AlDente
AlDente
3.5
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Menubar tool to set charge limits and prolong battery lifespan.

3.5
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$11.99
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AlDente overview

AlDente allows you to limit your MacBook from charging above a certain percentage. This will not only decrease Battery wear but also increase longevity of your Battery.

Features:
  • Charge Limiter allows you to set your maximum charging percentage between 20 and 100 percent. You can either set it by using the slide bar or by typing in the desired percentage in the field above and pressing enter afterwards.
  • Discharge - This feature allows your MacBook to run completely on Battery even if it is plugged in. Therefore, you can actively discharge your MacBook to a more healthy percentage. Unfortunately, while Discharge is activated, clamshell mode is not supported due to technical limitations.

AlDente comes in two service levels: Free and Pro. Compare the plans.

What’s new in version 1.26.1

Updated on Apr 12 2024

Note: AlDente is available in Setapp

Pro
  • Added the option to toggle the macOS Low Power Mode from AlDente's Feature settings.
  • An indication of whether Lower Power Mode is active can now be found in the Sensor Data panel under "Power Specs".
  • Added the option to choose what happens when you right-click on AlDente's menu bar icon.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the screen to stay off when continuing the Calibration Mode in some scenarios.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the charge limit to change after using the Calibration Mode.
  • Removed the redundant "Hide Menubar Icon" setting.
  • Automatic Discharge will now start to engage 30 seconds after the app starts to increase compatibility with some Thunderbolt docks.
  • Improved Power Flow accuracy for some devices.
  • When Automatic Discharge is enabled and the MacBook is used in Clamshell Mode, AlDente now waits 15 seconds to start discharging after the cable is plugged in. This increases the compatability with some Thunderbolt 4 docks.
  • Fixed a bug that caused charge limit issues when Sailing Mode was enabled and the battery was at 20%.
All
  • Added Serbian translation.
  • Updated Polish and Russian translations.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the app to crash when enabling sleep in some scenarios.
  • Fixed a bug that caused MacBooks with Intel Mode enabled to always charge to 100% when powered off.
  • Added a safety feature to prevent the charge limit from getting stuck on some Apple Silicon devices.
  • AlDente now locally saves some sensor data values for visualization in future updates.
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App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 11 or later
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AlDente qualities

Value
2.3
Ease of use
3.0
Features
3.3
Reliability
2.0
Customer support
2.3

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Gazman
Gazman
Apr 15 2024
1.26.1
0.0
Apr 15 2024
0.0
Version: 1.26.1
I own the 'Pro' versions of both AlDente and BatFi (for roughly $10 each, I'm more than happy to support the developers). Even though AlDente has more features (and I bought it first), I now use BatFi for the simple reason that I much prefer the UI.
Frodo-life
Frodo-life
Jan 29 2024
1.24.1
0.0
Jan 29 2024
0.0
Version: 1.24.1
It's a good app, but licensing makes it unusable for me; I often spend weeks without an internet connection, and unless you have internet, every 30 days, the software I paid for will stop working. If you leave on a two-week trip on the 29th day, you won't have Aldente working till you get back not a good system, especially for a lost cost app like Aldente.
artie505
artie505
Nov 28 2023
1.24
1.0
Nov 28 2023
1.0
Version: 1.24
I never use my battery, and Apple doesn't provide any guidance about how to deal with the situation, so I opt for following their guidance for long term storage and set AlDente to try to keep my battery's charge at a steady 50%. I'll note that it never hits 50% on the mark, but the 53% it does maintain is sufficient for my purpose. As noted by Aapple, AlDente works only while there's an active user. It doesn't work...allows my battery to charge while, for instance, I'm running an update/grade, so I've got to do a discharge afterwards. UGLY ****ed icon needs color at the least.
1oliverkarlsson1
1oliverkarlsson1
Jun 17 2023
1.21.4
1.0
Jun 17 2023
1.0
Version: 1.21.4
Well, that was underwhelming. Simply doesn't work. Took the charger out, got it down to 26%, started AlDente and set the limit at 80%, and now it sits at 89%. Great app. Not. Will be uninstalling now and will NOT recommend to other people.
Aapple
Aapple
Apr 16 2023
1.21.4
2.0
Apr 16 2023
2.0
Version: 1.21.4
I really looked forward to this working. I installed it on both users on my M1 MBP and set them to the same 80% limit. It worked, it seemed, as long as one of the users was active, but as soon as it was switched to the login screen, it charged to 100%. Perhaps one needs has to have an user active to make this work. Too bad there is no way to tell the developer of this unless I pay. Alas. If I knew the paid version did not have this problem, I would pay gladly.
ahmedhatata-ah
ahmedhatata-ah
Feb 20 2023
1.20
0.0
Feb 20 2023
0.0
Version: 1.20
I have been searching for an application to manage my MacBook's battery and reduce it's health quick drawing, I went through a lot of apps and articles to know the battery lifespan nature in order to understand how it works, most apps even the paid once did not do any thing except showing false battery health or send notification to charge unlike AlDente pro, the application provides charging limits and many useful modes to use and keep my battery in good health for very long time, the interface is very user friendly and easy to use. Additionally, the stop charging when overheating feature is a killing option that I searched about a lot, it made me no brainer plug my Mac and start working without any hassle when to unplug or when to reach a certain charging limit. I totally recommend this piece of software for any Mac user.
finnjackson2
finnjackson2
Dec 16 2022
1.19.2
3.0
Dec 16 2022
3.0
Version: 1.19.2
It's kind of ok. But it just fails every couple of days and then battery charge goes up. (Yes, it's the free version -- but since it is not functioning as advertised, why should I expect the paid version to function as advertised?)
tony-milosz
tony-milosz
Dec 13 2022
1.19.2
0.0
Dec 13 2022
0.0
Version: 1.19.2
My previous comments were about the free version. The Pro version addresses all of the limitations I've encountered so far, without having to install a driver. I'm impressed. Get the annual license if you're unsure, but get it!
tony-milosz
tony-milosz
Dec 9 2022
1.19.2
0.0
Dec 9 2022
0.0
Version: 1.19.2
I'm not finding it effective in my case. The Monterey MacOs "optimized battery charging" is unpredictable. But Al Dente is failing too. So what's the problem? I think it might be what is becoming the norm. It's where the macBook is bristling with power input from monitors, dongles, docks and hubs that get activated separately. Clamshell mode too. And then there is sleep, and auto logout, where Al Dente terminates, and has no influence. Evidently no algorithm is likely to handle all cases successfully. More options needlessly complicate things. Only one thing is for sure -- that I have never seen either MacOS or Al Dente reliably prevent that inescapable destructive charging to 100%. What I want is a hard unconditional charge limiter that I can set MANUALLY say to 85%, and that I can MANUALLY set higher when I want more battery capacity. Like on my Tesla. End of story.
artie505
artie505
Aug 24 2022
1.18
1.0
Aug 24 2022
1.0
Version: 1.18
"AlDente now locks the screen automatically if you close your MacBook while sleeping is disabled" Now, what the heck is that all about? I'm in this situation, and I do NOT want my screen to lock at AlDente's whim. AlDente is NOT a security app!!!
jmwala-1
jmwala-1
Jul 29 2022
1.17.1
0.0
Jul 29 2022
0.0
Version: 1.17.1
Simply the easiest and best way to preserve the battery. I love the app and the Pro version is well worth the small price.
artie505
artie505
Apr 17 2022
1.16
1.0
Apr 17 2022
1.0
Version: 1.16
I can't find a contact link to submit a feature request, so I'll post here. PLEASE reduce the padding around AlDente's menu bar icon! It is disturbingly hugely disproportionate to that of the icons of all my other apps...Apple and 3rd party.
dcwkallgren
dcwkallgren
Mar 7 2022
1.15.1
0.0
Mar 7 2022
0.0
Version: 1.15.1
Al Dente is great but I'm struggling to find links to old versions that still worked with Mojave. I'm running a machine that can't update past Mojave
krishna81m
krishna81m
Sep 30 2021
2.1.2
0.0
Sep 30 2021
0.0
Version: 2.1.2
Curious why is this is not on App Store?
artie505
artie505
Mar 17 2021
2.1.2
1.0
Mar 17 2021
1.0
Version: 2.1.2
Nw issue: Helper crashes once every morning. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
artie505
artie505
Mar 5 2021
1.2
1.0
Mar 5 2021
1.0
Version: 1.2
Running the v 2.1 alpha with no significant problems, but when I tested "Allow discharge (Beta)," my battery stopped discharging at 97%...long before the 80% target. (Couldn't figure out how to post at GitHub.) Useful app for someone like me who virtually never runs on battery power.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Mar 2 2021
1.2
0.0
Mar 2 2021
0.0
Version: 1.2
v2.1 is the actual version just released. And note that it is an Alpha build, i.e. not for the faint of heart, not even a beta yet.
Beamy
Beamy
Mar 2 2021
1.2
5.0
Mar 2 2021
5.0
Version: 1.2
forgot the 5 stars ...
Beamy
Beamy
Mar 2 2021
1.2
5.0
Mar 2 2021
5.0
Version: 1.2
Runs nicely on my Mac and does its job very well !
twaw
twaw
Apr 14 2024
1.26.1
1.0
Apr 14 2024
1.0
Version: 1.26.1
matthiaskerbl
matthiaskerbl
Mar 11 2024
1.25.2
5.0
Mar 11 2024
5.0
Version: 1.25.2
1oliverkarlsson1
1oliverkarlsson1
Jun 17 2023
1.21.4
1.0
Jun 17 2023
1.0
Version: 1.21.4
donaldepayne
donaldepayne
Jun 6 2023
1.21.4
5.0
Jun 6 2023
5.0
Version: 1.21.4
Aapple
Aapple
Apr 16 2023
1.21.4
2.0
Apr 16 2023
2.0
Version: 1.21.4
finnjackson2
finnjackson2
Dec 16 2022
1.19.2
3.0
Dec 16 2022
3.0
Version: 1.19.2
applgeek
applgeek
Dec 8 2022
1.19.2
5.0
Dec 8 2022
5.0
Version: 1.19.2
apphousekitchen
apphousekitchen
Nov 5 2022
1.19.2
5.0
Nov 5 2022
5.0
Version: 1.19.2
americomassotti
americomassotti
Feb 3 2022
1.14
5.0
Feb 3 2022
5.0
Version: 1.14
Beamy
Beamy
Jan 11 2030
1.2
5.0
Jan 11 2030
5.0
Version: 1.2
artie505
artie505
Jan 11 2030
2.1.2
1.0
Jan 11 2030
1.0
Version: 2.1.2
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