Caffeine for Mac

  • Free
  • In English
  • Version: 1.1.2

Prevent your Mac going to sleep

The subtle Caffeine menu bar item is built for one thing in specific: keeping your Mac from going to sleep. It comes in handy if you want to be able to use your Mac whenever, without waiting for it to come out of sleep or hibernation or of putting up a screensaver.

I wouldn't overuse Caffeine though, because sleep and screensavers are there for a reason, that is conserving your computer's energy, and also making better use of the battery. If you keep your Mac always on and active, you are using more energy without giving your Mac a rest.

If you need to keep your Mac awake though, it's very easy with Caffeine. You activate it by clicking on the menu bar item. If you keep the Command key pressed at the same time you'll bring the program menu.

Caffeine keeps your Mac awake. Just don't overuse it otherwise it might get edgy.

Fixed a bug where Caffeine was effective when another user account was active


  • Fixed a bug where Caffeine was effective when another user account was active


  • Very quick to activate


  • May use up a lot of your resources

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Caffeine 1.1.2 for Mac

User reviews about Caffeine

  • Wendy Williams

    by Wendy Williams

    I loved Caffeine and have used it consistently but during the last few months it has stopped working. I am so disappointed. Checked iMore

  • Kelly Turek

    by Kelly Turek

    I absolutely love this app. It was amazing through law school, and the adorable cup of joe was the icing. But you you guys didnt optimiMore

  • Kelley Kromhout

    by Kelley Kromhout

    So nice to use when you need your screen to stay active without constantly messing with settings. I leave my screen on display for abouMore

  • Manuel Carvajal

    by Manuel Carvajal

    Caffeine quitting unexpectedly.
    It's quitting unexpectedly every time I open my Mac (a 2016 TouchBar Mac Book Pro)

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Adults only.
    big side effects. for weeks, i am trying to find out why my Mac Air doesnt go into sleep :) I totally forgot about More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Rgee no sleep with Caffeine.
    I like Caffeine, it is simple to use and does what it is supposed to do, keep my computer awake, I dMore

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