While we enjoy the benefits of our device's default energy saving capabilities there are times when it's actually kind of aggravating. Probably the most annoying is when using the GPS system or reading a map. The last thing that you need is for your device to dim out or go into sleep mode when you need it in a hurry. It can be downright dangerous, if it comes to that. Stay Alive! is a free, simple and effective mobile and tablet application that is guaranteed to keep your device's screen active when you need it and off when you don't.
Stay Alive! keeps your device's screen up, running and viewable when you need it most. It proves especially useful when you are running things like your GPS application, your favorite remote control or playing a movie or slideshow when the last thing you want is for your device to go into sleep mode or dim out. If you use Stay Alive on your device, your screen will never go back to sleep unless you want it to. Choose from several different options so that you decide exactly when and how you want your device to remain active. You can leave it on only when you have power or if you are running an application in the foreground. The app can easily be disabled when you connect it to your car or to your desktop docking station and you can pause it when you don't need it. It also wont come on and stay on automatically when you receive notifications. Finally, you probably wont need the service all the time so Stay Alive! automatically disables itself when you actually turn off your device.
There are no great secrets with Stay Alive! It simply puts you back in charge of your mobile or tablet when it comes to keeping your screen active and in constant view. Frankly it can be a pain in the ass if you are watching a video or following a map to suddenly slip into sleep or dimmer mode. This easy to install and easy to use free app wont change your display timeout value or the brightness settings. But it will prevent your device from going to sleep when you don't want it to.