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CD Audio Grabbers
CD audio grabbers are designed to extract ("rip") the raw digital audio (in a format commonly called CDDA) from a compact disc to a file or other output. This type of software enables a user to encode the digital audio into a variety of formats, and download and upload disc info from freedb, an internet compact disc database.

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  • ACMEreader
    ACMEreader lets you read your daily comics. It stores comic strips in an archive, and keeps track of new and read comic strips.
  • Anemona
    Anemona is a particle-based screensaver based on LiquidMac. It doesn't require a SMS enabled mac.
  • Apfelmaennle Screen Saver
    Apfelmaennle Screen Saver displays the famous mandlebrot fractal. The screen saver has a bunch of configurable options as zooming speed, iteration depth and color schemes.
  • ArtSaver
    ArtSaver is a slide show screensaver with many more features and options.
  • Assimilator
    A Mac OS X screen saver that runs other screen savers on the faces of a bouncing and rotating cube. An excellent way to keep your G5 busy.
  • BigFoot
    (shareware) a Mac OS X "desktop critter" that provides you with endless entertainment, in the form of a pair of feet. But not just any feet! These peripatetic companions walk around your desktop, mostly minding their own business, but occasionally interacting with you in various ways
  • BlackenedPixels
    BlackenedPixels is a variation of the "basic black" screensaver concept. Not only does it turn your screen black, but it also powers down all the displays to keep the room cool and dark.
  • Blank Screen Saver
    This screen saver will only display a black blank screen it should actually save your screen.
  • Boog
    Boog is a small toy where you can play with some parameters to control a bunch of bug's behavior.
  • BootXChanger
    BootXChanger will allow you to change the boot image (the gray Apple) on Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5.
  • breveCreatures
    breveCreatures is a screensaver that simulates the evolution of virtual creatures in a physically simulated 3D world. Beginning initially with random creatures, the screensaver uses a genetic algorithm to develop creatures capable of realistic locomotion behaviors.
  • Buy Now
    Buy Now is a screen saver. It is a loving homage to the original Buy Now, a screen_blanker add-on written in 1999 by Ficus Kirkpatrick and included in BeOS R5.
  • ChemicalBurn
    ChemicalBurn is a screensaver that simulates a transportation network. Packages are generated with a destination, and attempt to find the fastest way there. Frequently used routes get faster, making them more popular. The result is a beautiful self-organizing network colorfully displayed on your screen.
  • CircleText
    an OpenGL ScreenSaver Module for Mac OS X. It displays text running in circles
  • coloido
    coloido is a multi-customisable kaleidoscope screen saver.
  • ComicViewer
    ComicViewer lets you quickly and easily view all your favourite webcomics. You can add new webcomics to it quickly, and it includes a helper to assist you in determining the correct search pattern for each comic.
  • Cuppa
    Cuppa is a small application for Mac OS X to time your cup of tea as it steeps. Tired of leaving your tea too long, to become Cuppa is a small application for Mac OS X to time your cup of tea as it steeps. Tired of leaving your tea too long, to become bitter and cold, or drinking it too soon and not appreciating its full potential? Then this utility is for you!
  • Cyclone
    a port of the Windows OpenGL ScreenSaver made by Terence M. Welsh
  • DailyTao
    DailyTao is a Dashboard Widget for Mac OS X 10.4. It displays a new chapter of the Tao Te Ching each day, for your enjoyment and enlightenment.
  • Dali Clock
    Dali Clock is a digital clock. When a digit changes, it "melts" into its new shape. The date is displayed when the mouse is pressed. The window can be made transparent, and can do funky psychedelic color cycling.
  • Dead Pixel
    Dead Pixel is a fun little Dashboard Widget to wind up your mates with a Laptop or LCD screens, who run Apple OSX Tiger.
  • Desktop Curtain
    Desktop Curtain displays your favorite desktop picture just in front of your real desktop, so you won't have to clean up each time you need to take a screenshot.
  • DeskToy
    DeskToy is a 3D screensaver for OS X. A complex set of linked pendulums is displayed in perpetual motion. The behavior of the view and the behavior of the model is highly configurable using the screensaver property sheet. The screen saver is shipped in Universal Binary format for OS X 10.4+.
  • Digital Lava Lamp
    Digital Lava Lamp is inspired by the menus of Underworld's Everything Everything DVD.
  • Disk Clock
    The Disk Clock moves multiple disks in what would be the clock face. Each disk has it's own distinct appearance. There is only one hand.
  • DScreen
    This application permits you to run a screensaver as a desktop picture. You can choose one of your screensavers and view it under your desktop. DScreen has its personal preferences, so you can have one screensaver for it and the standard screensaver for default.
  • Ephemera
    a "slide show" screensaver containing more than 60 photographs. The photos are landscape and nature art photography, and are all in color
  • Euphoria
    a port of the Windows OpenGL ScreenSaver made by Terence M. Welsh
  • Eyeballs
    (shareware) a fun Mac OS X application that gives you a set of eyeballs in your menu bar or on your desktop. The eyes watch the cursor move around as you work
  • FadingImages
    FadingImages is a screensaver plugin that displays the images in a folder scattered all over your screen and fades them out, to be replaced by new images.
  • FastClock X
    For Model Railroaders who like timetables and realistic layout operations, we here at the Wanch are happy to introduce our FastClock X software. Instantly turning your under utilized laptop or desktop into useful clock with a display as large as your monitor.
  • FieldLines
    FieldLines is a screen saver that simulates the electric field lines emitted by charged particles. In this screen saver, ions move around the screen and bind to the lines of other ions as they get close and unbind as they move away.
  • Fields
    What is it? Fields is a small force field simulator for Mac OS X in the form of a screen saver. Particles react to each creating interesting visual patterns. Lots of parameters can be set to achieve different visual results in the simulation.
  • Fireflies
    a port of the Linux/Windows OpenGL ScreenSaver made by Matt Perry
  • Fish
    Fish is an aquarium simulator. It allows you to add fish to an underwater environment and customize them. Fish show complex behavior.
  • Floating Icons
    Floating Icons is a screensaver that takes the icons from your installed applications and shows them floating around your screen.
  • Flocks
    a port of the Windows OpenGL ScreenSaver made by Terence M. Welsh
  • Flux
    a port of the Windows OpenGL ScreenSaver made by Terence M. Welsh
  • Foam
    Foam ia a screensaver with beautiful circles, all over your screen, touching but not overlapping.
  • FolderBrander
    (commercial) FolderBrander lets you quickly and easily alter the look of your folders.
  • Follow Mouse
    Follow Mouse is a fun tool to show a colored tail on the mouse cursor
  • fortune
    fortune is the venerable BSD program that prints a random fortune to the standard output (usually the Terminal). Fortune is typically added to a shell login script (such as .tcshrc or .bashrc) so every time a Terminal window opens a new random fortune appears. The fortunes themselves come from an endless library of quotes, quips, sayings, anecdotes, and jokes from a wide variety of sources.
  • Foxfire
    A dancing light with an optional clock. Colors are customizable.
  • Fracture
    (shareware) creates a wide variety of fractal images. It can render the Mandelbrot Set, Julia Sets, Self-Squared Dragons, and Attraction Basin fractals generated using Newton's Method, Halley's Method, and two other root-finding algorithms
  • FreeRangeJack
    FreeRangeJack is an AppleScript Studio application that places an animated Jack O'Lantern on the desktop. The animation style can be adjusted to show a candle, a background glow, or both.
  • Friend Photos
    Friend Photos is a facebook screensaver. It finds photos of your friends and turns them into an elegant slideshow.
  • FunTrash
    FunTrash is a small program that will let you have fun while trashing files!
  • FuzzyClock
    FuzzyClock is a menubar clock which displays the current time in a "fuzzy" style.
  • GetDilbert
    GetDilbert is a widget that grabs latest Dilbert cartoon.
  • GL Screensavers
    A collection of 5 OpenGL screensavers ported from X Windows. Includes Circuit, Impossible Cage, Infinite Stairs, Moebius Ants, and Rubik. An OpenGL accelerated graphics card is strongly recommended.
  • GPULife
    GPULife is a screensaver which runs almost entirely on your graphics card. The logic is written as an OpenGL shader, with just a bit of extra programming to glue it all together.
  • Great Hall
    Great Hall: 2 "bits" chase each other around a large hall full of pillars. This began as an experiment in creating virtual spaces in Quartz Composer.
  • Halloween Clock
    Get in the Halloween spirit with the creepy Halloween Clock!
  • Harry Potter 3D Slideshow Screensaver
    As he wanders around he waves his wand magically making images appear from the upcoming movie Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix, or better yet, you can make him display your own pictures.
  • Headlines
    Headlines is a screen saver which displays randomly generated National Enquirer style headlines. It features an optional irritating typewriter sound to accompany the appearance of the headlines on screen.
  • Helios
    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. Helios is available in English, French, German, and Italian.
  • Holding Pattern
    Holding Pattern turns your idle computer screen into an airplane window, complete with a moving aerial view. Each time the screensaver plays a unique sequence.
  • Hyperspace
    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.
  • iAlarm
    iAlarm wakes you up with your iTunes music, local weather, news podcasts, custom messages and even an old style beep.
  • iBeatTime
    iBeatTime is a clock that uses Swatch Beats. This way of representing time eliminates the use of timezones making it the same all over the world.
  • iClock
    (commercial) iClock is a centrally located time hub that controls many time related functions. See the time and date simultaneously in any format or color.
  • IdleWeb
    IdleWeb makes it easy to present a slideshow of webpages for use in museum displays, tradeshow booths, schools, information kiosks, multimedia installations.
  • IdleWeb
    IdleWeb is a screen saver module for Mac OS X that allows you to view websites while you aren't using your computer. URL's can also be dragged to the list of bookmarks from Safari.
  • Ignis Fatui
    Ignis Fatui is a screensaver that displays a simple particle system of drifting lights.
  • Imagine BootX
    Imagine BootX is software to change the boot image shown at the beginning of the Mac OS X startup by a custom color image.
  • Iota
    Iota is a screensaver that displays a simple particle system over a variety of backgrounds.
  • iPhoto Screen Saver
    This is a simple screensaver that reads the iPhoto database (XML files). It allows the iPhoto pictures to be displayed as a screensaver much like the built in one with more options.
  • iWisdom
    iWisdom is a desktop program that will help you manage and maintain a list of quotations and insightful ideas.
  • iX Screen Effects
    includes original screen savers and our version of some classic savers, and even a couple that are down right "retro". Each screen saver has some sort of tunable options, because they are fun. iX Screen Savers are written in Objective C, using Cocoa and Quartz. A few saver, including Xirtam and BabelBloX, use OpenGL
  • Jack-O-Lantern
    Jack-O-Lantern is a screen saver that displays a carved 3D pumpkin. The pumpkin is recreated in loving detail right down to the flickering candle inside. Several carving designs are included, and you can even create your own to be displayed.
  • Kernel Panic Screensaver
    Kernel Panic Screensaver is a harmless screensaver that faithfully emulates the horrifying experience of a kernel panic.
  • Lattice
    a port of the Windows OpenGL ScreenSaver made by Terence M. Welsh
  • Le Tour de Screen
    Measures speed and distance of your cursor and wastes some cpu power.
  • Lissart
    Lissart (originally written for BeOS by Chris Tate) is a spirograph-like line art screen saver.
  • LiteIcon
    LiteIcon allows you to change quickly any icons of your system. It also can restore all the system's icons.
  • LoadSaver
    LoadSaver displays load averages, logfile and -if you like- the desktop using transparency.
  • LookAtMe!
    LookAtMe! provides a set of little eyes that sit on the menu bar and follow your movements. As it analyzes movement using video input, this software requires a camera equipped mac.
  • Matrix Reloaded GL
    Matrix Reloaded GL is a port of the Windows/Linux OpenGL ScreenSaver made by Alex Zolotov.
  • Maze Munchers
    Maze Munchers is a screensaver that plays a virtual game of pac-man, lock-n-chase or KC Munchkin.
  • Message
    Message scatters random messages in different fonts and soothing colors. Specify the text yourself, or have Message pull it from an external program.
  • MGclap
    MGclap is a screensaver which illuminates the screen when you clap your hands.
  • Movie in Motion
    Movie in Motion will display a movie on a rotating platform. At this time, it can only handle one movie.
  • Mr. Sparkle! Screen Saver
    Mr. Sparkle is disrespectful of dirt. Mr. Sparkle will save your screen in best, good-time lucky fashion.
  • Neko.saver
    Neko.saver is a screensaver module. It shows the cats playing on the screen while the screensaver is running. It is a MacOS X port and screensaver version of 'xneko' application originally created for the X-Window system, and is based on Michael Trent's Rhapsody port for FreeSpace module.
  • NekoOnDesktop
    NekoOnDesktop is a cat-breeding application. You can breed your virtual cats, on your desktop! Once NekoOnDesktop is launched, cats run, sleep, eat, and play with you on the desktop. Sometimes they are hungry, sometimes get sick. You can take care of them with various items, such as milk bowl and shower.
  • NettWaer Screen Saver
    Remember the good old times when "DOS was removed and it's memory given to the disk cache"? This screen saver will bring back the great screen saver of Novell Netware 3.x.
  • News Crawl
    News Crawl displays an RSS feed in the Star Wars "Crawl" style. The original 3 versions have been consolidated into 1, configurable version.
  • Offshoots
    The application animates the wallpaper of your desktop with growing trees. The growth follows some easy?to?hack parameters. The offshoots lazily follow your mouse cursor.
  • OSXPal
    OSXPal is a dock-only application for Mac OS X based on the Window Maker dockapp wmpal.
  • Pic-a-POD
    Pic-a-POD downloads a picture of the day from up to four different collections and sets your desktop picture. It can then randomly change the picture at set intervals.
  • Pirate Translator
    The English to Pirate translator converts plain English into Pirate. For example, enter "Hello there miss, I'm Mr. Moses.
  • Plasma
    a port of the Windows OpenGL ScreenSaver made by Terence M. Welsh
  • PongSaver
    PongSaver is an OS X screensaver/clock which keeps time by using the score of a game of Pong. The left side wins once an hour, and the right side wins once a minute.
  • QuartzCube
    QuartzCube is a configurable, wide-angle, rotating video cube. The easy-to-use interface allows you to immediately apply different videos or still images to the faces of the cube.
  • SaveHollywood
    allows you to display QuickTime Movies as a screensaver
  • SaverDesktop
    SaverDesktop lets you run a screen saver on your desktop without the normal limitations.
  • SaverLab
    SaverLab runs Mac OS X screensaver modules in regular windows. It allows you to run any number of modules simultaneously, pause, single step, and save animations as QuickTime movies, and allows you to use a screensaver as your desktop background.
  • SaverPreview
    SaverPreview is a simple tool for previewing screensavers on Mac OS X without having to install them first. It also lets you run several side-by-side.
  • Say
    Say is a simple program for Mac OS X that allows you to let your computer speak for you...in a wide variety of voices. Use it to entertain yourself, pull pranks on your friends, speak when your voice hurts, disgruntle your co-workers, and much more!
  • Screen Dimmer
    Theoretically the most primitive screen saver. It merely dims your Mac's screen without drawing anything special. It's silly but it serves its original purpose to protect an analog monitor.
  • ScriptSaver
    ScriptSaver allows you to run an AppleScript when the screensaver is activated, and another when it is deactivated ? common uses being to log out the current user after a specified idle time, emptying the trash and tidying the desktop, or simply changing your away status in Adium or iChat.
  • Self-Combust
    Self-Combust is a Macintosh OS X application that does exactly what its name suggests. It's supposed to be funny, but it's probably not. The program is, in fact, meant to be bad
  • Shining Snowflakes
    (commercial) Shining Snowflakes is a 3D screensaver that shows delicate crystal snowflake patterns.
  • ShuffleSaver
    ScreenSaver grabs its images from flickr.com and iPhoto. Lots of gimmicks, features and beautiful transitions.
  • Simple Comic
    Simple Comic was written for one specific task, viewing comics, nothing more nothing less.
  • SimpleFloatingClock
    SimpleFloatingClock is a simple, floating analog clock that sits on your desktop anywhere you'd like to put it.
  • Skyrocket
    Skyrocket is an OpenGL & OpenAL fireworks screen saver.
  • Sleep Display
    Sleep Display is a widget that instantly puts your display to sleep.
  • SlideSaver
    a Slide-Show ScreenSaver for Mac OS X. Select a directory of images and the refresh period and you're done
  • Smileys
    It draws a lot of - guess what - smileys on your screen. Definitely cheering you up when you're in that depressive mood again.
  • Snow Dance
    (commercial) Snow Dance is a 3D screensaver that shows you a winter mountain scene with falling snow.
  • Space Invaders Screen Saver
    This is a little black and white screen saver that simulates a game of space invaders on your computer. It is not an animation, rather it is random, powered by Artificial Stupidity (AS).
  • Splash
    Splash is a little toy that lets you splash around a bunch of particles using the sudden motion sensor. Requires OSX 10.4.x running on either PPC or Intel Mac.
  • Sprite Comic Helper
    With the explosion of the Sprite Comic on the Internet, it was only a matter of time before specialized tools were developed to help in their creation. This is what I believe to be the first tool for any platform specifically made for creating sprite comics. Supports layers, transparency, sprites as objects, borders, text bubble creation, and more!
  • Startup Chime Stopper
    Startup Chime Stopper allows you to remove the irritating chime of your Macintosh at startup.
  • Status Screen Saver
    Status Screen Saver allows you to be notified quickly and easily of changes to your applications while your Mac runs in screen saver mode.
  • StonerView
    StonerView is a screensaver inspired by ElectroPaint
  • Subliminal Message
    Subliminal Message helps you experience the power of subliminal messages.
  • Swirl
    a quick port of the X-Window Screensaver
  • Tabula Rasa
    Tabula Rasa simulates a classic black board. Chalk and sponge included!
  • The Chamber
    The Chamber is another experiment in creating virtual spaces. This one is a small stone chamber with 4 floating orbs and a small flaming "spirit".
  • ThemePark
    Use ThemePark to create or modify the way Mac OS X looks, as well as to change the appearance of individual applications. Just draw titlebars, buttons, and other widgets in the graphics editor of your choice, and move them into ThemePark to create a new theme or modify an existing one.
  • TinyAlarm
    TinyAlarm is, as the name suggests, a tiny alarm clock for your menubar. It will play your chosen alert at some time in the near future. All of the configuration is done using the status menu item.
  • tledclock
    Four seperate fields act like the four digits of a digital clock. The value of each digit is simply the number of illuminated squares in each field.
  • TreetopLights
    TreetopLights is an application that places a Christmas tree on the desktop and holiday lights on the menubar or screen edges.
  • Uli's Moose
    Did you ever talk to a Moose? No? Then it's about time a Moose started talking to you! Learn what the great Mooses of history have to tell us mere humans! Pranks, witticisms, jokes, insults!
  • UNO
    UNO is a theme that brings the sunken unified toolbar/titlebar look&feel to every single window on your system (cocoa or carbon, metal or aqua and already unified windows as well).
  • UTC Clock
    UTC Clock is a simple clock designed to display UTC (GMT, zulu, etc.) time under the menu bar clock. It uses very little resources, screen real estate, and no Dock space. Designed with the hobbyist in mind, it displays the time, date, and provides links to relevant radio and astronomy web sites.
  • Videation Nation
    Videation Nation is a VJ screen saver. Turn your Mac into an eye candy factory using live video & real time effects. Ships with 9 unique loops - infinitely expandable with Videator!
  • VisionSynth
    VisionSynth adds some uniqueness and variety of its own while retaining many of the familiar movements loved about spiral screensavers.
  • Wallsaver
    Wallsaver is a Cocoa application (written in AppleScript) that allows users to run their screen savers as their desktop wallpaper.
  • Web Dailies
    What's better than opening up in tabs a folder full of bookmarks to all your favorite online comics? Being able to specify which ones open based on what day of the week it is.
  • Wheels of Time
    Wheels of Time: Time is marked by the number of "pegs". Many options are available.
  • Who Said This?
    Who Said This? was developed as a fun way to learn some quotes.
  • Winter Train
    (commercial) Winter Train is a screensaver that displays a steam locomotive travelling through a natural mountain landscape in the winter.
  • WorldTimes
    WorldTimes is a clear and compact world clock that displays up to 12 different time zones from a database of more than 420 worldwide locations.
  • YClock
    YClock is a clock screensaver. The technology is mostly based on quartz composer even if a small part was done in Objective-C.
  • Yin Yang Dance
    Yin Yang Dance, Get your balance on. Yin and Yang dance in the sky.



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