Top Mac OS X Screensavers

ToDo List

ToDo List
ToDo List
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.

SaveHollywood

SaveHollywood
SaveHollywood
Play a QuickTime Movie as your screensaver. If you’d rather run videos in succession, you can select an entire directory.

Status Screen Saver

Status Screen Saver
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.

Dashsaver

Dashsaver
Dashsaver
View your dashboard in your screensaver, displaying the weather or any RSS feeds you may want to get a quick look at.

Transparent

Transparent
Transparent
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.

MoodSaver

MoodSaver
MoodSaver
You can tell just how hard your computer is working by the brightness and movement of the colors in this screensaver.

ShuffleSaver

ShuffleSaver
ShuffleSaver
Watch photos from Flickr cross your screen. You can even mark photos as favorite or skip pictures using hot keys.

BigSpy

BigSpy
BigSpy
Display the latest activity on Digg as your screensaver. You’ll see new headlines, and as they get more diggs, they’ll get bigger.

Stack

Stack
Stack
With this screensaver, you can see a visualization of the number of votes new headlines are receiving on Digg.

Swarm

Swarm
Swarm
Another visualization of Digg votes, this screensaver shows the progression of how specific Digg users are voting up different stories.

TweetSavr

TweetSavr
TweetSavr
Show the tweets of any particular user as your screensaver.

Twistori

A colorful display of Twitter posts, this screensaver displays posts that include specific verbs, such as ‘love’ or ‘hate.’
Twistori
Twistori

LibraryThing

LibraryThing
LibraryThing
For LibraryThing users, you can display the covers of the books in your collection as your screensaver.

Sprint, This is Now

Sprint, This is Now
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.

Word Clock

Word Clock
Word Clock
This screensaver shows a creative clock while running, by highlighting the words that make up the current time.

Dropclock

Dropclock
Dropclock
Watch the numbers that make up the current time slowly drop into water for a clock with an unusual effect.

Polar Clock

Polar Clock
Polar Clock
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.

Time Zones

Time Zones
Time Zones
See the time in randomly selected time zones all over the world.

Mars 3D Space Survey

Mars 3D Space Survey
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

Impressionists Art Slide Show
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

Great Art Through the Ages
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.

Structure

Structure
Structure
Render files from the Protein Data Bank as your screensaver and see proteins and macromolecules develop on your screen.

Cavendish Screensaver

Cavendish Screensaver
Cavendish Screensaver
Create your own universe with this screensaver and watch the evolution of the system due to gravity.

Italian Vocabulary Screensaver

Italian Vocabulary
Italian Vocabulary
Need to improve your Italian language skills? This screensaver can help you with your vocabulary.

Spanish Flash Cards

Spanish Flash Cards
Spanish Flash Cards
Learn Spanish with these flash cards that double as a screensaver.

Album Art for the Rest of Us

Album Art For the Rest of Us
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.

MacHouse Quotes

MacHouse Quotes
MacHouse Quotes
This screensaver offers inspirational quotes from famous folks.

60gilvy

60gilvy
60gilvy
If you have an interest in marketing, this screensaver shares advice from marketing legend David Ogilvy.

AlphaBaby

AlphaBaby
AlphaBaby
If you have small children, this screensaver provides a way for them to type on your keyboard without causing any problems.

RSS Visualizer
RSS Visualizer
RSS Visualizer
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.

MovingPhotos 3D

MovingPhotos 3D
MovingPhotos 3D
This saver arranges your photos to form 3D constructions, such as a city block with buildings.

Analogy

Analogy Screensaver
Analogy Screensaver
Analogy is a typographic clock which fuses the immediacy of digital with the visual-spatial quality of analogue into a hybrid format.

Time Machine Screensaver

Time Machine
Time Machine
A time machine-like animation that loads as a screensaver. Choose between normal or RSS version.

HAL 9000

HAL Screensaver
HAL Screensaver
John GruberGorgeous 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.

Euphoria

Euphoria Screensaver
Euphoria Screensaver
A port of the Windows OpenGL ScreenSaver made by Terence M. Welsh, full of abstract colors and shapes.

Econ

Econ Screensaver
Econ Screensaver
The screensaver that uses your icons, flying through them in high quality icon bliss. It automatically gathers them from your /Applications folder.

Fenêtres Volantes

Fenêtres Volantes Screensaver
Fenêtres Volantes Screensaver
Taking your open applications and catapulting them around the screen in a really great effect.

Plasma Tunnel

Plasma Tunnel Screensaver
Plasma Tunnel Screensaver
A swirling vortex of screensaver delight.

Red Baron

Red Baron Screensaver
Red Baron Screensaver
Fly behind a classic bi-plane as it soars across idyllic scenery.

Hyperspace

HyperSpace Screensaver
HyperSpace Screensaver
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

Digg Stack
Digg Stack
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.

Shuffle Saver

ShuffleSaver
ShuffleSaver
Loads your favorite photos from flickr.com or iPhoto and shuffles them. You get new photos everytime the screensaver starts.

Alien Sun Clock

Alien Sun Clock Screensaver
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.

Solar Winds

Solar Winds
Solar Winds
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.

Lotsa Water

LotsaWater Screensaver
LotsaWater Screensaver
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

Digg Arc Screensaver
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.

AlphaBaby

AlphaBaby Screensaver
AlphaBaby Screensaver
A great screensaver for kids, displaying letters, numbers, shapes and sounds as you interact with the mouse and keyboard.

National Geographic

National Geographic Screensaver
National Geographic Screensaver
National Geographic, the standard bearer for quality images delivers with this screensaver. A spectacular slideshow of pictures from around the world.

Artecnica Clock

Artecnica
Artecnica Clock
A funky timepiece with a variety of different number styles and graphics.

Dashsaver

Dashsaver
Dashsaver
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

Flux

Flux Screensaver
Flux Screensaver
Dancing, pulsing, colorful and beautiful.

Holding Pattern Coach Class

Holding Pattern Coach Class
Holding Pattern Coach Class
Free version with 15 aerial views – a great way to try out screen saver cinema.

SoundStream

SoundStream Screensaver
SoundStream Screensaver
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

ScriptSaver
ScriptSaver
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.

Save Hollywood

Save Hollywood
Save Hollywood
This screensaver allows you to display QuickTime Movies as a screensaver. Useful for taking a little time out.

Fireflies

Fireflies Screensaver
Fireflies Screensaver
Possible a little more dramatic than a real-life firefly, but still cool.

Matrix Reloaded

Matrix Reloaded Screensaver
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…

Skyrocket

SkyRocket Screensaver
SkyRocket Screensaver
A gorgeous firework screensaver, rending in 3D with realistic graphics and sound.

Under The Sea 3D

Imax Under The Sea
Imax Under The Sea
A delightful, high quality, look at life under the sea. Typical IMAX delight!

LotsaEscher

Lotsa Escher Screesaver
Lotsa Escher Screesaver
This is a screensaver which displays an animated version of M.C. Escher’s Print Gallery drawing. Great for art fans!

Snowfall

Snowflakes Screensaver
Snowfall Screensaver
We’re still a long way off Christmas, but it’s worth downloading to have handy when December comes around…

Surveillance Saver

Surveillance Saver
Surveillance Saver
SurveillanceSaver is a simple screen saver that displays more than 1000 surveillance cameras worldwide.

Helios

Helios Screensaver
Helios Screensaver
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.

Presstube

Presstube Screensaver
Presstube Screensaver
Fast paced and unusual, with a random array of sketches and drawings being quickly drafted on your screen.