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AlDente 1.24

Menu bar tool to limit the maximum charging percentage

Category: Developer Tools
Price: Free
Popularity: High
Version String: 1.24 (47)
Release Date: 2023-11-24
Architecture: Intel & AppleSilicon(ARM)
Minimum OS: macOS 11.0
Vendor Name: David Wernhart
Homepage: apphousekitchen.com

Version History 1.24 (47)

You can find release notes for this version here: [apphousekitchen.com]


MacOS menu bar tool to limit maximum charging percentage

Don't overcook your battery! Keep it fresh and chewy with AlDente.

AlDente for Apple Silicon (M1 MacBooks) is out now!

The time has come: AlDente for Apple Silicon (M1 MacBooks) is out now. We thank everyone who has helped us here in the forum and hope you like it. Thats not all, we have also started working on a pro version of AlDente with advanced features several weeks ago. Since we have put a lot of hours into developing the app, it will cost a little. However, there will always be this free and open source version of AlDente updated with the new M1 SMC keys. If you have any feature requests or ideas for AlDente Pro, let us know. If you want to get notified, when AlDente Pro comes out, just enter your email at https://apphousekitchen.com/aldente/ In the meantime, stay safe and keep your battery fresh. David & Matthias

Why do I need this?

Li-ion and polymer batteries (like the one in your MacBook) last the longest when operating between 20 and 60 percent. Keeping your battery at 100% at all times can shorten the lifespan of your MacBook significantly. More information can be found here: https://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/how_to_charge_when_to_charge_table


• Max. Battery Charge allows you to set your maximum charging percentage between 20 and 100 percent. You can either set it by using the slide bar or by typing in the desired percentage in the field above and pressing enter afterwards.

• Launch at Login does exatly what it says, it will automatically launch AlDente when you start your MacBook. Make sure you safe the AlDente program file in the Applications folder for this feature to work.

• Allow Discharge - When this feature is activated, your MacBook will run on battery until it reaches the desired percentage. Afterwards, it will stay at the desired battery percentage and use the power adapter again.

• Use Classic SMC Key (Intel) - When activated, AlDente will use a different pathway to inhibit charging with the benefit of inhibiting charging even if your MacBook is turned off. However, it comes with a tradeoff: The feature "Allow Discharge" is not available when its activated. Furthermore, as the name suggests, this feature is only available on Intel MacBooks.