Amphetamine is a little app that lives in your menu bar. With Amphetamine, you can effortlessly override your energy saver settings and keep your Mac awake.

It works in a similar way as Caffeine for Mac.


  • Keep your Mac (and optionally its display and drives) awake
  • Choose from numerous activation time presets, or enter your own
  • Keep your Mac awake while specific apps are running
  • Schedule activation/deactivation for specific times of the day
  • Activate/deactivate with a single click in the menu bar
  • Activate automatically at launch and/or login
  • Activate when connected to specific WiFi networks
  • Keep drives (HDDs/SSDs) connected to your Mac awake (OS X 10.7 & up only)
  • Use global hotkeys for activation/deactivation
  • Receive alerts while Amphetamine is running or when it activates/deactivates
  • Auto-deactivate when your Mac’s battery drops below a set threshold
  • Auto-activate when you connect your Mac’s power adapter
  • Allow/prevent screen saver
  • Use your own status icons
  • Custom notification sounds
  • AppleScript support

Software Info

Name Amphetamine
Supported Platforms