When you leave your Mac idle, it smartly goes to sleep to conserve power and reduce wear and tear. But this can also stop a big download short or prevent a lengthy compile or render from finishing.
Instead of having to periodically wiggle the pointer to keep your Mac awake, launch Amphetamine and rest assured your Mac won’t sleep until you want it to.
Amphetamine sits unobtrusively in the menu bar until you Control-click it (or press Command-I) to kick it into gear. That’s it. Your Mac will stay awake until you end the session.
Need more? Dive into Amphetamine’s preference window, where you can configure the app to let your MacBook sleep should its battery run low—and wake it up again once connected to power. Add triggers that automatically prevent or allow sleep when your Mac is connected to a particular Wi-Fi network, drive, audio output, and more. And if it’s a drive you want to keep from sleeping, well, the app can do that too.
Pro tip: To make it easier to determine if Amphetamine is active, change its menu bar icon to an eye that stays open when the app is working—and closes when it’s not.