*** Caffeinated prevents your mac from going to sleep, dimming your screen or starting the screensaver.

Your screen gets dark when you don't want it? Then Caffeinated is the perfect tool for you. Caffeinated was developed based on the helpful tool Caffeine. Caffeinated brings back the classical features on your Mac. Caffeinated is not only very convenient but also easy to use. Just one click on the icon in your menu bar to prevent your screen from going to sleep. Within the menu you find all the important timer options and settings.

I always use Caffeinated, when ...
... hosting a presentation at work
... watching videos at home
... reading books on my mac
... chatting with my friends

• One-Click-Activation (optional Left- or Right-Click)
• Managable via the Icon in the Menu Bar
• Integrated timer with optional Notification
• Optimized for Retina Screens
• Minimalistic Design
• Gentle on your RAM and Processor
• Option to allow Screensaver
• Option to Auto-Activate when Connecting to Charger
• Option to Auto-Deactivate when Battery drops below 20%
• Option to Auto-Deactivate when Disconnecting from Charger
• Compatible with all modern macOS Versions
• Optimized for macOS Mojave
• Translated to many Languages


We are continuously working to make our apps better! Please give us your honest feedback in order to help us fix bugs and improve the app. We will update this app regularly based on your feedback. Thank you!


If you have any questions or problems, feel free to write us an email. We offer awesome support and love to help!


The anti-sleep function will not work when you close your MacBook lid.

What’s New

Version 1.14

Hello everyone! In today's update we implemented a new optional feature. Compatible with macOS Mojave 10.14.4.

You can now chose to activate Caffeinated with left click on the status bar icon. Simply go to "Settings" and check "Activate with left click".

Again, thanks for writing us. It really means a lot to us! More updates and features are coming soon!

Which features would you like to be added? Please let us know via If you want to thank our team, please write a review or recommend Caffeinated to your friends! :)

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
158 Ratings

158 Ratings

kd4cht ,

Just Works!!!

I needed a feature added. The feature was to allow the screen saver and the display to sleep, but not the Mac. I contacted the developer and got a quick reply that he would be happy to add this to a future update. Now with today's update that feature is there. Left Click the icon look at Settings>Allow Screen Saver. It works now.

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much for your feedback! Lovely regards, your developer team.

Bosco Kline ,

Truely a great little app

I have a Mac Mini that kept going to sleep even though it was set to never sleep (being used as a server). Nobody, including Apple, had an answer. I discovered this clean, simple app, and the problem was solved. Moreover, I made a suggestion for an added feature and the company instantly replied with enthusiasm. Great all the way around!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback! We are always looking for good ideas to improve our apps. Therefore we are happy to implement your suggestion in the future! Lovely regards, your developer team.

JenCBro ,

Love It

When I work in R and don't want the program to be interrupted, I use caffeinated so that the computer stays alert. It's also good for writing and other tasks where I want to think and take a break but don't want to have my computer constantly falling asleep.


Yugen UG (haftungsbeschrankt)
8.6 MB

OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor


English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2019 Yugen UG (haftungsbeschränkt)


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