Caffeine

Version: 1.1.1 || Release Date: 2010-03-12 || License: Freeware App Owner: tomasf

Caffeine is a tiny program that puts an icon in the right side of your menu bar. Click it to prevent your Mac from automatically going to sleep, dimming the screen or starting screen savers. Click it again to go back. Hold down the Command key while clicking to show the menu.

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38 Opinions

This app fits the bill perfectly! The only quirk is that it doesn't seem to recognize a right-click on the menu icon...you have to control-click. Maybe that's for nostalgic reasons...LOL. An extremely useful little app.

gtcaz: you did see the "Activate for..." submenu when you "command click" on the coffee cup, right? So currently it defaults to "forever" but you can override that for a given session with the "Activate for..." menu. Were you asking for a way to change the DEFAULT timeout from forever to something else?

Great little app! The only thing I'd like is on options to set a default timeout period (so I don't come back in the morning with my iMac still wired and wide awake on caffeine).

I am an optometrist and use an iMac in the exam room to control a second monitor. If I leave Caffeine running, I prevent the second monitor from sleeping too! fantastic! and Thank You...

Nice little app. I'm all for anything that let's me be even lazier than I already am. Well done!

my only wish is that it could also stop sleep when you close the laptop, like how InsomniaX does.

A non intrusive great little does-as-you-wish app for when you want to keep your computer from sleeping that works well. What more can I say?

Caffeine is great. I can't imagine something so simple and so useful. Free and tiny to boot. I do miss the ZZZ. Oh well.

I don't want to be a nitpick (especially since I love this program), but from a usability perspective, the new menubar icon isn't clear enough to display the actions of the toggle. It may be prettier to look at, but it's not the best choice from a gui usability point of view, as there is not enough of a direct visual connection between a cup of coffee and the screen going to sleep.

Genius, beautifully done.

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