Amphetamine | Best Apps and Games 17 October,2018


Amphetamine is a little app that lives in your menu bar. With Amphetamine, you can effortlessly override your energy saver settings and keep your Mac awake.


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– Keep your Mac (and optionally its display and drives) awake
– Choose from numerous activation time presets, or enter your own
– Schedule activation/deactivation for specific times of the day

Mountain Lion

– Activate/deactivate with a single click in the menu bar
– Activate automatically at launch and/or login
– Activate when connected to a specific WiFi networks
– Keep drives (HDDs/SSDs) connected to your Mac awake (OS X 10.7 & up only)
– Use global hotkeys for activation/deactivation
– Receive optional alerts while Amphetamine is running or when it deactivates (OS X 10.8 & up only)
– Auto-deactivate when your Mac’s battery drops below a set threshold
– Auto-reactivate when you connect your Mac’s power adapter
– Allow/prevent screen saver
– AppleScript support

Amphetamine is ready for Retina displays, supports OS X’s dark mode, and is 100% free (no ads, no in-app purchases).

After you launch Amphetamine, you must activate it by clicking on its menu icon. If you do not activate Amphetamine, your Mac will sleep normally, per your energy saver settings.

Please note that keeping your Mac laptop awake while the lid is closed is not possible for an app from the Mac App Store.

Amphetamine requires OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or higher. Some features require a higher version of OS X.

+ Support for OS X El Capitan
+ WiFi activation now supports multiple networks (OS X 10.7+)


+ New option to end session on power adapter disconnect

Mac Pro

+ Other bug fixes and improvements

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© 2015 William C. Gustafson