Amy's Choice - Sleep Blocker
Amy's Choice is a utility that keeps your computer from entering sleep mode. You can configure it to check if a specific program is running, and then prevent the screensaver and sleep mode from kicking in.
Amy's Choice can also keep your hard drives from powering down, if you so wish. For example, I set mine up to monitor SMPlayer and prevent screensaver and disk sleep.The timeout functions can be used to close down the system at at certain time and date.
This freeware application is distributed under the Creative Commons license "Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International".
On the Creative Commons website you can read both a summary and the full legal terms of this license.
Standalone 0.1.2.8 (zip) (4 October 2015)
Standalone 0.1.2.6 (zip) (4 October 2015)
Notice! Since a move to Linux, this application is no longer being maintained (26 April 2016).
.NET Framwork 4.5 (from Microsoft's website)
(I've discovered some inconsistencies in disk blocking on Windows 10. Version 0.1.1.5 sets out to fix this; however, it still needs some testing.)
0.1.2.8 - Nothing major, just rebuilds
0.1.2.6 - Moved to .NET Framework 4.5
0.1.1.5 - Small fix for drive sleep. (0.1.1.4 had build problems).
0.1.0.3 - Fixes a problem with the minimized start command lineparameter.
0.1.0.2 - Updated time/date interface as I noticed that the previous one lead to mistakes and misunderstandings. Also, a small fix ensuring the timeout function cannot be enabled from program start.
0.1.0.1 - Small fix. Making sure the correct icon is shown for each app in the Select form.
0.1.0.0 - Stable initial version
Can I make it run automatically when Windows starts?
Yes. The simplest way is to just create a shortcut to Amy's Choice in the Start menu "Autostart" folder. You can use the command line argument "-min" after the filename to make it start in its minimized mode.