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FlipClock is a Beautifully Simple Clock Screen Saver for Mac OS X

Nov 28, 2012 - 13 Comments
FlipClock Screen Saver for Mac OS X

FlipClock is an appropriately named and wonderfully simple screen saver for Mac OS X that does nothing but show you the time in a very nice retro flip clock fashion. FlipClock is visually pleasing and quite simple, as there are no major frills and no major features to FlipClock, nor do there really need to … Read More

Customize the Screen Saver Text with a Message in Mac OS X

Oct 21, 2012 - 4 Comments
Custom screen saver text in Mac OS X

The most simple screen saver in Mac OS X is just a floating grey Apple logo  against a black background, but you can make that screen saver significantly better by attaching a customized message to it, which will be added along with the logo and move about the screen of the Mac. You can … Read More

4 Beautiful New Screen Savers and 14 Ways to Show Them Off in OS X Mountain Lion

Aug 16, 2012 - 13 Comments
New screen savers in OS X Mountain Lion

Bored with your Mac screen savers? Don’t forget to check out the four beautiful new screensaver additions to OS X Mountain Lion, or the 14 new ways to display them. If you haven’t seen them yet: Open System Preferences from the  Apple menu and click on the “Desktop & Screen Saver” panel Find them … Read More

Use Instagram as a Screen Saver in Mac OS X or Windows with Screenstagram

May 17, 2012 - Leave a Comment
Instagram Screensaver Screenstagram

There are tons of interesting pictures posted to Instagram all the time, but unless you’re using the iPhone apps, the website, or Android app you can’t really see what’s going on there. That’s where Screenstagram comes in, it creates an attractive screen saver using an array of images pulled from either public photos or your … Read More

Like Simplicity? Get a Beautifully Minimalist Clock Screen Saver for Mac OS X

May 7, 2012 - 13 Comments
Minimalist clock screen saver for Mac OS X

Though almost everyone likes a nice photo screen saver and some of the funkier options out there, I’m also big fan of minimalist screensavers that do something simple like displaying just the time. That’s exactly what we have courtesy of Apple UI designer Robert Padbury, two beautifully simple clocks, either in 12 hour or 24 … Read More

Get 200+ Free Retro Screen Savers with XScreenSaver for Mac OS X

Apr 14, 2012 - 16 Comments
XScreenSaver for Mac OS X

Tired of all the OS X default screen savers? Breathe a ton of new retro life into your screen saver collection with the XScreenSaver pack for Mac. The free bundle includes over 200 old school screen saver classics, including an Apple II emulator, Flying Toasters, The Matrix, Blue Screen of Death, Missile Command, Phosphor BBS … Read More

Create Custom Screen Savers from a Flickr Image Feed on Mac

Feb 17, 2012 - 12 Comments
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Flickr has an endless supply of beautiful photos that make for fantastic automatically updating image screen savers in Mac OS X. All you need is a good Flickr stream and you can easily create a new screen saver from it for your Mac.

How to Take Screenshots of Screen Savers in Mac OS X

Jan 17, 2012 - 4 Comments
Take a screenshot of a screen saver

If you’ve tried to take a screenshot of a screen saver before, you’ve noticed that the keyboard shortcuts disturb the screensaver and wake the Mac up. The secret to taking screen shots of a running screen saver is to use the “Test” button while holding down half of the key sequence, here’s how: Open System … Read More

Play Music from the iTunes Artwork Screen Saver in Mac OS X

Jan 15, 2012 - 7 Comments
Play Music from the iTunes Cover Art Screensaver

Did you know the iTunes Artwork screensaver in Mac OS X is interactive? By hovering over an album when the screen saver is active, a pop-up play button will appear similar to what is found by hovering over music in the Finder, click it and that album or song will begin to play.

6 Free Screen Savers for Mac OS X

May 21, 2011 - 7 Comments
flying icon screensaver

Bored with the Mac OS X default screen savers? I was too, sure you can make your own screensaver out of pictures but I wanted something more than that. Here are six random and free screen savers for Mac OS X: a new fancy Instagram feed, two cool galaxy animations, 2001’s HAL computer display animations, … Read More

Minimal Date, Time, and Day Screen Saver

Mar 5, 2011 - 10 Comments

A few weeks ago my microwave broke, which you might think has nothing to do with clocks but I actually never use the microwave for anything except to check the time. With the giant clock aka microwave broken, I set about to find some clock screen savers for Mac OS X so my unused Mac … Read More

Set a Screensaver as Desktop Wallpaper in Mac OS X

Jan 22, 2011 - 23 Comments

Using a Terminal command, you can turn any screensaver into your background wallpaper on the Mac. In the screenshot above I have the iTunes Album Art screensaver running as the Mac OS X desktop, but you can choose any screensaver you want. Here’s how to do this: Launch System Preferences Click on Desktop & Screen … Read More

Make a Screen Saver Out of Your Own Images in Mac OS X

Apr 30, 2010 - 15 Comments

Do you have a collection of images and photos that you’d like to become a screen saver on the Mac? This offers a simple and nice way to customize a screen saver to include only your own images and pictures, and it’s quite easy to accomplish in macOS and Mac OS X.

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