UnPlugged

Developer: Briksoftware.com

Current Version: 3.0

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 12.9 MB - Download

Description:

UnPlugged is an application that notifies you when the power cord of the MacBook is unplugged or plugged back in. It also notifies you in regular steps about your batteries capacity while you run on battery or while you charge your battery.

Notifications are done using the Notification Center, Growl or with a built in notification window.

UnPlugged stays completely invisible while monitoring your power plug. Only a small Menu Item is visible, showing the current battery status.

SHOW MORE ...

Release Notes:

- Notification Center Support
- Different Notification Intervals for Full or Empty Batteries
- Improved Menu Item
- Localizations

SHOW LESS ...

Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 2
Review by freakonomics3415

Great, Simple App - This is a very simple background app. I have no complaints about UnPlugged but to address other's concerns about appearance: download Growl. It's a free app not yet available on the app store, however, it can be found quickly on google. Growl is essentially a notification system that works perfectly with UnPlugged.

Found helpful by 10 out of 15 people
1/5
Version 2
Review by J Garzia

useless app - this is the most useless app it doesnt do anythinh that OS X is already doing

Found helpful by 24 out of 42 people

More Reviews for Current Version

5/5
Version 3.0
Review by Greg L

Settings allow it to be minimally intrusive and super reliable - I love this app. I wanted something that stays hidden and reliably alerts me if I accidentally unplug the laptop. That’s all. Simple. UnPlugged’s preferences settings allow you to be notified using either Apple’s system-wide Notifications method or via Unplugged’s own built-in method (shown in the third and fourth screen shots, above). The beauty of the built-in notification method is it doesn’t automatically disappear after so many seconds like Notifications do; the alert stays there until you acknowledge it with a click, which is great, because unplugging often occurs when one is moving the laptop and isn’t watching the screen for a fleeting notification. It also allows you to not have its icon show in the menu bar. Thus, the app can be made to run completely transparently in the background so it only gets in your face when it needs to. And when it *does* get in your face to tell you your laptop’s been unplugged, you just click to acknowledge and it can be set to leave you alone as you work off of the battery. Finally, if you *were* plugged in, put the laptop to sleep (or close the lid), the laptop becomes unplugged, and you then wake the laptop, UnPlugged doesn’t fail; it still alerts you.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
4/5
Version 3.0
Review by BigBear1950

great little app only one thing missing - While it gives a good visual display which is configurable, it would be even better if you could set a audible alarm at a certain percentage. This would make it perfect. Lots of time my MAC is doing a conversion and I’m away from it for a bit only to come back and find the battery depleted.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
5/5
Version 3.0
Review by Alex Celeste

Simple and Does The Job - This app has one narrow purpose, and it does that well. It is an app that anyone who wants to have visual cues of their laptop's battery states should install. With Notification Center set up to not collect the notifications from this app you can see the battery state as it drains (and if desired charges) in the same fashion as email, iMessage, and the like, but not have that pollute your Notification Center.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
4/5
Version 3.0
Review by Ali46712001

Excellent app - The app is great if you the kind that forgets to plug in your laptop. The reason why I did not give it 5 stars it's because, I think a few things could be added such as more info about the battery for example the amount of cycles and how many are remaining before servicing. A dimming option for the display when plugged in. If the developper considers adding this that would truly be a 5 star app. The developper is very responsive as well.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
5/5
Version 3.0
Review by pinakroy

Great app that maximizes battery life - Great app to maximize battery life. It offers great granular controls for battery level notifications and can exclude certain applications (when watching movies or giving presentations, for example). Most importantly, it is rock-solid and has worked consistently. I use it to make sure my laptop battery is only used for shallow discharges, and it has definitely maximized my battery life (monitor historical battery life with Coconut Battery, another fantastic app which is a perfect complement to this one). Thank you to the Unplugged developer for a great little app!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
SHOW MORE ...