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Excellent Free Distraction-Free Tools for Writers
Fans of the typewriter remain a vehement group. They view the typewriter as something really special, a tool which makes the connection between languages. One of the attractions of a typewriter is that it offers a distraction-free alternative of modern day methods for producing a document. They challenge the writer to concentrate on what really matters - the content. They force the writer to think.

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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.
  • Anèmona
    Anèmona 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
  • CocoaHedron
    draws two interlocked recursive tetrahedrons. each recursive tetrahedron contains four smaller recursive tetrahedrons at its edges. the relative size, distance and rotation of the descendants changes according to a sine function, the parameters of which can be set interactively. the standalone application can be used to control the settings for the screen saver
  • 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.
  • Desktop Tiles
    Desktop Tiles is a simple screensaver that takes a screenshot of the entire screen and turns into a puzzle, randomly moving the tiles. The binary works on both Intel and PowerPC Macs.
  • Desktopia
    Desktopia automatically changes your desktop picture based on a specified time of the day.
  • 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.

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