NoSleep 4+

Prevents sleep & screen saver

Limit Point Software

    • 3.0 • 4 Ratings
    • $9.99



Keeps your Mac awake for specific or indeterminate amount of time with option to also disable the screen saver.

NoSleep is an application that you use to prevent your Mac from going to sleep.

In 'no sleep' mode there is an option to also disable the screen saver.


1) The purpose of NoSleep is to keep the Mac awake so you can read the screen while not otherwise actively using the Mac.

2) It is not a menubar app. It is a regular app that appears in the Dock.

3) Will not prevent a laptop from going to sleep if the cover is closed to prevent overheating issues.

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This app was conceived for musicians who use their Macs to read music as they play their instrument and consequently do not want their Mac to go to sleep.

What can NoSleep do for me?

It keeps your Mac awake for a given period of time. NoSleep updates system activity periodically as soon as it launches, until it is quit, or, for laptops, the battery charge level drops below a specified amount (which defaults to 10%)

As soon as you launch NoSleep it prevents your Mac from sleeping until quit, or the battery charge level drops below a specified amount . You can schedule the time it quits so that you can leave it unattended. Do this in Preferences.

Preferences Window:

Use the Preference pane to specify quit time.

Also use the text field on the preferences window for creating a timer to quit the app at a time you can specify as a (fractional) number of minutes. The timer is created as soon as editing stops in the text field, say by tabbing out of it, and each edit resets the timer. If the value of the text field is zero no such timer is created, and any previous such timer will be removed.

Finally, in preferences you can specify a battery threshold so that NoSleep stops keeping the Mac awake at a certain level. This helps prevent the Mac from running out of energy when unplugged.

What’s New

Version 1.1.8

Maintenance update.

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

JimmyFiat ,

Not exactly what I need except of 31 second jobs

Installed on MBA and it does work fully in clamshell mode, but only for 31 seconds. Have to open and close it after 31 seconds to use it again with cover closed - for 31 more seconds. Fix this and I will love it.

MoldyOldyComputerGuy ,

This is NOT NoSleep by Pavel Prokofyev

There is a free application by Pavel Prokofyev, also called NoSleep, whick works great. But the one Apple is selling here is a mess. Notice all the one star reviews. Then notice there are no reviews between 1 and 5 stars. This typically indicates fake reviews by the developer, who is trying to counter all the bad reviews by real people. The free NoSleep can be found on MacUpdate. It's a couple years old though, so it might not work on the latest MacOS. I'm still back on Mojave, and it works great there.

ajkolm ,

Works great

Perfect for keeping screen from sleeping when airplaying video to my apple tv. I just turn the brightness down completly and this keeps the airplay from stopping

App Privacy

The developer, Limit Point Software, 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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