Does your Mac fall asleep when you least expect it? My internal timer doesn’t work when it comes to electronics. I can anticipate that my Mac should do this or that but it never does until I stop it with the anticipation.
Macs can be put to sleep with the swipe of a mouse or trackpad. I set mine to the lower right corner, screensaver in the upper right corner. But nowhere is there a gesture or a click on macOS High Sierra that can keep my Mac awake when I want it to stay awake. This app does.
No Sleep For You!
Click the Anti Sleep icon in the Mac’s Menubar and you’re good to go.
The latest version is packed with a few extra features which makes the whole greater than the sum of the parts.
- One Click Activation
- Prevent System Sleep when lid closed
- Prevent Display Sleep
- Prevent System Sleep
- Manual Sleep
- Manual Display Sleep
- Manual Screensaver
- Activation when plugging a power adapter
- Activation when plugging a second display
- Deactivation when there is insufficient battery charge
- Deactivate by timer
- Apple Script Support
What’s not to like for free? Well, free as in donationware. Anti Sleep means what it says on the tin. It keeps your Mac from sleeping.
What about Mac external hard drives that always seem to go asleep about the time you click on and Open… or Save… dialog box? Then you have to wait until the connected external disk drive wakes up, spins up, and says, “OK, save now… thanks for waiting.”
Disksominia fixes that by writing a small file every minute or so to each external or spinning disk drive. That keeps it spinning so the files are always available and won’t slow down your Open… and Save… dialog boxes. It’s not free, but worth every penny if you find yourself waiting for a disk drive to wake up after doing the Rip Van Winkle.