InsomniaX is a lightweight and very easy-to-use Mac OS X utility specially made to help you disable the sleep mode on your MacBook.
To install InsomniaX you just have to download the archive from our download page and extract the utility to your Applications folder. Once launched, InsomniaX’s icon will appear in the status bar from where you can instantly access its menu.
An unobtrusive and practical utility for MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro users
The low-key utility runs quietly in the background and offers you the option to disable the Lid or Idle Sleep with just a few clicks of a mouse button.
By accessing InsomniaX’s status bar menu, you also have the option to sleep your MacBook’s display and configure InsomniaX’s behavior based on your needs.
Enable or disable the Sleep prevention feature with a keystroke
As follows, InsomniaX helps you disable or enable the Lid or Idle Sleep when the power source changes from battery to AC and vice versa. In addition, you can assign a keyboard shortcut to the Lid or Idle Sleep.
What is more, InsomniaX comes with sound effects that you can enable or disable, a CPU Safety feature and the option to automatically start at login.
It is worth mentioning that using your MacBook with a closed lid might lead to various system heat issues and you should use InsomniaX with caution.
InsomniaX is under active development and you can view detailed instructions on how to repair or uninstall InsomniaX from your Mac on InsomniaX’s homepage.
In conclusion, if you are looking for a simple and intuitive Mac OS X application capable to prevent your MacBook from sleeping when closing the lid, then InsomniaX is the app for you.
Reviewed by George Popescu, last updated on October 11th, 2014
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- Added sensor detection and alerts should no sensors be detected for safety system
- Added Sleep Display Hotkey
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Application descriptionInsomniaX has been created to provide OS X users to easily disable the sleep mode on any Mac laptop, a featu...