Caffeinated is a tiny but mighty app that allows you to effortlessly override your energy saver settings and keep your Mac awake. 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 right-click on the icon in your menu bar to prevent your screen from going to sleep. With a left-click on the icon you get 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
• 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%
• Compatible with all modern macOS Versions
• Optimized for macOS High Sierra
• 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 1.9

Thank you! We are humbled to hear that so many of you use and like our app. For those who don't know, we are a tiny team of developers, working in our free time to improve Caffeinated constantly. Your reviews, suggestions and messages really mean the world to us! Please keep contacting us when you encounter problems with the app. We can't always garantee a bugfree build, but we garantuee we will fix any bugs as soon as possible. So let us know at!

## 1.9 UPDATE We've implemented following Bugfixes:
- Fix: Caffeinated did not activate when both settings "Activate when Charger connected" and "Activate ∞ at launch" were active
- Fix: Screensaver did not activate even with the settings "Allow Screensaver" active
- Fix: Recommend menu is now compatible with Dark Mode

Our 2.0 Update with some cool new features will follow soon! If you have any suggestions or problems write us at

If you want to thank our team, please leave a review. It would mean the world to us! :)

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
9 Ratings
9 Ratings

Much better than the alternatives

I've been fighting with the alternatives to this app for quite a while now. The free ones are hit and miss. I found one that was OK and another that caused me so many issues. My display kept turning off and back on and there were so many settings that didnt work right or didnt make sense.

This app has a perfect combination of settings and preferences. It's light and allows you to turn on certain scenarios based on what you know you want your Mac to do. I couldn't ask for more out of this app for $1. It's definitely one of the essentials.

Developer Response

Thank you very much for your feedback! We are constantly working on keeping Caffeinated as simple as it is while adding useful features and improvements. 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.



Works as expected and developers update frequently!!

Developer Response

Thank you! We are happy to hear that you like Caffeinated! Stay tuned for upcoming updates. Lovely regards, your developer team.


Yugen UG (haftungsbeschrankt)
8 MB
OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Yugen UG (haftungsbeschränkt)


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