My favorite app of the week: Caffeine

Do you ever get annoyed because your Mac screen turns off regardless of your screensaver or timeout/security preferences?  Well, I do.  There are  a few times when I want to keep the screen on because when it blanks out and password locks it causes my proxy or other apps to somehow jam or disconnect.

I found the perfect solution for those moments when you simply want the screen to stay on.  Caffeine by Lighthead.  A free app at that.  It has super simple functionality accessible from the menu bar in the form of a little coffee cup.  When the cup is steaming, your screen is perma-on for the time you set in your preferences.  You can set the steam to another duration time by right-clicking and selecting a different time.

caffeinie preferences



Get it at the Mac App Store for free