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System Requirements
Mac OS X 10.7 or later
(Compatible with Mavericks)

Executable Type

File Details
Version: 2.3
License: Donation-ware
Price: Donation-based
Post Date: Oct 29, 2013
Size: 513Kb


About PleaseSleep

PleaseSleep is a utility software designed for Mac OS X that helps put your computer to sleep when you know some other app is preventing your Mac from going to sleep.

PleaseSleep sits in the background and waits for the sleep timer you set in Energy Saver preferences pane. Depending on the preferences you set, PleaseSleep will try to put your computer to sleep when the scheduled sleep timer kicks in. PleaseSleep is very easy to configure, you can enable, disable, and access its preferences via the system menu bar icon. You can choose to have PleaseSleep activate the sleep function all the time, or you can tell PleaseSleep to activate the sleep function only when certain apps are running.

A great deal of effort has gone into the creation, maintenance, and customer support of PleaseSleep. If you find PleaseSleep useful and are happy with it, we would love if you would consider donating. Donations help pay for bandwidth and help pay for the time spent maintaining and improving the software. Donations are entirely voluntary, and any donation amount is greatly appreciated. To make your donation now using Credit Card or PayPal, please click the "Donate" button. Thank you for your support.

In order to grow our support and keep the development effort, we are considering making the transition from donation-ware to a shareware product in the next major update. This will allow us to continue offering updates and new features to our software. This will also enable our stellar customer support to remain that way. If the transition did occur, to express our appreciation to all of the people who have sent a verifiable donation to DragonOne’s PleaseSleep project prior to the transition, we would grant a registration code for the next version when the transition occurs.

To make PleaseSleep work with Gatekeeper feature:
  1. Turn off Gatekeeper by selecting "Anywhere" in "Security & Privacy" System Preferences, or
  2. Right-click on icon in your Applications folder and then choose "Open", select "Open" in the prompted dialog box to allow PleaseSleep to run on your system.

What’s New in this Version
  • Compatible with Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
  • New option to force sleep again, when the system wakes up after only having slept for a very short period of time.
  • Now only supports Mac OS X 10.7 and later.
  • Minor bug fixes.

  • The older version for Snow Leopard/Leopard users can be downloaded here.
  • The older version for Tiger/Panther users can be downloaded here.
  • To uninstall PleaseSleep, you can download the uninstaller here.

More Screenshots
System Menu Icon, Dropdown Menu, Preferences - General, Preferences - Force Sleep, Preferences - Exceptions