Review: Jiggler keeps your computer awake and running to prevent interruptions

Walk away as your computer chugs along without fear of it going to sleep with Jiggler for Mac.

Jiggler for Mac performs one basic task -- automated mouse cursor jiggling to prevent screensavers or sleep mode -- but does it with a high degree of thoughtfulness in its settings. At around 200KB, this application downloads and installs in a flash.

Jiggler for Mac caters to situations where you're leaving your Mac alone while it completes processor-hungry tasks, and you don't want the screensaver to kick on...or worse, have the computer go to sleep. We fired up the app and looked through its settings, amazed to see how configurable this little app really is. You can set certain required conditions such as when CPU usage is X percent or greater or when certain applications are running, before jiggling occurs. You can also choose from a couple of restrictions to prevent jiggling, i.e. when your laptop is on battery power. We mixed and matched the different settings, and left our computer alone for a while. When we returned, the screen was exactly how we left it, except that there was an image of the app's icon dead center in the screen to signify that the app had jiggled the mouse cursor.

Jiggler for Mac offers a nice little solution to keep your computer from going to sleep. It's ideal for users who need to leave their computer on, unattended while it chugs away. It is also good for users who watch movies or TV on their computer and have to periodically shake their mouse to keep watching.

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