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Watts for Mac

$6.95
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    6,302
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 24, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $6.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    3.29MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    10
  • Platform:
    Mac
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1 stars

"Crashes on launch. Zero support from developer."

May 30, 2012  |  By guymoss

2012-05-30 22:43:43  |  By guymoss

 |  Version: Watts 1.3.3

Pros

Nice app if it worked. But it consistently crashes on launch.

Cons

I've emailed the developer twice in two weeks. Not even a response.

Summary

Save your hard earned money. Don't buy this app.

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4 stars

"Does its job, does it well"

July 21, 2011  |  By the_jordan

2011-07-21 10:08:25  |  By the_jordan

 |  Version: Watts 1.3.2

Pros

Reminds me to take care of my battery

Cons

Reminds me to take care of my battery

Summary

Basically, this app will help you take better care of your battery. At times, it is annoying to go through the calibration process, but (hopefully) it will help extend the life of your laptop.

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1 stars

"I had to take this off my mbp 17""

June 17, 2011  |  By runninhot

2011-06-17 13:41:00  |  By runninhot

 |  Version: Watts 1.3.2

Pros

I have none.

Cons

It made my MBP instantly shut off without warning when the battery got to about 50%. I did not check any box for watts to do that.

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1 stars

"Have not been able to use this software at all..."

April 21, 2011  |  By smithg

2011-04-21 10:30:40  |  By smithg

 |  Version: Watts 1.3.1

Pros

This software hogs computer, and refuses to be deleted.

Cons

Cannot delete it.

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4 stars

"Excelent for monitoring battery"

February 14, 2011  |  By tigerandyx9

2011-02-14 05:55:40  |  By tigerandyx9

 |  Version: Watts 1.2.0

Pros

Does what OS X should be doing in maintaining a healthy battery, revitalising the one inside (for the 300 theoretical cycles) or for complaining to Apple for selling you a less than 100% healthy battery!

Cons

None so far.

Summary

Excelent little utility for battery maintenance.

Does what OS X should be doing in maintaining a healthy battery, revitalising the one inside (for the 300 theoretical cycles) or for complaining to Apple for selling you a less than 100% healthy battery!

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4 stars

"could be more elegant, but it's way better than nothing"

October 19, 2010  |  By plaintiger

2010-10-19 19:52:39  |  By plaintiger

 |  Version: Watts 1.2.0

Pros

keeps track of the state of my battery and the necessity of conditioning so i don't have to; walks me through the process when it's time.

Cons

i don't think Growl is the most suitable form of notification for this particular application; something persistent would be better than something that basically flashes once on my screen and goes away; app could be more assertive all around.

Summary

i'm glad Watts exists; i've bought it and will use it. i just think i'd like it to be more assertive than it is; i don't know from experience, only having downloaded Watts a few nights ago, but i feel like it'll be way too easy for me to miss Growl notifications. i think that for an important process like this, the app should offer persistent alert windows. it offers one for notification that you've run your battery down to X percent, but that's it - what happens if i don't see the Growl notification that it's time to condition? will it show it again at intervals or something? or am i going to have to keep opening Watts to see if i've missed a Growl notification and it's actually time to condition my battery?

i have to repeatedly open Watts manually to see what stage of the conditioning process i'm at too, and what i need to do next. i think it would be nice if once you started the conditioning process, Watts would present itself at each stage, rather than making you have to go call it up. i also would like the previous and next steps to be easier to read than they are; as it is they're grayed out and can really only be read be looking at them straight-on - i have to move around and tilt my screen so i can read them, which is a nuisance.

so, bottom line is that i think the app could be much better-designed, but i'm just very glad it was designed at all.

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4 stars

"Great app to make you take care of your battery..."

October 07, 2010  |  By dovad

2010-10-07 09:30:10  |  By dovad

 |  Version: Watts 1.2.0

Pros

Walks you through the process of conditioning your battery and does so on the recommended schedule that Apple publishes in their support section.

Cons

Can't think of any cons so far...

Summary

At $6.95 it's a must have. I believe a new battery is around $129.00 from Apple so if this app extends the life of your batter even a month or two it's well worth the few bucks and any little effort.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0.1
Small changes BUT important ones. Several of you complain about difficulties on calibrating the battery. To solve this issue we have make the calibration algorithm a bit more flexible. Also now you will state in the "calibration done" state for a day, so you do not miss it.
General
Publisher Binary Tricks
Publisher web site http://binarytricks.com
Release Date October 24, 2016
Date Added October 24, 2016
Version 2.0.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Battery Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/10.6 Intel/10.7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.29MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 6,302
Downloads Last Week 10
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $6.95

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