Low Battery Saver
By Space Inch, LLC
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****Low Battery Saver is a MacWorld Editor's Pick in 2012****
Never lose time and work again because your MacBook battery died! Even if you avoid losing work just a few times, Low Battery Saver is worth getting.
"Low Battery Saver delivers." - Dan Moren, MacWorld review.
Low Battery Saver will safely sleep your MacBook before it runs out of battery. It offers a range of options for notifying you that your battery is running low and taking action.
HERE'S WHY YOU NEED THIS APP:
Low Battery Saver prevents the infuriating moment when your MacBook begins to hibernate -- a very slow process -- while you are in the middle of working. Even worse, many MacBooks will die completely when their battery gets low, without hibernating, causing you to lose whatever you were working on.
So if you ever ignore the default low battery warning and end up having your computer die or hibernate, you need this app. If you ever walk away from your computer and come back to a dead laptop, you need this app.
• Sleep your MacBook automatically when the battery drops below the level you set. This conserves battery before the computer dies completely.
• Provides a clear warning message before sleep begins-- giving you a chance to plug in or ignore the warning (if you dare!).
• Launch on startup so that you are always protected.
What's New in Version 1.0.1
App name changed to "Low Battery Saver"
Ever since my original battery that came with my MacBook Pro started to die I've had computer sleep issues. My computer would just shut off randomly and would not save anything. Now that I've replaced the battery, when my computer gets low enough, under the reserve, it will just shut off. Which can be very irritating. As you loose everything you have currently running.
This app solves my problems! I no longer have to make sure that I get my computer charger instantaneously as the reserve box pops up, which can sometimes be quite far from 0% battery. It gets down to a certain percent and the app does its job and puts my computer to sleep before it completely dies.
All in all, great app! Does exactly what it says it does, cheap and solves a huge problem with my MacBook. I hope the developer continues to provide updates.
My computer was not going automatically to sleep after using it past the low battery warning. That was pretty anoying as it mean having to boot again from scratch and maybe loosing work in progress. This program solves those issues by sleeping my comptuer automatically when only 10 min are left.
Couldn't it be implemented as a preference panel? Otherwsie, It would be great if the % of battery remaining could be shown. This way, if there is a need to have an icon, at least we could deactivate the battery status which would be already shown with this one.
Perfect for travelers
I use my laptop on planes all the time. This app lets me get the maximum amount of work done by warning me at the last possible moment to finish my work and save everything.