Yes, I’m ready to upgrade to a new MacBook with all day battery power, but in the meantime I have to keep an eye on the one that works diligently to keep the Mac powered so I can get paid for my work. Here’s the battery app that sits in my Mac’s Menubar and keeps me updated with juice news.
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Before I launch into what I like about Battery Diag (yes, that’s the odd name), I have to express a concern about battery life in general.
It’s easier to control my iPhone’s battery use than it is my Mac. In other words, I can restrict certain background apps on my iPhone which goes a long way to increasing battery life than I can on my Mac.
OK, with that said, what’s the big deal about Battery Diag and why all the four and five star reviews for a free Mac battery monitoring utility?
I mean, after all, it’s just a utility that monitors the Mac’s battery juice, tells you how much is left from whatever the original total was.
Maybe it’s the way Battery Diag displays battery information. Think of it as functional eye candy.
Battery Diag won’t make your Mac’s battery last longer, but it makes watching the power drain away more visually appealing.
That’s what you get for free.
One click displays a Menubar drop down which shows you the total battery capacity, and the current amount of the charge. Press the Source, Health, Cycles, and Charged buttons for more details, including the all important total number of discharge cycles.
So, Battery Diag is somewhat misnamed because it implies diagnosis, yet it doesn’t really diagnose anything in the battery. It merely displays information about the battery’s current condition.
As useful eye candy goes you can’t beat the price.