Face Detection and Download Monitor prevents computer from sleeping
November 21, 2012 in Utility
[prMac.com] Sao Paulo, Brazil - Independent developer, Marcelo Leite today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Should I Sleep 1.5.1 for Mac OS X. Having the display dimmed when we're focused on the computer is certainly annoying. Staying alert to "press any key" and prevent (or worse, fix) that, is disturbing and counterproductive.
Should I Sleep will revolutionize the way your computer enters sleep mode to save energy. It uses a combination of unique heuristic sensors to check, before sleeping, if you are at the computer or if the computer is doing something on the internet.
When the display is about to dim (due to keyboard and mouse inactivity), Should I Sleep will start its sensors. Camera, microphone all other software processing will stay on for only about 3 seconds. After that, sleep will be allowed or prevented. No need to touch any button.
Download Monitor *New*
No more broken downloads! Prevent sleep if there is network traffic. It works with all apps, on operations such as downloads and uploads, enjoying online videos and music and also receiving emails. And it even lets you keep connections with the display dimmed!
The application download includes the Face Detection and Prevent by Time (caffeine) modes. The other sensors available through affordable in-app purchases are Camera Motion, Sound Activity, External Display and the new Download Monitor. The update also includes a test mode for all sensors so you can try them before you buy.
So, now you can say "good riddance dim display" on all of the following situations:
* Carefully reading a web page, book or documentation
* Listening to online music or watching online videos
* Downloading or uploading files
* Receiving an email with a huge attachment
* Following the progress of a software operation
* Doing a presentation, training or demonstration
* Listening to a song and following on-screen lyrics
* On a conversation, taking notes between intervals
What's New On 1.5.1:
* Added: Download Monitor
* Added: Option for selecting camera
* Added: Test mode for all sensors
* Changed: Overhauled preferences
* Fixed: Discrete graphics mode switch
* Added: Full retina display support
* Added: Menubar detection feedback
* Mountain Lion 10.8.2 compatible
* Full retina display support
* Mac OS X 10.7.3 or later
* 64-bit processor
* 3.0 MB
Pricing And Availability:
Should I Sleep 1.5.1 is available for Free download from the Mac App Store. It includes the Face Detection sensor and manual timer mode for free. Additional sensors can be tested from the preferences screen and purchased for an affordable price from within the application menu.
Marcelo Leite (a.k.a. Mr. Milk) has been involved in software development since the eighties, from Apple IIe platform to the current Moutain Lion operating system. Marcelo is also the founder and CEO of AnySoft Informatica, a CRM focused company established in 1995. All Material and Software (C) 2012 Marcelo Leite / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.