Home » Give your Mac some Caffeine

One of the downsides of using a laptop as a main computer is it’s constant ‘want’ to power down/sleep to preserve battery.  However, there are some times when it powering down is really unhelpful – during the middle of long processes such as file transfers or downloads are good examples.

Well luckily the boffins over at Lighthead software have come up with a solution.  A tiny little menu bar app named ‘Caffeine‘, Caffeine has similar effects on your Mac as you would expect it would have on the hard working internet geek sipping coffee whilst searching for the web for future tech.

With a single click of the mouse Caffeine will prevent your Mac from going to sleep, the screen dimming or the screen saver kicking in.

However, there is a small caveat you should keep in mind whilst using Caffeine – Screen savers are there for a reason and ideally shouldn’t be left switched off for long periods of time. Static images on your screen can and will cause damage.

Caffeine is available to download from the Mac App store, or from Lighthead Software’s website.

Home » Give your Mac some Caffeine


  • http://www.mikesel.info/ Mike Hudson

    I can confirm Caffeine works perfectly well on OS X Lion

  • http://www.mikesel.info/ Mike Hudson

    I can confirm Caffeine works perfectly well on OS X Lion


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