If you’re a Mac user who’s happy with the Login Items in System Preferences > Login Items, and Energy Saver’s Schedule works just fine for you, and your MacBook’s battery lasts as long as you need it, then you won’t need the Power Manager app.
Mac Power, Personified
For many years I limped by on my Mac’s basic functions. It would startup and shut down at the same time each day. When the battery died, I’d look for a nearby place to plug it in for a quick charge.
Then I got smart and installed Power Manager, a professional level Mac utility which solves three issues that affect every Mac user.
First, Power Manager will startup, shutdown, sleep, or awaken a Mac according to whatever schedule you can think of. It’s that smart.
Second, Power Manager can run various and sundry utilities and apps as specified times during the day or night; apps, scripts, whatever.
Think these three words. Energy, Schedules, Automation. Automation and scheduling can help to save battery life, which saves energy, which means your MacBook is available to work a little longer through the day. And night.
Even better, Power Manager is downright intuitive.
I love it when my Mac can start up at different times on different days of the week. Power Manager lets you run apps to backup or sync files at specific times. And, it can bet set to shutdown at different times, or sleep at different times, or after a certain amount of inactivity.
It all works with a series of events and actions. Click the Plus sign to add an event and set it to performa a specific action at a defined time. Your schedule of events is not limited to the Mac’s built-in Energy Saver settings (you won’t need them). The only negatives I’ve run into include an occasional app that mucks up the works so sleep doesn’t happen according to schedule. And the price tag. This is a professional level utility for those concerned about keeping battery life going, and automating specific events and tasks.