Release a website version of the app and add closed lid function
U understand that in the Mac App Store version it is not possible for Amphetamine to keep MacBooks awake, while the lid is closed. So why not releasing a version of Amphetamine on your website to "fix" this inconvenience of not having this possibility. There is an app "InsomniaX" which is really great at doing exactly that but unfortunately it has not the other great features Amphetamine offers, and the app is no longer developed.
Maybe someday! Unfortunately, that day is not today, however. Please know that I am considering this, though.
InsomniaX Source Code is now open source
Hi Will, any news about that? Maybe for the MacOS High Sierra release in fall? Would be awesome!
What would be great about this is if (along with the closed lid support), there would be a setting to keep it from sleeping for as long as a time machine backup is running.
Time Machine has a problem where if the machine goes to sleep in the middle of a backup, there's a greater chance of your entire backup archive being corrupted, needing to restart from scratch.
Pleas add this feature!
I echo what others have said. It'd be a great addition.
Please do consider it.
Hey William, there is a GitHub project called InsomniaX https://github.com/semaja2/InsomniaX. Maybe you could use code from it as it is able to keep the macbook wake even when the lid is closed and no power cable attached. The project unfortunately is no longer maintained by its original developer.
Not wanting to add an Apple ID to my Mac. Please release a website version of this application!
Daniel I. Schwartz commented
Adding my voice because this is a CRITICAL feature since I need to constantly open and close the lid, and each time it is closed the network connection is lost. Have used Sleepless in the past which initially did the trick but that stopped working, and InsomniaX isn't consistent either.
José María Martín Luque commented
Please add this! I thought it was possible to use it with the lid closed but it turns out that it is not the case :(
Please please please consider this functionality, I actually downloaded anphetamine to see if that option was available. I like all the other features but that was the main feature I was looking for.
Phyo Thiha commented
I'm not sure how this is possible, but I'm running v3.0.2 and I'm able to close the lid and keep my computer running. I'm writing this response from work while remoting into my home MacBook pro while the lid is closed and amphetamine is running. Is there any explanation for this?
Adam Logan commented
I second this. I'm coming from no sleep though:
that would be so great! I also use insomniax and its great but having 2 apps is a little inconvenient.