Amphetamine

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Description of App: 

Amphetamine is a little app that lives in your menu bar. With Amphetamine, you can effortlessly override your energy saver settings and keep your Mac awake. Features: - Keep your Mac (and optionally its display and drives) awake - Choose from numerous activation time presets, or enter your own - Keep your Mac awake while specific apps are running - Schedule activation/deactivation for specific times of the day - Activate/deactivate with a single click in the menu bar - Activate automatically at launch login - Activate when connected to specific WiFi networks - Keep drives (HDDs/SSDs) connected to your Mac awake - Use global hotkeys for activation/deactivation - Receive alerts while Amphetamine is running or when it activates/deactivates - Auto-deactivate when your Mac's battery drops below a set threshold - Auto-activate when you connect your Mac's power adapter - Allow/prevent screen saver - Use your own status icons - Custom notification sounds - AppleScript support Amphetamine supports Retina displays and OS X's dark mode. Amphetamine is 100% free (no ads, no in-app purchases). After you launch Amphetamine, you must activate it by clicking on its menu icon. If you do not activate Amphetamine, your Mac will sleep normally, per your energy saver settings. Please note that keeping your Mac laptop awake while the lid is closed is not possible for an app from the Mac App Store. Amphetamine requires OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or higher.

Version: 

3.0.2

Free or Paid: 

Free

Version Of macOS App Was Tested On: 

10.12 Sierra

Accessibility Comments: 

VoiceOver appears to read all the interface elements perfectly. The only issues I have noticed are a few unlabeled buttons in the tutorial and in some setting screens.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

I've been searching for an application to override the default sleep behavior in Mac OS X. This program appears to be the best and most customizable.

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