••• Bring back audible battery notifications to your Mac! •••
BattMan is a little application living entirely in your menu bar and monitoring the status of your battery and power.
• Display a User Notification to inform you that the system switched from one power source to another (e.g. when going from power supply to battery).
• Display a User Notification to inform you that the battery is low. You can configure the thresholds for both remaining time and remaining percentage and the User Notification will be displayed for whichever comes first, giving you plenty of time to find the power supply, save your work or do a proper system shutdown.
• Give you an option to control which brightness level to dim the display to while on battery power. This option gives you more control over the option available in Mac OS X System Preferences - now you can choose the brightness level as percentage
• Use several different icons in the menu bar to indicate battery and charging states. With one quick glance of an eye you'll instantly know whether the battery is fully charged or at a low level, or if there's a power supply connected to your computer.
• Display, in a sub-menu, all information about the battery that the system provides, such as: battery health, current capacity, voltage, charging or draining current, battery temperature and more.
• All notifications can be accompanied by an audible alert. These can also be turned off whenever you need to.
• Provide you with a quick access menu to quickly disable or enable notifications or audible alerts, without the need to open BattMan Preferences window. Ideal for meetings and other cases where you want to avoid distractions.
NOTE: Although there's no reason for BattMan not to run on a desktop Mac, it's really only useful on portable computers.
• NEW: On first run, BattMan now displays a Welcome Message in a Popover, pointing to its Status Bar Icon, to help new users find it easily.
• FIX: Fix a logic of making temperature notification related checkboxes active or inactive in Application Preferences. Previously the behaviour was inconsistent in some cases when an option to enable or disable all notification was changed.
• FIX: Fixes a crash where battery is not installed (e.g. when running on a desktop Mac), or when the battery doesn't report a valid design capacity.
• Stability improvements and minor bug fixes
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Handy, Simple, and Provides Overlooked Functionality
For some reason Apple doesn't provide direct means to notify the user when wall power has been disconnected. That's unfortunate, since it's much more likely to happen accidentally than the opposite condition (how often is the power cable inadvertantly connected?), and more importantly, the lapse of mains power has more urgent consequences than the reverse. Until I found BattMan I used ControlPlane with a custom script to notify me on unplugging, but that's now no longer necessary since BattMan has an option to notify about both plugged-in and unplugged transitions. It also provides for notifying when discharging goes below a selected threshold, which is which I why I sought something like it. I wish it allowed for notifications above 30% capacity or 30 minutes - I would go for 50% - but it still provides basically what I need. Well crafted and the price is right, I happily recommend it!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.