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SaverLab
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After Dark
Dark Side of the Mac
Eclipse
Holiday Lights
MacDim
Amnesty Screen Saver
Anemona
Big, Fat, Stinking Snowman
breveCreatures
Cyclone
DashSaver
Desktop Dolphins
DeskToy
Electric Sheep
Euphoria
FadeText
Fireflies
Flowers
Flurry
Flux
Flying Fish
Goldfish Aquarium
Helios
Hyperspace
IdleWeb
iKaleid
iSight Screensavers
Jack-O-Lantern
Jellywing
LotsaEscher
LotsaGlass
LotsaSnow
LotsaWater
LunaSaver
Marine Aquarium
MatrixSaver
Microbe
Moire
Moolah!
MovingPhotos 3D
Neko
Osirus
Plasma Tunnel
PongSaver
Rain Forest
Rypple
Scattered Flurries
ShuffleSaver
Skyrocket
Snowfall
SnowmenSaver
Solar Winds
Something Fishy: 3D Desktop Aquarium
Soundstream
SpaceTime
sqreensavers
3D Matrix Code
Ultimate 3D Aquarium
XScreenSaver


Ishi's AfterDark Modules
Lloyd's screensavers
MacScreenSavers.com
Stephen's Screensavers
Umich's Screen Saver Directory
Favorite After Dark Modules (use with After Dark or Dark Side of the Mac)
Barney Blaster 2.0.2Classic PPC 136 KB
Buzzz 1.4Classic PPC 362 KB
Collager 1.0.1Classic PPC 508 KB
Luna 1.0Classic PPC 96 KB
Movies In The Dark 1.0Classic PPC 7 KB
SimAcid 1.1Classic PPC 41 KB


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Icon After Dark 2.0.1

The best known screen saver.
  • License: Free Update
  • Author/Publisher: Berkeley Systems
  • Release Date: December 12, 1997
  • Requirements: 680x0 or PPC - Works with System 7.1 to Mac OS 8.6 - Not compatible with OS 9 (some functionality but quite unstable) - Darkside of the Mac is a very stable alternative
Download680x0Classic PPC File Size: 3.8 MB - After Dark Online 2.0.1 - the Online part is defunct, but you can get the fully functional engine (control panel) from this file
icon Amnesty Screen Saver 1.5

Let everyone know you've stepped away from your Mac in style with this unique screen saver that animates a Dashboard widget around your screen.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Mesa Dynamics
  • Modification Date: December 8, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 803 Kb
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icon Anemona 1.42

Anemona is a particle-based screensaver. It suggests the movement of a Sea Anemone.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Oriol Ferrer Mesia
  • Modification Date: Autgust 29, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher - Compatible with Snow Leopard
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 104 Kb
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Icon Big, Fat, Stinking Snowman 1.3

A snowman, snow and an optional clock. Have a big, fat, stinking Christmas.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Big, Fat, Stinking Software
  • Modification Date: December 14, 2006
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher, Quartz Extreme capable Macintosh
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 77 Kb
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Icon breveCreatures 2.0

breveCreatures is a screensaver that simulates the evolution of virtual creatures in a physically simulated 3D world. Beginning initially with random creatures, the screensaver uses a genetic algorithm to develop creatures capable of realistic locomotion behaviors.
The concept and algorithms implemented in breveCreatures are based on Karl Sims' seminal work, "Evolving Virtual Creatures".
Because the screensaver uses an evolutionary algorithm, it may take a long time - hours, or even days - before effective locomotion behaviors can be observed. Each time it is run, the screensaver will save its progress and continue from where it left off.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Jon Klein
  • Modification Date: December 9, 2006
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 6.8 MB
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Icon Cyclone 10.2.1

This is a ScreenSaver Module for Mac OS X.
It's a port of the Windows OpenGL ScreenSaver made by Terence M. Welsh.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Terence M. Welsh/Mac OS X port : Stephane Sudre
  • Modification Date: August 29, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher - Compatible with Snow Leopard
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 119 Kb
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Icon Dark Side of the Mac 5.0.6

A great screen saver which runs as an application and plays After Dark modules.
  • License: Shareware, $20
  • Author/Publisher: Igor Livshits
  • Modification Date: October 25, 1999
  • Requirements: 680x0 or PPC
Download680x0Classic PPC File Size: 521 Kb
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icon DashSaver 1.2

When DashSaver is selected as a User's screensaver, when the computer is inactive after the specified time as set in the Screen Saver preference pane, the dashboard is displayed and the user's desktop is hidden.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: High Earth Orbit
  • Modification Date: April 6, 2006
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 54 Kb
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icon Desktop Dolphins 1.0

2 Screensaver in 1! Watch dolphins jump and dive in a 3D ocean environment, OR have them jumping and diving on the screen you were just working on, or any other background image you like!
  • License: Shareware, $7.50
  • Author/Publisher: Useless Creations
  • Modification Date: August 31, 2006
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 1.8 MB
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icon DeskToy 1.0

DeskToy is a screen saver for Mac OS X. It renders an animated scene of a common perpetual motion desk toy: a collection of concentric circular pendula linked together.
There are lots of ways to configure the view: you can change the number of rings, put the camera in the center, speed up or slow down the frame rate. You can also enable damping to watch the pendula gradually become still in the horrible way of all things in the fullness of time. Do so only at the risk of profound existential despair.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Jason Trump
  • Modification Date: February 24, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 195 Kb
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Icon Eclipse 3.1.1

An efficient well done screen saver which will play back slideshows of your favorite pics or QuickTime movies. Also has some security features ideal for those just trying to keep the kids from destroying too much while you're not around.
  • License: Shareware, $15
  • Author/Publisher: Andrew Welch/Ambrosia Software
  • Modification Date: February 4, 1998
  • Requirements: 680x0 or PPC
Download680x0Classic PPC File Size: 788 Kb
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Icon Electric Sheep 2.7b17a

This software owes its name to Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. It realizes the collective dream of sleeping computers from all over the internet.
When the screen-saver is activated, the screen goes black and an animated 'sheep' appears. Behind the scenes, the screen-saver contacts a server and joins the parallel computation of new sheep. Every fifteen minutes 24/7 a new sheep is born and distributed to all clients for display. Each sheep is an animated fractal flame.
This program is recommended only if you have a high-bandwidth, always-on connection to the internet such as DSL or cable modem. For best results, let it run overnight to collect a whole flock. Laptop users might have to adjust their power settings to accomplish this.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Scott Draves
  • Release Date: September 1, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher - Compatible with Snow Leopard
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 16.2 MB
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Icon Euphoria 10.2

Euphoria is a psychedelic OpenGL ScreenSaver for Mac OS X. Euphoria is a creation of Terence M. Welsh. It was ported to Mac OS X by Stephane Sudre.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Terence M. Welsh/Mac OS X port : Stephane Sudre
  • Release Date: August 29, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher - Compatible with Snow Leopard
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 687 Kb
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Icon FadeText 1.3.1

A cool screen saver that displays your favorite sentences, lyrics... fading in and out like caption. Text font, fade speed and freeze time can be customized to fit your needs!
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Xia Weipin
  • Release Date: November 4, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 65 Kb
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Icon Fireflies 10.2

Fireflies is a psychedelic OpenGL ScreenSaver for Mac OS X. Fireflies is a creation of Terence M. Welsh. It was ported to Mac OS X by Stephane Sudre.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Terence M. Welsh/Mac OS X port : Stephane Sudre
  • Release Date: August 28, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher - Snow Leopard Compatible
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 170 Kb
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icon Flowers

Quartz Extreme rendered flowers.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Futurismo Zugakousaku
  • Modification Date: September 23, 2005
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher, Quartz Extreme capable Macintosh
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 107 Kb
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Icon Flurry 1.4.1

About 2 years ago, I found some OpenGL code on the internet. I spent a weekend playing around with it, and though that it would be cool to have as a screensaver. I released Flurry 1.0 for free, but asked that users send me a postcard from where they live if they liked it alot.
Flurry is now version 1.4, and Apple has even included Flurry as the default screensaver in Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar. Their version is not as customisable as the Flurry you can download from here, but both versions include the Altivec code Apple wrote for me (Flurry was used at the WWDC 2002 by Apple's Architecture and Performance Group as a demo for optimisation techniques).
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Calum Robinson
  • Modification Date: August 26, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
DownloadUiversal Binary File Size: 287 Kb
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Icon Flux 10.2

Flux is a psychedelic OpenGL ScreenSaver for Mac OS X. Flux is a creation of Terence M. Welsh. It was ported to Mac OS X by Stephane Sudre.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Terence M. Welsh/Mac OS X port : Stephane Sudre
  • Release Date: August 29, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher - Snow Leopard Compatible
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 225 Kb
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icon Flying Fish

Quartz Extreme rendered fish.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Futurismo Zugakousaku
  • Modification Date: September 23, 2005
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher, Quartz Extreme capable Macintosh
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 168 Kb
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icon Goldfish Aquarium 2.0.1

Goldfish Aquarium is the first product released by Prolific Publishing, Inc. in the new LifeGlobe product line. Building upon and improving the technology first demonstrated in Marine Aquarium, Goldfish Aquarium demonstrates the latest look and capabilities of your computer. Dynamic backgrounds, realistic fish movement, amazing animation are the latest enhancements to this visually stunning line of Entertainment Software. It must be downloaded and seen to be believed.
  • License: Shareware, $20
  • Author/Publisher: Prolific Publishing, Inc.
  • Modification Date: September 11, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 5.7 MB
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Icon Helios 1.5

Helios is a particle attraction/repulsion screen saver where "blobs" emit and receive multi-colored particles. It's difficult to describe, but as some have said about the screen saver, it's pretty insane.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Nick Zitzmann
  • Modification Date: August 28, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher - Snow Leopard Compatible
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 392 Kb
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Icon Holiday Lights 5.2

Holiday Lights places festive bulbs around the edge of your screen, plays cheery background music, and includes a screen saver. Includes bulbs and screensavers suitable for any holiday.
  • License: Shareware, $19.95
  • Author/Publisher: Tiger Technologies
  • Modification Date: December 3, 2001
  • Requirements: 680x0 or PPC
Download680x0Classic PPC File Size: 1.5 MB
Add-On Bulbs
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Icon Hyperspace 1.2

Hyperspace is a screen saver that sends its users on a virtual trip through a wormhole, just like the ones in some sci-fi TV shows and movies. Meanwhile, nebulas and stars fly by.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Nick Zitzmann
  • Modification Date: August 28, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.4 or higher - Snow Leopard Compatible
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 468 Kb
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Icon IdleWeb 2.1

IdleWeb is a screen saver module for Mac OS X that allows you to view websites while you aren't using your computer. URL's can also be dragged to the list of bookmarks from Safari.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Jesus De Meye
  • Modification Date: September 6, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 52 Kb
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icon iKaleid 2.0

iKaleid is a simulation of a kaleidoscope to run on Mac OS X as a screen saver. It tries to be as realistic as possible and will produce an endless array of patterns and colours. OpenGL is used for the rendering.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: James A. McCombe
  • Modification Date: December 27, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadIntel File Size: 112 Kb
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Icon iSight Screensavers 1.3

iSight Screensavers is a collection of screensavers that use video from an iSight or other camera to morph fluid, create fire, and interact in fun and highly visual ways.
  • License: Shareware, $10
  • Author/Publisher: MajicJungle Software
  • Release Date: October 17, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher - Minimum graphics cards are GMA 950, Nvidia 5200 or Radeon 9700 - Note that the fluid effect is not supported on the GMA 950 graphics chip set (common in mac books and minis)
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 492 Kb
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icon Jack-O-Lantern 1.3.1

Jack-O-Lantern is a screen saver that displays a carved 3D pumpkin. The pumpkin is recreated in loving detail right down to the flickering candle inside. Several carving designs are included, and you can even create your own to be displayed. No getting your hands dirty carving the real thing. Artificial pumpkin smell not included.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Killer Robots
  • Modification Date: October 8, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 2.1 MB
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icon Jellywing

Quartz Extreme rendered swirling jellywing.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Futurismo Zugakousaku
  • Modification Date: May 27, 2006
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher, Quartz Extreme capable Macintosh
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 53 Kb
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Icon LotsaEscher 1.4

This is a screensaver which displays an animated version of M.C. Escher's Print Gallery drawing.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: WAHa
  • Modification Date: August 31, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher - Snow Leopard Compatible
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 751 Kb
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Icon LotsaGlass 1.3

This screensaver displays an animated blob of liquid glass that flows and deforms according to various patterns.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: WAHa
  • Modification Date: August 31, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher - Snow Leopard Compatible
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 179 Kb
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Icon LotsaSnow 1.4

This one draws snowflakes falling down your screen. Simple enough, but the oh-so-clever part is that it uses a semi-physical model (that I pulled out of my ass) for growing each snowflake, meaning every snowflake is unique (as well they should be!) and also that it uses a quite a bit of processing power. But that's the price you pay for individuality!
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: WAHa
  • Modification Date: August 31, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher - Snow Leopard Compatible
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 91 Kb
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Icon LotsaWater 1.5

This screensaver renders a fairly realistic water effect over your desktop, showing it distorted through the wavy surface of the water as raindrops fall on the surface.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: WAHa
  • Modification Date: August 31, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher - Snow Leopard Compatible
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 137 Kb
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Icon LunaSaver 1.2.4

A simple Screensaver for Mac OS X which displays the current phase of the moon, along with some detailed lunar information.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: John Schilling
  • Modification Date: December 8, 2006
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 803 Kb
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Icon MacDim 2.2.1

MacDim is a little, beautiful screensaver for Macintosh. It takes almost no memory. With MacDim screens that have not been used for a while can be dimmed. Monitors that support power saving can also be turned off. To dim up the screen(s), just move the mouse or press a key. MacDim does not do any annoying sounds when undimming from powersaving mode.
  • License: Freeware - The modules for the most part are Shareware for $5
  • Author/Publisher: Ibrium HB
  • Modification Date: December 23, 1999
  • Requirements: 680x0 or PPC
Download680x0Classic PPC File Size: 289 Kb
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Icon Marine Aqurium 2.6.1

You've seen aquarium programs before, but you've never seen anything like this! Marine Life so vibrant you won't believe your eyes. Indescribable realism! Theses fish are actual 3D Models, not flat images dragged accross the screen.
  • License: Shareware, $20
  • Author/Publisher: SereneScreen
  • Release Date: September 12, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.2 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 4.6 MB
DownloadClassic PPC File Size: 1.6 MB
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icon MatrixSaver 2.0

MatrixSaver is a screen saver for Mac OS X that replicates the screen effects of the motion picture The Matrix. MatrixSaver is the only Matrix-style screen saver that is fully compatible with Wallsaver, allowing users to display the screen saver as their desktop wallpaper.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Nil Thacker
  • Modification Date: December 13, 2009 - Snow Leopard Compatible
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 595 Kb
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icon Microbe

Quartz Extreme rendered microbes.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Futurismo Zugakousaku
  • Modification Date: May 27, 2006
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher, Quartz Extreme capable Macintosh
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 50 Kb
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Icon Moire X 4.0.2

This is a clone of the classic Moire screensaver for the Mac.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Moire X Project
  • Modification Date: November 16, 2009 - Snow Leopard Compatible
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 63 MB
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icon Moolah! 1.1

Money floats around the screen in 3D. Includes US Dollars, and Australian Dollars. Many more currencies available to download straight from the Settings screen (full registered version only).
  • License: Shareware, $7.50
  • Author/Publisher: Useless Creations
  • Modification Date: September 11, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 1.2 MB
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icon MovingPhotos 3D 1.0

This saver arranges your photos to form 3D constructions.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: David McNerney
  • Modification Date: July 21, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 295 Kb
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Icon Neko 0.99

Neko.saver is a screensaver module for MacOS X. It shows the cats playing on the screen while the screensaver is running. It is a MacOS X port and screensaver version of 'xneko' application originally created for the X-Window system, and is based on Michael Trent's Rhapsody port for FreeSpace module.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Takashi T. Hamada
  • Release Date: October 25, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher - Snow Leopard Compatible
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 103 Kb
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Icon Osirus 1.1.6

Osirus generates hypnotic circular patterns, which randomly forms various disc shaped imagery. Controls are provided for different color schemes, the speed, transparency, refresh rate, line thickness, motion, fade, and full screen options.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Toshoklabs
  • Release Date: August 15, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher - Snow Leopard Compatible
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 49 Kb
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Icon Plasma Tunnel 1.3

A nice screen saver which simulates traveling through a tunnel.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Fruitz Of Dojo
  • Release Date: March 29, 2006
  • Requirements: Mac OS X
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 626 Kb
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Icon PongSaver 1.1.1

When the game begins, the score is set to the current time. The left side's score is the current hour (in 24-hour time), and the right side's score is the current minute. Then, the right side scores about once a minute to keep up with the real clock. When it gets to 59, the next score makes it wrap around to 00, and the left side will score shortly afterwards to bring the hour forward. At midnight, left's score wraps around to 00.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Michael Ash
  • Modification Date: August 24, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher - Snow Leopard Compatible
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 65 Kb
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icon Rain Forest

Quartz Extreme rendered rain forest.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Futurismo Zugakousaku
  • Modification Date: November 8, 2006
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher, Quartz Extreme capable Macintosh
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 409 Kb
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icon Rypple 2.3

Rypple maps your screen onto an animated sine wave.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Daniel Neumeyer
  • Modification Date: April 7, 2006
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 25 Kb
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icon SaverLab 1.7.4

Runs Mac OS X screensaver modules in regular windows. It allows you to run any number of modules simultaneously, pause, single step, and save animations as QuickTime movies, and allows you to use a screensaver as your desktop background (see documentation for details and limitations).
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Dozing Cat Software
  • Modification Date: January 24, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 234 Kb
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icon Scattered Flurries 1.2.1

Scattered Flurries is a screensaver that shows snow falling gently in the breeze.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Whight Knight Logic
  • Modification Date: March 26, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher - Compatible with Snow Leopard
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 351 Kb
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icon ShuffleSaver 1.2


Loads your favorite photos from flickr.com or iPhoto and shuffles them
Get new photos everytime the saver starts
Favorites: save different settings
Skip pictures you don't like
Save pictures to a folder or iPhoto you like by just pressing a key
Choose from beautiful transitions
Offline mode
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Hendrik Holtmann
  • Modification Date: August 22, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher - Compatible with Snow Leopard
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 311 Kb
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Icon Skyrocket 1.4

There's fireworks screen savers, and then there's Skyrocket. Technology has come a long way since the days of the Pyro! screen saver, and Skyrocket shows how far we've come by rendering fireworks in 3D. Oh, and it also has sound effects to go with the fireworks. And unlike some other fireworks screen savers, this one won't change your screen's resolution.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Nick Zitzmann
  • Modification Date: August 28, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher - Snow Leopard Compatible
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 7.9 MB
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icon Snowfall 1.0

Quartz Composer screensaver of complex snowflakes. Select your own background.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Russell Warneboldt
  • Modification Date: December 5, 2005
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher, Quartz Extreme capable Macintosh
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 411 Kb
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icon SnowmenSaver 1.0

A Macintosh screensaver featuring a 3D animated group of snowmen whimsically skating around a frozen pond.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Jason Sikes
  • Modification Date: May 29, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher - Snow Leopard Compatible
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 3.7 MB
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icon Solar Winds 10.1.1

It's a port of the Windows OpenGL ScreenSaver made by Terence M. Welsh.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Terence M. Welsh/Mac OS X port : Stephane Sudre
  • Modification Date: January 5, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 135 Kb
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icon Something Fishy: 3D Desktop Aquarium 1.5

So what happens is, the screen fills with water and the fish start swimming around. Sounds simple, but it wasn't simple to make. The effect tho, is well worth the effort. It's far more "3D" than any other aquarium screensaver I've seen because the fish swim in all directions, getting closer or further away and all over the place. Watch it and see!
  • License: Shareware, $13
  • Author/Publisher: Useless Creations
  • Modification Date: April 8, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 979 Kb
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Icon Soundstream 1.5

Soundstream is a Mac OS X screensaver created with Quartz Composer. It consists of a randomly moving particle generator (reminiscent of Flurry) that reacts to the sound level picked up by your computer's microphone.
Soundstream looks great as a replacement to the iTunes visualizer.
For best results, you should adjust either your microphone input level in the Input tab of the Sound preference pane or the Soundstream sensitivity setting.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: PCheese
  • Modification Date: August 6, 2006
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.4 or higher, Quartz Extreme capable Macintosh
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 180 Kb
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Icon SpaceTime 2.0

Demonstrates the immersive 3D star field effect, preserving settings, embedding resources, fly-by animations, etc.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: P-Squared Consulting
  • Release Date: September 10, 2009 - Snow Leopard Compatible
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 254 Kb
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icon sqreensavers 1.0

A set of 10 candylicious screensavers taken from Plasq's set of Visualisers in Rax.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Plasq
  • Modification Date: September 6, 2006
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 2.3 MB
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icon 3D Desktop Butterflies 1.1

I spent ages trying to make them actually fly like butterflies. Sort of random and fluttery. When I looked at a couple of other butterfly screen savers they all flew in a very basic "flap... flap... flap" fashion which made them look like a wind up aeroplane kinda deal. Still not sure I've got it quite right, but I do think it's cool to watch. And the way they land on both the desktop and the "glass" of your monitor I think looks nice too. I dunno, I just like it!
  • License: Shareware, $7.50
  • Author/Publisher: Useless Creations
  • Modification Date: September 3, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher - Snow Leopard Compatible
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 1.7 MB
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icon 3D Matrix Code 1.1

The Matrix code in 3D.
  • License: Shareware, $7.50
  • Author/Publisher: Useless Creations
  • Modification Date: September 3, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher - Snow Leopard Compatible
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 800 Kb
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icon Ultimate 3D Aquarium

Ultimate 3D Aquarium Screen Saver offers you realistic 3D virtual fish swimming around a fully 3D environment! They swim around the obstacles as the camera moves through the tank! It truly is like no other aquarium screen saver you have seen before.
  • License: Shareware, $10
  • Author/Publisher: Useless Creations
  • Modification Date: November 16, 2006
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 1.7 MB
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Icon Visage 2.4.2

Visage allows you to easily and safely customize the appearance of your Mac. The preference pane's simple interface contains five tabs, each of which will help you customize a different part of your Mac. You can run screen savers as your desktop background, customize your login panel, personalize system alerts, and more! Visage keeps track of Apple's default settings for every customization, so you can easily switch back to the original settings at any time.
  • License: Shareware, $10
  • Author/Publisher: Keaka Jackson
  • Modification Date: October 31, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.x or 10.6.x
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 2.4 MB
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icon Wallsaver 2.5

Wallsaver is a Cocoa application (written in AppleScript) that allows users to run their screen savers as their desktop wallpaper.
After hours of (unsuccessful) Googling for a program that would easily do this, I (Nil Thacker) decided to test my skills and write one myself.
It took a while, but I think I got it.
Key features of Wallsaver:
- 1. Wallsaver doesn't have to be running 24/7. You can launch Wallsaver, activate your screen saver, and then quit the program. Restoring your desktop is just as easy. Open up Wallsaver, click "Restore", and you're set.
- 2. It's simple. The original application was only 30 lines of code.
- 3. It's cool. Now you can show off the full potential of your Mac by letting it power through a task that would bring a PC to its knees.
- 4. It's Universal. Universal Binary, that is.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Nil Thacker
  • Modification Date: January 26, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher, Quartz Extreme capable graphics card with at least 32 MB of memory
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 1.1 MB
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Icon xBack 3.7.6

xBack is a utility that allows you replace your desktop picture with a screen saver. With xBack, you can bring your desktop to life.
  • License: Shareware, $10
  • Author/Publisher: Gideon Softworks
  • Release Date: May 6, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.x
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 818 Kb
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Icon XScreenSaver 5.12

XScreenSaver is the standard screen saver collection shipped on most Linux and Unix systems running the X11 Window System.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Jamie Zawinski
  • Modification Date: September 15, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher - Snow Leopard Compatible
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 41 MB
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Intel Denotes Mac OS X Intel Native
Universal Binary Denotes Mac OS X Intel & PPC Native
OS X PPC Denotes Mac OS X PPC Native
Classic PPC Denotes Mac OS 8/9 PPC Native
680x0 Denotes Mac OS 680x0 Native
Non-Specific Code Denotes Non-OS Specific Code
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