This screensaver has all the features of a task list, in addition to displaying your tasks on your monitor. You can access your to-do list like any other application in order to update it. The full version of this screensaver is available for $9.95.
Play a QuickTime Movie as your screensaver. If you’d rather run videos in succession, you can select an entire directory.
Status Screen Saver
One of the problems with screensavers is that if you’re expecting an email, you have to keep waking up your computer. With this screensaver, you can display the statuses of several different programs, such as email or instant messengers.
View your dashboard in your screensaver, displaying the weather or any RSS feeds you may want to get a quick look at.
Sometimes it’s important to use a screensaver that allows you to still see what’s actually happening on your desktop. This screensaver does just that. The full version is $15.
You can tell just how hard your computer is working by the brightness and movement of the colors in this screensaver.
Watch photos from Flickr cross your screen. You can even mark photos as favorite or skip pictures using hot keys.
Display the latest activity on Digg as your screensaver. You’ll see new headlines, and as they get more diggs, they’ll get bigger.
With this screensaver, you can see a visualization of the number of votes new headlines are receiving on Digg.
Another visualization of Digg votes, this screensaver shows the progression of how specific Digg users are voting up different stories.
Show the tweets of any particular user as your screensaver.
A colorful display of Twitter posts, this screensaver displays posts that include specific verbs, such as ‘love’ or ‘hate.’
For LibraryThing users, you can display the covers of the books in your collection as your screensaver.
Sprint, This is Now
This screensaver developed by Sprint allows you to pull in all of your social media presence and see updates to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and more while your screensaver is active.
This screensaver shows a creative clock while running, by highlighting the words that make up the current time.
Watch the numbers that make up the current time slowly drop into water for a clock with an unusual effect.
The time progresses on this screensaver, with each part of the exact time — from seconds to month — circling around the center of the screen, changing colors in the process.
See the time in randomly selected time zones all over the world.
Mars 3D Space Survey
Explore Mars as your screensaver runs — you can see a variety of views of the planet, as well as its moons, Phobos and Deimos.
Impressionists Art Slide Show
Familiarize yourself with famous Impressionist paintings with this screensaver. The full version is available for $9.95.
Great Art Through the Ages
View a gallery of great art on your computer monitor while this screensaver runs. The full version is available for $9.95.
Render files from the Protein Data Bank as your screensaver and see proteins and macromolecules develop on your screen.
Create your own universe with this screensaver and watch the evolution of the system due to gravity.
Need to improve your Italian language skills? This screensaver can help you with your vocabulary.
Spanish Flash Cards
Learn Spanish with these flash cards that double as a screensaver.
Album Art For the Rest of Us
Randomly display album art from your iTunes with this screensaver, which allows you to see what music you have available in a new way.
This screensaver offers inspirational quotes from famous folks.
If you have an interest in marketing, this screensaver shares advice from marketing legend David Ogilvy.
If you have small children, this screensaver provides a way for them to type on your keyboard without causing any problems.
Even though it comes with Mac OS X, this screensaver is one of the most informative out there. It displays headlines from any RSS feed you plug in.
This saver arranges your photos to form 3D constructions, such as a city block with buildings.
Analogy is a typographic clock which fuses the immediacy of digital with the visual-spatial quality of analogue into a hybrid format.
A time machine-like animation that loads as a screensaver. Choose between normal or RSS version.
John Gruber: Gorgeous homage to HAL by Joe Mackenzie. I haven’t used a screensaver on my computer in at least 10 years, but I’m running one now.
A port of the Windows OpenGL ScreenSaver made by Terence M. Welsh, full of abstract colors and shapes.
The screensaver that uses your icons, flying through them in high quality icon bliss. It automatically gathers them from your /Applications folder.
Fenêtres Volantes Screensaver
Taking your open applications and catapulting them around the screen in a really great effect.
Plasma Tunnel Screensaver
A swirling vortex of screensaver delight.
Red Baron Screensaver
Fly behind a classic bi-plane as it soars across idyllic scenery.
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.
Digg Stack shows diggs occurring in real time on up to 100 stories at once. Diggers fall from above and stack up on popular stories. Brightly colored stories have more Diggs.
Loads your favorite photos from flickr.com or iPhoto and shuffles them. You get new photos everytime the screensaver starts.
Alien Sun Clock Screensaver
Alien Sun Clock Screensaver lets you look at the usual things in a surprisingly new way with a warm, radiant clock.
This is a very mesmerizing particle effects saver. Tweak the settings a little and you’ll find that you can achieve an amazing number of different patterns.
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.
Digg Arc Screensaver
Digg Arc displays stories, topics, and containers wrapped around a sphere. Arcs trail people as they Digg stories across topics. Stories with more Diggs make thicker arcs.
A great screensaver for kids, displaying letters, numbers, shapes and sounds as you interact with the mouse and keyboard.
National Geographic Screensaver
National Geographic, the standard bearer for quality images delivers with this screensaver. A spectacular slideshow of pictures from around the world.
A funky timepiece with a variety of different number styles and graphics.
When the computer is inactive after the specified time as set in the Screen Saver preference pane, the dashboard is displayed and the users’ desktop is hidden
Dancing, pulsing, colorful and beautiful.
Holding Pattern Coach Class
Free version with 15 aerial views – a great way to try out screen saver cinema.
Soundstream is a Mac OS X screensaver that responds to sound input. Colorful Flurry-like streams pulse to the beat of music or bloom with ambient noise.
ScriptSaver is a Mac OS X screensaver which runs AppleScripts when it activates and deactivates. Great for performing maintenance, or updating iChat status when the computer is idle.
This screensaver allows you to display QuickTime Movies as a screensaver. Useful for taking a little time out.
Possible a little more dramatic than a real-life firefly, but still cool.
Matrix Reloaded Screensaver
No one can claim that they don’t feel a little bit cool with a Matrix screensaver. Go on – try it out…
A gorgeous firework screensaver, rending in 3D with realistic graphics and sound.
Imax Under The Sea
A delightful, high quality, look at life under the sea. Typical IMAX delight!
Lotsa Escher Screesaver
This is a screensaver which displays an animated version of M.C. Escher’s Print Gallery drawing. Great for art fans!
We’re still a long way off Christmas, but it’s worth downloading to have handy when December comes around…
SurveillanceSaver is a simple screen saver that displays more than 1000 surveillance cameras worldwide.
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.
Fast paced and unusual, with a random array of sketches and drawings being quickly drafted on your screen.