Caffeinated - Anti Sleep App 4+

Keeps Your Display Awake

Yugen GmbH

    • 4.9 • 775 Ratings
    • $3.99



*** Caffeinated prevents your mac from going to sleep, dimming your screen or starting the screensaver.

Your screen gets dark when you don't want it? Then Caffeinated is the perfect tool for you. Caffeinated was developed based on the helpful tool Caffeine. Caffeinated brings back the classical features on your Mac. Caffeinated is not only very convenient but also easy to use. Just one click on the icon in your menu bar to prevent your screen from going to sleep. Within the menu you find all the important timer options and settings.

I always use Caffeinated, when ...
... hosting a presentation at work
... watching videos at home
... reading books on my mac
... chatting with my friends

• One-Click-Activation (optional Left- or Right-Click)
• Managable via the icon in the Menu Bar
• Integrated timer with optional Notification
• Optimized for Retina Screens
• Compatible with Dark Mode
• Gentle on your RAM and Processor
• Option to allow Display to sleep while System stays awake
• Option to Auto-Activate when Connecting to Charger
• Option to Auto-Deactivate when Battery drops below 20%
• Option to Auto-Deactivate when Disconnecting from Charger
• Syncs with system accent colors
• Compatible with all modern macOS versions
• Optimized for macOS Big Sur
• Optimized for Apple Silicon
• Translated to 15+ languages


We are continuously working to make our apps better! Please give us your honest feedback in order to help us fix bugs and improve the app. We will update this app regularly based on your feedback. Thank you!


If you have any questions or problems, feel free to write us an email. We offer awesome support and love to help!


The anti-sleep function will not work when you close your MacBook lid.

What’s New

Version 1.21

Hello everyone! Today's update brings support for Apple Script in addition to some minor improvements and fixes.

NEW: Support Apple Script (tell application "Caffeinated" to toggle)
FIX: Ctrl-click not working with setting 'Activate with left click' enabled
FIX: Various translations

If you have any questions, let us know at If you enjoy using Caffeinated and would like to support its development, we would be very happy about a review in the App Store!

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
775 Ratings

775 Ratings

Tribritre ,

Almost perfect

I use Caffeinated constantly to keep my computer awake through virus scans, back-ups, and other such labourious tasks, because in spite of what the other program's say about being able to work in the background (including Apple), they never do. Caffeinated keeps everything going until things are well and truly finished. The only thing that I have had an issue with is allowing the screen saver to come on. That just doesn't seem to work well (if SS comes on, computer will eventually shut down anyway). My work-around is to have my background images rotate through to avoid screen burn.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for you lovely feedback! Best regards, your developer team.

The Real Lyle ,

Saves me SO much hassle...

The latest MacOS update caused a problem-- my MacBook Pro will not let me back in once it has gone to sleep. I can enter my password, but it will not unlock. I have to restart the computer! So, Caffeinated solves my problem by not letting the machine fall asleep! Even without the bug, the little app would make life easier by saving me from entering a 20 character password at least a dozed times a day. Thanks a million!

I Meditate ,

Great Solution for Keeping Mac Mini working

Mac mini crashes constantly on High Sierra…. Why??? Because when the Video System goes to sleep it isn’t supported correctly by th iOS. Apple won’t fix it… in fact they say they have no idea why it happens. I spent 3 months trouble shooting the issue… this software is a GREAT solution. Mac does not crash… a screen saver can be used as long as you do not allow the Video System to sleep.


Developer Response ,

Thank you for your kind words. It means a lot to us! ☕️ - Lea

App Privacy

The developer, Yugen GmbH, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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