A healthy battery is key to getting more out of a device, be it a smartphone, laptop or any consumer electronic device for that matter. That being said, Apple’s relationship with batteries has been turbulent, to say the least.
Keeping that in mind, we started prowling around on the internet and found the perfect app that can monitor your MacBook’s battery and help keep it in pristine conditioning.
To find out how it’s able to do that, read on.
One of the first things you can do to maintain battery longevity that doesn’t require any app installation to protect your battery is to unplug the charger when you have charged it.
FruitJuice will tell you how long and when you need to keep your battery unplugged throughout the day.
It does this by analyzing your previous week’s battery behavior and suggests that you stay unplugged 20 percent of the time you use your MacBook.
A small menu bar symbol can be added to display how much unplugged time remains.
You can remain unplugged for as long as you like (obviously) but FruitJuice will send you unobtrusive notifications to tell you when you can appropriately plug in.
To get more detail, you can click the menu bar symbol to get a detailed and structured analysis which includes daily average awake time and battery details, its capacity and number of charge cycles. It also shows a graph detailing recent power history.
FruitJuice also walks you through a maintenance cycle once in every 30 days in which you charge the battery to 100 percent and run it down to 20 percent.
Another thing worth mentioning here is FruitJuice’s online FAQ directory. Its clear and precise while being short.
FruitJuice costs $9.99 on the Mac app store and some might say it’s expensive but in our opinion, it’s certainly cheaper than a new MacBook battery.
We hope you find this review helpful and if you want us to review any mac app, mention it in the comments below!