2009
05
May

Screensavers

I’ve never been a big fan of screensavers. For the most part I never really cared what my screensaver was. I usually left it to whatever the default was. Probably a year ago a co-worker told me about a screensaver call Electric Sheep (Mac, Windows, Linux). I think that’s about the time I actually started carying what my screensaver was. Between then and now I got a Mac.

The first screensavers I found for it was called Soundstream (Mac), which I blogged about not too long ago. Soundstream reacts to noice around the computer to create explosions of light. Very cool screensaver.

Recently I found a few more screensavers, all made by White Knight Logic. My personal favorite is called Strands (Mac, Windows). It is simple a bunch of strands of string that glow that move across the screen. Click on the link. It’s a lot cooler than I make it sound. A couple other cool screensavers are Metamercury and Filigree (both Mac, Windows).

If you really like the Windows Vista bubbles screensaver, Mac has one too, call Bubbles X.

Briblo (Mac, Windows) is a pretty nice screensaver. It builds Legos on your screen. Fliqlo (Mac, Windows) is a nice, simple screensaver too. It is a flip clock similar to the evil ones that you always see at the DMV.

Do you like the nebula wallpaper that comes with Mac? I do. Then DiscoBrick (Mac) may be for you. It uses over 70 3D nebula images and zooms through them like a starship would fly through space.

Next up is the Plasma Tunnel (Mac) which makes a black hole type tunnel bith with bright colors like plasma.

The last two screensavers I just found today. The first is called Anèmona (Mac). It mimics a large body of water in the way that the particle movements are fluid. It is similar to the next screensaver, however it’s motions are random. The final screensaver is LiquidMac (Mac). It requires a laptop computer with a motion
enabled sensor (MacBook family, MacBook Pro family, and
some of the latest PowerBooks). It mimics the behavior of liquid by
creating a particle system that reacts to the computer’s orientation. Meaning that the way you tilt the computer the particles will move according to the way you tilted it.

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