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Software can come in different shapes and sizes for a variety of different platforms, which are capable of performing an almost infinite number of tasks, ranging from automating everyday tasks to performing the simplest tasks that make our lives easier. The Sleep No More app for OS X falls under the category of being a simple and extremely lightweight piece of software that doesn’t try to be something it isn’t, offering users the ability to prevent their OS X powered machines from going to sleep for a pre-determined period of time.

Any OS X user will understand that having the correct energy saving options set up is definitely an important part of using a Mac, but the native options within OS X only allow users to specify when the hard disc or display should be turned off or put to sleep. Existing apps do a great job of overriding the system settings, but once again are limited by the fact that users can only choose to have the machine on or off with no additional configuration being possible.

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Sleep No More is an extension of the features which existing apps already provide, and exists as an extremely lightweight Menu Bar installation that brings a modern animated interface to the user which offers them additional power over when the computer sleeps and when it stays awake. It can essentially be thought of as a timer app that puts the computer to sleep and wakes it based around time preferences inputted by the user.

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The package is entirely free and will fire up as soon as OS X boots, meaning that it is always available and always ready to monitor the time on the system. The app is built around a very attractive, modern and animated interface, which takes the form of a rotary time-setting dial which users should find extremely easy to use and get up and running with. Sleep No More doesn’t promise to bring earth-shattering functionality to a Mac, but what it does promise, it delivers on perfectly.

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Those intending to download Sleep No More can do so directly from the website by pointing your browser to sleepnomoreapp.com. The package is only currently compatible with OS X Mountain Lion (10.8).

(via LifeHacker)

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