FruitJuice helps you achieve the longest runtime and lifespan from your Apple notebook battery.
FruitJuice will let you know how long to stay "on battery" each day to keep your battery healthy based on Apple's recommendations. *
FruitJuice keeps a detailed record of your battery charge and discharge activity so that it can make precise recommendations about how long to use your machine on battery based on Apple's recommended usage patterns.
Recommendations are tailored to your specific usage patterns and are adjusted in real-time based on how you actually use your machine.
Flexible configuration allows you to see as much or as little information as you wish.
Notifications will let you know when to plug in or unplug your machine to keep your battery healthy and avoid the surprise of "You are now running on reserve battery power."
FruitJuice also will show you a realistic assessment of the overall condition of your battery: it combines the battery condition, age, factory capacity and lifespan numbers to give you real-time insight into the health of your battery.
* see Apple's Battery page (http://www.apple.com/batteries/notebooks.html)
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Ratings and Reviews
Fantastic App - Saves You Money!
I love this app! Been using it for a long time now on several of my own MacBook Pros. As an IT Admin for a department with about 30 MacBook Airs (2012-2014 models), I have replaced lots of batteries over the years, and I see how badly the batteries are treated by our users.
Knowing the right time to plug in or unplug really helps these batteries to last a loooong time! For example, in the days before using Fruit Juice, I would get perhaps 500 charge cycles on my MBP batteries before they were pretty much useless for anything but desk work. With FJ reminding me and letting me keep an eye on the situation and charge, I have been getting in the 800s cycles and the batteries are still around 80% of full charge capacity.
So this app has saved me plenty of money, not having to buy new batteries every couple of years! As a "power user" I really appreciate FruitJuice; get it and you won't regret it!
A Fruitjuice user for some time, it just occurred to me that what the durations of what I had presumed had battery life is not, in fact, the case.
My MacBook Pro had been left plugged into the charger at 10PM last night. About 15 minutes ago (2:00PM the next day) I decided to use the laptop, removed it from the charger and powered it on. I then opened FruitJuice’s “Power History” from the menu bar. Instead of seeing the actual time on battery power–––in this case less than a half hour–––the graph depicted 4 hours after charging had completed, giving the misimpression that the laptop had not only been powered on but had been either in use or in sleep mode. I consider this to be misrepresentation.
The app helps me accomplish what I never made time to do
I have known for a long time that I need to care for the battery in my laptop. And for a long time, I followed an Apple suggested practice of completely running my battery down, letting it sit, uncharged, overnight and then fully charging it the next day. But my reminder to do that came at a time I couldn’t afford to go without my computer so I’d put it off and ultimately forget. Then I was in a situation where I could leave my laptop plugged in almost constantly so I did. But it seems, I killed that battery.
Well, at the time I got a new MacBook Pro, I heard about Fruit Juice on the MacBreak Weekly podast and thought I’d give it a try. It’s super simple to use (provided you can follow on-screen directions). I’ll also mention that I had reason to reach out to the developers and recieved a quick and helpful response!
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- 4.1 MB
- OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor
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- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.