I'm not a huge fan of screensavers because I prefer that my system turns the monitor automatically off when I'm not using it to save electricity and power.
The only purpose of screensavers in my opinion is to have some nice visuals running on the monitor, a fashion statement so to speak but nothing that is practical.
This was different for older computer monitors which required screensavers to avoid burn ins.
Still I do come frequently upon screensavers that stick out, that are to cool to ignore. The Dropclock screensaver is one of those which does become apparent when you take a look at the size of it. Dropclock has a size of 136 Megabytes ! Now that's a huge screensaver.
It's available for Windows XP, Windows Vista with .net framework 1.1 and MAC OSX 10.33 - 10.5. The screensaver is free to try but actually costs $15 which can be paid using Paypal. I'm not sure if the free version is limited because there is no information on the website about it.
I was not able to discover any limitations so far. There are no options available though. The most likely explanation here is that it will stop working after a certain amount of time so that you are left with the option to uninstall the screensaver on your system or pay the license fee to continue using it.
What Dropclock does is display the time in a visually stunning way on the screen whenever the screensaver is turned on. This can happen automatically after a set amount of inactivity, or manually when you want to start the screensaver immediately without having to wait for it to start automatically.
The site that hosting the screensaver is making available other screensavers that you may like. Some of them are free to use while others ask for a license fee that is usually around $10. I suggest you check out the site on your own to see if there is anything that you like a lot.Advertisement
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