*** 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 Catalina
• Translated to many 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 1.18

Hello everyone! In today's update we've fixed some minor bugs and added a new localization.

FIX: Menu not opening on external monitors on macOS Catalina (thanks to Ben)
FIX: Italian translation (thanks to Francesco)
NEW: Translate into Korean

As always, thanks for writing us. It really means a lot to us! More updates and features are coming soon!

If you have suggestions or issues, please let us know via We love hearing from you!

Stay safe everyone!

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

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.

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

kd4cht ,

Just Works!!!

I needed a feature added. The feature was to allow the screen saver and the display to sleep, but not the Mac. I contacted the developer and got a quick reply that he would be happy to add this to a future update. Now with today's update that feature is there. Left Click the icon look at Settings>Allow Screen Saver. It works now.

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much for your feedback! Lovely regards, your developer team.


Yugen UG (haftungsbeschrankt)
8.5 MB

OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor


English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

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