*** 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
• Minimalistic Design
• Gentle on your RAM and Processor
• Option to allow Screensaver
• 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 macOS Mojave's accent colors
• Compatible with all modern macOS Versions
• Optimized for macOS Mojave
• 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 1.15

Hello everyone! In today's update we implemented colored icons. Yay! We fixed a bug regarding the memory usage and improved the overall performance on certain power settings.

New Feature:
You can now choose to show a colored icon instead of the default black icon in the menu bar. The color will automatically sync with your system accent color introduced with macOS Mojave.

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

Which features would you like to be added? Please let us know via If you want to thank our team, please write a review or recommend Caffeinated to your friends! :)

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
259 Ratings

259 Ratings

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.

Bosco Kline ,

Truely a great little app

I have a Mac Mini that kept going to sleep even though it was set to never sleep (being used as a server). Nobody, including Apple, had an answer. I discovered this clean, simple app, and the problem was solved. Moreover, I made a suggestion for an added feature and the company instantly replied with enthusiasm. Great all the way around!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback! We are always looking for good ideas to improve our apps. Therefore we are happy to implement your suggestion in the future! Lovely regards, your developer team.

dannak ,

Handy app that really works

It used to be that every time I stepped away from my Mac to answer a phone call, my Mac would fall asleep. Not any more, thanks to this app. But every time I start up, I have to go to launchpad to find the caffeinated icon. That's a minor inconvenience but I would like an icon in the toolbar or on the screen. Otherwise, WTG!

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much for the kind words and your feedback! Have you already tried to activate the "Launch at Login" setting? This might be more convenient than searching the app in launchpad. Lovely regards, your developer team.


Yugen UG (haftungsbeschrankt)
8.6 MB

OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor


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

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2019 Yugen UG (haftungsbeschränkt)


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