Should I Sleep

Version: 1.8.4 || Release Date: 2013-11-23 || License: Freeware Developer: Marcelo Leite | App Owner: mrmilk

Prevents display from sleeping by using face detection and other sensors.

By using a combination of heuristic sensors, such as FACE DETECTION, Should I Sleep checks if you are actually at the computer before it sleeps. Yes, the computer "sees and hears" you.

HOW IT WORKS

When the display is about to dim, Should I Sleep will start its sensors. Camera, microphone all other software processing will stay on for only about 3 seconds. After that, sleep will be allowed or prevented. No need to touch any button.

FACE DETECTION

Face Detection is the most effective sensor and works by capturing video from the camera and looking for eyes, nose and mouth. If one or more faces are detected, sleep is prevented.

CAMERA MOTION

Sleep is prevented if a moving target is captured by the camera (such as waving, walking or even slightly moving your head). A perfect combination for the default Face Detection as it works even when you are not directly facing the camera.

DOWNLOAD MONITOR - NEW

Prevent sleep if there is network traffic. It works with all apps, on operations such as downloads and uploads, enjoying online videos and music and also receiving emails. And it even lets you keep downloads with the display dimmed!

PROCESSOR USAGE - NEW

Prevent sleep if any app is performing CPU-intensive tasks, such as audio and video conversions, encodings, renderings scientific calculations, image processing, etc.

EXTERNAL DISPLAY

Prevent sleep if an external display is plugged-in. A must-have for those who give presentations, speeches, demonstrations and/or trainings.

SOUND ACTIVITY

Prevent sleep If ambient sound is detected. Useful when you're talking near the computer such as in workshops and meetings where the camera may not be in a favorable position.

PREVENT BY TIME

We have also added the old-style timed sleep prevention (caffeine mode). You just choose a predefined time period for the computer to be kept awake.

FEATURE SUMMARY

- Sleep prevention with unique heuristic sensors
- Timer mode for display and screensaver prevention
- Face detection - the most effective sensor - included
- Additional sensors available as affordable in-app purchases
- Blazing fast, 3-second, hardware-accelerated detection
- Mountain Lion's notification center integration
- Sensor sensitivity and accuracy fine-tuning
- Modular development approach (more sensors on the way)

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