Caffeine

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 7 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.5
  • Total Downloads:
    87,077
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 02, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    14.29KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    795
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Simple program that does what it says."

October 25, 2011  |  By Captseadog

 |  Version: Caffeine 1.5

Pros

You don't have to move your mouse to keep your screen from sleeping. It does it behind the scenes so you are free to watch a movie etc without disturbance.

Cons

You have to remember to turn it off.

Summary

I have it on all my computers and smartphones.

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4 stars

"Stops unnecessary screen saver locks"

March 09, 2011  |  By wsimonds

 |  Version: Caffeine 1.5

Pros

Works as advertised...simple...straight forward...resides in the tool tray so you can see it is on and working

Cons

Changing default settings requires a command line entry instead of having an option menu in the program

Summary

It would have gotten 5 stars except getting it to use a different key stroke emulation (which I need it to do) requires a manual start from the command window with a toggle. I wanted it to auto start and with a different key stroke than the default because one of my programs uses that key stroke. Problem solved when I wrote a batch file and dropped that in the Windows Startup folder. But now IT has blocked all batch files so I have to start it manually each time. It needs a "preferences" option within the program to configure things that you want to change permanently. Making the user have to manually start the program from the command line each time you boot up detracts from an otherwise great little utility.

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5 stars

"DOWNLOAD TO PREVENT WINDOWS FROM LOCKING EVERY MINUTE"

December 26, 2010  |  By marysneatdesk

 |  Version: Caffeine 1.5

Pros

my vista was locking me out every 1 minute for some reason...and it annoyed me very much ! Then, I found Caffeine, and it was absolutely amazing! They also update this program from time to time too. Works quietly, icon on taskbar only .

Cons

NONE AT ALL

Summary

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.5
Version 1.5 has added new command line options inactivefor,showdlg and apptoggle.
General
Publisher Zhorn Software
Publisher web site http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/
Release Date November 02, 2010
Date Added November 02, 2010
Version 1.5
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows 2003, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 14.29KB
File Name caffeine.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 87,077
Downloads Last Week 795
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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