CoconutBattery – Get Extended Battery Information of Mac Laptops
If you own a Mac laptop, you’ll want this great app. CoconutBattery provides the usual current battery charge information, but that’s not what makes it cool.
Anyone that has owned a device operated by rechargeable batteries can tell you that over time the capacity diminishes. That is what makes CoconutBattery so unique, it provides detailed information on your batteries life, comparing original and current battery capacity of a MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air.
This is a very useful tool for MacBook owners, and it’s free too.
You can also save battery data at will, allowing you to compare your batteries health and lifespan to usage statistics and the time passed. This is particularly useful if you are always on the go and are curious how much usage you can really get out of a single battery.
CoconutBattery can also tell you how many loadcycles your battery has had in total, the age of your Mac, if the battery is charging, and if your charger is connected.
Grab Coconutbattery from the developer, it’s free and works great on MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro.
Once you download CoconutBattery just launch the app to access your battery details of the MacBook it is running on.
The interface is simple and easy to use too, what’s not to like? Check it out if you’re a portable Mac user, it’s a great way to keep a historical record of MacBook and MacBook Pro battery cycles and battery life capacity.
Of course this is not just helpful for raw knowledge, but it can also be informative for when to replace a battery on a MacBook or MacBook Pro. If the cycle count is pushing a very high number and battery performance is terrible, that may be an indicator it’s time for a battery replacement service. Some Mac batteries are easier to replace than others though, it just depends on the model of the MacBook or MacBook Pro. MacBook Air is difficult to replace the battery of and requires opening the enclosure, as do all newer MacBook Pro and MacBook models too.
This is one of my “must-have” tools for Mac laptops, but you can always get battery cycle details from the System Information tool in Mac OS as well.