Jiggler 1.9 : No-Doz for your Mac

(No payment links — Jiggler is freeware)

Jiggler is a little freeware app with one purpose: to keep your Mac awake. When you have some lengthy task for your computer to do, it's annoying to have to turn off your screensaver and turn off the sleep timer, only to have to turn it all back on again when you're done. (The "never sleep" corner will keep your screensaver from kicking in, but still won't prevent your machine from falling asleep.) What you really want is a little helper who will bump your mouse every once in a while to keep your machine alert. That's Jiggler.

Jiggler just wiggles your mouse every once in a while, keeping your machine awake and happy. When you want to stay awake, run it. When you don't want to, quit it. You can even run it while you're working, because you can set it not to wiggle your mouse unless your computer has been sitting idle for a while. Or you can configure it to:

Jiggler is freeware (which means use it freely with no charge). If you like it, please check out our shareware products, and pay for the shareware you use. Thanks!

Jiggler is also open source software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License, as specified in its source code distribution. You can find the source code for Jiggler in the GitHub source repository at https://github.com/bhaller/Jiggler. Please let us know if you find it useful!

Jiggler's icon was provided by Roberto Muñoz. Thanks Roberto!

New in version 1.9: Improved compatibility with macOS 11, and built "Universal": native on both Intel and M1. Fixed an issue with the "click jiggle" option that prevented it from working.