FruitJuice - Active Battery Health and Monitoring
By The Battery Project, LLC
Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.
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)
What's New in Version 2.2.8
Battery Life Improved
I am on a 2014 MBP Retina. My battery capacity had gone to the mid 90% range. Using this app and following the suggested battery times as closely as I can each day, my battery capacity has improved to 103% of original design capacity. I have verified that with Coconut Battery app as well. This app really works and does what it advertises. Worth the money and cheaper than new batteries.
Since 2.2.8 update, no longer get low battery notifications
I’m a longtime user and true fan of Fruitjuice, but…. Since the most recent update, I rarely get low battery notifications (the primary reason I have Fruitjuice). Once in a blue moon, yes, but more often than not, I find out the battery is low when the laptop goes dark, into shutdown mode.
If this is fixed in the next iteration, I’d happily bump my review back up to five stars.
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Feb 18, 2015
- Version: 2.2.8
- Size: 3.3 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Seller: The Battery Project, LLC
- © 2010-2014 The Battery Project, LLC
Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor