When you’re running on battery power, you want to make sure your Mac is using as little energy as possible. But there are plenty of times when you don’t want your system to go to sleep.

Check out these Mac Menu Bar Battery Apps:



gfxCardStatus is an unobtrusive menu bar app for OS X that allows MacBook Pro users to see which apps are affecting their battery life by using the more power-hungry graphics. It also tells you which graphics card you are using.

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Endurance increases your Mac’s battery life by removing unwanted applications and shutting down programs that suck up the maximum amount of energy. On a typical Mac notebook, this can help your Mac run for 20 per cent longer.


Battery Indicator


Battery Indicator shows the remaining battery time or percentage right in your menu bar. This is especially useful on macOS Sierra 10.12.2 or later where clicking the battery icon no longer shows the remaining time.




SlimBatteryMonitor is a replacement power gauge for Apple’s Mac OS X that tracks both laptop batteries and many UPS batteries. It takes 70% less space than Mac OS X battery indicator.