St. Clair Software has released an update for Sleeper, bringing it to version 3.5. Sleeper is a flexible screen saver and energy-saving utility for Macs. The new version has many new features as well as bug fixes. According to St. Clair Software:
St. Clair Software has released version 3.5 of Sleeper, its popular screen saver and energy-saving utility. Sleeper delivers a host of energy-saving features that work on nearly every Macintosh, from the Mac Plus to the latest iMacs, PowerBooks, and G4 PowerMacs. Sleeper provides more options, greater control, and broader hardware compatibility than Appleis Energy Saver control panel. This gives older Macs many of the energy saving features of Appleis newer hardware, and provides newer Macintoshes with more extensive, flexible, and reliable power management.
Version 3.5 delivers a host of new features and fixes, including the ability to save multiple setting configurations, improved reliability on G4 PowerMacs, powering down of LCD screens, and options to control processor cycling. Highlights include:
- Sleeper now saves multiple configuration settings and will automatically switch between configurations when running a PowerBook from battery or ac adapter. Configurations can also be changed manually from the Control Strip.
- Controls have been added to allow entry of any desired delay (1-999 minutes) for the screen saver, disk sleep, password activation, monitor power-down, sleep, and shutdown.
- Sleeper now supports desktop LCD displays, such as the Apple Studio and Apple Cinema displays.
- There are new options to control processor cycling.
- Sleeper now unmounts servers before going to sleep, avoiding Mac OS 9is warning about "losing network services" if the computer is put to sleep.
You can find more information about Sleeper at the St. Clair Software Web site. Sleeper 3.5 is available free to registered users of previous versions or can be licensed for US$25.00.