Did you ever wish you could squeeze a little more battery life out of your MacBook? Now there’s Endurance, the app designed to make your laptop battery last longer while improving its overall battery health. With just a few simple energy-saving moves, it extends battery life by up to 20%, so you can get more done between recharges. Better yet, think of all you can do with the time you used to spend looking for outlets. Let’s explore how it works:
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Endurance key features
Lower the lights
Sometimes dimming the screen a lot at once can feel diappointing, like you’re compromising your Mac experience. But when you gradually wean yourself off excessive battery use, it doesn’t feel as intrusive. Endurance helps with the latter by gradually dimming your screen over time, slowly enough that you won’t notice, but with substantial benefits for your battery life.
Toggle your turbo
Dialing back your Mac’s processing speed is arguably the best way to extend your battery life, but it’s the kind of powerful function that Apple doesn’t let you have access to. Endurance makes it easy to use a lower, less draining speed when you’re using your computer for simple tasks like web browsing. You won’t even notice the impact on day-to-day performance, and you can always toggle the speed back up when you need to play a game or work with large files.
Get notified about runaway apps
It can be surprising to see how much energy some apps use, even when they’re just running in the background. One major offender is Chrome, with all those tabs running. Endurance monitors how much battery your unused apps are using and slows them down if they gobble up too much power. When you reopen them, their tabs will be exactly the way you left them, so you save power without breaking your stride.
Snooze inactive apps
Your Mac has a secret feature called AppNap which automatically slows down apps that are minimized to reduce energy use. With Endurance, background windows can be minimized automatically, ensuring you don’t lose too much juice to unclosed tabs. It even doubles as a much-needed cleanup for your desktop clutter.
Lessen dependence on Flash
In the days of HTML5, the use of the Flash plugin should’ve decreased considerably, but for some reason, it’s still quite popular (thanks Adobe). When it’s turned on,, Flash tends to consume a lot of energy, so Endurance can automatically make sure that it’s never running unless it absolutely needs to.
Customize up to your specs
While Endurance is easy to use and configured right out of the box, you can just turn it on to instantly extend your battery life considerably, you can also tweak its settings to get the results you want without any interruptions to your workflow. Set Endurance to start once your battery level crosses a specific threshold or never allow it to turn off your Mac’s turbo performance — your choice.