Amphetamine at Mac App Store analyse

App power index: 1963 (based on ranks around App Stores today)
Productivity Utilities
Developer: William Gustafson
Price: 0 free
Current version: 3.0.2, last update: 1 year ago
First release : 12 Nov 2014
App size: 3.27 Mb
4.3 ( 1023 ratings )
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Estimation application downloads and cost

> 43.19k
Monthly downloads
~ $ 17.67k
Estimation App Cost

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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.

- 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 Macs battery drops below a set threshold
- Auto-activate when you connect your Macs power adapter
- Allow/prevent screen saver
- Use your own status icons
- Custom notification sounds
- AppleScript support

Amphetamine supports Retina displays and OS Xs 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.
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Canada free
China free
France free
Germany free
Italy free
Netherlands free
Portugal free
Spain free
Poland free
UK free
India free
Japan free
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Russia free
Turkey free
USA free
Korea, Republic Of free
Ukraine free
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Latest version Amphetamine: 3.0.2

- Bug fixes and other minor improvements

- Option to send a notification on manual start/stop of session in Preferences
- Resolves an issue where some Preferences would not save
- Improves status icon quality on non-Retina displays in systems prior to Yosemite
- Other small bug fixes and improvements

- Set up an infinite number of Triggers, each with its own set of conditions
- Expanded schedule options for Triggers
- Trigger sessions and "single-use" sessions now operate independently
- New icons and sounds
- Hide/show icon in Dock option in Preferences
- Complete rewrite of application
- A bunch of little things you probably wont notice

Note: Amphetamine³ drops support for OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and 10.7 Lion (sorry!) and now requires 10.8 Mountain Lion or higher.

Apps Changes History:
  • 2 years ago: New App Version 3.0.1 ☛ 3.0.2
  • 2 years ago: New App Version 3.0 ☛ 3.0.1
  • 2 years ago: New App Version 2.3.1 ☛ 3.0
  • 2 years ago: New App Version 2.3 ☛ 2.3.1
  • 2 years ago: New App Version 2.2.1 ☛ 2.3
  • 2 years ago: New App Version 2.2 ☛ 2.2.1
  • 2 years ago: New App Version 2.1 ☛ 2.2
Realmente é O MELHOR!

Quem tiver dúvidas é só usar e verá! Maravilhoso App. Meus parabéns aos desenvolvedores.


Bis jetzt habe ich gedacht, Caffeine ist das A und O auf jedem Mac… weit gefehlt. Diese App ist wirklich genial! Erfüllt den selben Zweck, nur kann mehr und viel besser. FETTE EMPFEHLUNG!

Super tool

Funktioniert sehr gut und läast sich auch noch anpassen!

Great Little Utility

If you’re frustrated with having to change your power save setting each and every time when your mac needs to stay awake look no further. This utility not only does the job perfectly and easily but also it has a vast array of options that suits each and every task you can imagine. A must have. Deserves 5 stars.

Like the options; request a name change

As has been noted in other reviews, this seems to be a terrific replacement for Caffeine (an app I have used for YEARS). As someone who has had narcotics addiction in the family, I grieve the name choice. Hope a better name might be considered.

Works as Advertised!

All I can say is that it keeps my Mac awake and even my Hard Drives that I add to the preferences list. Great app!

Nice Idea, awful execution

This app is a pretty good idea and it looks a lot better than caffeine given the features, however it is incredibly buggy so you can barely take advantage of all of the features. When you click on the menu bar icon for amphetamine, the options dropdown menu pops down, but only for about half a second. It disappears immediately after no matter what I tried to do. This made it very dificult to change the settings, activate it, attempt to leave feedback at their website(that’s why I’m here instead of there, their feedback button didn’t even work), and eventually once I was finished trying to deal with it, quit the app so I could uninstall it. I have literally never had that happen with any other menu bar app, so I am very disappointed in these developers. This app has some nice vision and I could see using it once they make it usable, but at this point it really is unusably bad.

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