Tuesday, June 15, 2021

55 Best Screensavers that will Your Screen Look Cool

Despite the fact that they are no longer needed to serve their literal meanings, screensavers are still used to personalize and beautify computer desktop screens when your computer is in idle state.

But in the earlier days, the purpose of using screensavers was actually to save your CRT or Cathode Ray Tube and plasma monitors screen from being damaged by a phenomenon known as screen burn-in.

Back in the day, screen burn-in or image burn-in used to be a common issue with CRT and plasma display units.

However thanks to modern technology, the display units produced today are not susceptible to screen burn-in issues.

Display screens today are made using technologies such as LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) and LED (Light Emitting Diode).

Due to this, if used under normal conditions the issue of screen burn-in is a very rare occurrence on modern displays.

In fact today, you often see huge displays being installed at public places for different promotional campaigns and which run video content non-stop for several hours or even several days.

But perhaps you might be wondering to know what really is a screensaver and how does it helped to protect the computer screens back then.

So let’s learn about it first.

What is a ‘Screensaver’ and how did it helped to protect the computer screen of old monitors?

Basically, a screensaver is a computer program that comprises of animations such as moving objects, changing patterns, etc.; or image slideshows.

Although the screensaver could be turned on manually at any time, it was usually set to automatically activate itself.

This happened when the computer has been sitting idle for some time period.

This also helped when a computer user had been away for some time but his/her computer was still powered on.

Additionally, screensavers were also enabled with password protection feature so that while the authorized user is away, no one else could misuse or breach any confidential data on it.

This password protection feature is almost similar to the modern day concept of screen locking or signing out of your session from your laptop or computer without turning it off.

How did screensavers helped?

Now what happened was that in the old monitors, a phosphor coating was used on the screen.

Then whenever a certain image remained static for an extended period of time, there was always a chance that it would cast a ghost type image of the original image that had been statically displayed on the screen.

This ghost of an image appeared after being statically displayed for long durations of time as the image would burn into the phosphor coating.

Thus after leaving its mark even when the monitor displayed something else, the ghost image could still be seen.

By using screensavers, the animation or the image slideshow interfered with this phenomenon as no single image remained static on the screen for unnecessarily longer time periods.

Fortunately, modern display units are free from these types of issues.

And in spite of the fact that the most recent versions of the operating systems for desktop computers and laptops still have the feature of running a screensaver, it mostly remains unused.

Perhaps this is because most modern day users might not be even aware of what actually screensavers are.

Or it might be because they are technically no longer needed for the purpose that they were originally invented for.

55 Best screensavers to try now and make your screen look cool

Here are some really nice and awesome screensavers that you can download right away and make your computer screen look cool and amazing.

1. Fliqlo Flip Clock

Fliqlo Flip Clock

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows and Mac

2. Another Matrix

Another Matrix

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows only

3. Apple TV Aerial Views

Apple TV Aerial Views

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows and Mac

4. Countdown

Countdown

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows and Mac

5. After Dark: Flying Toasters

After Dark: Flying Toasters

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows and Mac

6. Manhattan Night

Manhattan Night

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows only

7. Living Marine Aquarium 2

Living Marine Aquarium 2

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows only

8. Helios

Helios

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows and Mac

9. 3D Pipes

3D Pipes

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows

10. Johnny Castaway

Johnny Castaway

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows only

11. 24 CTU Display 3

24 CTU Display 3

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows only

12. Fireplace

Fireplace

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows only

13. Retro Sci-Fi

Retro Sci-Fi

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows only

14. Flurry

Flurry

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows only

15. Briblo

Briblo

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows only

16. Polar Clock

Polar Clock

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows only

17. Aqua Surface 2

Aqua Surface 2

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows only

18. Cosmic Voyage

Cosmic Voyage

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows only

19. Flux

Flux

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows and Mac

20. Electric Sheep

Electric Sheep

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows and Mac

21. Word O’Clock

Word O’Clock

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows only

22. Blue Screen of Death

Blue Screen of Death

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows only

23. GitHub Matrix

GitHub Matrix

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Mac only

24. Dark Solar System

Dark Solar System

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows only

25. Plasma

Plasma

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows and Mac

26. The Scary Screensaver

The Scary Screensaver

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows only

27. Clock of Clocks

Clock of Clocks

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Mac only

28. Federal Bureau of Investigation or FBI

Federal Bureau of Investigation or FBI

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows and Mac

29. Grid Clock

Grid Clock

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Mac only

30. Kaspersky Lab: Irida

Kaspersky Lab: Irida

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows only

31. Galaxy Dance

Galaxy Dance

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows only

32. Cities of Earth 3D

Cities of Earth 3D

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows only

33. Apple Watch

Apple Watch

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Mac only

34. Cyber Threat Real Time Map

Cyber Threat Real Time Map

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows only

35. Lattice

Lattice

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows and Mac

36. X Screensaver

X Screensaver

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows and Mac

37. iOS Lock Screen

iOS Lock Screen

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Mac only

38. Sky Rocket

Sky Rocket

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows and Mac

39. Aqua Surface 1

Aqua Surface 1

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows only

40. Plane 9

Plane 9

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows only

41. ISS or International Space Station High Definition (HD) Earth Viewing

ISS or International Space Station High Definition (HD) Earth Viewing

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows and Mac

42. Retro Sci-Fi Blue Edition

Retro Sci-Fi Blue Edition

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows only

43. GEISS Music Visualization

GEISS Music Visualization

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows only

44. Epoch Flip Clock

Epoch Flip Clock

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Mac only

45. Bao Bao Clock

Bao Bao Clock

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows and Mac

46. 3D Four Seasons

3D Four Seasons

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows only

47. 1 Moon Above

1 Moon Above

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows only

48. YoWindow Weather

YoWindow Weather

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows and Mac

49. Screenstagram Instagram

Screenstagram Instagram

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows and Mac

50. XKCD Starfield

XKCD Starfield

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows and Mac

51. ZZ Cloud

ZZ Cloud

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows only

52. Holding Pattern

Holding Pattern

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows and Mac

53. ZZ Pipe

ZZ Pipe

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows only

54. ElectroPortis

ElectroPortis

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows and Mac

55. MSN Shooting Stars

MSN Shooting Stars

Supported Operating System (OS) Platforms

  • Windows and Mac

Conclusion

So now you have a huge choice to select the best screensaver from our list of 55 best screensavers to make your screen look cool in 2021.

Just download the ones that appeal you most and then visit the display settings of your operating system and activate them to add a little more attraction to your normal lock screen.

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