BetterTouchTool using significant energy

I noticed on my M2 Max MacBook Pro that the macOS Ventura 13.2.1 power manager was reporting the BetterTouchTool was using a "significant" amount of energy:

CleanShot 2023-03-09 at 12.13.06@2x

I checked Activity Monitor, and the Energy Impact spikes from near zero to over 4,500 (whatever those units are):

CleanShot 2023-03-09 at 12.13.43@2x

Is this considered normal? Seems odd to me.

I've attached the debug. (225.7 KB)


Whoah, check out this historical power use of BetterTouchTool. Something definitely isn't right!

most of the time it's the experimental Dropbox sync, if you have enabled that try to disable it

It can also be caused by some scripts you have configured in BTT

Just saw this, sorry. I checked and Sync was enabled, but to iCloud. I have disabled it and will report back.

Last night my battery was wiped from 100% to 0% while asleep in an about six hours.

CleanShot 2023-03-18 at 16.09.08@2x

But the good news is, shortly after disabling sync, macOS stopped reporting it as an energy hog!

CleanShot 2023-03-18 at 16.15.48@2x

Overnight success! No more battery drain, thank you! Perhaps that experimental page should include a warning that this should NOT be used on laptops.