updated 02:15 pm EDT, Thu August 10, 2006
Coconut-flavour.com has released coconutBattery 2.5, an entirely rewritten application with a preferences menu and a dashboard widget. The beta widget offers coconutBattery functionality from the dashboard with the same "coconut-flavor" as the standalone application, and the software natively supports Intel Macs as a Universal Binary. The latest version is compatible with MacBook and MacBook Pro, producing warnings when run on unsupported systems. CoconutBattery is a tool that displays the current charge of a notebook battery, as well as the current maximum capacity of the battery in relation to the original capacity the battery had as it left the factory. The utility also offers information about battery-loadcycles, the current charger, and the age of the Mac. CoconutBattery 2.5 is available for free, and requires Mac OS X 10.4.3 or later.