One of the best things about owning a Mac is that you have several small programmes that you can run which are incredibly useful. You call them utility apps or anything, they are incredibly light on the memory, small in size and really do a good job. It is a nice alternative to running a script in the Mac terminal once in a while. How many times, it has been a case with you that you left your device on, and gone and grabbed a cup of coffee or can of beer, and come back to find your Mac already asleep? You have to then wake the beauty up, re-enter your login passwords and it’s just a long boring process that you would rather not go through.
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If you have faced the above problem, Caffeine will be your new best friend. No, not the real caffeine but a small programme called Caffeine which is available to download for free from the Apple Mac Store. The programme is incredibly simple to use. Once you download and install the app, it will add a coffee cup like icon to your menu bar. In case you want to activate Caffeine, all you have to do is click on the menu of Caffeine, it will fill the cup with some coffee and make sure the device would not turn to sleep in case of an inactivity. You can similarly click the icon again to empty the coffee cup and the Mac will go back to it’s default settings and sleep in the time you have specified in your Settings.
An incredibly easy and simple programme to run, caffeine can certainly save you plenty of minutes and the ‘aaarrrggghhh’ moments. Turns out, not all caffeine is harmful for life.
Download Caffeine from Mac App Store for free here