A few months ago we reviewed and app called caffeine that kept your Mac from falling asleep. Today I have a similar app that, as the name suggests, is even more powerful. Amphetamine is a free app that runs in your menu bar at the top of the screen. It too prevents your Mac from falling asleep, but has additional features. With Amphetamine you can customize the app to keep your make awake based on some of the following criteria:
  • Schedule
  • Specific amount of time
  • Specific wifi network
  • Specific program
Easy to use and has hot keys that let you turn it on and off at a moment's notice.

Simple Uses?

  • When you are downloading something and never want your Mac to sleep
  • During presentations you are running on battery.  Keeps your Mac awake the entire time.

Do I Plan To Use It?

Sometimes. I can see using it during presentations, but that is the only reason I would need it.

Commitment And Learning Curve

Super low. Just turn it on and watch you Mac get weary from never sleeping.

Best For





Search for Amphetamine in the Mac App store. Here is a direct link.