LotsaSnow – A Simple Falling Snow Screensaver for Mac OS X
There are a fair amount of winter themed screensavers for Mac OS X, from talking snowmen, snow storms, and blinking Christmas trees, but I think LotsaSnow is probably the best snow screensaver there is available for Mac.
It is simple and elegant, doesn’t use much CPU, and has some really nice looking flakes. LotsaSnow can also be easily used to put some falling snow on your Macs desktop, so say goodbye to the pixelated xsnow port and hello to LotsaSnow!
If this sounds interesting to you, you can download the screen saver free from the developer:
- Get LotsaSnow from the developer home here
The screensaver by itself is nice and certainly puts a winter tranquil mood to your resting Mac, but one of my favorite things to do is to combine this screensaver with BackLight. BackLight is a small program that allows screensavers to run as the background of your desktop, and this combination creates the best looking falling snow effect I have found for the Mac. If you don’t want to download another app like Backlight, you can get the same effect by using this terminal command to set a screensaver as a Mac desktop wallpaper too. So winterize your Mac and let the snow fall!
Lotsa snow goes great with the other Holiday themed eye-candy apps we went over a few weeks ago too, so check those out.
Updated: 12/21/2018 – LotsaSnow works in MacOS Mojave, High Sierra, and Sierra! Cool!
Update 12/3/2007: Check out other Holiday Mac OS X apps including the SnowFall screensaver from the Apple stores!