Should I Sleep is a free and no-frills OS X application that lives in the menu bar and does not allow your Mac to go to sleep for a fixed period of time or while its sensors tell it that you're still in front of your computer.
Should I Sleep does its magic during the 3 seconds before your Mac's display goes to sleep.
Should I Sleep will automatically check if you are in front of your Mac using its built-in sensors (face detection, camera motion, sound activity and external display) and will allow or prevent it to go to sleep altogether.
NOTE: To download Should I Sleep via the App Store, an Apple account is required.
Here are some key features of "Should I Sleep":
· Heuristic sensors
· Free face detection sensor
· Additional sensors available through in-app purchase
· Hardware-accelerated detection
· Notification Center integration
· Adjustable sensor accuracy and sensitivity
· 64-bit processor
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Added: Customizable time periods
· Added: Prevent by Time with display dimmed
· Added: Uncheck timer menu to restore sensors
· Added: Background detection after shift-ctrl-eject
· Added: Ability to hide menu items
· Added: Option to disable animations
· Added: Notification and Energy Saver quick access
· Added: Basic help instructions on the side bar
· Fixed: Occasional crash after expired timer
· Changed: New on/off button style
· Changed: Preferences text revised
· Changed: Improved preferences UI