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[Mac OS X] Battery Guard is an enhanced replacement for the native Mac battery tray icon
Posted By Tucker On April 11, 2013 @ 1:00 AM In Mac OS X | 1 Comment
My significant other has been raving about Battery Guard, and so I decided to give it a try. When my S.O. says something is good, he is always right…except about how good “Stargate SG-1″ is….sorry, babe, but that show is just plain booooring about 90 percent of the time. Anyway, on to the review of Battery Guard!
The official App Store description for this app reads as follows: “Battery Guard tells you how long your battery will last! It is a fully featured, enhanced replacement for the battery tray icon that comes with your Mac.”
Battery Guard is a battery monitor for OCD, obsessive Mac owners…and I mean that in a good way. You get a ton of detailed information, and Battery Guard monitors your battery charge down to a tenth of a percent, which is more precise that Apple’s native battery monitoring tool.
Because this app monitors your current charge capacity as well as the battery’s original capacity specs, it seems only natural that this app’s next evolution needs to include a graph that shows the rate at which your battery is failing over time. This would help users to plan when they need to buy and install a new battery.
This simple Mac App is a great improvement over Apple’s paltry, native battery monitor. With a few minor tweaks to better educate users about how to keep their battery at its peak, this could become an ultimate-level app. If you want to get a more comprehensive understanding of your battery’s charge, health, and deterioration over time, this app is worth checking out. It’s free, so what are you waiting for?
Version reviewed: 1.1.1
Requires OS X 10.6 or later
Download size: 0.1 MB
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 Battery Guard on Apple App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/battery-guard/id520676829?mt=12
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