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Description

Welcome to Amphetamine⁴, the most awesome keep-awake utility ever created for macOS. Amphetamine can keep your Mac, and optionally its display, awake through a super simple on/off switch, or automatically through easy-to-configure Triggers. Amphetamine is extremely powerful and includes advanced features for those who need them, yet remains super intuitive and simple to use for those who don't need all the bells and whistles.


=== Click to Keep Your Mac Awake ===

Quickly start a keep-awake session from Amphetamine's menu to keep your Mac awake.

• Indefinitely, for a specified amount of time, or until a specified time
• While a file is downloading
• While a specific app is running


=== Advanced Automation ===

Create a Trigger to automatically keep your Mac awake.

• While an external display is connected
• While your Mac's display is being mirrored
• While a USB or Bluetooth device is connected
• While a specific app is running
• While a specific app is running and is frontmost
• While your Mac's battery is charging and/or when the battery is above a threshold
• While your Mac's AC power adapter is connected
• While your Mac has a specific IP address
• While your Mac is on a specific WiFi network
• While your Mac is connected to a VPN service
• While your Mac is using a specific DNS servers
• While headphones or another audio output is in use
• While a specific drive or volume is mounted
• While your Mac's CPU is being utilized to a specific threshold
• When your Mac has been idle for a specific threshold


=== What's the Catch? ===

No catch. Amphetamine is 100% free. It's a gift from me, to you. Enjoy!

• No advertisements
• No in-app purchases
• Nothing to unlock/no "pro" version
• No annoying prompts asking you to review Amphetamine
• No links for other paid apps
• No tracking
• No data-harvesting


=== What Else Does Amphetamine Do? ===

Amphetamine is the most powerful and customizable keep-awake utility ever created for macOS. Some other notable features are:

• Keep your drive awake with Drive Alive
• AppleScript support
• Use your own menu bar icons
• Allow your display to sleep while keeping your Mac awake
• Allow screen saver to run after a customizable period of inactivity
• Optional session time remaining display in the menu (with 12/24 hour support)
• Auto-end session if your Mac's battery is low
• Hot key support for starting/ending sessions


=== System Requirements + Other Details ===

• Amphetamine requires macOS 10.11 El Capitan or higher
• Amphetamine supports Retina displays and macOS dark mode.
• To keep your Mac awake in closed-display mode, see https://support.apple.com/HT201834

What’s New

Version 4.2

=== IMPROVEMENTS ===
• Added hot keys for toggling display sleep and screen saver
• Added ability to define custom timeout for "While File is Downloading" sessions
• Renamed "External Displays" Trigger criterion to "Displays"
• Added Ignore Built-In Display option to Displays Trigger criterion
• Updated web links in app to point to new support/feedback website
• Quick Preferences now auto-enables/disables some menu items depending on whether a Trigger session is running
• Now uses Sound Effects output device (System Preferences > Sound > Sound Effects) for notification sounds
• While File Is Downloading sessions now show % of file downloaded, if available (downloads via Safari should support this)
• Rebuilt App Icon

=== BUG FIXES ===
• Fixed an issue that could cause the CPU Trigger criterion to not work when two or more Triggers used this criterion
• Fixed an issue that could cause an empty window to briefly appear when Amphetamine launches
• Fixed an issue that added an extra 40 seconds on to some 4 hour sessions
• Fixed an issue that could cause Drive Alive details to not show in menu

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

tnaseem ,

Fantastic App

Wonderful app that's so useful! I have my Macbook set up next to a PC running an Ultrawide monitor. I move between the two, using Sharemouse, and having the ability to keep the Mac from going to sleep is a real help.

The app has so many options you can set it up in whatever way you need to help with your workflow (setting hotkeys, timing, staying on while certain apps are running, etc)

I have mine set up to give me 12 hours to cover my "work day" so the screen stays on while I'm working on the other machine.

I have to also mention the support from the developer. Not only is the app in continuous development, but he he VERY responsive to feedback and follows up almost immediately (does he never sleep?!)

I would be happy to pay for this app, so much so, I donated already!

(I did do a review a few months back, but for some reason I managed to delete it!)

Developer Response ,

❤️ thank you!

Prasatecko ,

Really like this app

I really like this app, switched from a different one that was doing a good job but this one gives me much more flexibility which I really appreciate. I especially like triggers, so I can have the computer sleep except for some scenarios which is awesome

Developer Response ,

❤️

MarkDNZ ,

useful little utility

So nice to see an app with a simple purpose so well-documented, well-designed and well thought-out.
I used to use a simple Terminal command to keep mac awake, but the extent of features that Amphetamine (love the name) has means it has now become my app of choice for this purpose.

Developer Response ,

❤️

Information

Seller
William Gustafson
Size
4.1 MB
Category
Utilities
Compatibility

OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor

Languages

English

Age Rating
4+
Copyright
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.