Caffeine

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Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 6 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.5
File Size:
14.29KB
Date Added:
November 02, 2010
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista
Total Downloads:
87,077
Downloads Last Week:
795
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Caffeine keeps a computer from locking up or falling asleep by regularly simulating keystrokes. Like a strong cup of coffee, the program prevents your screensaver from kicking in without your having to disable the screensaver itself. It's handy for times when you don't want a screensaver but also don't want to change your desktop settings.

We enjoyed this program's interface, because it didn't try to overextend itself. Caffeine basically has only an on/off switch. It's pretty much impossible to be confused with such a simple layout. The program's description claims it simulated a keystroke once a minute in order to keep our computer from going to sleep. We had no way to prove or disprove whether the keystroke happened, but the program lived up to its billing: we left the computer idle for several minutes, which normally would have resulted in the screensaver kicking in, and nothing happened. Since that was what was supposed to happen (or not happen) it is obviously an effective way to keep your screen open. Caffeine is so simple and basic that it offers no features, special or otherwise. While this doesn't hurt its overall excellence, a timer or scheduler might be a smart inclusion. Regardless, this was a great way to keep a computer from lapsing into sleep.

Caffeine is freeware. It comes as a compressed file.

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  • All Versions:

    4.2

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star: 4
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
  • Current Version:

    4.7

    out of 3 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 1 stars

    "Comes with unwanted mallware :-("

    February 22, 2014   |   By cmikkelsen

    Version: Caffeine 1.6

    Pros

    The Caffeine does what it's supposed to, but...

    Cons

    Comes with PassShow and other unwanted adds that will spam you with adds on every website you go to

    Summary

    Not a recomended software, if you are not an experiensed user it's difficult to clean your computer for all the extra mallware/addware.

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  • 5 stars

    "Simple and does the trick with no bloat"

    January 17, 2014   |   By syordy

    Version: Caffeine 1.6

    Pros

    Simple, one file, no install install (simply put it on your machine)

    Cons

    No options from the GUI, like "run when Windows starts", but also not really needed.

    Summary

    Small, simple file that does just what you need it to do with no frills or hassles.

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